Sunday, July 29, 2012
The babies had a day of many firsts yesterday (Saturday). We headed out to a park west of us where they had their first carousel ride and first paddle boat expedition. Then later in the day, we attended a huge corn boil at Jacquie's sister church, where we had our first pony ride and watched a real cowboy give a horse handling demonstration! It was a wonderful, sunny and (relatively) cool day that left us all exhausted and full of fun new memories.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Greetings All and Happy (slightly belated) 4th of July! For any who don't already know, Erich's eldest daughter Emma just gave us our first grandchild. Her name is Avaline Skyy Huntress, and she is absolutely beautiful. Born 7 pounds, 7 ounces on June 18th, she came into the world on the 70th birthday of Sir Paul McCartney as the hospital room rocked out to the finale of "Hey Jude"! Mother and baby are doing very well and we're all very excited. Our first 4th of July with the kids was wonderful, even though we here in the midwest are battling record setting temps (the 4th was a new record of 103 degrees)! The pics below were taken on the 4th, the outdoor shots at our hometown parade, where Jacquie's sister's family were the Grand Marshals. Izaiah will have surgery to close his lip on August 31st. It will be fairly easy on him and difficult for mommy and daddy, who will have a bit of a hard time seeing his beautiful face look different! Love to all.
In April of this year, noted author and preacher Doug Wilson addressed college students at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The subject of his two lectures and lengthy Q&A was sexuality from a Biblical perspective. Bloomington is said to now be "the 4th gayest city in America", and so the lectures and Q&A were volatile, to say the least. We found this entire event to be incredibly fascinating as it really is a micro-view into the cultural battle playing out across the country. The link below the trailer connects to the home page where both lectures and the Q&A can be viewed.