Hi! Wow I can't believe you honored my blog with your presence:P YOU'RE AWESOME! (Truly:D). ~First and most importantly Jesus is my ~hero♥~ & running at close second, I am an Aunty to FOUR adorable, awesome, precious girls, and ONE gorgeous boy, whom I adore :D....That's all there is to know about me...SRSLY :D
3 wedding, 3 hulbas, and 3 farewells later, I am relieved to say that, our wedding season is over, for the time being anyway. It was GREAT fun, working together, practicing together (most days till 10 when we did start practicing our black lights), decorating, making candy bags, everything that goes with prepping for a wedding! The couples were all beautiful, the food, a lot of it was sinfully good, the people, gonz teisch fei! Man I wish I could remember everything! I wish I had to words to describe it all, but alas, most of it left me speechless;).
A HUGE thank you, to all the people, who helped out, espec, GH for lending us their black lights, and for helping us celebrate everything:) ;). Was awesome!
Summers been good, lots of camp fires, gist, awesome weather, a lot of work:) Just PERFECT:)
The fifteen hour bus ride, did little to prepare us. The thoughts of being to different, not fitting in, and being so far away from home assailed us as we journeyed toward Pincher Creek Colony in Alberta. When I think back on it now, it's the best road trip I've ever been on. The scenery, the people and the food were spectacular. We drove into Pincher Creek Colony, mouotains surrounding us, towering up into the sky, majestic. You could see them out of every window, especially gorgeous as the sun started its journey to the other side of the world leaving a canvas of bright hues to fill the sky. The first few hours, were a bit awkward, completely strange surroundings do that to a person. But most of the people had a ready smile, or joke to crack, and as we spent time with them, it felt like we had known them for more then a few hours, for more then a few days. I remember the turning point vaguely, for me that is. Me and a couple other girls went to one of the ladies house to get our hair done Alberta style. Our bus waited and waited for us, and when we finally walked up to it, they were wondering if those Pincher Creek or Riverside girls were coming to tour the mountains with the bus. Snickering we boarded, grinning from ear to ear, eyes widened as we passed, and slowly grins matched ours. Some of the Point women were still waiting and wondering where those Point girls were, their questions were met with a resounding "they just walked past you!!!" I remember one of the Moms asking her daughter: "Is that really you!?!?" LOL We fit in so much, the only thing that gave us away was our dresses without matching sleeves. The women seemed to appreciate it so much that we were trying so hard to fit in and that we were ready to try anything to get to know each other better. It was, epic, splendid, there aren't enough heartfelt words in the Enligsh dictionary to define the trip, the experience. I wish I could write it all down, and tell it word for word exactly like it was, but hearing myself speak of it, kinda makes me wish you were all there to see it and experience it for yourself, for it was so so much more then any words can express. The pictures don't even come close, but they give you an idea, of how different and how amazing the world is, and how much God must love us to create such beautiful scenery for us to look at. His power is evident, in those falling, rushing waters and you can feel your heart being lifted, in praise and thanks for the chance to see it, and for the fact that it exists... I missed the people, I missed the mountains, I missed not doing anything for a few days, being able to take a deep breath of mountain air and not having a care in the world, but home is where my heart is...and even though our scenery doesn't come close, I know I'm right where I'm supposed to be♥ :)....
For the record...AB huchzeit was phenomenal I'll add a few pics later...When I have more time...:) Good Hope wedding coming up this Sunday...Should be grand:) Butchering old hens and cleaning school this week... Another hulba and huchzeit coming up this month...:D Around here we don't say one day at a time anymore... We say one wedding at a time:D...lol
Yep, I'll def update when I have more then a few minutes to spare... So much to tell:) So little time...
Our last week has consisted of few other things than sand, wind, rain, and worrying about the Assinaboine River.
This sight is one that has been greeting us on the way out of and into our community for the last month and then some, with little change. Fear and worry are your first thoughts as you get up in the morning, but the worst feeling is anxiety, not knowing what's to come for that day and what will happen. A selfish part of us cheers and echos: "Open the Hoop and Holler Bend already", while a compassionate part can't even begin to phantom what people who are going to be effected by it are feeling. With lumps in our throats we rigged up a load to go to Elie and Portage for three consecutive days. If these people are going to suffer while we are going to be some of the ones who will be 'saved' we will do all we can to help, we reason. For the most part we dyked, while our muscles were screaming, sheer determination kept us going. Other parts of our days were filled with manually filling thousands after thousands of bags and then loading them on to pick up trucks. Digging through huge mounds of gravel and sand to get to the bags that hadn't been damaged. Eating dust as the wind picked up and threw it all around us. I don't have pics of the worst day, when rain and snow soaked us, and sand clung to us, but no matter how uncomfortable it was something kept us going. Some days we got together with two or three different colonies and dyked around 5 houses before we called it quits for the day. It was amazing to see the effort and volunteer work that was going on, the working together to prepare for the worst, the people who were going to be effected, joking and laughing, and thanking us continually... I don't care what people say...I'm PROUD that Manitoba is my home... While the Hoop and Holler Bend has been cut, we can still hear and see helicopters monitoring our dyke and the swelling Assiniboine River. We were issued a warning to conduct a plan in case of a breech in the dike but hopefully it won't come to that.
**UPDATE ON RIVER SITUATION: RIVER IS RECEEDING, THOUGH STILL BEING CLOSELY MONITERED :D**