Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Friday, July 13, 2007

Andrea's home from camp...

...and all excited. :-) She had a great time. One sweet moment, when she arrived home, happened as Elianna was watching for her out the front door, and asked me, "Is that my Andrea sister coming home?" Then she held her arms out toward Andrea and said, "Do you want to give me a hug?" :-) It was pretty sweet to watch her.

Over supper, Andrea was saying that there was a preaching contest. Anyway, after she explained that it was a contest about preparing messages and preaching, Jared jumped up and asked, "Did you win?" :-D

P.S. I have some pictures of Jared's birthday, but I'll probably wait until after Andrea's birthday on Sunday to post the pictures. If you get impatient, you can go back and look at the pictures from Elianna's birthday. :-)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Elianna turned 3

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

Last Saturday, we got up early to see the balloons launch for the annual air balloon rodeo. It was pretty cool!

Continental Divide

Lessons learned while driving across the Rockies: 1) Driving up so high, with no guardrail next to you, is very scary. 2) It is very cold when you're 14000 feet up in the air. Bring a jacket.


I bet our 4th of July parade was better than yours. We had belly dancers and a camel...how about you?

P.S. After the parade, we also had a free concert by the Boulder Brass ensemble. It was excellent!

We have lots of visitors here

Last week, Liz's friend Kristi Colas and her family stayed in the church's trailer for several days. On Thursday night (while we were in the basement watching Bridge to Terabithia--can't say I recommend it, by the way), the Colas family saw this bear digging in the dumpster near our house. The car to the right is Jodie's (it was parked in front of our house) and the pine tree in the background is right in front of the girls' window. Kristi told us that they yelled at the bear, who had grabbed a bag of trash out of the dumpster, and he dropped the bag and escaped by running across our lawn and down the hill.

Liz wondered if we could line up the bear to come visit while we were here, so I told her I'd see about leaving raw meat outside every night until they arrive...

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Ironically, I broke my flexible glasses this morning while I was cleaning them. So...I found a LensCrafters this afternoon, but to only find out that my new eye-care insurance doesn't use LensCrafters. I was able to get the eye exam done there, but didn't buy anything. At least I had my sunglasses which are prescription to not be totally blind today.
I found a place near here where I can use my insurance, so I'll go there first thing in the morning.

We had a good service today--Chris did SS and preached in the morning. :) He did a great job. His brother, TJ, was there as well as Matt and Kim. Afterwards we went to our favorite Brazilian buffet and ate lots. :)

Hope you had a good day!

Monday, July 02, 2007