Thursday, May 28, 2009


Here are some highlights of our 3 spring birthdays



 Marshall’s first taste of cake



 Good Friends



Chocolate/chocolate cake. . . yum!

Stories around the campfire

Chicken dinner


Invisible candles

Football game

AND lastly. . .

Miles caught a bunny with his bare hands!!

He was so thrilled. . . me not so much.

Happy Birthday!!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Garden hopes. . .

I have always wanted a garden.  Last fall my hopes became a bit closer to reality when a friend graciously cleared trees from our yard to create a bigger space.  The space is nice and big and lots of fresh topsoil was put in place. 

This week we worked to get it ready for planting..

Fresh tilled dirt . . .



Teenage helpers …


And their muscles. . .


 Brains and more muscle. . . 



 Cute face. . .


Brush fire. . .



Baths every night this week!



And Voila!!  This part is finished!


Now I get to start planting!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Picnic on the river



Life is boring if you’re a kid. Better go find a good friend to play with…













Do crawfish, suckers and frogs count as a “good catch”?















We sure had fun! At the end of the day, we had a memory you can’t take away, even if  we couldn’t take Mr. Crawfish home. Next time…


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Opening Day

Who: Dad and the boys

What: Opening Day of Fishing

When : 12:00 Midnight

Where: The favorite fishing spots

Why: To “make a memory”

The Temperature: 37 Degrees


Yes, they really did it and are sleeping soundly this morning.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Gathering Place Open House

This Sunday we had a night of dedication and celebration. Over 100 local friends came together for this special night. Open House '09 Apr 144

Our Director Tom Robertson shared of how Fort came to be in 1956 and the reason it still exists today. He’s a great story-teller, and this setting is truly awesome.


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We made a big circle and prayed together, thanking God for making it possible for this ministry tool to be completed. We asked Him to enable us to use it well.


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(The entry compass – pointing True North)  We are so glad that the Gathering Place will allow young and old to hear of God’s love for them and to make deep life-long friendships. You gotta love the hair - none of ours have such nice curls!

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