Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pastor Girl's Photo Challenge


I'm entering this into Pastor Girl's Pondering Photo Challenge. The theme is CoLOr. And I just adore this picture and the color of the mums. :)
~Sveta

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Church Raising Part 2

Hey there! I hope all of you are having a good week! Ours has been very busy. Here is part 2 of the Church building project. We had a big group here last week to help us frame up the last part of the Church. They were so helpful! We couldn't have done it all without them.
 Framing up the downstairs.

 Putting down then 2nd floor!

 The first window installed!! If you know anything about framing you might think this is funny.
My brother walks by the teens framing this window, "Are you sure it's square?"
They replyed, "No, it's rectangle." LOL
 Tanzi sure got a lot of attention! We're beginning to think we should have named hime 'Friendly'. :)
 Watch out below!

 The "Boss" (my Dad) giving orders. :)
 These are two men that came with the group. They are two of the four carpenters that helped.
 Posing for a picture. :)

 Taking a little break.
 Shoveling gravel. Not the funnest job in the world.
 And stacking firewood...thats not very much fun either...and yes, our Church has wood heat. Always has and always will. :) (Later there will be a furnace outside.)
 My sweet sister.
 They got a lot done in three days.
 The next couple pictures are of the first floor.
 Self Expanitory. :)

Many thanks to the Appalachian Outreach!
~Sveta

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Photography Contest...

I'm entering the 20 in 10 photography contest. It ends tonight at midnight so if you hurry you can enter!

20in10

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hungry For Love Concert

Last Saturday night, my sister, brother, one of my sister's friends and I went to a concert to hear The Afters, Leeland and Sactus Real. It was awesome. encouraging. and loud! ;) We were "volunteering" at the concession stand....but there were to many volunteers so we pretty much got into the concert half price. :)
'till next time,
~Sveta
 I think this is The Afters playing.
 The door guards... :)
Leeland...
 I love the way this picture turned out.
 Sanctus Real!! Confetti!!
 Matt Hammit, Sancut Real's main singer.
 Praising God!

The awesome Concession stand crew!

Friday, October 22, 2010

"Church Raising" Part 1

Dear Faithful Blog Followers,

You are wondering, "What is the 'Building Project'"? Well, to make a long story short. Our church was started in 2000 in our living room. As our church grew, our living room did not. So, we turned the building that was going to be a wood shop into a church. :) Although it was not very fancy; you would have not guessed that it was meant to be a wood shop. In 2005 we bought some property about 4 miles away and started fixing it up and building a cabin and house. Our church, knowing that we would be selling at some point, bought the property right next to our new property! We will always be within walking distance from church. :) In 2008, we sold our house and property, which also included the building that we were using for Church 2x a week. The new owners (My best friend's family!!) graciously let us continue to use the building for year while we started building the new church. We moved into the new place 1 1/2 years ago. It is very primitive but it is slowly beginning to look like a church. :) Two years ago a big work group helped us with that first part, then the next year the 2nd part and this year they helped us with the 3rd part! What a blessing this group has been! I can't wait till we get it all done next year. (Not to mention how much us ladies will enjoy a kitchen and indoor bathrooms.) :) The reason this is taking so long to build is because our church does not want to go into any dept and we have a fairly small church of about 40 people. OK, maybe that wasn't all that small of a story, but, this is a project that started 3 years ago. [smile]
 This is what it looked like last Monday morning. Don't you love our red pipes?!
The two main people behind the whole project. Without them, I don't know what we would do.

 The look last week.
 In the next post, I'll put pictures from this week up.
 The tie thing holding the re bar together.
While waiting for the cement truck we shoveled gravel...not the most pleasant job to have.
Finally!! After being two and a half hours late, the cement is here. That was one long, boring 2 1/2 hour wait too....
Busy workers, making out floor smooth.  The machine to make it smooth quite working, so they had to do it the "Old fashioned way" with 2x4's.


Isn't it amazing how smooth they can get the cement to be?!!
Check back later for part 2!
~Sveta

Macro Friday

We are in the midst of a building project. So I have put a little "sneak peak" of the next post for Macro Friday. ;)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Hiking

Last Sunday our family, my Aunt's family and another family we are good friends with went hiking at a Natural Arch. Twas tons of fun hanging out with friends and hiking 5 miles. The most I've done in a while. :) The fall colors are gorgous right now, but are not going to last long. Some leaves are falling before they turn int to pretty colors. aka they are turning brown way to early this year. :( Oh, well. I'm going to enjoy the beauty of fall while it is here and hope to survive the ugly brown winters we get. lol Here is 30 pictures to tell you the story..or maybe show you some pretty scenery!!??
The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
 
The precepts of the LORD are right,

giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
                      The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:7-11;14

 Jesus said, "I am the way, the light and the truth."
 On our way, we found this rock/cave thing that we could climb in.
 The little girls found a cubby hole just for them. :)
 Looking out from the rock cave thing. I though it looked cool.
 While waiting for others for a few minutes, I saw this next to me. So I took a picture of it and now I am sharing it with you. :) Don't you think it looks cool. :)
Yep, we're still on the right track.

 LOL
 (Yes, I added the writing, but it is just too funny...there were signs up like this...I have never seen a bear near where I live)
 I <3 this picture! I don't know what it reminds me of...something fron a different country or maybe I saw something like this in a movie. I dunno
 Hmmm, wonder what they found.
 My awesome friend (right) and I
We are arrows for God. Preparing to be shot into enemy's taritory someday.
 Talking...did plenty of that on Sunday. :)
 Flooded? No problem, just walk on the side of the bridge.
 Who, in their right mind, would turn around after hiking 4 of the 5 miles just becase they came apon a [flooded] bridge with 4 inches of water?!
 [For once] we are all together. Usually most of the kids would be really far ahead, my friend and I in the middle and the adults reall far behind everyone. Somehow everyone was togeth for a little bit.
 Me, myself, and I
 Under the arch. It was reall interesting
My Dad and four of the boys climbed to the top of the arch. I attempted, but when we were almost there, we had to shimmy up a crack. And that didn't look like to much fun to come down, so I stopped.

 "He leadeth me in the paths of rightousness..."
 Art
 Can I say it again?!! Art~I just can't stop seeing it around me!
 Ok, I won't say ___ again. lol Instead I'll say: Macro Photography is sooo much fun!
 Ummm....S. I wouldn't be walking on that if I was you.
I love the bokeh in this one!
I hope you have a lovely rest of a week.
~Sveta