Experiencing our nation through its environments, animals, people and history.

Galatians 5:1

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

White Sox, by JJ

JJ had a great season playing on the White Sox in Danville/Boyle County, Kentucky. He made it on the 10 year old all star team, and guess what!!
They won districts and went on to State!

Lugnuts, by Jo

This season I played in the junior machine pitch team, called the Lugnuts.

That's me getting ready to field a ground ball.

At bat!

That's us after the game. I really like my coach, he's nice!

At my first at bat I hit a homerun!
Its really fun to play baseball in Kentucky,
even though we're called the Lugnuts!
~ jojo

But wait! there's more....

So I've had some good revelations this week....one of them is that no matter what job God has for me this fall, it's gonna be a good one and exactly what I should be doing. For now, I am a proud and grateful mother....

in Kentucky!
"Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on your heart."
Proverbs 3:3

Friday, June 18, 2010

Long Run Farm

This camera and its ameteurs are leaving the bluegrass state soon, so we are taking some moments to appreciate....

Thank you Julie Cooper for the lessons and permission to photo! You have helped us love and appreciate Kentucky, and we are grateful!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Humidity Heaven"

So at the time of this posting its safe to say we are all tired....
The 95 degrees heat lately has us all a little bit "sideways!"

Really, we are all missing the west coast terribly... we miss our friends, we miss Madrona, we MIGHT even be missing that misty rain that never goes away in Seattle.... out here we have thunderstorms that blaze through in a fury.
But! At least we have swimmable waterfalls at our camp! Can't exactly do that at Snoqualmie or Multnomah!! sigh......

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Visiting LA

Oh.... the waiting, and the limbo. For all of you who keep asking "so when are you coming back?" or "Do you know where you're going next?" to you we answer, welcome to our angst. We don't know, we are waiting, we are praying. (do join us!) Meanwhile, Cheryl had an interview in LA last weekend and had the momentary bliss of flying "home." It was great to see my family, the kitties, even drive the mini-van....(yes! we are getting sick of the five of us in the Honda!) I got to catch up with Wapshaw and spend an awesome day with my bro and his fam. The only time I whipped out the camera was at the beach... a cold June gloom evening, which was quite refreshing after this Kentucky heat.

Aren't we getting big and CUTE??!!!
P.S. The interview was quite the enjoyable experience, and I hope they take the risk in hiring a nut like me. If not, we might have to just come back to LA anyway! Ultimately we know God is in control, and there's no sense in doubting Him now!! Hugs

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hocking Hills, OH

For Memorial Day weekend we met the Michigan Caverson crew at a convenient half way point, in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio. We were blessed with amazing scenery and an awesome time with our friends!!

We got to hike around Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, and a few other waterfalls that kept calling our names. We also learned about sandstone caves... they are different than limestone caves (with stalagmites), in that the water carves out the middle soft layer and leaves the upper and lower layers of rock.

They sure make for good climbing ground!

We also loved trucking the dogs along in this adventure...

Especially when we found those beckoning waterfalls!!

We couldn't have planned this weekend out better if we tried....
Thank you, Caversons, for our years of friendship
and the bond in Christ that is forever strong!!
Where to next year??!!