Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
i have attended beach olympics one other year and i missed all the games! this year we arrived right at lunch and watched the kids play their games, running back and forth. it was amazing. lots of activity. lots of fun. not too many medical issues. just lots of kids on fire for Christ!
the best part was after dinner we all headed back down to the beach for a time of worship, prayer and an invitation to know Christ! the winning team was announced........red team won. each team mate took their turn spraying matilda red! the kids took their seats again with their gold medals gleaming in the sun, the look of winning showing on their smiling faces. they had won beach olympics! as randal walked to the podium the sun slowly faded into the horizon, the worship band led us in some amazing worship, reminding us that God is the creator, the King!
10 kid accepted Christ that day.
Posted by Rochelle at 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
but secretly this works out well for me...........my brother has his annual beach olympics kids ministry this weekend and has been begging me to go! sooooooooooo now it get to!!
thank you to our dear friends for driving up to find a site, eating dinner and coming home!!!
Posted by Rochelle at 8:57 PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
this week has been continual loads of laundry and repacking getting ready for one more camping trip. that means that my family room looks like mt everest...you have to climb over the loads of bags, camp cots, sleeping bags, shoes, games and other "stuff" that we could not live without while out in the woods. my camping food box is sitting on my counter, waiting for food to be swapped out or added to! it is annoying me beyond annoying.
but it will all be worth it in the end when we join our friends up on the pass to spend another weekend around the campfire, eating smores and playing in the dirt! this time we are going with several friends from church and the kids are looking forward to playing with their friends....i am looking forward to the kids being occupied and spending time sitting on my bum and reading and chatting with friends.
Posted by Rochelle at 8:50 AM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
i have to admit to you all that i really, truly am a team jacob girl!
i love jacob's character and i am super excited for the new movie
to hit theater's in november! i love that jacob will have such a
big part in this movie and that they decided to keep
taylor lautner in the role. three more months!!!!
Posted by Rochelle at 12:29 PM
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Posted by Rochelle at 8:14 AM
Saturday, August 08, 2009
is she just adorable
usually our outings at crescent lake involve a raft ride or two...but this time that is all noah wanted to do; that and fish! he did not even want to ride his bike this year! one morning thad and him went out fishing and sydnie, grandpa and i took a long bike ride on the main road up to the lodge! it is always nice to be out on the water in a boat, even if it never goes above 5mph! sydnie tried her hand at rowing the boat this year, she did pretty good aside from splashing me everytime she lifted the oars out of the water. thad has now decided that he needs to build a canoe with the kids and we can haul that with us! sounds like a plan...although I would prefer some type of boat with speed! there truly is nothing like being out on the water early in the morning or late in the evening....calm and serene.
Posted by Rochelle at 7:55 PM
Thursday, August 06, 2009
it was a great way to spend the afternoon and all of us really enjoyed it.
a little lunch at the waterfalls and some great hiking!
Posted by Rochelle at 9:23 PM
i would like to say that this was a breathtaking view, but it was so foggy and freezing cold that you really could not see much. when i first stepped out of the car the breeze and cold air literally took my breath away. we did not stay long, but it was pretty amazing that you could drive up that high on a one lane gravel road. i did not look out the side too much, since heights really freak me out....but it was a great trip up the mtn and down.
Posted by Rochelle at 9:13 PM
noah's "i'm done" booty dance
Posted by Rochelle at 8:25 PM