Friday, August 27, 2010

just plain silly

Bugg and her buddy have been messing with the video camera.

this is the silliness that i found... enjoy!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Ahhhhh......relaxation, blissfulness, no scary E.R trips. How much better can it get? Yes, vacation is prime time. We had a great time on our little trip this year. Even though some of us (smile) didn't get much sleep! We had a great time just kicking back with no agenda, swimming, tubing, skiing the list just goes on and on. Giggles did great too, she had lots of cousins to play with! We also found a stray cat at the resort this year, Erna and her cousin Claira named it Sallie Jo! But to their dismay it wasn't actually a stray cat, it was the neighbors missing cat. bummer. Oggie and I both got up on skis this year and had a blast knee boarding! Bear, Dash, and Erna loved tubing. Erna, cousin Claira and I had a girls night, we watched a movie, made a tent, and had popcorn! Cousin Natalie brought her friend and she loved our crazy family.( I think) Our cousins the Taylors, Aunt Jaimee, and grandma and grandpa, and our family all went out to eat one night at a restaurant called, The Logging Camp. They serve the food family style on tin plates and you drink out of tin cups! It's almost like living on the prairie! Here are some pictures...

Erna in her purple car!

are you talking to me?

what's better than homemade doughnuts?!

All the cousins watchin' a movie

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Korah: A repost

Our friends the Nordstroms are adopting from Ethiopia and have a blog, too.
They posted about Korah today and I'm reposting here on our blog because it is so so powerful and moving.

Korah is a community outside of Addis Ababa where the outcasts of society live.  (Read more about Korah by clicking here.)  Korah is located at the Addis trash dump.  The outcasts who live there are the lepers, the poor, the orphans, and the widows.  When you stop to think of what a trash dump must be like in a 3rd world country, it is staggering.  And to think of people living there, trying to have their physical needs met by what they can scavenge day after day, it is difficult to contemplate. 

The videos included below are both about Korah.  They both show the sobering need among these people.  They also raise a lot of questions.  How can we meet the needs of so many people?  What about their spiritual needs too?  Do we just try and meet their physical needs first, then work towards meeting their spiritual needs?   How do we balance all of this?  What would Jesus do?  What does Jesus want us to do?  These are the questions that roll around in our minds.

Ordinary Hero~ A day in the trash dump in Ethiopia from Kelly Putty on Vimeo.

HT: R Nordstrom