Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Needed Prayers for the town of Kahlotus

Mark and I received news today that a former Kahlotus High School student, Kyle Bird, commited suicide today in his Kahlotus Home. Kyle graduated from Kahlotus HS a year before Mark was hired on. Kyle lived in Kahlotus for his entire life, as far as we know. Kyle was 20 years old.
Please be praying for Kyles family, the students of Kahlotus HS and the community. This has hit the community hard... Please also be praying for mark as he is going to have to deal with this tomorrow with students at school.
Thank you for your prayers.

Quilts for Sale!

Do you have old t-shirts and/or sweatshirts that hold special memories, and dont know what to do with them? Put them into a quilt.

I just wanted to let you know that i have recently started my own business in making memory quilts...

What i do is take your old fraternity/sorority or other event t-shirts/sweatshirts and make you a wonderful quilt out of them so you can have them for a lifetime of memories...

Mark and i both have one from Kappa Delta and Sigma Chi and love them!
Prices vary from sizes desired, but these are very affordable and fun to have!

let me know if you are interested and we can talk about them!

you can catch me on my cell at 509.879.1640 or email: Brittany_sawyer@hotmail.com

Below is a photo of my Kappa Delta quilt i made...

Hope to hear from you!

Happy 25th Birthday Marko!

Yesterday, January 21st we celebrated Marks 25th Birthday with simply relaxing and spending some time on the farm four-wheeling through the snow! Happy Birthday Honey!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Prayer Request

Just a quick prayer request... About 3 days ago we heard about a son stabbing his father in Bellingham, WA. And today we found out that the son was Brian Williams (24).

Brian, Mark and I grew up together at Ross Point Baptist Camp where Mark and I met...

They are saying that Brian's Father woke him up in the middle of the night to give him his medication. Brian had been a frequent user of drugs and had some emotional disorders, we never noticed them at camp, but we are guessing after high school is when they began to get worse. Anyway, his father woke him up to give him some medication and brian got mad or something and got in an argument with his father and then stabbed him. His mother then came into break it up and was stabbed.... His father passed away and is in satisfactory condition...

Brian has been charged with 2nd degree murder and 1st degree assult..

It is completely baffling to look at the photos of brian we have, even the one on the news and think that that is the same brian we knew, a fun and great guy...

Please be praying for his family, i believe he has 1 sister and 1 brother, and him mom... please be praying for Brian, we know he was/is a believer in God at one time, and this is definatly a time that he needs to be leaning on him!

If you are interested in seeing a picture of brian and reading more about what happened, you can go to google and type in Bellingham,WA news and then search Brian Williams, Father Stabbing...

Thanks so much for your prayers.

Snow, Snow, Snow!

It is Amazing! It actually snowed in Kahlotus and stuck around... and we are getting more! So today since i didnt have to work, mark worked and i played... ohhh how we long for north Idaho and snow...

Friday, January 4, 2008

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Well, the holiday season has gone away and now its time to get back into the "real life" mode... job searching, mark working, etc... But i just wanted to take a second a post some pictures of our Christmas season....

Our break was filled with many hours of sitting in the car... First, it was christmas at my parents in spokane... I think it was the first time since our wedding that i spent five straight days in spokane, it was really nice. For christmas eve, Mark, my mom and I had the opportunity to sing "Holy Night" at my dads christmas eve service.
Christmas morning was also spent in the car... After waking up at my parents house in spokane, eating cinnamon rolls and packing up, mark and i drove to his parents farm in Potlatch, Idaho where we spent the next two days... However, christmas at the Sawyer's was a little different this year... not all of the kids came home, so it was simple day of watching football, playing games and have a delicious meal... And then it was off to Seattle of friday.

On friday all the Sawyer's (parents, kids, grandkids - 13 in total) met at Julie & Robs house for the Sawyer Christmas Celebration.... Once again, another big meal, board games, football, and this time presents.... the nieces & nephew enjoyed it very much! As we all do, it seriously like we are all 5 again... i love it.... it is sooooo exciting to see what is in all those colored paper boxes!
The Sawyer's 13 stockings... The 13 Sawyer's.....

Well After Christmas came to an end, Monday the 31st, Mark and i hopped back into the car and made a 7 hour drive to Nelson, BC (Canada) to celebrate our 1 year anniversary (Dec. 30). New Years was spent in a pub watching all the underage drinkers from the states get drunk and the rest of the weekend was spent relaxing. Mark and i were able to rent a beautiful old home in downtown Nelson for two nights where were enjoyed sitting next to the fire place, watching movies (Jumanji! This place had all the old great movies!) and simply hanging out... The town was covered in snow, which made for great walks through the down town shops and an afternoon of relaxing in the Ainsworth Hot Springs (they have caves you can walk through and seats inside them so you can soak in the caves! WE LOVED IT!).

Stevens Pass Hanging out in Nelson in "our" house... MOOSE

Ahhhhhh... the hotsprings... wish i were there.

The house we rented... Room for 6, anyone in the mood for a trip? Lets Go!
But now we are back at home and getting back to the real life after 2 weeks of vacation... Please be praying for me and my job search, as we are praying that this year will bless you most abundently!

Keep your eye out for updates!