Monday, September 20, 2004

Back from CDA

We had an enjoyable trip to Coeur d'Alene this weekend. It was rushed, but Kathryne got to see here sisters, except Bobbie who is at York.

The new van is great. Lots of room and a beautiful ride. We got great mileage and enjoyed breaking it in. Kathryne even dinged the paint on the door at a gas station. At least she says she did. I couldn't see anything, but she's pretty particular about such things.

She says she like to drive it, but for some reason I ended up driving the entire 7+ hours each way.

Another week at work starts soon. Hopefully I'll get over my cold soon without having to visit the doctor.

We turned on our heater tonight when we got home for the first time this year. It rained on us coming down the mountains and into the Seattle area, but it's supposed to be nice sometime this week.

Have a great week.

Beach Pictures

In August, we went to Pacific Beach, WA. We stayed at the naval resort with the Fosters. Here are some picutres from our trip.

We built sand castles, but as the tide came in, they turned into sanctuaries from the waves for Sean.

This is Sean and his friend Maddie swinging on the playground.

This is me trying to fly a kite.

Luckily no one was injured.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Crazy Hair

Here's a picture that some of you have already seen but i wanted to get something up. It was taken and framed in Joshua's Wednesday evening Bible class shortly before he had a hair cut.

Ministry fair

Lots of stuff going on at church. With our newly added elders and deacons, we've had a lot of people with a lot of ideas which require even more people to implement. In order to involve everyone, we're having a ministry fair on October 3rd, before and after morning worship. Each area of ministry is setting up a booth or display describing the various aspects of the ministry in order to inform the congregation of what's going on and to solicit participation.

My areas of ministry are as follows:
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Leadership Training for Christ (LTC)
  • Wednesday night devo coordination
  • Office computer maintenance
I'm pusing really hard to get LTC started here this year. We did a VBS in 2000, the year before the fire, and I think it's high time we made it an anual event.

There's a lot to do, an I pray that many more of our members will become involved in the next year that has been the case in years past.

More about our congregation at

What's behind door #3?

A new car. Our car shopping last week came to its conclusion tonight when Kathryne picked up our new Toyota Sienna from the dealership. We bought it on Labor Day, but it wasn't on the lot yet. We sat out in it for a while tonight and played with all the gadgets. Some of our favorite things are the way the rear seats fold down into the floor and disappear.

We're breaking it in tomorrow by taking our first trip in it to Coeur d'Alene. Kathryne's sister Janette is there for the week so she wanted to go over and see her.

Keep us in your prayers as we travel as well as all those displaced due to the recent hurricanes.

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Monday, September 06, 2004

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Back to School

Sean started kindergarten this week. Wednesday was a 45 minute orientation and today was his first full day. He was going to ride the bus home, but there was no bus. There was supposed to be a bus, but we were misinformed. So he had to wait around until Kathryne went to pick him up.

It's like pulling teeth to get him to talk about what he did at school. I ask him "Did you do this, dis you do that?" and he still doesn't remember. He's already on the right track because he did say school was boring today. I look at it from the standpoint that no one brought a gun or tried to blow up the school. That's a good kind of boring.

He did get to look at some books about volcanoes and earthquakes which he enjoys very much. Just as long as they stay in the books. Visit the website for Brownsville Elementary if you want to find out more about his school.

We have about 10 rolls of film we need to get developed. When we do, I'll post some pictures.

Will this work?

I've never been good at keeping a diary so I'm not sure how long I'll keep this up, but I wanted to try it out and see how I do.

This may be a better way of publishing reports and pictures for family and friends and to have them communicate back.

I'm also considering seeing if the church is interested in starting this as a means of communication.

Let me know what you think. That's what the comments are for.

In Him,