Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Kyrie's car after her wreck.
Don't worry - she is fine!

She was behind a Jeep at a stop light, when he decided to BACK up, and backed right into her.

God is so gracious. She wasn't hurt, and the airbag didn't go off, and even the headlights weren't broken.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Sorry guys - no pictures this morning. The battery is dead in the camera. Hopefully, I will get some good pictures of the Harvest Dinner that our church is having tomorrow night. We have a lovely young couple coming who will join in the music with singing and the harp!

Grandview has their last football home game tonight. Kyrie and Lorien both would like to attend that. Grandview is undefeated at the moment.

Kesse did call after a while, and seems to be doing well. She had a wonderful break in North Carolina with grandparents and cousins.

Jathan is feeling better too after a round of antibiotics.

Mom also seems to be doing better after some antibiotics.

We are regularly so busy, and I am wondering how we go into the "busy" season from here?

We rejoice with Adrian and Susan and their news of a wee one due sometime this summer!

Well, work calls - more later - Lord willing.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Aleya is hiding from the camera.

Kayren at FA, working on English.

Lorien watching the sewer destruction in front of our house.

This is the mud in front of our house. They are digging up the sewer on our street.

My neighbor's beautiful flowers in contrast.

This is the bulldozer getting stuck. It was amuzing considering that this huge equipment was stuck in the mud in the suburbs!

Here he got stuck!

Huge equipment on our street, digging up our sewer.
Our sewer is being replaced, which is probably a good thing. Parking is somewhat tenuous at the moment. Sometimes our driveway is open, sometimes not. It is very entertaining to watch - especially when they get stuck in the mud.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

This is Kayren working at Faith. She came early with me this morning so she could get her work done.

This is Kayren saying, "Maahhhmmmm!"
Today and tomorrow, Lorien and Kyrie do not have school. They are home sleeping in! What a treat! The rest of us are doing business as usual. Today after work we are decorating the church for Chuck's ordination, getting some haircuts, and cleaning house. Tomorrow, the Goldens are coming for the ordination and staying with us for the night. It is also homecoming for Grandview, which Kyrie wants to attend. Life is busy! We are so grateful for the Lord's blessings for our family!
Jathan is sick and has been for a couple of weeks. Please pray for him. He was able to manage a large test that he had yesterday, but I think that wiped him out for a while. He went to the campus nurse yesterday, but I don't know what came of it.
Kesse finally called - wow! She is fine and busy too. She is trying to keep up with all the work. She seems to really enjoy Bryan.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

This is sweet little Lilly - Susan's granddaughter. The girls trade watching her periodically and got to watch her this week while Jason and Jenny were in Arizona.

This is Kyrie Jo, working on Calculus homework. She is smiling at the moment, though she has a test tomorrow, and a couple of problems that have stumped her.

Here is a sample problem. Any help from anyone?

Kayren is getting ready for a Physical Science test tomorrow. Look how happy all these girls look about their tests! Wow!

And, here is Lorien, working on Algebra I. And she is smiling too! How can this be?

This is Tom after his Cubbies lost. What a sad game! It would have been easier to accept the loss if the Cubs had played reasonably well. Oh well. The possible agony anticipated last week won!

This is Oscar looking very strange. He runs away from the camera. I am not sure what he thinks it is going to do to him, but he definitely doesn't like it!

And, this week brings a homecoming for Grandview. Kyrie is very excited about that. Chuck Muether will be ordained this week. He is our assistant pastor and working on a church plant in Pella. Dad and Mom are back home in Minn, but sick. Adrian and Susan don't blog anymore! Jathan might be home over Thanksgiving with some friends. Kesse doesn't write, call, or communicate anymore either. We hope that she is still doing well.
Aleya is in bed, so she missed the pictures. Maybe we'll get the chance to take more tomorrow.
Alan Strange was our guest preaching this morning and was outstanding! We had a wonderful worship service today.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Getting behind

I would really like to post more often, but always seem too swamped to do it. We just finished up Jason and Jenny's wedding (my good friend, Susan's son is Jason.) Of course, I meant to post some pictures, but didn't have the camera with me this morning.

The Cubs made the playoffs! We are shocked and excited! What fun to watch them this next week - though it may be agony, too.

Lorien is on a fossil field trip today. She has one more volleyball game.

Kayren is finally better. She quit coughing a couple of days ago. I was thinking that she had been sick for a long time, but compared to Hannah Robinson, it is probably nothing. We continue to pray for Hannah, who has mono.

Lots of exciting things are happening in church. Our assistant will be ordained next week. We have an annual Harvest Dinner at the end of the month. A couple of ladies will probably be having their babies, too. Several families that have worshiped with us for some months want to join the church. We are so thankful for what the Lord is doing!