Every good and perfect gift is from above.
~James 1:17

Friday, June 27, 2008

He Can't Wait!

Grant is so excited for football to start! We finally agreed that he could play tackle this fall, after holding off last year because of the crazy schedule. We had heard that there were long practices four nights a week and games on weekends and we just weren't ready to commit to that kind of schedule for a young child's sport. But, this year we said yes. We realize how good sports are for Grant. He is a very high-energy kid and needs the outlet sports give him. Also, he is learning to respond to an authority figure, follow directions and be a team player. This is good because his natural tendency is to try to take the lead and do things his way. :-)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Kid Life

One thing I especially remember about my childhood is that I always seemed to have skinned up knees. My mom was always putting something that stung and made me yell on some skinned up part of me--usually my knees. So, the memories came flooding back when Katie wiped out on her bike a few days ago. Grant pulled her bike off of her and walked her into the house, where I washed her scrapes and put antiseptic and then a bandaid on each one. She braved it all and then ran back outside to play. :-)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Soccer Days

Grant and Kate are both on soccer teams and we are at the soccer field four nights a week. They love it and they are getting exercise and learning how to be team players. As for me, as I shuttle them to and from their games and practices in my minivan, I am truly living the soccer mom life. :-) (It's not so bad...especially since the soccer season ends in a couple of weeks! ;-) )

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Fun Visit

Twenty-two years ago I joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ to work with their high school ministry, Student Venture. My first assignment with Student Venture was in San Diego, California, where I met a high school sophomore named Michelle, who was in a Bible Study that I led. Michelle was in that study all through high school and we had lots of deep conversations and great experiences, like a mission trip to Mexico City, together. Michelle graduated and headed off to college and I was transferred to Boulder, Colorado. It was in Boulder that I met and married Dave.

Several years later, Michelle married Greg, a wonderful guy who just happens to be from Boulder! Together they have three adorable kiddos and they have been serving overseas as missionaries for the past seven years. Last week they were in town for a conference and we had the pleasure of having them stay with us. The kids all played together, the men talked and Michelle and I talked and talked. We stayed up until 2:30am two nights and until 4:00am the last night, and we STILL could have talked for hours more! I don't know how she managed to make it through her conference on so little sleep, and I definitely learned that I cannot stay up all night and still function the next day! But, it was so fun to catch up. :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Yesterday the kids and I met some friends at the local bowling alley for free bowling! Yep, it was totally free. They have a summer program that allows kids to bowl a free game of bowling every day, all summer long! Isn't that amazing? We will certainly be bowling more this summer! :-)