Monday, July 27, 2009

Shalene has BRACES!!!

Shalene, before she went into the office to get her braces.

If you click on the picuture below it will make it bigger and you can actually see the braces!!! Today, Shalene had her top braces put on. Well, I really wanted to blackmail Shalene and post some real good pics of her with her mouth all stretched out. However, she has BEGGED me not to post those, so, for once, I'll be nice and not put those on here. She choose the teal and violet colors first.

I must admit it was a busy day today...our dog had surgery, Shalene braces, and than my hubby and I headed out to celebrate our anniversary!!! We ended up purchasing some patio furniture and a fire pit. I'll have to get some pictures and share with you soon.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

More Youth Missions Pictures

To see more pictures of the Youth Missions trip visit Lewis Ray -- he was our driver.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We're Back!!

Steve and Clayton were at home working while the girls and I were on the missions trip. Here is the sign that was in the garage when we pulled in.....along with roses on the counter. Aren't they sweeties.

Thank You

Thanks to all of you who prayed for us as we were away on the missions trip!!! We thank the Lord for traveling mercies, wonderful weather, and much accomplished.

Mission, South Dakota

Here are the before and after photos of the church we were working can see the parking lot, flower beds, new door and windows along with the cross and a clean painted church. Did things inside as well.

Random Fun South Dakota Photos!!

Custar Park

After a day of sight seeing we went and saw buffalo, antelope, donkies and such as we traveled back to the church.

Mt Rushmore - South Dakota

Waldrugs - South Dakota

The groups stopped at Waldrugs and did a bit of shopping before we headed to Mt. Rushmore.

The Badlands - South Dakota

Alyssa & John

Shalene, Alyssa & I


Above: Shalene with Julia

We took a day to sightsee while we were of stops was the badlands.

Working on the Missions Trip

The finished sign that the youth group put up and designed

The small cross that was made to put up inside the church.

Landscape work...all of the grass was sprayed and then the following day the work began on the parking lot.

Okay, we admit that there were some paint splotches on the carpet when all was said and done, so they had to scrub a dub dub!!

Shalene and Collette painting.

Justin and Pastor Matt cutting the lumber for the flower boxes.

Alyssa, up on the roof painting the chimney

Shalene, working at scraping windows

Alyssa helping to stain the cross for the front of the church.

Shalene and Tiffany with kitchen duty.

Vanessa, Alicia, Monica and Shalene -- painting away

We painted the inside and outside of the church...worked at making a church sign which the put up and did wood burning for the sign. The group did post for the driveway entrance, did the parking lot, made flower beds along the walkway and sign and put in new windows and doors. These kids kept busy this week.