Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rumble In The Jungle 2010

It was a beautiful, sunshiny day. One would never have guessed it was -4F at 9:00 am!!! Thankfully, it warmed up a tad bit more before the races began at 10:45.

The Swiss Miss Rumble in the Jungle was held at Lowes Creek County Park in Eau Claire, WI. This was the fourth annual race, which is now held in memory of Tim Dusick, the race's founder. Paula (Tim's widow), along with Mark and Emily Blaskey, have been keeping Tim's dream alive. Rumble in the Jungle is now a qualifying event for the 2010 Snowshoe Nationals.

First up were the children's race. Trax of the Eau Claire Express, Fazoli's Tomato, as well as a kind-hearted Turtle joined in on the fun. The 5K race began! The 10K started shortly thereafter. Racers began filtering through down the Ridgeline Trail, headed toward Skull.

Racers--and walkers--along Fence. The finish line was near at hand!!!Three lads clad in kilts
Kelly Mortenson of St. Paul, MN with fellow recipient Andrea Mueller of Edgar, WI each won as the overall male and female of the 10K Swiss Miss Rumble in the Jungle snowshoe race.

In the dead of winter, this is a very welcomed event! --LKR

Friday, January 22, 2010

Boxing Cats

Too cute! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dawn's Early Light

I cannot tell you how strongly I dislike the dark days of winter, nor of how totally thrilled I was at 6:58 this morning to actually see the dawn of a new day!!!

It's amazing what a difference a day makes. Yesterday at this very same time, it was still pitch black out. (We're out in the country and thankfully don't have any of those pesky street lights!) My children normally drag themselves out of bed...and out to the bus stop all before the crack of dawn. What fun--or how safe--is that?

I'm not a morning person, but actually beginning to see light earlier in the morning does make it easier to to get up and at 'em! --LKR

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday's Song--I Surrender All

I Surrender All

All to Jesus I surrender;
all to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
in His presence daily live.

All to Jesus I surrender;
humbly at His feet I bow,
worldly pleasures all forsaken;
take me, Jesus, take me now.

All to Jesus I surrender;
make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
fill me with Thy love and power;
truly know that Thou art mine.

All to Jesus I surrender;
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
fill me with Thy love and power;
let Thy blessing fall on me.

All to Jesus I surrender;
now I feel the sacred flame.
O the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory, to His name!

I surrender all, I surrender all,
all to Thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

--J.W. Van Deventer, 1896