Monday, July 27, 2009
This week is our Nazarene District Campmeeting. That is our current church and campmeeting doesn't mean that everyone is camping. The week is scheduled at our district campgrounds, which are very close to us. Some folks have cottages or do camp. There are services held twice a day and three times on Sunday. The kids under 12 have activities arranged for them. The purpose is to revive the church. We love going and this year has been another great year.
Driving back and forth to VBS every night and now campmeeting twice a day is not doing wonders for my organization. I almost couldn't find a check I needed to deposit today and I plumb forgot to take the one load of clothes I actually washed off the line. It is a bit crazy here, but everyone got fed and everyone got a bath -- I guess that is a successful day.
We are also dealing with other big issues as we felt strongly led to leave our church. We were not angry with anyone or upset about anything specific, we just knew it was time for our family to step out -- that being said we have yet to have a clear leading on where exactly we should go. This has been a time of soul searching , much prayer and many conversations. At this moment we are "homeless", so to speak.
God is faithful and where He leads us we will follow...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
We had some good friends that were going out of town for a couple of days and they asked Riane and Mary to take care of their animals. They have quite a lot, so one day I came by with the younger kids to see the farm. The girls always rode their bikes (3 miles each way) and did all the chores which included taking care of Alpacas, bottle feeding kitties, and walking the dog. What a time!
Riane taking the dog out.
Mary working on the Alpacas.
The baby alpaca needed supplemental bottle feeding.
These little kitties mama died, so Mary bottle fed them every day. It was her favorite job.
Braydon tried to make friends.
Ricky holding one of the barn cats.
Oh MY! is it possible this little girl....
We took the family to the Toledo Zoo to celebrate -- and DAIRY QUEEN. We loosely follow the Feingold Diet and hardly ever eat at a place like Dairy Queen. She is always talking about it. So, we mapped one out and found it after our trip to the zoo. Everyone said it was worth it.
Sorry, no pictures from DQ, but the zoo was awesome.
She opened her presents from Grandma. She received cookbooks and such -- her favorite things.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The roof is coming along.
Jerome's brother comes every evening and the neighbor lent us a nail gun when Jerome's went out.
We are staying up on the laundry: