the talent of knitting

Hi, friends-

Erik and I thought we'd share a recent clip for you to "view" from our lives here at Ravencrest.

Scene: Ravencrest Student + Staff Talent Show
Talent Show Theme: Night at the Oscars
Act: Erik and Sarah
Talent: Knitting


(Erik and Sarah prepare for knitting - stretching, twirling knitting needles, etc. Erik and Sarah fumble about with knitting needles and yarn, evidently possessing zero knitting talent whatsoever.)

Erik: Sarah, knitting is not our talent.
Sarah: No, it's not... But it's God's talent. And right before your very eyes, God is performing one of his most amazing talents.
Erik: (reading Psalm 139:13,14) "For You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
Student (yelling out across the auditorium): What does THAT mean?
Erik and Sarah (yelling back): What do YOU think it means?
Another Student: YOU'RE PREGNANT!!
(Student body whoops and hollers.)

Guess who won the Oscar??

Love from the Snyders Six-
Erik and Sarah
Catherine, Camille, Jack, and ??? (due mid August 2011)


  1. YAY! I'm so excited and honored to be here during this exciting time in the life of y'alls family! WOOHOO!

  2. Anonymous11.3.11

    Sarah and Erik,

    So filled with joy as are you in this beautiful journey called life and family:)...missing you from the south. Thank you for your encouragement as your write of your passionate embrace of learning and teaching your little ones.

  3. congratulations ya'll! i am so excited for you, what a big moment, and fantastic way of sharing it!

  4. Anonymous14.3.11

    I love that this announcement included DRAMATICS! Can this one, please, please, please be born on 14 August? It would be a dream come true to share a birthday with a Snyder baby! So happy.....for you.....always!
    Steph Belt-Verhoef