Sunday, July 29, 2012

gone and back


there and gone already...

we spent the good part of july with wonderful friends in the alaskan bush

love that top photo with the shadow of our little plane on the tundra

took all photos with my iPhone...left my rebel at home (!) since we have to travel very light on these trips


and this one makes my heart swell everytime...

my men (and a young friend watching) walking the long path to the plane

we were leaving the first village and heading to the second

we've gone to this first village the last 3 years...meeting up with another family (native alaskans) to provide Bible School and basketball programming

it was our church's 10th year in the second village...elders got up during to church to sing us some of the first hymns they learned in English when they were children.  gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.  what an HONOR.  Jesus was so's all about building relationships and trust with people...whether it's next door or far away.

what beautiful friendships God has given us!

 In other news, Shannon over at Vintage Restyled featured our home on her blog! I can't tell you how blessed I was by her invitation to share. Thanks, Shannon!


now home, we're all taking our antibiotics to get over respiratory junk

{we did go from 103 degrees to 40 overnight}

doing laundry...playing with the dogs...catching up with the neighbors

grateful for it all

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

western union


so americana

the union last fall of lauren bush (granddaughter & niece of presidents bush)

and david lauren (son of ralph lauren) 


i know i'm late to the ball

not sure how i missed such a beautiful event

these photos just sing "america" though

and like many americans who help others...lauren is also the mind behind feed

{a line i've loved since seeing it at PB long ago-you can buy this at nordstrom right now}

and even though this post is about a union...

it is independence day here in the land of spacious skies

and amber waves of grain

happy independence day, america!


*all photos google image
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