Saturday, April 18, 2015

A moment in time: 4/17/15

Town 3: Scio

Do you know how sad it is to have lived in the Willamette Valley for the majority of my life and never spent any time in these small farming towns that sprinkle the countryside? I suppose that is just The Way it Is.

The fun thing about these trips is the excitement of the kids. Something about these little towns.

While on a covered bridge tour, we rolled through Scio.

Stopped by Thriftway Market to get some old fashioned Soda pop and Necos.

This church is conveniently stocked with an ATM.

After the jaunt down Main Street, we headed down to a little museum...which was closed. 

But there is a river...and I firmly believe any town is better off with a river. 

Town 2: Yoder

Because if a town shares your family name, it just has to be on the list.

 There was a respectable store...

Lily was not happy with the taste of the alluring pink speckled ice cream.

So she traded with someone
Miles is a tad jealous. 

 I did not see the upstairs windows until I looked at the playback. Freaked me out. 

And there was a woodshop. It must be a Yoder thing.

And that was about it!

Local: Store worker
Store: Yoder Store
Souvenir: metal funnel

Monday, April 13, 2015

Another Hug

The last time we went to see Michael Card was three years ago.

We were blessed to see him again last night.

The songs were mostly known...with a new one thrown in...and a couple we haven't managed to come across.

 Let the Children Come. Click on this and let it play.

At the end of the concert, I gave the "go ahead" for the boys to make their way over to say hello.

Oliver wiggled his way through the crowd of tall bodies first and it didn't take him long to get his attention and give a big hug.

 He turned his back on the adults and got each of their names, gave hugs or handshakes, small talk and warm smiles.

His attitude towards children in humbling. Inspiring. He gets it.

Even my most reserved child...the one who will not even interrupt those he knows...made no hesitation.

And I know the kids walked away feeling the love of Christ.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Scout camp

COLD!! We rolled into camp around 10am to find the boys already hard at work cleaning up the campground for the upcoming season. 

Lily came to the rescue with a jellybean for Jake

The rest of the day was spent eating, signing off, in classes, but mostly huddled around the campfire.

I have no idea why Miles was doing this, but he stayed here on one of the troop leader's shoes for quite awhile. 

Oliver and Noah had a great time being part of the troop.

And there were Trillium. 

And the beautiful river.

And little siblings who froze...but were TROOPers. (That was for you, Josh)

On the way home...thinking about a warm van. 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A moment in time 4/7/15 10am

Sometimes I just like to photo-document whatever is going on at one moment in time.