Daily Photo Challenge (January 2011)

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.
1. My name is Carolynn.
2. I am 35 years old.
3. I enjoy cooking and baking.
4. I LOVE reading.
5. I have 3 nieces and 1 nephew whom I love very much.
6. I am currently a university student.
7. I like winter from December 23 until January 31.
8. I am an avid crafter - scrapbooking, card-making,
    quilting, cross-stitching, cake decorating, I do it all.
9. I am a follower of Jesus.
10. I love traveling but hate sightseeing.
11. I have no sense of smell.
12. I'm allergic to onions and garlic, but LOVE garlic bread.
13. Long, hot baths and massages are two of my favourite
     things in the world.
14. I am a night owl.
15. I LOVE seafood.

Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been close with for the longest.
Me, Karen, Nancy and Lisa go back into our early years at
Scott St. MB Church. But our friendship probably really started
in high school. The craziness of life and busy schedules don't
allow us to get together as often as we'd like, but we make a point
of keeping in touch and keeping up with each others's lives.

Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
I can't get enough of this show.

Day 04 - A picture of your night.
I spent the evening meeting and assessing a
new tutoring student who needs support in math.

Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory.
In 2004 I spent 6 months volunteering at a day care in Paraguay.
It was one of the greatest, hardest, most challenging and most
rewarding experiences in my life.

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
I'd trade places with ANYONE who is sitting on a warm beach
with a cold drink and a good book.

Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item.
I have a really horrible memory. People tell me about things we've
done in the past or conversations we've had and I don't have a clue.
So my scrapbooks have become somewhat of a journal of my life
and allow me to recall the memories that would normally slip away.

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh.
OK, so maybe I changed this one a bit. It's a
picture of someone who makes me laugh, Tina.

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
I don't know where I'd be without Jesus in my life.

Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with.
Love you, girl!!

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
I HATE it when you're with someone and they text/talk on
their cell more than they talk with you. I can understand
answering the call, but let the caller know that you're with
someone and that you'll call them back later.

Day 12 - A picture of something you love.
I LOVE reading. Give me a book and I am able to
escape my reality for hours at a time.

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.
I've liked Tim McGraw since the late 90s. Some of his songs
are lovely duets with his wife, some are just fun/feel-good
songs with a catchy beat and some have lyrics that hit home.

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
I would love to spend a lot of time traveling in Australia.

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Southridge Community Church. "Getting Naked" is the
title of a series of sermons that we recently heard.
Listen to the series and see if it doesn't challenge you too.
Click here to access the series.

Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.

Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little.
This is me as a one-year-old.

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Yes, I realize Europe is a whole continent and not very specific
and yes, I've done a brief tour of Europe, but there are so many
places to see and things to do that I don't think I'd ever get tired
of traveling through Europe.

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
For those of you who know me, you know why. For those
of you who don't know me, I won't explain. Sorry.

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.
I wish I felt comfortable enough with myself and with others
to be able to say what I feel when I feel it. I am the type of person
who keeps things bottled up because I'd rather not deal with them
and don't feel comfortable/confident sharing them.

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
OK, so this isn't one book. I am an avid reader and have far too
many favourites. This is just a small sampling of the books
that I consider "comfort reads". So many books, so little time.

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.
I wish I could change the existence of war in this world.

Day 25 - A picture of your day.
Bookkeeping for the family business.

Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Sunday lunch, doesn't sound like much, but it's a tradition that
we've grown up with and that has been carried on through
the years and as our family has grown.

Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
This is me and my nephew walking along the beach at the cottage.

Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.
Kind of a weird fear since I know they're not real, but I can't
watch vampire movies because they give me nightmares.
It's like I can feel the fangs puncturing my skin.
I get the eebie-jeebies just thinking about it.

Day 29 - A picture of something that always makes you smile.
A long, hot, relaxing soak in a tub with a good book and a
glass of wine will always put a smile on my face.

Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.
I miss my Oma Janzen.

Day 31 - A picture of yourself.

snow day

In honour of yesterday's snow day...

I look outside my window and what do I see?
Six inches of fluffy snow waiting just for me.

School is cancelled for one day. Buses cannot run.
That’s ok with me because I’ll have lots of fun.

I grab my boots, coat, and hat. I run, jump and play.
Scoop it. Toss it. Crackle. Crunch. Snow Day! Snow Day! Snow Day!Yay!
by Renee Kirchner


The other day my Mom had the kids in the car when Berlin announced to Mom that she was boring because she didn't make donuts. This confused us a bit because Mom makes donuts for everybody's birthdays. Then it came out, she wanted Mom to make donuts "the way Daddy does".