Monday, June 30, 2008

What a Small World!

Yesterday we had the privilege of meeting a wonderful couple! George and Mim Cook grew up in India as the children of missionaries. They met and married in the US, and never returned to India, but they have incredible memories of people and places. My family has known the Cooks for many years. My mom and uncle attended Bethany Bible College in California with their two sons, and one of their sons is currently on the pastoral staff at my parents' church. When talking with their son earlier this year, my parents found out that George Cook had attended Hebron School throughout his growing up years!
We had a wonderful time getting acquainted with George and Mim yesterday, and loved hearing them speak and sing in several different Indian languages. They shared with us a book about Hebron School that they received a couple of years ago. On one page there was a picture and a story about George as a young boy, and on another page was a picture of the apartment we are going to be moving into in a few weeks!
Mim shared her memories of traveling to India via boat, and about going to the Taj Mahal by moonlight as a young girl. It was really exciting to make such a connection with peple who love India!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cousins, cousins everywhere!

Lauren and Brenna have had a great time meeting many of their cousins for the first time this week! There were several of my cousins, and my mom's cousin's kids, who have kids that are my girls' ages. They became fast friends, and it was difficult to say good-bye to brand-new friends! We miss all of you!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bass Family Reunion

This week we are in Ouray, Colorado with my (Angie's) mom's family. It has been 12 years since the last reunion, so it is fun to see all of the cousins who are now grown and have families of their own. My grandma is quite proud that all of her children, and almost all of her grand and great grand children are here. The only ones who are missing are my brother and his family. They actually live here in Colorado, but they just welcomed their second son into the world on Sunday so they are home recuperating!
Ouray (pronounced "yer-AY") is one of the most beautiful towns I have ever seen. It is nestled in the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, and is surrounded by magnificent cliffs and waterfalls. Tomorrow we are planning to take our kids to the Hot Springs Pool in town. After that, we might stroll down the main street and look at some of the shops.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I don't know what to write...

These past week has been both wonderful and crazy at the same time. Last night was the first night in over two weeks that we have had an evening at home. It was great to just be together, and get some projects done. But we have really enjoyed getting together with good friends too!
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we all attended (taught, led worship, etc) Intercultural Ministry's VBS. It was a great time to be with friends and teach all of the children a little more about what it means to live like Jesus. As always, my faith was strengthened just by being with the kids - they are so inspiring!
Today the girls went to VBS at College Church and then spent the afternoon with some friends. I was able to several things done around the house, and Addie was able to get her first full-length nap in a long time! We have two more "get-togethers" tonight, so it should be a great time. I think I'm going to go take a couple of Advil so I can really enjoy the evening!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Final Piano Recital

This week has been filled with many "lasts". Tonight was Lauren's final piano recital. She has had a wonderful teacher this year who has been energetic and encouraging (two things that really motivate Lauren). Lauren was awarded with five certificates and a ribbon for her many achievements this year. Way to go, Lauren!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Our New Home!

My friend, Suzanne (well, she'll be my new friend as soon as I meet her), sent me several pictures of our new home at Hebron! These came via email on Friday, and they were my sanity over the weekend. Several times during our moving sale I found myself retreating to the office to look at these pictures - it really helped me as I watched people walk away with things that I have owned for the past several years.
Thank you Suzanne for sending the pictures!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our service on Sunday night at College Church! We were blessed to be with all of you, and we hope that you were encouraged and reminded that God is working - even when we don't see the whole picture. We hope those of you who are visiting our family blog for the first time will take a few minutes to look at some of our older posts, and will enjoy reading a little more about what we've been up to and where we are going this summer. We will keep updating it, so please check back often!