Friday, February 21, 2014

Snowbirds?

If you remember this post, I mentioned that our severe case of Cabin Fever messed with our brains and caused us to do all sorts of crazy things like taking lots of random pictures, hosting our personal Winter Olympics, and even take a Barefoot Snow Sprint.  Right, I guess we really have difficulty coping with a very untimely snowstorm that left us snowed in and cutoff from the outside world.

But thankfully it is only a memory now!

Now, don't get me wrong... I really do think snow is beautiful and fun, but when you live in a place where your electricity and water will go out at the slightest change in the weather, you start to reevaluate your priorities.

Snow... or... Electricity and Water?

Electricity and Water wins every time.

Anyway, snow does make a lovely photoshoot location, so we took advantage of that possibility!

 Mommy and Daddy exploring our property's "new look".

Hm, writing in the snow like this must be how Eskimos right letters to each other.
No, that wouldn't work so well because by the next snowstorm--okay, forget that.

 This is how Californians live.

Hey, we are smiling!

Snow showers!
Mahalo Nui Loa!!!

And then we had some fun...

 Surf's up!

Taking a break before catching the next wave... 

With a stunning background, we waiting for the snow to stop before running out with our interments to take a few snaps (no, I do not normally bring my violin out into those temperatures, but I made sure we worked fast!).





 Shiloh brought her harp out for some nice shots.



I guess this is how harpists workout!  ;)

 Then Jordan decided it might be fun to photobomb...

...And he did have a little fun.

That is, until...
Guys, don't mess with this girl!  It won't be pretty.

Well, the snow melting quite a few days ago and life has gone back to our busy normal.  However, I will admit that despite the fact that we did have a power outage and missed the conference Jordan and I were playing music at, I did enjoy experiencing God's amazing and gorgeous creation.  Each little snowflake is different and a testimony to His incredible design.
It is rather interesting, when the Bible mentions snow, sometimes it is in the context of Salvation.  When we are cleansed and forgiven from our filthy sins, the blood of Jesus Christ washing us and makes us pure and clean... just like snow.
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
~Isaiah 1:18
"Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow"
~Psalm 51:7

Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

17 comments:

Elanee said...

Those are great pictures Bethany:) thanks for sharing!!!!
I especially liked the one of your mom and Dad.
Did Shiloh really set your harp down in the snow? I can imagine it must have been out of tune after that:) but it did make for some great photos:)

N. Moore said...

Bethany, you make me laugh!
Barefeet??????? I do live in Canada, but really?

Love,
N. Moore
P.S. I'm William Moore's sister.

Bethany said...

Elanee: Yes, she did! I don't know if it went out of tune or not, but it would make sense if it did. ;)

Miss Moore: Oh yes! I know your brother... Glad you stopped by my blog! Thanks. :)

Miley Lambert said...

why would you go barefoot in the snow? my dad did that and his feet literally turned green. and why did your bro have that surfboard in the snow? you cant surf in the snow so why would you bring a surfboard out there?

Bethany said...

Hello Miley! Thanks for stopping by. Well, the surfboard was a joke. ;) We didn't run that barefoot that long, so our feet still look the same. :D

Miley Lambert said...

*sigh* do whatever you want. don't come crying to me when it happens to you. people never listen to me. And the picture of your bro when he fell off the board was offensive because that really happens to people sometimes. its not funny. it happened to one of my cousins once, and he got bitten by a stingray.

Bethany said...

Miley, don't worry, we will be alright. ;) It doesn't snow that much here, so we don't have the chance to go running like that very much anyway. Thank you for your concern, I appreciate it!
As for the board, he wasn't pretending to fall off it. He was posing to make it look like he was laying in the sand at the beach, waiting to catch a wave. I'm sorry to hear what happened to your cousin. :-/
Out of curiosity, do I know you from somewhere? You aren't from Alabama, are you? I was just wondering how you came across my blog. Thanks and take care! :)

Miley Lambert said...

no we dont know each other but i did a google search for reformed presbyterian and this website was the first thing that came up. also, its okay about my cousin. he didnt die. the stingray bit him but did not sting him. hes very careful too. after it bit him, he grabbed it and cut off its tail and killed it. then we barbecued it at a party. it tasted just like chicken. im glad your bro wasnt pretending to fall off it because that would have been very crude. im not from alabama. im from new zealand. where is alabama on the map? im looking for it but i cant find it.

Bethany said...

Oh, very interesting! Funny that my blog came up because I am not a Reformed Presbyterian. :) Glad to hear that your cousin was okay!
Alabama is in America... that's neat that you live in New Zealand!

Miley Lambert said...

you're not a reformed presbyterian? why not

have you ever eaten stingray? its really good when put in okapi soup

Bethany said...

I don't agree with all the doctrine. I am a born-again, Bible believing Christian.

No, I have not eaten stingray. ;) You really don't eat that here. :D

Miley Lambert said...

we dont eat it much in new zealand either but whenever we get the chance which is pretty rare. only when we go on vacation and bring them back with permission.

okapi soup is rare too, B.T.W. We had it on a missions trip to africa and liked it so much that when we got home we made a deal with our local zoo: we would take care of the okapis for half-price if we would be allowed to kill and eat them if they ever pooped on us. it's happened once in 6 years.

ok so youre saying that reformed presyterians are not born-again Bible-believing Christians, or are those two separate ideas? it seems like youre saying you dont agree with all the doctrines therefore youre a born-again Bible-believing Christian. im not accusin’ you are anything and i thats not what you meant. if it is somebody is not gonna be a happy customer and that somebody is gonna be me

Bethany said...

Oh, no! I was just stating what I personally believe. You see, lots of times people who are Presbyterian think that if you aren't Presbyterian, then you are a Baptist... and people who are Calvinists think that you must be an Arminian if you aren't a Calvinist.
I'm saying I am a Christian to avoid the next question as to what I am "labeled". :) I hope that clarifies!

Miley Lambert said...

okay yeah that makes sense. i wasnt going to label you as anything because i dont know you well enough. i agree that you can be a anti-arminion without being a calvinist. if youre in between youre a wesleyan because chuck and john wesley didnt believe all the heresies that jake arminius taught or all the facts that john calvin taught. so they were in the middle. it seems like youre prob'ly a wesleyan. L.O.L.

Miley Lambert said...

Well it was good talkin' to ya. ya have a nice blog. see ya later alligator

Bethany said...

Yes, it was great talking with you too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and do come again. :)
In a while, crocodile. ;)

Miley Lambert said...

Don't call me a crocodile!!!!!!!!!!