Tuesday, March 25, 2008

we had a great team of high school students spend their spring break working with us last week. it wasn't an easy week, but it certainly was good and blessed. on their last night we had a time of worship together and they sang a song that was new to me (we tend to be a bit behind on music here!) and i haven't been able to get it out of my head since.

"Ruin Me"
Jeff Johnson

Woe to me I am unclean
A sinner found in your presence
I see You seated on your throne
Exalted your glory surrounds You

Now the plans that I have made
Fail to compare
When I see your glory

Ruin my life
The plans that I've made
Ruin desires for my own selfish gain
Destroy the idols that have taken Your place
Till it's You alone I live for
You alone I live for


Monday, March 24, 2008

march just hasn't been my month!

i started off the month with another round of food poisoning, somehow injured my knee last week while working with a team, and then was badly burned while cooking at the feeding center this weekend. here's hoping april's a little healthier!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Can you believe how big she's getting? What happened to the tiny little puppy I brought home in October??

Monday, March 10, 2008


This weekend, Laura and I traveled to Queretaro to visit Garry and Lori Jones (missionary friends) before they return to the states in a couple of weeks. We had a great weekend and enjoyed lots of Golf (card game) and Farkel (dice game), not to mention some great shopping in a nearby city (San Miguel de Allende) and sightseeing. Queretaro is known for its aqueducts, which run through the heart of the city and were originally constructed to bring water to a convent.

Garry shows off his impressive digital scoreboard for Golf.
At the end of the aqueducts
View of the city...

Laura and I with Garry and Lori Jones

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

matt's birthday

we got together monday night with the haynes and the ostertags to celebrate matt's birthday. it's always great to hang out with everyone all together and monday was no different. we certainly laughed a lot!

at some point the girls disappeared upstairs and this is what we saw when they returned:
matt blowing out the candles on his apple pie
Kandi and Becky

Central Field Retreat

sweet Elena
meet Emily. she's 2 years old and was recently adopted by a missionary family from kahzakstan (sp??)

there were tons of beautiful peacocks all over the resortthe kids thought it might be fun to try to touch them. don't worry, i stopped them before they actually caught them. michael is actually jumping backward here
this was emily's first time swimming and she LOVED it!

cute little lois

she's not that spoiled.....

izzy got fixed a couple of weeks ago. it didn't seem to slow her down much even though she had to wear a bandage for a week or so.she took her love of shredding tissue to a new level this week when she got ahold of a roll of paper towels.

Ladies Retreat (finally!)

finally...a few more pictures from the ladies retreat. as you can see, the evolution of dance was pretty amazing. haha. it really was a great weekend and, of course, lots of fun!