Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Many of you will remember that Tof spent 6 weeks at YAA last summer and another week with Jim and Seth going up and over the Spanish Peaks.
Tof really thrives in this kind of enviorment. Constant busyness. Never a moment to be idle really. He loves the work with the grounds, the kids, the worship, the food - every aspect.
I can totally see him going into this full time when he graduates.
All photos by YAA in summer 2007
Friday, July 25, 2008
They love it to this day! At the ripe ole age of 15, Minda joined me for an enchanting afternoon.
We spread moss over roots, made a roof of branches and grasses and more moss, paved a path with pinecones, laid, flat green rocks for stairs... arranging and rearranging until it seemed a castle fit for a sweet fairy queen!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I'm pumped! I love, love, love giving gifts!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Happy #15, baby girl. We love you beyond belief!
Things Minda Loves:
Tea in tiny teapots
Accents and Languages
Moths and Butterflies
Saturday, July 19, 2008
It's the first time since arriving in Bozeman that I can say "Hyi-chee-wah-wah"! Glory! La Tinga is Spanish for "It'll Flip" or "It Flips" ~ They live up to it! Bella rode her scooter while we walked. Like her 'skirt'? :o) We ran a couple of errands and then they treated me to Rockford (Iced African Autumn Sunset)! We took them to go because I was making treats for the worship team and Minda was waiting for me at the library. Last night (there are no photos of this time because both photograpers forgot their cameras - but I swear - it really took place!), J and I dropped the kids off at the Jesse Jorgensen concert at AF and headed, once more, to Rockford to see Matt, Sara, and Bella. They left bright and early this morning on their new adventure. We chatted for a bit about what God seems to be doing while we drank our teas (and Matt and J ate gutt-bomb scotch-a-roos). We prayed together, signed the guest book, and hugged before we parted. Who knows when the next hugs will come; prayers are immanent.
I got to be a part of so much of this trip home. We picked out curtains together, rugs, and runners. We talked over paint colors and flooring. We just hung out as friends, mamas, and daughters of God. I feel very full, very blessed.
We love you Janssens! I won't say 'goodbye' ~ just 'God go with you, until we are together again.' *sniff*
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
it was a little more "refreshing" than he was ready for! :o) We drove the long way home, singing to James Taylor and praying we wouldn't run out of gas. Papa Murphy provided dinner for the troupes ~ Mama had a Banana Orange smoothie and then curled up in a little ball and promptly went to sleep. :o)
How was your weekend? I know Stephen turned 20 (which by the way makes me feel ancient) this week and Sabrina turned 30? 31? Did ya'll do any celebrating? (HW is about to turn 30 ~ and is as beautiful as Ev-Uh!!! ) I know Los will make it special.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Are you finding your summer full of delights?
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
There is no real explaination for our friendship other than Christ and our love for Him. What a great foundation though. How blessed a friendship can be because of that foundation!
Both Sara and I love/appreciate Ani's voice in the world. We so wanted to go together to this concert, but their schedule won't allow it. Anbody want to go with me? I think they still have tickets on sale.
We wandered into Luna and Sara found happiness! Sheer happiness in the form of a purse! Wool with felted flowers stitched on, in bright oranges and greens and reds and blues! Later in the day when we were paying for lunch Sara said, "Every time I see it, it makes me happy. I need things in my life to make me happy, right?"
She makes me happy. So glad she is in my life. So blessed she made time with me a priority.
Love you, Sara.