Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
After jumping through a few hoops which another member of the family might elucidate on, our entire family loaded in to DW and made the eight hour drive to the Horn Creek family camp in CO. We left at five so when we crossed the border at eleven we had quite a welcome. Almost as soon as we entered CO a enormous lightning and rain storm washed down on us. We could see pretty well because of the lightning but the pounding rain kind of blurred everything. Welcome to Colorado!! We met some great families at the Lodge where we stayed and boy was the food good. Our speaker talked about how God's love should be shown through us as Christians and he used excellent illustrations to show that. Now comes the series of pictures showing what we did which you can decipher yourself. My favorite activity I will let someone else blog about
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Grace had worked this year for the purpose of going to Good News Camp. She saved $80 and sent in her application only to find out that the week she could go was full and our family would be out of town the other week. We did not have a happy camper at that point. We encouraged her to give thanks in order to acknowledge that God was in control. On Sunday Michaela and Joshua left to be counselors at this camp. On Monday, some of Grace's friends left to be campers. We were proud of the fact that after a fair amount of tears initially, she help up really well. Especially since others around her were talking about the week with excited anticipation. Mid-morning on Monday we received a call from Good News Camp telling us to bring Grace. There was an opening for her because of a cancellation. I would show you a happy Grace picture but she was such a blur getting ready and leaving that you will just have to imagine the look of our happy camper after she heard the good news. This now leaves Velda and I home alone. I have a choral directors state convention Thursday through Saturday leaving Velda by herself a couple of days. Finally we painted our porch. I'm the painter in the red shirt. Velda got a great deal on some high quality paint for the deck. She got it without taking regard for the color. She would best describe it as plum. It is glossy and shows dirt immediately. In the last picture you can see a faint reflection of Grace and Velda on the porch deck. We will be providing a shoe/foot cleaning station for use before entering the porch.