Friday, September 26, 2008

Day Six

10:45pm
Pancake Thursday. Yum. With a capital Mmm.
Class was good today, but since I didn't get to sleep till late last night, I thought I was going to fall asleep in the middle. Thankfully, I made it all the way to the end of the first hour, and then it was tea break. Tea break is about 20 minutes long, so I put my head down on my desk and took a 20 minute nap. Twenty minutes later, I felt completely rested and was able to make it through the other two hours.
My bro was on IM earlier this morning (about 2:45am his time), so it was neat to talk to him. He asked if I had eaten Elke's Swedish meatballs yet, and I told him no. Sure enough, we had those meatballs for lunch. And let me tell ya, the ones back home don't even compare to these. That's right, be jealous.
My family group had to go through the ropes course today. Eek. I was the last one in my group to go up. First you have to climb a rock wall and get over the top. That wasn't so bad. They encourage us to test our harnesses and stuff, so I did that and I was slightly more comfortable. Haha. I walked across a wooden bridge, a few wires, a wobbly log, foot swings, more wires, more logs, and a zip line to the bottom (although if the zip line went to the kitchen, that would've been sweet). I'm not really explaining a lot because I'm tired and I have pictures that explain better. The whole point of the course was to show the difference between belief and trust. We believed that we would be safe (the safeties hold 2.5 tons, wires 5 tons, and something else 10 tons), but we had to put that belief into action (trust) by doing the course. Same thing with God - we know/believe he's there and in control, but we need to show that we trust him in all the difficult times in life.
I was completely freaked out at the beginning, and I cried from fatigue in the middle, but if anyone ever gets the opportunity, do the ropes course. Grown men have even cried on it.
After that little adventure, I got showered and headed over to Matt and Coral's where Heidi and Coral cooked some freakin' good fondue. Another splendid meal. We just spent some time getting to know each other and telling funny stories. Matt and Coral have four extremely cute kids. No joke.
I got back at around 10pm and my mom and Denis were at Holsby waiting to say goodbye to me. I have an international cell phone now, and they got me some things from Germany. Tomorrow they head back home to the states. And tomorrow is also mine and Cory's 7 month anniversary =)

peace, love, and cuteness.
kaeli

Ps. Go to youtube, and type in David Hasselhoff - Hooked on a Feeling. Funniest thing EVER. And yes, it is a real music video.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Love you. Glad to hear you are doing well. Definitely miss you girly. I don't KNOW, know Coral, but I know who she is. I think she was there when I was a freshman and sophomore, but I bet she knows my grandparents. Ask her if she knows Charles and Anna Scharadin. I believe they all used to go to the same church Suncoast Bible Church at one time. =) Of course, my grandfather is no longer here, but I'll tell my grandma that you are in Sweden with her. Such a small world.

Loren Fay. said...

you food sounds redic kaeli haha. its always like 5star sounding!! hope your sleeping well(since u should be in bed by now lol). i jut got off work. it was lame, as usual. but anyways, glad you made it through the course well. the kitchen zipline does sound incredibly fun LOL. have you ever seen wall-e?! best movie ever. kinda sorta reminded me of that. but i mean, on the contexrt of making food easier to get haha. nothing else. but anyways, yea.. that was random. miss you. duhh xo

kae ricc said...

When I mentioned the kitchen zip line, I was alluding to an episode of the TV show Psych. Beth and JJ know what I'm talking about.