Thursday, June 27, 2013

New family member

Meet Pancake, the latest addition in Tyler and Jennifer's home! Doesn't get much cuter than this!

Visit to DC

Tim flew to Washington, DC, on Monday for an important meeting with the State Department. While there, our niece Shawna, who is a flight attendant with United and is based in DC, toured some of the sights with him.

Back side of the Capitol.

Vietnam memorial. Part of the Vietnam wall.

Franklin D Roosevelt.

Jefferson Memorial.

Read these words of Jefferson!

Martin Luther King.

Tim, the teacher! Two different school groups on field trip outings, stopped and watched Tim sketch.

Korean Vet Memorial.

 Korean Memorial.

Vietnam Memorial.

In front of the Supreme Court. Getting ready for NBC nightly news.

Tim treated two BFA alumni (Shawna and Paul) to dinner. They chose the restaurant. Belgian food - muscles and frits! "So good" Tim says. I'm not so sure!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekend Getaway - Cabin in the Rockies

This past week-end we headed two hours west of Colorado Springs to our friends' log cabin in the mountains. We had a wonderful, relaxing time and didn't want to leave to come back home! Like Tim said, "It was just what the Doctor ordered!" (We had no internet and no cell phone connection while there - that takes some getting used to, but it was a blessing in disguise....)

Visiting the neighbor!

River behind the cabin. We went to sleep every night to the sound of it flowing by. Bliss!

Beautiful vista by the cabin.We staked out this spot to build our cabin! :) This particular property is actually for sale.

River in the backyard by the cabin.



Visitors at dusk.

Super Moon and cabin by night (under full moon). Awesome!

Visit to a Ghost Town

St. Elmo is one of the most well preserved ghost towns in Colorado with numerous business structures and cabins. Well worth visiting! (It also has a lot of chipmunks and hummingbirds!)

Saw this verse carved in marble at a hotel in St. Elmo, and it immediately took me back to my years growing up on the farm in Saskatchewan. Dad had the word "Ebenezer" in bold letters mounted on our weathervane on top of our barn - a testimony that God's faithfulness endures come what may.