Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Turkey Hunting has an all new meaning

Russ caught his first turkey this year, only not in the way he imagined. Actually, the turkey could have caught his first human if not for God's protection.

The turkey left blood and feathers all throughout Russ' car after going through his windshield.

The turkey went through the windshield and was trying to bite Russ. Russ was able to kick him out of the way so that he could slow his car down. By the time Russ pulled off the road, the turkey had bled out and died. Russ and his friends were going to eat it, but he was pretty mangled and had some glass in his meat. So Russ, you'll have to catch another turkey for Thanksgiving...maybe next time use a gun???

Friday, March 28, 2008

Home Again!

Ever Heard of Anything Called "American Choc?" mmmm, I know that tastes good!

Sam, whom we called our "tour manager," along with his wife Julie, hosted us for the two weeks and set up bunches of speaking opportunities!

David and Kristen (I was too chicken) shared on the radio about BMH.

James (5 years old) sat through a record amount of church services (up to three in one day) during our visit in Australia. You did a great job Jamsy! I love you.

Thomas and James were our little Aussie hosts for the two weeks. They let Kristen and I sleep in their room (Kristen even got to sleep in James' really cool Car Bed.) Thanks boys!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pictures from the Park

I generally post about BMH stuff, so I thought I would make this one a little more personal. A day at the park with Mary and Abby...and than some pics of an afternoon at the duck pond...which I must add that at the duck pond Beth, Becca, Rose, Mary, and I got attacked by a duck. We survived and are still smiling!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Yippee I made it back to Sunny San Diego

Ohio in the winter....mmmm isn't it beautiful. David, Andrew, and I were in Ohio to share about BMH with churches and Bible studies in the area. We were so blessed to be able to stay in such a beautiful area. John and Joellen McLaughlin were our hosts for the week. I was amazed by the beauty literally right outside their back door.

After Ohio, David and I went to Illinois to share about BMH. While in Springfield, IL we were able to tour Abe Lincoln's home (our only tourist stop of the trip. We need to stop more often cuz there are so many interesting things to see in the different states.) This room that we are in was Mary's room. Check out that wallpaper!

So David and I were pretty amazed at this, but when I showed Kristen this picture, she started laughing (being from PA, seeing ducks standing on a frozen lake isn't such a novelty for K :)

I spoke at an adoption conference in IL that hosted Children of Hope (an orphan choir). They are so adorable. I took this picture thinking of my friend who is starting an adoption from Liberia. These children are from Uganda...a country that is ravished with aids...a country where their parents die at such a young age, that children end up leading families.

Orphan Choir from Around the World

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Retreat 08 Pictures

My absolute favorite picture! We go snow on Sunday!

"Mary, whatcha thinking about?"

Dad and I having our morning tea.

We ran out of beds (because there were so many girls on the trip)
so all the boys slept on one futon :)

Nate, What did they do to you???
Were you taking up too much room on the futon?
He must be in futon hogging jail.

2008 BMH Gymnastic Compitition

Wowie look and her go!

How on earth did I agree to this?

Dad, that is really nice...hummm yeah

Go line dancers!

Most of our staff team.