Monthly Archives: September 2010

[Senior Pics – Take One] – Josiah and Nate

Since THE BUS, we haven’t been able to pull any seniors away from their busy schedules long enough to move forward with individual photo sessions — UNTIL TODAY, that is!!  FINALLY, we caught a few guys between soccer games and scheduled an afternoon session for Nate and Josiah (Dae Sun was also on the docket but was, unfortunately, sick today).  Still, we […]

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Ups and Downs: Wedding Plans and Sad Good-byes

I spent the morning with Diana and Marina, viewing the site for Diana/Zhenya’s upcoming wedding!  And what a beautiful location it is! Although still within the city limits, the  property is quite secluded and filled with a variety of trees and vegetation.  The wedding pavilion is located on a dock, overlooking a gorgeous lake. The decor is varied and […]

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The Fun Just Doesn’t Stop!

Lesson plans and Greek mythology at noon, the daily trip to the soccer stadium (where cheering and homework intersect), quick change artists, amazing Kazakh  music concert for the girls, baby visiting for me and Dan. . . it’s a little hard to keep up these days!Dan and I were finally able to welcome the newest member […]

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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction.

And there is evidence of this in our backyard.  Believe it or not. Now.  Near the end of September. When our little apple tree is BURDENED with fruit (supplying us with constant material for apple crisps and cobblers).  Our tree has a branch with BLOSSOMS.  It is a strange, strange world indeed.

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The Burger Fest to End All Burger Fests

Young Life celebrated the annual summer volunteer party this evening, thanking over 50 people for their generous service at three different summer camps – English, tent, and special needs.   Our good friends, the Savigs, generously volunteered to host this party at their home in the mountains.  We shuttled the group up to their mountain “retreat center” […]

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