Saturday, August 29, 2009

White Water Rafting

"Pastor Dad" treated almost the entire church to a white water rafting trip on the Ocoee River. We rented 15-passenger vans and had lots of fun on the trip to and from the river.

We had a picnic lunch before orientation.

Katy giving me a raft-proof do.
The Rookmeister


The non-rafters had just as much fun as the rafters thanks to Bro. O'Kain's Rook tournament.
Our group at orientation


Gear up!



Dave, Jake, Josh, Isaac and I were on Cooper's raft. He was as lot of fun.

I love the look on Josh's face!
The rest of the Andrew, Cindy, Nina, Andrea, Andy, and Patti were on Wheeler's raft.

Gilbert, Brandon, Aran, Jacob, and Shena were on Butterfly's raft. He was kind of a stick-in-the-mud from all accounts, but they had a good time in spite of him.


Soakin' wet and happy! Thanks for the trip, Dad! We had so much fun.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Farewell House!

The Lord gave us a nice little send off for our last day in our home. Isn't it gorgeous? I don't remember ever seeing a rainbow this bright. There's actually another fainter one above it, but you can't see it in the picture.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Movin' on up

It's really happening! I was so nervous about the piano but it made it safely over to it's temporary home at Mom and Dad's thanks to Dave, Dad, Gilbert, Brandon, and Aran.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fun and Games

Dad and Dave made good use of the pool table.

Julie organized a paint-your-own-tshirt activity. Braaaave woman.

Double cowlicks! Super cute to all of us who don't have to cut his hair.


Gabe was sitting quietly waiting for some paint and said reflectively, "Dis is da best day evah!" True that! Does it get any better than puffy paint and cousins?


Family Photos

Katilyn, our budding photographer. :)






The "kids"
The grandkids

Group Photo Attempt

Trying to get 21 people (12 of them age 10 and under!) to all be still and smile simultaneously while looking in the same direction is no easy task. Julie rigged a coat stand and a towel to prop up my camera.



This isn't the best Photoshop job in the world, but I just couldn't handle the Panda rug or the crookedness.

I'm sure the moms didn't appreciate my laughing or see the humor in the situation at the time but I hope they can laugh at it in hindsight. I'm laughing just looking at these pictures! Sorry ya'll, but watching this many kids being wrangled and thinking of how we would wind up in the end with a serene family photo to display was just too funny to me. Then again, I have a warped sense of humor.


Apparently Pop-pop's is a little warped too.