Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer Vacation

Friday was Anna-Marie's, Rachel's and Joel's last day at Dorothy Sayers. Matthew still has a little bit of school to finish up at home but not much so we are now on summer break. It feels good to be at the end of another school year. Dorothy Sayers was a great blessing to us, I'm not sure about how I'm feeling going back to home schooling in August now with two high schoolers.

We have been trying to get outside as much as we can lately as the weather is beautiful, a lot like a Hawkes Bay summer, but it will get very hot soon so we are enjoying it while we can.

Mark took Rachel and Joel kayaking this morning. Their youth pastor at Buck Run Baptist Church helped Mark get some kayaks together. They had a great time. Here are a few photos of the kayaking and some other random photos.

A few days before school ended Anna-Marie needed to visit several historical sites. This is a photo of her at Camp Nelson.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ben's Graduation

I was wonderful to attend the graduation of our good friend, Ben Saunders, we know how hard he worked. Ben and Chelsea are the couple who lived with us for a year and were an incredible blessing in our lives. We will miss them! Rachel with Ben and Chelsea's little boy, Noah. He is so cute!
Ben taught Joel to grill while he lived with us so Joel spent all night grilling about 50 burgers.

Matthew helping with the little ones, his favourite thing to do.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ben, Nicola and Amy's Visit

Last week my sister Nicola, her husband Ben and their daughter Amy came to visit. We had not seen them for two years so Amy had changed so much. It was great to see them. We only had a few days to show them a few of the sights around here. This is us in front of the governor's mansion here in Frankfort. We spent a little while playing at the park. Matthew and Amy had fun on their scooters.

I gave Matthew the camera and he took some pretty good photos, this is one.

Spring in Frankfort

Spring in Frankfort is really pretty. Here are a few photos that Anna-Marie took.

Frankfort Flood

A few weeks ago we had a lot of rain and the little creek that runs behind the church flooded. It came into the church entrance and up a couple of steps but thankfully the damage was minimal.