Winter Break – Sarah’s Creation AdventureDec 28th, 2011 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: Sarah's Creation Adventure
Home on break since Thanksgiving
Guest Blog Post by Sarah Klase
Well friends, the last month has flown by! We have been home on break since Thanksgiving and are enjoying catching up with friends and family. Leah and Rachel jumped right back in to their housecleaning business and bake sale, but I had a chance to relax a bit before things got busy for me. For the last two weeks I have been helping a caterer with a few events and then spending the remainder of my time helping out at my brother Steve’s house. His home is currently under construction and my presence has been essential in performing menial tasks and low skill level jobs! It has been fun to spend time with him and get high on paint and stain fumes at the same time! I think my fingernails are permanently stained an attractive muddy brown as well.
Seriously though, it has been wonderful to be able to be home on break and set aside the books for a time. I heard that soon after we left Jackson Hole, the temperature there dropped significantly and was around -15! Needless to say I think we have some cold weather to look forward to when we get back in January! We are told that the town has turned the Rodeo arena into an ice skating rink. When we get back we’ll be able to play intense games of “broom ball” on the ice! (Broom ball is like hockey without the skates and a broom is the substitute for sticks.) When I say “we”, I really mean everyone but me. I will most likely cheer from the bleachers!
Since arriving home, life hasn’t just been work, work, work. We have been able to take a few day trips to see sights in PA that we’ve never seen before. One such trip was to Lancaster, PA. Shockingly, we had never before been to visit Amish country. We had a great time shopping in the Kitchen Kettle Village and keeping an eye out for buggies. One great find there was a pottery shop that sold beautiful handmade pottery.
Another day trip well spent was at Peddlers Village in Bucks County. It is beautiful this time of year – decorated for Christmas with greens and lights. We browsed the shops and sampled their hot chocolate and cider. The highlight was the gingerbread house display they have set up right now. Participants from all over have submitted entries in the annual gingerbread contest and they are on display until January 7th. There are different categories such as “classic design”, “best imitation of a famous building”, and “kids only”. The creativity these food artists have is just unbelievable. We were told we were lucky to not wait in line as there is often a long wait to view the 30+ entries.
All too soon it will be time to board the plane and return to Wyoming. Though we will be saying good-bye to friends and family again, we are looking forward to our second semester at JHBC. I’m sure we have lots to learn and will continue to be stretched through this learning experience.
I pray this New Year will bring you opportunities to learn and grow as well. As we celebrate the birth of the savior of the world, may we also strive to glorify the Lord by imitating Christ’s servanthood and love. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
About the Author, Sarah Klase
Sarah Klase is an Advisor Assistant at Bridgeway Academy and has decided to embark on a 1-year creation studies adventure at Jackson Hole Bible College in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Sarah, 27, holds an Associate’s degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and fell in love with JHBC 3 years ago when she visited the campus with one of her sisters. This year Sarah and her two younger sisters decided to take a year out of their lives to experience an amazing adventure complete with cross-country driving, interesting field visits, archeological digs and more! Tune in each month as Sarah blogs about her travels, experiences and learning’s.