Sunday, June 26, 2011

Surprise! Surprise!

We got him! For the past couple of weeks, Jacob has been requesting a barbecue to celebrate his 18th birthday. Little did he know that we had been planning a special party for him all along! Happy Birthday, JB!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita, Kansas

Last Sunday, after church, Sarah, Adam, and I went to the Old Cowtown Museum, an historic western town, located in Wichita. We all enjoyed an step back in time and I was astounded by Cowtown. For the most part, the buildings were all moved from different locations were they had rested for an hundred years or so and moved to the museum. Below are some pictures of our fascinating adventure back into the 1870's.

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Camp Quaker Haven, Arkansas City, Kansas

Last Tuesday at around 7am I left from the airport in a Boeing 717 for Atlanta. Upon arrival I switched flights and took off for the Wichita Airport . Sarah picked me up and we went to Spangles, a fifties style fast food restaurant, and enjoyed delicious burgers there. Then we drove to Camp Quaker Haven where Adam was the counselor of Cabin 3, my cabin. I spent four days there and enjoyed playing many fun games, worshiping in the chapel, and making new friends. CQH was a great place. It has a beautiful view of the Arkansas River. My cabin, the smallest there with only six people, came in second overall, in the boy's division, in the camp games. I hope to return next year as I have many wonderful memories of CQH.
The Cabin.

Bunk beds, where we slept for very limited times, usually getting only seven hours of sleep -- I know this may sound like a lot, but we were kept extremely busy during the other 17 hours.

The Key Chapel.

A game of softball on a hot Kansas afternoon.

Z-Man and I as he prepares to play his third winning game of carpet ball.

Afterglow, a nighttime worship program.

Cabin 3!

We were involved in a picture scavenger hunt, this being our most successful one.

One of the camp directors giving us orientation.

The well used carpet-ball table!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summertime in Dutchess County

(Photo Credit: Sam Wronski)

Thursday, June 09, 2011

A Favorite Summer Activity

The strawberry eater.

Cousin Benjamin and Kelly.

The picking crew.

Picnic in the Park

Last evening, we went to Vanderbilt mansion for an delightful picnic, fun games, and an good time with friends and family.

View from the soccer ball.

Running after the ball!

The mansion.

There was a crowd of about 250 persons there.

A funny sign that greeted us at the gas station.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Happiness Is...

...camping with my two sisters in the Adirondack Mountains for four days!