Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Back in Missouri

Thank you for your prayers while I was in Oklahoma! I made it back to Missouri Saturday evening and was able to get unpacked. Thankfully, I did that right away, because I got a cold Sunday. I'm still recuperating from it, but decided to stay here at school for the Thanksgiving holiday to rest up. Thanks again for praying!


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Spread the Words--and the Rice!

Do you spend a lot of time playing games on the computer? Well, here's a new one that will make you smarter AND help feed people. It's a vocab game, similar to the one in Reader's Digest each month. The catch is--people get food when you get the definition to the word correct! One correct answer is worth 10 grains of rice, and it takes a short time to get to 100 grains, or one bowl. Check it out, it's a lot of fun!

BOTTOM'S UP!!: How to Go Crawdadin'

This weekend a few of us went up to Missouri for a little R & R. On Saturday, we decided it would be fun to go crawdadin'. Here's our little "How to" Guide, in pictures:

Step One: Go in the summer. The water is warmer.

Step Two: Flip over rocks looking for said crawdad.

Step Three: Discover a better spot down stream where you can spot them from five feet up.

Step Four: Decide when ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
(Can you spot the bottom-feeder fish?)
Step Five: Take them home.

Step Six: Let the big ones duke it out.
(What haven't you ever heard of Fighting Crawdads?)

And the winner is....HERCULES!!

Step Seven: Cut dem tails.
(This is not the proper LA method.)

Step Eight: Wash dem tails!

Step Nine: Fry and enjoy!

Good luck next summer on your crawdadin'!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Down at the River

On the Campgrounds

This is "The White Dorm" where I live. I've got my own little cell-like room to enjoy. I keep forgetting to take a picture of it now that there's stuff in it.
This is the building the Linguistics students study in.
Mom, here's the pile of broken wood. :-)

Friday, November 02, 2007

Cherokee with the Scrapers

Everyday, Monday through Friday, Nate, Justin, and I travel about 25 minutes to go see Junior and Eda Scraper. They have been faithfully teaching us Cherokee for 4 weeks now. It's been great getting to know them!
Eda, Junior, Justin, and me

Junior, Justin, and Nate after a language session

Verb Party?

Yes, we really are weird enough to have a verb party--and halfway enjoy it! We had to figure out the prefixes on the verbs as a group. It was...loud? We made a lot of headway, though we didn't finish the task. Our goal for the next two weeks is to continue with the verbs. Thanks for your prayers as we undergo this!
This is Justin the Seal. He's our entertainment. He's also one of the guys I work with for language sessions. Nate and I are in the background working in the corner the three of us claimed for our "office".
Maybe I was confused about the verbs? I don't really know...

Romans Party at Elm Tree Baptist

The Young Adults class at Elm Tree Baptist held a Roman's night for the church. We even had a "craft time" where we made Roman arm bands and crowns. It was a great time, and the young adults had put a lot of work into it.

Visiting the World's Largest McDonalds

Last week we made an emergency run to Missouri and got to stop at the world's largest McDonalds on the way home. We stopped and got a little snack to get us the rest of the way home.
You'll have to trust me on this one...this really is me, and it really is the world's largest McDonalds...and it really was 1:00 AM.

This is Elisabeth; we ventured out together...thankfully we made it home together also!