Sunday, October 31, 2010


This weekend the Latinos from the Spanish church wanted to go camping--and camp we did! We had about 8 tents set up, a large bonfire, boiling lard, campfire games, devotions, exploring, and soccer. BOILING LARD? Yes...boiling lard. You'll soon see the picture. Camping was a great way to spend time together, hang out with friends, and get to know a few acquaintances better.

There's a distinct possibility I could've stayed in this tent for months...but I actually stayed in a 2 person tent with a friend. That one was a bit small for two for one night. :-)

Here's that boiling lard: heat it up over the fire, toss a little salt with it, and fry the pork!

I'm not even sure how many layers we had between us, but we certainly weren't cold!

Up early enough to see the fog rise off the my book, waaaaay too early!

Breakfast was good!

This baby basically put herself to sleep last night at 9pm, slept all night, and then woke up happy! What an easy-going baby!

Getting up early had one plus

Emanuel and I had a fun time exploring the woods--the boys were forced to hold hands with an adult, but I think by the end I may have gained a friend. It helps to sing ridiculous songs!

We played "Pato, Pato, Ganso", had a three-legged race, and a foot race.

Then we hit up the playground for all it was worth, and Ronda and I got quite a ride in the barrel! A friend pushed us, and had us going pretty high.

Hope you all had a great weekend, too!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Busy Weekend

Friday night we had a scavenger hunt for the youth at the hispanic church. Here are a few photos:

A creative re-enactment of 'American Gothic'
Help a stranger do their laundry...except these girls are helping someone fold her NEIGHBOR'S laundry!!
Doing "The Worm"
Extra points for your whole team on a rope swing over water (they are at a shallow creek)
A picture of a mustache
Re-enacting a scene from a Disney movie

Hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as we enjoyed our evening!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Picture Day

Last week a friend in Louisiana offered to put a table together for me at my home church. So, last week we took a LOT of pictures in childcare! Here's all 9 of our kids, and the three regular teachers:

We also taught the kids hide & seek last week, and this is where these two decided to hide! It was a great spot, until we started calling their names & asking where they were. "I right here!!" So cute, these kids have been a blast to work with!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Sometimes...'s like herding cats

Here are eight of our nine kids. I told them to "come stand up here" to do their memory verse for one of our helpers this week. In my head I briefly envisioned eight cute little toddlers lined up in a neat row in from of the bench I was sitting on. My visions were quickly adapted to "please everyone participate this time!" The kids are learning Psalm 100, and they are into verse three already!

Psalm 100
Shout with joy to the Lord,
all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness,
Come before Him with joyful song.
Know that the Lord is God,
He made us and we are His.

Hopefully by the end of the semester they'll have the entire 6 verses memorized, and you can see a video of it! Well, if they choose to participate that is... :-)