Monday, May 30, 2011

Fun field trip

We recently went with some friends from church to the Gene Stratton-Porter Historical Site. The timing was great, since Elise has been working on a paper about the author. Years ago I read her book, A Girl of the Limberlost, but didn't know anything about her life. She published a number of books, including a number of non-fiction books about nature, complete with her own excellent illustrations. Several movies were based on her books, also. The site we visited included the home she designed using materials from the area. It was a refreshing step back in time!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

No one

"But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only." Matthew 24:36

Some people don't understand that no one means no one.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

More Photos

Here are a few photos from this spring:

Lindsay's 10th birthday, celebrating with friends. Love those smiles!

Stan bought me a lovely corsage for Mother's Day! When I saw this photo I realized how much John has grown.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More Spring Stuff

Some more photos I have been meaning to post:

Going out for my 41st birthday

Easter 2011

Vicarage Placement!

Stan received his vicarage placement last night, and we are happy to announce that we will be staying put for the upcoming academic year! We are very pleased to have been placed in the same congregation Stan is currently serving in as a fieldworker. His vicarage begins August 1st, and lasts for one year. Consequently, we will not have to change the name of blog for the time being.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring Summary

Here are a few things that have been happening this spring:

In March we were able to go on a trip to Kentucky to help clean a church that reopened a couple of years ago. Our fieldwork church had the idea to send our youth to this particular church to help out; we were very surprised when we heard that this was the church that our friends were at on vicarage!

Elise with her friends

John with his friends

Removing church cushions, so we could clean the pews

Group shot of the 3 families that worked together. We had a lot of manpower under the age of 18! Even the youngest ones helped out.

Lindsay's 10th birthday