Dec 1, 2018

Fall Sprinkling

Fall 2018.  Glimpses of our days.
Pott. 2 with friends.
Poison ivy and a bad bump.  Rough day.
 Some Extreme Chart Memorizing with our CC group.
 Memorizing in the ER.  It wasn't appendicitis!
 Pumpkin Patch outing.
 Halloween soup supper.
 Making applesauce.
 New Hope Barn Dance
County Achievement Night 
My last child learns to finger knit.
We're so thankful for our CC Community!
  Raking leaves for a neighbor.
 Weekend of recitals:
Malia's and Josie's first ever Silver Orchestra Concert at McCain.
 Some sweet friends came to watch.
 Then their recital with their private teacher.
 Making felt books for 4-H pins.
 Aliza's first independent go on the sewing machine.

Sep 22, 2018

Fall Conference 2018

I remember coming to Fall Conference as a Freshmen in college.  Then as a young staff woman.  Next as a staff wife and mom of little kids.  And now we're here.  These kids have lived some campus ministry kid lives together.  Even after all these years, they still look forward to reconnecting at some key events throughout the year.
I just cherish this sweet community that my family gets to be a part of.  There is such an atmosphere of curiosity and pursuit of one another, genuine affection for one another, and just a history of life lived together.  It is a joy to be able to see alums who are serving in other areas around the state.  Being back together is refreshing and easy to pick up where we left off.  I could seriously sit and talk with people all day for days and just feel so refreshed.
 And to come full circle, I also got to catch up with MY college friend this year who happened to be there.

Rocky Mountain National Park - 2018

Our family made our first trip to YMCA of the Rockies near Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park!  It was a fast and furious mid-week trip (Sept. 12-15).  Just two nights, but we all had a great time.  Malia could have hiked all day.  She was literally climbing and bouncing off the boulders along the trail.  My favorite were the streams and waterfalls.  Ezra loved putt-putt.  Josie loved roller skating.  Aliza adored the chipmunks and was fascinated by the prospect of petting them and getting them to come to her hand.  Nate loved hiking with the family.
Malia saved up her money and bought a 2-hour horse ride through the mountains.  This was probably her top favorite.
 We just happened to run into the Geldarts on the trail and a few times at the YMCA.  Small world!