Saturday, July 30, 2005

We're Off

I did laundry, packed, and cleaned all day, and if that isn't enough, I did two plumbing projects. The shower faucet is now working, but the toilet I tried to fix now has an OUT OF ORDER sign on it. Lucky for the people staying here in our absence, we have more than one bathroom.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

For the First Time in 40 Years

I've had a professional haircut.

(Is that pathetic, or what?)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Rachel has been waiting for this all summer.

Pray that God will open just the right doors for a job for Rachel and will help her through the process of securing her Texas certification now that she has her Oklahoma one in hand.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Jessie is Home

Rachel and Jessica

Rachel's childhood friend, Jessica, recently arrived home from a year in China so she joined us for dinner tonight. It was fun hearing about some of her adventures and getting her caught up on the local gossip, especially who's gotten married and had babies, etc. She was also excited because she had just gotten a new nursing job at Parkland Hospital, and thanks to Janet for clearing the red tape away.

Andrew has had a bit of a stressful day dealing with wedding stuff. His conclusion: I don't want to get married; I want to be married.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

David's New Condo and Yvi's New Husband

David is opening the door to his new condo for the first time. He is starting medical school tomorrow too. Lots of changes for him at the moment, so pray for him if you think of him.

Yvi's wedding party

David and Gary rushed back from Houston to join us in attending the wedding of the daughter of close family friends. We've known Yvi and loved her like a daughter for nearly 20 years. The wedding was unusual in some respects. There were "bridespeople" and "groomspeople" instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen. There was no veil and no wedding cake. But there was beautiful music, the officiants were uncles of the couple, and the reception was lovely.

One part of the service that was extra special to us was the communion. The bride and groom served the bread to those in attendance. The communion set was one made by Gary's mother for our old church, now in our possession. And Yvi had asked me to bake the bread.

We wish Yvi and Scott the best as they start their new life together.

The new couple