Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Last small group time of school year

Tonight was the last time for small groups to meet this school year. We had my girls over for a BBQ and then we watched a movie together.
Katey and Olivia(the two on the left) are going back to the States next year. We will sure miss them! We have had an awesome year getting to know each other and growing together.

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BFA Art Show

This week we enjoyed browsing the "gallery" at BFA's first annual Art Show.

Ceramic art

Octopus - one of the favorite picks at the show

Talent by Tyler Shuman
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Two of our fantastic teachers, Becky and Alyssa, who are doing an incredible job in the Art Department at BFA! Becky, Alyssa and Mandy put together the first ever art show of this kind this year. It was very well attended and makes us proud of our students and their creative, God-given talent.
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Small group and flowers

My small group will meet just one more time this week before summer vacation! Its hard to believe that this school year is almost over! Graduation is only 10 days away!
Here's a picture of two familiar faces playing Apples to Apples with another small group.

Celebrating Katey's(the blonde) 16th Birthday!

This bush in our yard is loaded with flowers! Gorgeous! God did it and gives it to us to enjoy!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Recent visit from Ohio

Tim's niece Christy from Ohio was here recently to visit her cousins and Aunt and Uncle.

Christy having fun with Jonathan, first cousin once removed!

Amaryllis in full bloom in our town - God's amazing creation once again displayed in brilliant color!

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Spring Concert

On Sunday afternoon we enjoyed BFA's final concert of the year. The sad part was seeing all of the musicians from the Senior class perform for the last time. They will be missed next year!

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A few more pictures from JSB

At the Junior/Senior banquet the "home students", all Juniors, performed a Backstreet Boys song for the Senior class(Home students like Tyler live with their families in the area surrounding BFA. Dorm students live in residences) Tyler is on the far right in the picture.

Tyler's small group at BFA
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Our backyard....

Some of the flowers and bushes that are currently blooming in our backyard......

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.....more from our backyard

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

A boy and his dog

Luke just arrived home from college yesterday. KD, our dog, went crazy with happiness when she saw him.

A boy and his dog part 2

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Luke is home!

Luke arrived home today! He has finished his first year of college and is officially a sophomore now! We are very glad to have him home for the summer. He has an internship in Switzerland and will begin work soon.
Here is some of his recent artwork from Taylor University.

Self portrait

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Power Plant Field Trip

Today I, Tim, got to go with the chemistry class on a field trip to a nearby nuclear power plant in Switzerland. It was awesome!! This is a picture of the visitor center with the cooling tower in the background.

Highlights included going into the cooling tower and actually entering the "core" and being able to see the dome of the reactor.

Here I am with some of the BFA guys just prior to entering the core. We had to completely change clothes, right down to socks, shoes and yes, skivvies, and put on these funny outfits so our own clothes didn't get contaminated. We also had to carry small meters to monitor the radiation levels we were exposed to. The whole experience is actually quite serious and intimidating. I'm sure none of us will ever forget this day. Very few people in the world get to see what we did.

The nuclear power plant is an amazing example of man's creative genius tapping into God's power found in nature.
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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Jr/Sr Banquet

Tonight is our annual Jr/Sr banquet at BFA. This is one of the highlights of the year and a very special and memorable evening for the students. The Junior class hosts the evening as a way to honor the Senior class. Below are a collage of pictures taken before the evening program began.

Tyler and his lovely date, Ginny!

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