Sunday, March 30, 2008

C&MA retreat in Switzerland

We returned yesterday from a retreat in the Swiss Alps with our mission colleagues(The C&MA) from BFA. We had a wonderful time together. We had some fresh snow when we arrived and then the skies cleared - beautiful!!

Snow drifts on the top of mountain peak

Sled run beside a HUGE snowbank - very cool! It has been a long time since we have seen so much snow!

Gondola ride up to ski and sled run
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Sledding in the Alps!

One of the highlights of the retreat was navigating the 3.5 km sled run high up in the Alps! We found the shortcuts after our first run down. It was much quicker and a whole lot more fun, and it included some major wipe-outs!
Tyler did the sled run and also had a blast skiing for one afternoon!
Here are some of our more daring mission colleagues...

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Tim telling the kids a story(about Jonah)

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

HAPPY EASTER from Germany

Wishing you a very Happy Easter! He is RISEN!

Easter dinner guests - Rachel, Bethany, Meghan and Janet. Rachel and Janet are R.A's in one of our dorms. Bethany and Meghan are teachers at BFA.

Today, Easter Sunday, is Bethany's Birthday! Happy Birthday, dear Bethany!

Travis, Luke, Billy....Luke is on spring break in Vancouver and is having an awesome time with BFA friends.
Travis, former BFA student, is reunited with Luke and Billy after 6 years! And Billy is Luke's good friend from BFA. They graduated together last June.
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Monday, March 17, 2008

Artist in Residence

Drawn by Tim after our visit to Schilthorn, Switzerland, in February

Inspired by our visit to the Alsace region of France last weekend. To see more of Tim's work visit his blog Shuworx.
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Spring is here!

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One of my favorite German stores

I know this is a rather odd thing to blog, but this flower shop, near to where we live, shows some amazing German creativity! It has very artistic and beautiful table displays(that are constantly changing with the seasons) and gives a person some great ideas for decorating. Just ask Tim! He was thrilled to go to this store with me today!

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Sunday, March 09, 2008


Luke at Taylor University - March '08

Sandee, Tim, Tyler - February, '08

Tyler and Uncle Tom - March '08
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Sunday afternoon hike

This afternoon we hiked our local golf course with Tom. This is at the top(which is up high).....

.....looking down on the course, with Kandern and the Black Forest hills in the background

Double click on any photo to enlarge it

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

A visit from Ohio

Tim's brother Tom from Ohio is paying us a quick visit this weekend. He has been in 5 countries in the last 3 days(he is in Europe for only 5 days)!! Today we took him to Riquewihr and Eguisheim, two quaint and very old towns in France. Here are a collage of pictures from our trip.

Riquewihr is well-known for its macaroons. Various bakeries offer free samples including this one. Guess why Tim is hanging out here?!

One of many shops decorated for Easter
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