Friday, May 31, 2013

Memorial Day Picnic!

A fun afternoon of games at the Oliver family farm!

They stock the freezer with a variety of frozen treats and everyone can have as many as they want! :-)

 It's always fun to see what they think up for games each year.  There were two teams and various things they had to do to collect points. First game was the picnic table barrel race!
The game planners!

Then Andy got out his laptop and they played Jeopardy.  Here he is explaining the game.

There were several cute little children there!

The arm wresting match...which lasted about 5 seconds. 

Then on to the ladder obstacle course.

Build a Graham cracker house with your partner - each person can only use one hand.

Rope climbing

Flower bouquet judging.


Playing a version of Freeze Tag.

After supper, Mr. Firezar shared his perspective on things that are going on here from having grown up in Romania under communism. 

It was a fun day!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Courtney's Graduation

 Our friend from church graduated this spring from high school!  Congratulations Courtney!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013


"It’s vital to understand that waiting isn’t an interruption of God's plan. It is His plan. And you can know this as well: the Lord who’s called you to wait is with you in your wait." - Paul Tripp

{quote from THIS article}

Friday, May 24, 2013

Something New!

A yummy new taste for us: Tom kha gai soup made by friends!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bluegrass Concert

This past Friday evening Dad, Amy, and I went to the 2nd Annual  Evening of Bluegrass Music on our way home from dropping Ana off at her counseling seminar.  It was such a fun evening of music!!
 The Mahlstedts

 The Jorgensen Family
 Their two youngest boys were so cute!  The littlest one is trying not to smile.. :-)

 The Gores.  They had beautiful instrumental music which reminded me of Jay Unger and Molly Mason.

Some of the Knudtson family. 

 The Alzen Family

 The Froemming Family

 The Kingery Family

 Everyone playing together at the end!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mrs. Dunker's Pies

Served after Sunday Evening Fellowship at her home last evening. Yum!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Be Transformed

"And do not be conformed to this world, 
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
 that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." 
- Romans 12:2

Monday, May 13, 2013

Trip to Sandridge Gardens!

We spent a few hours last Friday afternoon at a friend's greenhouse.  There were so many flowers in bloom; Amy and I had great fun taking pictures!