Monday, March 15, 2010

Honduras 2010

We were very excited that God opened the door for Dave and Josh to join a medical team in Honduras for a week. It was truly a life changing trip for both of them. I'm really happy that they got to go, but I'm even happier that they are home in one piece! Here's a few pics of their week. Ben and Zach helped Dave pack the meds for the trip. He was able to take two suitcases full of antibiotics, vitamins, pain relievers, etc. There was concern that the customs agent in Honduras could confiscate it and make them pay a fee to get it back. Prayers were answered when they passed through without even a medicine suitcase being opened!
This is the view from the end of the runway at the mission station. Beautiful scenery!!!
Some of the team members with Daniel Melton, the resident missionary at San Luis.
Clinic day in San Juan. Over 700 patients were seen in four days by the medical team.
One of those special, heart-tugging moments.
.Josh taught them all to do "muscles"!
Your turn, Josh!!!
Josh thoroughly enjoyed his assignment for the week-----entertain the kids!
This dear lady roasted coffee beans over this primitive stove as a souvenir for Dave to bring home. She was instrumental in helping the EFM work get started in San Luis many years ago.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Catching up!

We really enjoyed having Eric and Melissa stop in for the night on their way to Louisiana. It was our first time to meet Princess Piper. Yes, she is everything her Modgie June says she is......
Two little red-heads.......gotta love it!
Piper's new buddy!
Josh and Em having a "moment".
Happy 14th Birthday, Mr. Ben!
Emmy and Andrea at our annual church Christmas dinner.
We can only be adorable for a limited amount of time!
The cousin's table
Thanksgiving Dinner------the food is still in the kitchen!
Thanksgiving 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

We're still here!

Happy 11th Birthday, Zach! You are loved!!!!
Just making sure Mom bought the right one......he definitely takes after his dad in this department.
A birthday is a lot more fun when hanging out with your best buds!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy 6th, Emmy Grace!!!!

Emily Grace, How do I love thee, let me count the ways......
You are the pixie dust in my sometimes chaotic life.
You fill my days with unanticipated joy and smiles.
Your willingness to help and your love for others inspires me.
Your adventuresome spirit challenges and terrifies me.
You are truly the finishing touch on my wonderful collection of children!
I love you, sweet girl!!!
You can tell that I was delighted to finally be able to put all the bows and ruffles to good use!
At this age, she was climbing out on the back porch railing, stuffing frozen peas up her nose, and giving her mother heart failure about every day!
Someone else I know was very excited to finally have a daughter......

Is there anything more special than the gift of a very best friend?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, Caleb!!!!

Little "Chunkers"
How time does fly!!!!!
Our family comedian!

We celebrated with the Stein family while they were visiting from Germany. Ethan turned six and Caleb turned eight. (Caleb's black eye is from a stray baseball!)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tetons and friends!

The majestic Tetons
We spent Friday night in Idaho Falls reconnecting with our precious friends from med school days, Mark and Danielle Hinkson. Danielle and I spent many hours cooking and crafting together while our men were buried in the books. It was wonderful to be with them again!

Our great friends and hosts in Denver----Jerry and Heather Esparza
Casa Bonita in Denver

Our vacation was truly a trip of a lifetime. It was a chance for our family to spend "together" time. In this day and age, it seems as if we're hamsters on the treadmill of life. (If ya know what I mean...)


My guys kept up their yearly tradition of whitewater rafting. I don't know if I'll ever be brave enough to try it.
Snowball fight on top of Mt. Washburn
Right at the brink of the Falls
Hiking down to look at Lower Falls was my favorite part of Yellowstone Park. The Falls drop about 300 feet and when you stand at the top, you can just feel the power of it all. There's no words to adequately describe it.
God's little reminder at the end of a perfect day.