Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Back to Germany

We are back in Germany. Look what greeted us upon our return! Wow. Can you see the double rainbow? This was taken out of our front window.

Temperature Contrast

Today in Germany - almost 54F (12C).

Days ago in Indiana - a man ice fishing on a lake. Well below 32F (0C).
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Tail Fins at Chicago O'Hare

We flew in this Swiss Airlines airplane (above).

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Last Day in Ohio???

Still snowing today in Ohio. We will miss the snow once we are back in Europe.

Saying goodbye to Grandma Shuman for the third time. We hope we make it back to Germany this time.
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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Four Brothers and Dad

Jack, Tim, Tom, Dad, and Jim.
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Grace College

We had a nice visit in Winona Lake, Indiana at Grace College. Boy, was it cold here.
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A visit to Taylor University

Taylor did a great job of welcoming us to campus. No, that's not BFA's Kyle Thompson shown there.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What was that about global warming?

Wow. That's a man-made mountain of snow!! I know Best Buy is around here somewhere!
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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Why Luke and I are in the US

Luke and I will be visiting the campuses of Grace College and Taylor University this week. Both schools are in Indiana, about a 4.5 hour drive from where we are right now in Ohio. We hope that this will be a special week for Luke and he will have some sort of leading about where he should be next year after high school graduation.

Tom takes on the icicles

My brother Tom courageously takes on the icicles at mom's house. See below for live action. PS. Did you know it was 55 F - warm and sunny in Germany today???
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Tom battles dangerous icicles

Sunday Dinner at the Shuman home

Mom's amazing Sauerkraut and Pork dinner.

This is just a small portion of the Shuman tribe - just 14 of us around the Shuman table. Mom takes it all in stride.
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Snow snow snow in Ohio

My parents home in Ohio. This snow is coming down!

Shoveling snow after church this morning. I LOVE this stuff.
Looking across the street from mom and dad's place.

Ice and Snow in Ohio

Luke and I waded through 2 feet of snow to take pictures.

Check out this ice-sheet at my parent's house!! Way cool. Just like the old days.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentines Party

After school we held a Valentines Party for everyone. There were several dancing activities to choose from: Swing, Scottish, and Line in different locations on campus. Everyone had fun. Do I spy a Shuman in that crowd? Dark shirt, dark hat...

Valentines Party

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Middle School Talent Show

Last skit of the Talent Show by the middle school teachers. They sang a new version of "My Favorite Things" from Sound of Music that ended with Captain von Trapp, me, BFA's Director entering the scene and bringing order to the chaos. It was a lot of fun and everyone had a great time. This was part of our Valentines Day activities.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Lorica of St. Patrick

I love this prayer, written by St. Patrick in 377

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through a confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.
To see the entire prayer click here...

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Internet radio stations playing on my computer

CM Radio - This Christian station is also available through itunes. CMradio has 8 different Christian music options. Usually I'm listening to either "The Light" or "The Spirit" through itunes.

Home Radio - This station plays a nice mix of "lite" secular and Christian. This one is also available through itunes - that's how I usually listen to it.

Of course, it's all free and 24/7.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Have you seen this one about European stereotypes?

"Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organised by the Swiss. Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians."

If you've spent time in Europe you might relate to these stereotypes.

The European Flag

Monday, February 05, 2007

Found on the internet

I was thinking of starting a new boarding school, but the name I had in mind was already taken.
Just kidding!! SJDC is a real place in Pittsburgh, PA.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Best Friends

Billy Reed and Luke Shuman. February 4, 2000

Billy Reed and Luke Shuman. February 4, 2007

18th Birthday Gathering

Luke, seated in the middle, with his friends surrounding him.
February 4, 2007

Luke's friends over for his birthday

Julie (France), Emily (China), Stephanie (Hungary).

More friends. Sandee made a big turkey dinner, thanksgiving style, for everyone. We are thankful for Luke on this special day.

Awesome birthday party game.

Adam Dunham gave Luke a great video game where you "shoot" a soccer penalty kick, by passing your foot over a sensor on a mat on the floor. What a blast!

No goal. Try again.