Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
We had a great time on our family camping trip. This was our second trip. Our first was only a couple of months ago on Memorial Day and we had a great time.
As nice as our first trip was, this trip was even better.
We went with 63 friends from our church. The trip was at the John Kerr Reservoir in Virginia. We spent July 3 through July 5. We learned about camping from more experienced campers. We also enjoyed deepening our friendships with our church family.
We enjoyed swimming, fishing, biking, and a beautiful, peaceful setting. On Independence Day, we had a patriotic service with singing and a brief sermon from our pastor. It was a wonderful trip.
I'll post pictures later today.
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Monday, June 15, 2009
I miss my girls already. At least I will get some good pizza tonight. The hotel is fancy.
This was my room.
This is the hotel lobby.
The Fresco on the ceiling of the lobby is beautiful.
One of my favorite Chicago attractions, the Art Institute. I wish I could have viewed the art this time.
The food was very good (and very expensive).
Believe it or not, I did attend all the lectures and learned a lot about rural healthcare.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009
Last Friday (6-12-2009), Amanda graduated from 5th grade. She is growing fast and Julie and I are very proud of her. I think she may have set a record for the number of awards she won.
This last picture was from March, 2009 and shows Amanda's art on display at the North Carolina State Capitol. Her piece is the lighthouse just above her head. She has had a wonderful schoolyear.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
A college friend showed me this article. It is a very well written, and as a native of Michigan, I especially enjoyed it. Here is an excerpt:
Do you think if your main industry sails away to foreign countries, if the tax base of your city dries up, you won't have crumbling houses and men sleeping on church floors, too? Do you think if we become a country that makes nothing, that builds nothing, that only services and outsources, that we will hold our place on the economic totem pole? Detroit may be suffering the worst from this semi-Depression, but we sure didn't invent it. And we can't stop it from spreading. We can only do what we do. Survive.
And yet, we're better at that than most places.
Hopefully, 2009 will be a good year for Michigan.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Amanda's project evaluated the impact of move watching on pulse rate.
Emily grew a "Crystal Garden". She had fun time.
Both girls did a great job on their projects.