Monday, September 25, 2006

Here Comes The Bride

We traveled down to Yachats to attend Andrew & Lucia’s wedding Saturday. Barb’s prayers were answered …. beautiful weather for a September outdoor wedding on the coast. In fact, unheard of temperatures for this time of year … 88 degrees! The ocean was a beautiful “back drop” for the ceremony.
What a treat it has been to spend some time with this family over the last few weeks … those we have such rich history with and have shared many joys and sorrows on the journey. Seems like so many "miles" ago we were young friends / neighbors raising our children … good memories! It is now a pleasure to share in our children’s joy and celebrations.
Andrew & Lucia, we wish you much happiness and many blessings as you begin your life together. You guys are an awesome couple!
Next weekend … our last wedding of the season :)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Knit one, Cry twice ...

Okay … there’s something genetic with hats and little boys in our family history ..... Michelle knit this cute hat for Colin at Family Camp, her first project beyond dishcloths ... she did an awesome job, I might add. But Colin is having a hard time enjoying the fruits of her labor.
Before the end of camp he ended up wearing it with a smile :)

Refreshed for Fall

Over Labor Day weekend we enjoyed our 23rd year at Wi-Ne-Ma Family Camp. We haven’t missed once in all those years. Our kids “grew up” at this camp and our lodging has felt like “home” over the span of years.
Family Bible Conference has always been a great way to start off our Fall schedule with a renewed mind and spirit. This year’s speaker, Kelly Fried really challenged us with 2 Peter 1:3-11. As he suggested, read it 35 times … it will move you from a life of complacency to living with intention.

Saturday evening the Moore’s hosted a wonderful salmon dinner (Mark, you are the GrillMaster!) and we celebrated Brian’s last birthday of the twenty-something years. Even though the weather was much cooler than we had anticipated, it was a great weekend to hang out at the coast.

Colin did an awesome job of adapting to our family tradition at Family Camp. He’s starting young in helping with clean up. He loves to sweep :)
I hope he will find the joy, spiritual growth, and refreshment this camp has to offer in the coming years.
Carry on, Colin …

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Loving it ...

Tomorrow is the last day of summer and as I reflect back over all the projects on our "to-do" list I am so pleased with what we have accomplished.

The weather is causing us to put off a few projects until next spring but I love how the paint, fence and landscaping dramatically changed the look of our house. It's just how I imagined it!

We've started taking the back deck down and hopefully can get a good start on it. Walt is a brave man out there on the beams! He loves demolition projects :)
We'll keep you posted .... pray for a few dry days!