Sunday, September 21, 2008

The other day I was in the kitchen and turned around to find this...

My creative and resourceful daughters. This is a mix of our dress up and regular clothes.
They decided to take it outside...
and walk around the yard.

I LOVE the life they bring into our home. :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cucumbers,pickels, and Emma

Emma's pride and joy.
A proud gardner!
plus a few extra ingredients ...
and you get Pickels!
Emma is my little green thumb. She has been playing in the dirt since she was sitting up. One of my favorite pics of Em is where she is about 6 months old and has a fistfull of dirt in her mouth. It's a pre-digital camera pic and I don't have a scanner to show you. Maybe someday. Anyhow, each year she is determined to grow anything and everything. It all depends on how much space we find for her. It's not much but she loves it. This year we grew cucumbers for the first time and we have been delighted with the results.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Scavenger Hunt in Chicago

Our team with the Sears Tower behind us.

Hitchhiking on Michigan Avenue
Getting ready to jump into Buckingham Fountain.
Here we are at our small group leader's retreat in downtown Chicago. There were 40 of us that gathered together in the windy city. Only where John Dirkse is the senior pastor is there a scavenger hunt on the agenda for a "training" weekend! I laughed so hard when I looked at the schedule. With John, having "fun" is always mixed in with all the serious stuff. I love that about my him.


Alright, there's is just no good excuse why I haven't posted in 5 weeks! Of course, I'd like to blame my lameness on being attached to full time ministry. September is always crazy around our house(like it is for most of you). Add life in the ministry to that and you get INSANITY. :)

We did take a few pix in the meantime. Enjoy!