Friday, July 29, 2011


Today closed out our week of Enrichment Week at Baptist International Missions, Inc.  The last meal served was lunch, so another family agreed to meet us at CiCi's Pizza for supper.  (Keith and I were going just to feed the kids and for the fellowship; we have been fed SO well this week that we could stand to skip a couple of meals.)  As we were waiting for the other family, we helped our kids fix their plates.  A lady stopped Shane and asked if we were driving the van that said Baptist Missionary Transportation Ministry.  He confirmed that we were.  She then asked what mission board we were with, and he told her BIMI.  After she had taken her food to her table, she came over to ours, handed Keith some money and said, "Our church supports several BIMI missionaries, and I really like them.  Here is some gas money for you."  WOW!  Thank you, Lord!  Our green gas monster hungrily drank that $50, and our children were given yet another reminder of our Lord providing for our needs.  All week long, the Lord has given us blessing upon blessing.  In our minds, the week was "over."  But God delights in surprising His children, leaving us humbled that He cares so much for us.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


So much has happened that it is difficult to keep up with it all, let alone find the time to write about it.  Thus, I will share some pictures with you to try to get you caught up on our lives without boring you with a long dialogue.
May 29: Skyler's first bowling experience.
May 29: Savannah declared the bowling
shoes to be so cute!

May 30: Memorial Day fun
May 30: Skyler caught 3 fish
and fell in love with the sport
June: Southern-themed t-shirts for all
June 2: Standing in front of Sight and Sound Theaters.
We loved seeing the production of Noah.
June 3: Silver Dollar City - Skyler and Savannah
June 3: Silver Dollar City - Boys cool off with water ride
June 4: Stanley experiences a quick dress change at
Sight and Sound Theaters
June 7: Shae-Lynn riding the horse Honey
June 7: Shane, Stanley and Honey
June 16: Combat with the pastor's kid
June 16: Bald Knob Cross, Illinois
June 20: Savannah looks right comfortable
June 20: Shiloh and his favorite reptile - the komodo dragon
June 20: Yes, we are petting the stingrays - very soft.
June 20: St. Louis Zoo train - tickets given to us by a stranger
June 20: Shivering in the penguin house
June 21: The kids usually get to ride the merry-go-round
in compensation for following mom around the mall.