Thursday, August 09, 2012
Hans' summer started off disappointing as baseball did not pan out as planned. He had an enjoyable Sterling Rec Season, but the traveling/ tournament team did not work out. He did pretty well connecting with friends at the pool or getting together. He also did a wrestling camp with Wendell and football workouts 3 mornings a week.
Alan had a very disappointmenting summer. While we were busily running older kids to workouts or events he got to tag along. None of his friends went to the pool, so even this was not a fun activity. It seems that when we did plan something for him it did not work out. He thought he was going to have an awesome baseball season, but alas even that fell apart. This week he is in football camp and has even managed to be gloomy about that.
Over arching all of this is a summer plagued with drought and heat since mid May. It has been over 100F most days with absolutely no signficant rain. The situation at church has been disappointing so time when we would often find enjoyment have been bittersweet.
Where does one find joy in such annoying circumstances? Well, the sin of discontentment has plagued everyone, including me!!! My hope is in the Lord...not my children's performance or circumstances.Not in the weather or other people. So i am going to work my way backwards through the summer and even spring to find the blessings and joy and record them here!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Chalet’s were nice. The kids went swimming and we prepared for an evening Safari in an open safari vehicle with a tour guide from the resort. That meant we got to stay out late which was fun!
We tried very hard and thought maybe we would see a leopard this night, but it was not to be. We did get to see some lions
Saturday, February 18, 2012
We were to go December 2010, but that summer of 2010 was rough. It was a cold wet spring and a wet summer. Normally this would be wonderful, but too much or too little moisture just is not helpful in farming. We were short on funds and time. The summer was hard as was the fall with both Collin and Erin in Junior High. When we priced the tickets for going during Christmas break, it seemed way out of our reach, to fly over holiday season was $2000 a person. So we decided to back up and pray about it.
2011 was not farmer friendly at all, however fall 2010 was and Chris tucked some money away when the grain prices rallied the end of 2010. We were plagued with drought and heat this summer. Yet the desire to go see Phil and Denise for a work and witness trip was still present. But the details were downright scary! It was homecoming weekend when we finally had a Saturday morning available to get into the post office for passports. To get the kid's passports both Chris and I had to be present. It was crazy. We thought we had veverything together but when we got there Collin's birth certificate was not with everyone elses. Ugh. Chris found it and we were able to get it done, but it was stressful! As we were finishing up we took some seriously funny monkey shots!
Christmas 2011 we sent out support letters to inform our friends of our trip