Here it is! Our “new” purple car! Isn’t she pretty? We are still quite happy with it. I discovered today that the windows even squish giant grasshoppers quite well…guess she’s a keeper. 😉
Here are a few pictures from our speaking engagement at the Christian Life Center. We desperately need a new camera…sometimes it does great, sometimes it does awful. This was one of its “awful” times. It doesn’t do distance very well anymore. So, the one of us up front is very dark and bad, but oh well..it’s proof we were there and we actually did speak! The other is of our display, in case you’ve never seen it before.
Brian and his two youngest brothers, Patrick and Nicholas, spent all this week (in the 90+heat!) working on their mother’s garden out in front of their house. Here’s a few pictures of Brian with the boys. They moved a lot of dirt and rock this week! Nicholas has the shovel; Patrick is riding the lawn mower. He has two more brothers – Scott (a few years younger than Brian) and Jeremy (a few years older than Brian, married to Amanda).
Here’s beautiful Sadie! We stood in front of the window and laughed when the breeze hit us for about 45 minutes the other day. She’s such a little blessing to our friends. And to us. 🙂 We’re sure gonna miss her.
And here’s us playing with our new webcam! 🙂 We’re very excited about Skyping with our parents and our friends who live overseas now! Webcams are so handy. Pictures are kinda goofy, but hey…why not?
Our time out in SD is swiftly coming to an end. We are still waiting for our friends, Miranda and Clay, to have their first baby. We would love to see the baby since we won’t get to see it again for two years. But, the Lord knows what He’s doing…we’ll see what happens. We have a few stops we’d like to make on our trip home…but again, we have no idea how the travel plans are going to work out. So, if you could pray for prudent planning, that’d be wonderful!
We’ve had a great time out here. We’ve had a wonderful time visiting family and friends and we know we’ve picked up some support, which is always wonderful. The Lord has answered so many prayers since we’ve been out here. You’d think we’d stop being surprised!
Once we get back to PA, we will be pretty busy for a few weeks. We start CEF Day Camp the 28th of July and then we go to Camp Sancanak in Pughtown, PA, on August 3. After returning from there, we are planning on going through our wordly possessions for the second time in one year, sorting, throwing, and selling. Please pray for us if you think of it. If you’ve ever gone through your “stuff” before, you know how emotionally attached you get and it can get rough. At the same time, we’re looking forward to releasing more of that burden! It sure felt good last summer to sell all of our furniture and most of the things we own. I’m sure it’ll feel good once again to be free from all that stuff. And then, once September hits, the goodbyes will start. We’ll be saying quite a few this weekend and according to CIT, it’s good to say “goodbye”. We’ll be testing that theory out this weekend and I’m not so much looking forward to it. Goodbyes are hard. But, it makes the “hellos” in 2 years look awfully sweet.
Thanks for covering us in prayer this past month! We can sure feel it. We’ll be sending out a newsletter when we get back…be watching for it mid-August!