He went for it!

Well, I guess with the combination of Seth shaving his head and James' recent thoughts of shaving his head, it all came out in tonight's events. James/Karyn and Seth/I went to Panera and Starbucks tonight. While dining, James got a wild hair and wanted to shave his head. We all thought he was joking, but once we realized that he was serious, Karyn said it was okay, and somehow James got me to do it for him. He looks great!! Way to go, James....again, I am eating my words....it suits you well. Posted by Hello

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Victory Bible Camp - Teen Week - 2005

Here is Seth and Jacob. And yes, Seth did shave his head. We fought about it for weeks beforehand, but he really wanted to do it. So I said what the heck, and he did it. I thought it was the most terrible thing I'd seen when I first saw it, but after a few days, it really grew on me. At first it looks like his head has been cut off, because you're so used to seeing more hair on top :) But, as usual, I ate my words, and he's quite cute. Trust me that it doesn't look quite as good in pictures as it does in real life....Mom and Julia, I guess you'll see in a few weeks! And James and Karyn, you'll see tonight! Jenna and Dad, you'll just have to trust us. I will admit, it's wonderful to not have him standing in front of the mirror for 15 minutes playing with his hair :) This getting ready in 10 minutes stuff is GREAT! Posted by Hello

Here is Seth and the band leading worship. They did a great job, and the teens really enjoyed the music. I entered and ran the slides for all of the music for the week, and enjoyed being in the congregation for the singing. Posted by Hello

Here is Bella swimming! We decided to put her in and see what happened, and she got her game face on and started paddling. It must be instinct. We were so proud :) Posted by Hello

She made it! Posted by Hello

Swimming back to Mommy Posted by Hello

The Wiebe Family

This is the Wiebe family. From left to right we have Philip, Vanessa, Jacob, Linda, and Kara. Jacob was the camp speaker, and we really enjoyed him. He has a pretty amazing story; his family is German, and I guess there is an area in Mexico that many Germans migrated to years ago. He grew up on a farm with his Grandmother and two Uncles; he didn't attent school except for 2 years when he was 8 years old. They spoke german in his home growing up, and he learned spanish when he went to those 2 years of school. He started learning english when he was about 20 years old, and that is also around the age when he accepted Christ. He went to Canada to work for a few years and ended up back down in Mexico. His wife, Linda, is from Ohio, and he met her when her family came down to Texas to work (I forget the rest of that part:) ) Anyways, they got married and lived in Canada for a number of years, and their two older children, Kara and Jacob, were born there. (Jacob, the son, is currently in college in the states and was not at camp; Kara is now 25 years old.) When Kara was 6, they moved back down to Mexico, and she and her brother, Jacob, had to learn spanish. Vanessa, 16, and Philip, 12, were both born in Mexico and only learned spanish. The family traveled to the States for different reasons, plus Linda's family lived in the US, so Vanessa and Philip began to learn english in their early childhood years. Jacob said Philip was very stubborn and did not want to learn english. He was fine with coming to the States and being clueless as to what was being said :) I had a major crush on Philip this week...I don't know if you can tell in the picture, but he is awfully cute :) He has blue glassy eyes and a sweet, sweet heart. We were pals, and he enjoyed playing with Bella. The teens do this (stupid) thing at lunch where they sing a song that goes "around the room you must go, you must go, you must go, around the room you must go, Joy Primm. help her out, Philip Wiebe, help her out" (it's to the tune of london bridges falling down) Then those two people have to meet at one side of the room, and the girl loops her arm through the boy's and they have to walk all the way around the dining hall. Really goofy teenage thing; I know we all remember those days. Anyways, they did it to Philip and I yesterday, and Seth played like he was jealous to Philip, and he thought he was so cool! It was really cute. Plus, Vanessa and Philip had major spanish accents which was music to the ears.

So, that's the Wiebe family. I really enjoyed talking with Linda and Kara, and one night Kara played the classical guitar for everyone. It was really beautiful! Jacaob has such a humble heart, just striving after the Lord. He had a lot of really neat things to say. He talked about the story of Jonah all week long, and had many amazing illustrations and stories. I may talk on those further at a later date...... Posted by Hello

Daddy and Bella in the pond. Posted by Hello


This is part of our new garden. All of the green stuff was here when we moved in, but this year I really wanted to add some color through flowers. My boss, Becky, came over and helped Seth and I plant and remulch, etc. It was hard work, but well worth the payoff. Now I love pulling up to the driveway and seeing the pretty flowers :) Especially the hydrangeas...they make my heart happy! It's amazing what flowers can do... Posted by Hello

Bella's Birthday

This is my sweet Bella on her 1st birthday! She had a very fun party with her cousin Norah. They enjoyed their usual wrestling. Bella loves living close to Norah :) Posted by Hello


Karyn and James are over here hanging out before church, and I thought I would take advantage of this time and have Karyn show me how to upload pictures onto my blogs. I think we have been successful! Here is Bella and me on our new porch swing...it's been a great addition to our porch. It's so nice to sit outside and enjoy the yard and weather and just the outdoors. Anyways, more pictures to come!

P.S. Karyn's belly is SO cute!!! Posted by Hello

On the Band Wagon

Well, I've been thinking about jumping on the band wagon with the rest of my family regarding this blogging thing, and tonight, Jenna's last blog sealed the deal. Nothing profound, just the fact that she has her settings set so that only blogspot users can make comments, and I really wanted to comment on her blog. So.....here I am.


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