Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Memories of Summer

The summer has been filled with memory-making times. Enjoy the pictures.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The New Graduate and her room mate this year, Kirsten

Her Senior Art Project

The Evening of Graduation in Rockport, MA

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Week in California

We were blessed to be able to spend a week in California with most of our children.
Enjoy the photos.
Abram Jack

Abram Enjoying Duplos

Just about Walking

The New Puzzle

Enjoying a Good 'Book'

Like Father, Like Son

Enjoying the Slide at the Pirate Park

Visiting Dirk's New Home

A Morning at the Beach

Our Surfers

Always a Flower Photo

The Korean Friendship Bell in San Pedro

Monday, July 28, 2008

Cannon Beach Getaway

Last week we were guests of Jerry and Dottie Koster in Cannon Beach. The Koster's have been vacationing with these other two families for some 15-20 years and we were privileged to be invited for the second time. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with the group. They are certainly a beautiful picture of community.

The Vander Bond Family

In honor of a 30th Birthday Girl we each created sand sculptures in an appropriate theme. She grew up in the south, vacationed in the south, and now lives in the south. The senior citizen of our group was delighted to see how seriously we all took this challenge. She didn't realize how competive we all are.

The Koster/Knibbe Group - A Southern Alligator

A Close up of 'One' of the Winning Sand Sculptures

The Vander Bond Group - The Birthday Tierra

The Hendrick's Group - A Birthday Cake

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Family Time at the Bayou

Ryan, Rachel, Malachi, and Abram

Abram Jack

Malachi David

Ryan and Abram

Annika, Dirk, and Sarah

The White Linen Suit

Sarah and Ryan Charles

Thursday, June 5, 2008


We were able to head down to Portland this past weekend and enjoy time with Sharon's brother and sister and their spouses. We enjoyed an early dinner on the river in Portland before heading over to the Starlight Parade downtown. We enjoyed a beautiful evening of watching the parade and following my sister-in-law around the parade route. After spending the night in Portland we headed down to Corvallis through wine country, just beautiful! We enjoyed their hospitality and the fellowship of my brother and his wife for a couple of days before heading back home via the Oregon coast. In spite of the clouds and rain we enjoyed seeing the farmland, dairy country, mountains and coast of Oregon. Enjoy the pictures.

My sister-in-law and her 'marching' partner.

One More Time Around Band on the move in the Starlight Parade in Portland.

Our Sabbath rest started with a walk through the Rhododendron Garden in Portland. You can only imagine how many images we now have of all colors of Rhododendrons.

We were treated to a tour of the vineyard in addition to wine tasting.

We hiked the Old Growth Trail near Corvallis, Oregon.

CANNON BEACH - Some of the only blue sky we saw on the Oregon Coast on the way back home.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Residency at Franciscan Health System

The offer has been extended. I have been accepted into a one year residency program with the Clinical Pastoral Education program. I would start in September of 2008 at Hospice House. On completion of this residency I would then, theoretically be employable as a hospital chaplain. The completion of 2000 hours is necessary for board certification at the national level. So ... one more opportunity to consider as we discern where God would have us next.

Thank you for your prayers for wisdom and discernment during this time of uncertainty.