Friday, February 4, 2011

Alabama Update

We are sitting in a starbucks near Burmingham Alabama. We arrived at Horse Pens 40 early this afternoon, and have since spent a rather layed back afternoon. The weather is simply bad. It has rained all day and just recently decited to stop. There are icicles hanging of the topouts of most of the problems!!! It's crazy! Right now calvin is letting people know that we are moving the event to Sunday... hoping that by then the temps will improve and the boulders will dry out a bit...

For now I think finding a gym is our top priority. Torrey and I are itching to climb again! We did get a bit of sport climbing in, at Little River Canyon. But the combination of frigid temps, numb fingers, and then the unexpected appearence of snow! Made the entire experience more of an alpine adventure then the anticipated sport cranking we had somehow built up in our minds...

Seriously!!! Snow!!! In Alabama????

Anyway that's where we are at now...

Keep you posted!

Soli Deo Gloria

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chandler Mountain Event

Heading down to Horse Pens 40 in Alabama, for the Chandler Mountain event.

Leaving Wednesday Morning with Calvin Landrus, and Torrey Piatt. Really excited to experience some of the climbing down south.

We will be helping out with the event on Saturday. Calvin will be giving some talks about his recent climbing mission trips. And Torrey and I are going along for the ride I guess!

I would give more details if I knew anymore, but that's pretty much it. We will be heading out to some sport climbing areas here and there, and I am very excited to get away from our small, sharp, and tecnical backyard playground of Smith Rock.

Please pray for the trip. That God would use us for his glory in some way.

Soli Deo Gloria

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Meaning of Life Quotes

This are some quotes from my Philosophy class. What I think the meaning of life is. Thanks Auntie Rose and Rick!

Meaning of life quotes from Renuka P.

"Man's chief and highest end is to glorify God and to fully enjoy him forever."

Rose Peterson
For me, as a Christian, this quote means a great deal. To me it means that the meaning of life is to glorify God in everything I do. In the way I treat my family and the people around me. This includes everyone I meet or see on a day to day basis. As a Christian, it is my job to show God's love to everyone around me. It is my hope that people will know I'm a Christian by the way I live my life and the kindness I will hopefully show.

"To be Christ's hands and feet in an unjust world."
Rick Gerhardt (my future father-in-law)
Another quote I have found to mean the meaning of life for me. This quote to me says the meaning of life is to not only show God's, (and Jesus'), love to everyone I meet; but also to help those who cannot help themselves. To protect the widows and orphans, as it were. Our job is to do what Jesus is not here to physically do, to be his agents.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday happs

Not the best picture of us but it suits. Happy New Year from Nathan, Nuka, and Miss Marley Mae

Ok so we are back in business.

My laptop and camera got stolen when I went down to pick up Nuka at college. We left the car for a couple hours and came back and found that the window had been smashed and the stuff gone! Really sucks! No use dwelling on it I guess. Once again it made
me realize how silly and temporary our material things are.

I guess the hardest part was loosing several years worth of photos stored on the computer. From now on I will definitely be backing up all those files...

Anyway I am typing this out on my new computer thanks to insurance. Hopefully Papa will get his camera back soon as well.

Live and learn I guess...

On a happier note, We have been enjoying an amazing couple of weeks with family. As well as a wonderful Christmas!!!

The family went to Bend for the community Christmas eve service at the Tower Theater. Had a good time singing carols and seeing friends. Then we returned to Good ol' Madtown for Christmas eve dinner, followed by ( of course,) White Christmas. Good times!!! Christmas day was wonderful! Enough said!

I am so very thankful my family! For Nuka, Kesh, my parents, and siblings. They mean so much to me. I know I might not always show it, but you guys mean the world to me! I Love you so much!!! Thank you.

Hoping the weather is semi descent tomorrow. As it looks like the crew is going to be heading out to brave the frozen tundra of central Oregon for some good old Smith climbing. It feels like ages since I touched real rock. Lets hope the skin holds...

Soli Deo Gloria

Saturday, December 25, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sorry it's been a while, computer got stolen! Details later...

For now, Merry Christmas! Hope you're filled with God's joy this season!!!

Soli Deo Gloria

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Ok, so more to come this week, but first here is just a quick little update.
I spent the last week visiting my beautiful fiance at college, and then on Friday,got to take her back home for Thanksgiving break.
We spent all day today, driving back and forth to Bend. First to go to Antioch, and back. Then to Go to our friends small group, stopping to climb at the gym on the way.
We ended up getting a couples membership, which is sweet cuz it's only 10 dollars more then what I was already paying for just myself. So now we are all set! Let the skin growing, and re-growing, begin!!!
Tomorrow we will be back at the gym at 7 o,clock for the opener of an on-going competition series called Boulder Bash. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come out and join in the fun. So if you actualy read this before tomorrow night, drop on in to the Bend Rock Gym and hang out with us! Should be lots of fun. Let you know how that goes!

Monday, November 1, 2010

So here is just a quickie about what's going on, and some pics from my last trip down to cali to see my woman.

I am busy working, (thank the Lord!) Also studying Biology online, which is sadly going rather slowly, do to my work schedule right now.

Last Tuesday started a new season of indoor soccer with the Antioch team. We lost the first game rather badly... but still had fun. Got to get back in shape though. Definitally sucking wind out there!

Also hitting the climbing gym pretty hard. Probably head out to Smith today to try my luck on some of my projects. or maybe just log some verticle miles... No real expectations, just happy to touch rock again! It's been kind of hard finding anyone to go out there with me. My brother Jasper is hitting the online college really hard and doesn't really have the time to go belay me. And I lost all my other climbing partners to college, including my wonderful fiance!

Nuka Jane is down in Cali, doing an amazing job at college! I am so very proud of her! She is totally the opposite of me, in that, she actually can study hard, and do well in school. Where as I have trouble focusing, and retaining text book information.

Anyway we are both really excited about the upcoming Thanksgiving break. When she will be able to come back up here to Madras and enjoy a week of home. Not to mention getting to see her new niece! Which reminds me... Her sister Kelisha, had her second baby a couple weeks ago! A little girl named Mercedes Priya.

Congrats to Orrin and Kelisha! You guy are awesome! We are keeping you, and your amazing little family in our prayers!

Enjoy the pics... More to come!