Saturday, January 31, 2009

Color Hues

I saw this on a quilting site and was kind of humored by it. I scored better than I thought though and got a 3. Color Hue test

Friday, January 30, 2009

Week Update

This past week:
Sarah was overwhelmed with Urbana planning details.
Matt confirmed he's going to Thailand (Feb. 16th).
Sarah finished a "Surprised by Hope", by NT Wright and highly recommends it.
Matt shoots a wedding this weekend.
Sarah tried making English muffins and succeeded.
We'll hang out at the River Pantry tonight.

Friday, January 16, 2009

lord of the spring: the fellowship of the spring

For those that were there: Reflect upon the “good ol’ times”
For those that weren’t: laugh at us!

Lord of the Spring: The Fellowship of the Spring from smellyshue on Vimeo.

Olympics 2016

Yet another reason why we are hoping the 2016 Olympics come to Chicago.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

cold is relative

Sarah and I are heading out to Milwaukee this weekend and looking forward to the weather. It should be 35 degrees warmer than here! (granted thats like 25, but still) Will we need shorts?

Oh, and wind chill today should keep the temp at -20!

Friday, January 09, 2009

FLUX in HOW magazine

One of the more exciting parts of my (Sarah's) job is to work on a yearly publication called FLUX. It's a short publication with about 6-7 articles dealing with topics of transition from college to life after college. For the past two years we have worked with InterVarsity Press on this publication. We just found out that last year's FLUX publication won a "merit" award in a design magazine called HOW magazine in the not-for-profit category.

The funniest part of this whole thing was that we didn't even know FLUX 2008 was even submitted into the contest and only found out about it via a friend in Canada who happens to get the magazine (thanks Christine).

While, I don' t have much to do with the overall design of the publication, it has been a lot of fun to see the project get some national recognition from an outside source. It makes me feel like it is a worthwhile project. Now if only we can get our intended audience (graduating and departing students) to read it.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Praying for Bosnia

Here in Wisconsin tempuratures have been down below frezzing for over the past 3 months it seems like. However, I'm very thankful that our gas lines continue to work. This has not been the case for several countries in Europe right now as Russia has cut off the gas line through the Ukraine and continues to fight with Ukraine about that gas line.

Several countires, including Bosnia, have had their gas supplies cut off. This is not good considering temperatures in that area have been well below 20F. Some friends of ours in that region have ecouraged us to pray for:
- for a quick resolution to this crisis,
- for people who are freezing right now,
- for Christians in that area to find ways to help

I thought I'd pass this along and ask others to pray with us for those 3 requests. For a list of other countries being effected by the Russia/Ukraine conflict, see Gas cut: How Europe is coping.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Recent delights

Favorite Christmas gift this year goes to my brother for giving us Season 1 and 2 of NewsRadio. I had completly forgotten about this series and have spent the past few nights laughing my sock off. It's even funnier now cause 1) I work in an office 2) one of the main characters in the series is from Wisconsin and 3) there's a 2 inch layer of ice outside so we have nothing better to do.

Thanks bro!

To watch online: