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Man Is Like A Breath

We watched The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tonight. I remember seeing it in the theater back in December of 2005 with my dad and brother. Eight years ago. Where has time gone? It reminds me of these two verses: "Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow." (Psalm 144:4 NKJV) and "Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away." (James 4:14 NKJV). Though our lives here on earth will pass by quickly and we'll soon be forgotten, we have eternal hope in Jesus Christ. He is our Salvation! For "if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9 NKJV) and "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 NKJV). Ke…

Update on Éowyn

This is just amazing (to me)! I will start at the beginning….

   As I mentioned in my first post on this blog, my rabbit, Éowyn, was due on February 21st. I happened to check on her early Thursday morning and discovered that she was making a nest in her cage which needed to be cleaned. So at 2:30am, I cleaned her cage and gave her more nesting material (hay, towels, paper, cotton balls and cardboard). Later on I found that she had given birth to one stillborn baby. I did not find any more babies. I was very disappointed and was considering whether or not to rebreed her. Well, I'm so glad I didn't!

   I checked the nest that night and there were still no babies. Usually rabbits will give birth to their babies all within 15-30 minutes, so I thought for sure that she was done. I left the nest just as she had made it.

   This afternoon I went to clean Éowyn's cage again. I picked up the kennel that had her nest in it and the top fell off. To my utter surprise I found 3 baby bu…

Snow

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It is hard to believe the amount of snow Minnesota has gotten this winter! I don't ever remember there being so much. I have really enjoyed this winter. It's been cold, snowy and fun! I know a lot Minnesotans long for warmer weather, but for me I'm perfectly content with the cold temps (as long as I'm bundled up enough)! I love winter, snow, ice, snowboarding, skating and the cold. I don't think I'd ever want to leave Minnesota for very long….


Lego Video

This is a video my brother, Ben, put together. He has made quite a few short movies with my other brothers and a few friends, but recently he started creating stop-motion videos. In his words he's "soon to become the new Peter Jackson" :)! Ben says the video below might be a bit cheesy (but I think not!).

Cara Elizabeth

Power Outage!

7:42pm    I am writing this with pen, paper and a flashlight. Our power is currently out, so I will type this later on my blog. My dad is all prepared with electronics- he has a backup power charger for his phone, which is acting as a hotspot so we can connect to the internet. We're using flashlights and candles as light sources.    It started snowing around 11am this morning. The snow was wet, fluffy and quite beautiful. As the day passed on, more and more snow fell. Our area had warnings of blizzard conditions and it certainly turned into that!    We had power in our household until about 7pm. First it started going out for a few minutes and then turned on again. After happening a few more times, it went out for good. Let me tell you- it is a bit difficult to practice the violin with a flashlight, which I was doing at the time our power went out. Eventually, I had to stop my practice because it just doesn't work while you're holding a flashlight in your mouth or on your sho…

The Selfish Giant

I just love this short story I stumbled across a few weeks ago(I originally read it in 'The Book of Virtues' edited, with commentary, by William J. Bennett). It has such a sweet message :). Read it here: The Selfish Giant. Cara Elizabeth

Beginning…

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To begin this blog I am going to start with the story of my rabbit business, Minnesota Minis, so you kind-of get the idea as to how I started blogging!
   We started out with rabbits as pets several years ago when our family adopted, Pepper, an Angora rabbit from a craft fair. I can’t remember how long we had her for, but one morning after a storm the previous night, we found her dead. So, we bought two more Angoras from the same breeder~ a brother and a sister that we called Strawberry and Silver (we were reading “Watership Down” by Richard Adams as a family, so we picked names from the book). Silver died in the wintertime. Soon after his death, we found out that my Mom was allergic to angora fur (they take a lot of grooming otherwise their fur gets very matted)! Unfortunately, Strawberry had to go to a friend. That ended us having rabbits until I saw an adorable white bunny at a farm store a couple years later. Oslo was the sweetest pet! A month later I peeked into his cage and he…