Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I have some things I want to post, but things have been crazy around here. My garden has exploded.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On Our Way

We leave today for Colombia.  We just got one of the hardest moments over.  Saying good bye to our little boys for 10 days.  Already it is too quiet.  I know they are in good hands.  Both grandmas are more cautious than I am.  And even if you are persistently watching over them, they can still get hurt.  So really, I am not really worried about them.  I'm more worried about us.  :)  Especially now that they are gone, I can be completely focused on what we are going to be doing.  Going through all the security, making sure we have the right documents, keeping safe.

Our trip is called and Learning and Serving trip.  We will be at a Bible Camp for the first few days to learn about Colombia and what it is like to be a Christian there.  The next few days we will be with host families, being immersed in the culture, and also doing some work at a local church.  The last few days will be winding down time - visiting some touristy areas.  Then back home.  It sounds so quick when I explain it like that, and I'm sure it will go by fast.  I really just can't believe it is time to go already.  Full report when we return.  And hopefully lots of pictures.


Ohlen obtained a rite of passage over this past weekend.  He went to the ER for the first time. 

We were camping.  He went to play with some little boys from a neighboring camp site. They were playing with a plastic ball, bat, and tee.  Somehow the one little boy whacked Ohlen in the mouth.  He was bleeding pretty bad and it looked to me like his tooth might have gone through the skin right above his lip.  We jumped in the car and heading to the hospital.

Luckily we didn't have a long wait.  The Dr. determined that it wasn't a hole - just broken skin on the outside and inside - and he needed one stitch on each location. 

Ohlen was a trooper.  He barely cried, and was most upset by the fact that I had to hold a cotton ball of numbing agent on his face for about 25 minutes.  And it didn't hurt, he just didn't want to sit so still for so long.  Every one was super nice and were wonderful with Ohlen.  We were in and out in about an hour. Such a huge blessing.  I was prepared for several hours.

While the Dr. was working on him he asked if Ohlen was going to go back camping.  His response: Oh Yeah!