Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fathers Day 2010

We had a fun Fathers Day this year. We went to a place in Idaho called Jump Creek Falls. It's down about a quarter mile trail over some rocks and streams. The kids walked some and rode on our backs some, too. We had a picnic lunch and a fun time playing in the water. The trail was FULL of poison ivy and we even saw two snakes. What an adventure.





































Daniel is a loving, fun, patient, kind and wonderful father. Reece is in love with him and Joe wants to be just like him.

We all love him and appreciate him so much. We would all be lost with out him!!


We are currently visiting Daniel's grandparents and are about to leave for our drive home and visiting with some people on the way. More pictures of our adventures to come!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A little something from the man...

Greetings blog friends! Why is Daniel blogging you ask? I'm just giving the fans what they want. Here's a little update on what I've been up to:
These last couple weeks I have been learning to fly the "right way." It has been an enjoyable couple of weeks relearning most of what I've forgotten (It had been almost two years since I'd flown) and learning quite a few new techniques and procedures. As the weeks progressed we started working our way into more difficult airstrips and terrain. It has been a blast! The training will culminate with a 3 day trip into the Idaho Back Country to practice at some of the most difficult strips we train at. I made a quick video of some flying we did today and I will hopefully have some more footage after the trip.
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Joe Talking

Here is a glimpse of some words Joe is really into saying these days.
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He loves bubbles. When we say, "Joe, do you want to go to bed?" he immediately replies, "no nite-nite!" He's great at saying please and sometimes he'll just say mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy over and over again. But, he wouldn't really say it on the video. Anyway, I just thought it was a cute sampling of his words.

Reece's Song

After Joe's Happy Birthday performance, Reece had her turn.

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Joe's Favorite Song

I have never been able to get a good video of Joe singing happy birthday. Until yesterday when I was putting the bubbles away and he really wanted to keep them out. So I told him if he sang happy birthday for me, he could have more bubbles. He sure did earn those bubbles!

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tea Party and Airplanes

This morning my mom's 10 day visit came to an end. We had way too much fun to blog about it all, so I'll just blog about our last day. We had a fun girl day. We first went to the farmer's market here in Nampa and looked at all the fun jewelry and veggies and stuff.
Pretty girl in front of the flowers.

Then, we went on to the tea house for a REAL tea party! Reece was so excited to get a real tea pot and a pretty tea cup. Her tea pot had pink lemonade in it! She was one excited girl!

Pouring the "tea" herself.

Grandmama, Mom and Little Girl


Next, we came home to the boys and Daniel took us across the street to see the airplanes. I was so excited that Reece and Joe were brave enough to sit in the planes with us! We haven't been able to get Reece to sit in one of the planes Daniel flies until today!

All of us sitting in the fancy-shmancy Kodiak! I've never been in one before this and they are pretty impressive looking! I hope I get to fly in one one day!
Daniel is promising me that he will be a guest-blogger this week. He better come through with some fun flying footage and stories!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Latest Newsletter

I just wanted to quickly post a link to our latest newsletter:
Check it out if you haven't seen it already.
Also, see the side of our blog for the most up-to-date support levels. It is even higher than it was when we sent out our newsletter! God has been really faithful to speak to the hearts of people to support our ministry.
I hope to post more family and flying updates this week.

A Glimpse into the lives of a family on a journey to serve God through aviation in Indonesia!