Friday, May 26, 2006

Our son the beggar.
We're so proud.
Seriously, though, at the freeway exits near our home and church, there are "People with signs" which the kids are curious about.
This morning Jonah found a piece of cardboard in our house and said, "Momma, I'm going to make a sign." I sort of knew what he was leading to, so I said, "What's your sign going to say, Joe?"
"It's going to say 'I need money' and then I'm going to stand by our church!"
Interesting that he didn't ask for more, though... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Our friend Christa's in town! (she lives in China) We went to lunch at Mother's Bistro downtown with all the ol' gang--Christa, me, Shannon, Tonya, Angela, Janna, and Jenni! We had so much fun! (Oh, and Christa's new babe Kaya, of course!)

Jenni and Christa

Christa with Elisabeth and Shannon

A BBQ with old friends last week in our backyard. Jon and I with Brooke and Steve Schlange and Dan and Janna Garland.

Christa with Miriam

Brooke with Miriam and Siyana

Cruising around on the John Deere Gator, that's Simon driving with Siyana and little Addysen in the back.

Christa with her daughter, Siyana.
We are now living Jon's dream: We live within walking distance to a 7-11, where, of course, we buy Slurpees! And trust me, everyday is deemed a Slurpee Day by my kids!

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

We're so proud of Jonah! He finished his first year as an Awana Cubbie and got an award last night for memorizing all his verses (27 of them!) Here are some highlights of the night...singing the Cubbie theme song...checking out his certificate and little Cubbie Bear pin for his vest. That's his pal Aidan Durias on the right side of him, all decked out in his fancy tie and shirt. They were so cute!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Just fooling around with the collage option on my computer...pretty cute stuff! Posted by Picasa
Horsin' 'round today Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 14, 2006

The other day Jon and I went to the Portland Nursery, but when we got there they had JUST closed. I saw that the doors were unlocked, and since I just had a quick question I ran in.
Ava saw me talking to a man with long dark hair and a beard through the doors and said, "There's JESUS!"
When I got back in the car, we tried to tell her that it, in fact, wasn't Jesus, but she was adamant! "NO!! IT'S JESUS!!"
Then yesterday she rode in Nana's car and out of the blue says to her, "I love Jesus."
That just makes our hearts so warm and happy.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Ava has a cold...yesterday morning she woke up and noticed that her voice didn't sound the same: "I think my voice is brokened!"
Pink Snow! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Jonah and Jon's FAVORITE game. They are creating the necessary father-son bond thru the competition of striving for the elusive "High Score". Actually, Jonah's getting pretty good. He can get to level 13 now, while Jon tops out at 22.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Here are some new pictures, finally . . . We thought our camera had broken, but the other day Jon turned it on and it worked! I don't know where Ava gets her cheesy-ness . . . heehee! Jonah took the bottom one--he did a pretty good job! Posted by Picasa