Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Auntie Dawn (the kids started calling her Auntie Nana when we visited her in Kelowna last April--can you guess why?) and Louise with the kids telling stories in the lavender. Posted by Hello

Our little blind girl--heehee Posted by Hello

Jonah and Ava all cuddled up in Auntie Nana's new 5th wheel. Posted by Hello

The Brawleyfam dog-pile. Little Ava is quite the wrestler--she just lays on you as a dead-weight--all 34lbs of her.  Posted by Hello

The sudzy kids having a "Chub-Chub"! Posted by Hello

Watching the race with all the appropriate ear-protection--Jonah had so much fun and even remembered 5 days later which car won (he showed Mama the picture of the car in the pamphlet)! Posted by Hello

Behind the scenes with the special Chevron pass (insert ooohh's here)... Posted by Hello

Happy (Super Late) Father's Day!! Jerry and Jon took Jonah to the Champ Car Races here at PIR on Father's Day (sorry i'm so late getting them posted!) Posted by Hello
We're so bummed! Itziar was supposed to fly in today--unfortunately she was unable to get on the plane in Bilbao due to passport problems. So she took care of those but can't come to Portland until next Monday--the 4th...which is a bummer cuz she'll miss out on the Welcome Dinner for all the students and on a few events. Hopefully she'll be over jet lag by Saturday when she goes to Young Life Camp for a week...We miss you Itziar! Can't wait to see you on Monday!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Most of our lifegroup from this past year. Posted by Hello
Well, we are officially moved out and closed on our house today. We just got back from signing the papers and Jon is picking up the check later today. Crazy!!! It has been a super easy transition for the kids, since they love it at "nannypop-pops" house. Louise and I were just chatting that it would have been much harder on them if we had to move into a strange apartment or something. It was wierd to go back to our house and see it empty. Vacuuming the kids rooms was hard--that was the final teary goodbye for me. Leaving the only home they have ever known; where we brought them from the hospital; the home that Jon and I built together...And yet through it all we have a peace and feel confident that this is the right time to make this change. Next week Itziar, our exchange student, returns for her second summer with us. We are excited and much less nervous this time around! We are relieved to not have to "be" the program this time--as there are 10 other students coming with her! They will all hear the Good News! We are so blessed to be a part of this ministry.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

I guess there have been a few instances of mail theft up on the hill--so for now just change our address to:
PO Box 39
Troutdale, OR 97060
We are on a waiting list for a PO Box near Jon's work, so that one'll change, too!

Monday, June 13, 2005

Most of you already know, but:
We're moving!
Our new address as of today is Jerry and Louise's at:
12292 SE Gillespie Ct.
Gresham, OR 97080
stay tuned for PO Box info, too!
jon: 503.522.9028
elisabeth: 503.522.8209

We'll keep you updated as we find and buy again!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

One more: he's sitting this game out. Posted by Hello

Jonah in Daddy's Jersey and shoes dunking that "basketball". Posted by Hello

Monday, June 06, 2005

Future gardener of America. Posted by Hello

Helping Nana in the garden last weekend while Daddy and Mama were in Seattle. Posted by Hello

The Jonie-Burrito! Posted by Hello

The Avie-Burrito! Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Going up to get his certificate! Posted by Hello

Singing "Jesus Loves Me" Posted by Hello

Singing "God Bless America" Posted by Hello

Jonah's Preschool End-of-Year Program this morning. Jonah is on the top, right corner Posted by Hello