Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Fest at BFA

A collage of photos from our Christmas banquet at BFA this past weekend....

Colleagues and friends!

Tim enjoying the evenings' program performed by various high school students.

"Our" small group! (Click on any photo to see it enlarged)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving at Our House

Thursday nights is when my small group meets, so this year we enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with them. Wish you could have heard them singing the Doxology together before we ate! Beautiful!

I am so thankful to God for my small group, and I am especially thankful for my most amazing husband!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Still enjoying fall in Germany

I found a new trail while out on a hike this week. This is not surprising because there are so many of them where we live!
Even though most of the leaves are off of the trees it is still beautiful here in the Black Forest!

Immaculate vineyards

Reflection of Hochblauen (our local mountain) in an old shack window.

Photogenic sheep!

Golf course - not many leaves left!

Friday, November 20, 2009

BFA Thanksgiving

Last night was Thanksgiving in the residences at BFA. We always celebrate each year in between Canadian and American Thanksgiving (with one grand meal instead of two!). Since we sub at Palmgarten dorm, we were invited to share a wonderful dinner with them. I helped with decorating as well as with baking. We had a great evening together with the 19 girls who live at Palmgarten, 4 dorm staff, and other invited guests.

Dorm dad with Krista and Katey.

Little Katie!

Lizzy and Krista proving how stuffed they were!

All of the residents of Palmgarten!

The amazing and wonderful staff of Palmgarten! Luke and Stephanie in the middle are the dorm parents. Lizzy and Bonnie are RA's.

Cream eating contest

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dorm Life

During these days when our school is shut down because of the swine flu, faculty are helping out in the different residences in order to give the dorm staff a bit of a reprieve. Tim and I were at Palmgarten dorm for about six hours today and had a great time with the girls. There are only a couple of students in each residence who are still running fevers, so we trust that the worst is behind us.
Here are two lovely Palmies who were in quarantine and so we delivered "Meals on Wheels" to their bedroom.

Jessica and Jessica giving the dorm dog a "bath" after they all got muddy from playing tackle football outside on a warm but rainy day.

Talking to Naomi, an ocean away. Naomi graduated from BFA last June and is a former resident of Palmgarten.

Palmgarten dorm recently hosted an open house with a very creative music theme. Here, Lizzy is helping me make caramel popcorn for the event.

Palmgarten staff dressed up for the occasion!

Visitors to the open house.

A weekend visit from her mom makes Krystal, a Palmgarten girl, very happy!