Saturday, December 30, 2006

phewww!

We avoided having our baby born on the same day as Saddam's death....thank goodness.

Still no baby. We're hanging out at the Ronald McDonald house. Watched Oregon State pull out the miracle Sun Bowl victory yesterday. Some friends of ours came over to stay with us from Salem, OR. We seem to be doing all right in the midst of everything. Pretty soon however we're going to have to figure out how to move all our stuff out of our house in Bozeman. Our closing date is Jan 15th. That could get a little stressful. We've got amazing friends who I think will pack up our house for us if need be...so thats good.

We're bummed we're missing our winter conference in Portland. We keep getting updates and it sounds like it's going really well, but it's weird not being there. This will be only the second time we've missed a winter conference since I was a sophomore in college! There's nothing like praising in the new year with 800 college students. It'll be a bit more quiet this year.

Jody's doing well. She continues to have contractions. She'll go through spurts of a couple of hours of having contractions every 10-15 minutes. She's definitely getting tired of dealing with the physical discomfort. She is amazing. She doesn't complain at all and doesn't even look like she's in pain. Apparently she has an amazing pain tolerance. All it'll take is her dialating a little more and they will let our little girl be born. Could be anytime! We'll keep you posted.

Friday, December 29, 2006

to and fro

...back out of the hospital again. Yesterday after about 4 hours in the hospital and some more medication along with a new prescription we got released from the hospital again. Everything slowed back down and we actually got a good night sleep. Praise the Lord. The doctor told us if Jody dialates anymore they won't stop the baby from coming. So really it could be anytime now.

The good news is that they have a golf cart here that I can drive really fast across the parking lot to the hospital.

Thanks for all you prayers, phone calls, emails and visits! We love you all.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Back in the hospital

We're back in the hospital. After a fairly quiet day yesterday, a mean game of Rumicube last night with Jody's parents (in our sweet room at the Ronald McDonald house) we've checked back into the hospital. Jody had contractions all night last night and by this morning decided to come back in. Her contractions were about 8-10 minutes apart and now she's dialated a bit more. So apparently we're back in jail for the time being. We're in good shape but it's just a waiting game now, but I have a feeling we're going to have this baby before the new year.

We'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Moving day

I think they're going to let us move across the street to the Ronald McDonald house today. How exciting! I think it made a big difference in the doctor's mind that at the end of today we'll be at 34 weeks. The Ronald McDonald house is really nice here and a heckuva lot cheaper than the hospital. Jody continues to have contractions but nothing else is really changing. We'll be back in to the hospital on friday for a checkup.

We're missing our winter conference this week which is a bummer. We have incredible friends that will be there that we had been looking forward to seeing for a long time. I guess they'll survive without us.

Feel free to call us anytime. If we don't answer it's probably because we're asleep or busy, but we'd love to hear from anyone! It helps us pass the time.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

More room service

After a super quiet night before last and Christmas day...last night was busy. Jody had contractions all night between 10 and 14 minutes apart. Thus we hang out in the hospital some more.

Continue to pray for us please. Tomorrow is 34 weeks for our little one. So at this point it's still early but we're in pretty good shape. We would love for things to slow down enough to get out of the hospital or for things to progress and have this little bundle of joy. Being in a holding pattern for a week is starting to wear on us a bit.

We hope you all had a very merry Christmas.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!















We wish you all the rich blessings of the Lord today! Merry Christmas!

Jody had a good night last night, so things are good with us. We are opening our stockings here shortly then family is bring breakfast brunch over for us. Jody got to see Santa last night too!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

no baby yet

Still no baby yet. Jody is now 33 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Every day counts at this point. She continues to have contractions and get medication. It seems like the contractions are getting stronger too. We might end up having a Christmas baby. The hospital is getting a little old after 5 days now. We're getting tired of it, although now I have a puzzle to work on now. Christmas eve in the hospital is strange. I kind of want to go steal one of the decorated tree's in the lobby and bring it back to the room.

Please pray for endurance for Jody and I...and the baby. We know it's better for our little girl to be inside Jody for as long as possible, but we're getting impatient and tired of being in the hospital.

We love you all!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Another day

Sounds like we'll be spending Christmas in the hospital. Jody's contractions continue to be pretty serious. I wouldn't be suprised if we have a baby soon. But, who really knows...I've thought our baby girl was on her way out about 3 times since tuesday. Everything will probably slow down as soon as I publish this post.

Please pray for our patience and perseverence in this process. Pray that if we have our baby that she would be healthy and not have to be intibated (breathing machine). Pray for strength for Jody and the baby.

We love you all and are so thankful for the relationships we have. Going through crazy things like this remind us of how blessed we are with family and friends. Thanks for your prayers.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Switched rooms

No baby yet! We've moved out of the labor and delivery room. So apparently that's a good sign! We're staying one more night and if everything stays the same the doctor's tell us we might get to go to Prineville for Christmas (40 minutes away). Jody's doing well...other than confined to bedrest. Today she got a choice between a shower and a wheelchair ride. Brutal choice. She chose the shower. We'll keep you updated.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Just hanging out

A fairly uneventful day in the hospital. This morning Jody's contractions we're getting pretty serious, but with some nice Procardia everything slowed down. So we've been ordered to hang out for another 24 hours and see if anything else changes.

In the midst of all this Jody and I choose to be thankful. We have been sooooo blessed. Great family, unbelievable friends. The prayers and encouragement we've gotten over the past two days have brightened our world and kept us sane. Thank you all. Keep those prayers coming. They've been felt.

It's been an interesting lesson in patience and flexability. It looks like we might be in central Oregon for a while. Even if things calm down I don't think they're going to let us go back to Bozeman anytime soon (about a 13 hour drive). So that's hard. We'll see though. Then if we end up having our baby soon we won't be able to leave because our little girl will be in neo-natal intesive care unit for a while.
It's craziness.

Well, I'm going to get some sleep now.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Look at our baby!


Just kidding. Thought we'd put this picture up here and freak everyone out. Don't worry it's not ours. Our baby will be a little smaller. It's Jody's cousins baby Terran. They came to visit today.

Impromptu Baby Shower




The reason we came to Prineville was for a baby shower that took place last night. To bad we were in the hospital! This morning most of the gifts were unwrapped in the hospital room.

unexpected

Our life motto..."Always expect the unexpected." Or perhaps...."never plan anything, cause plans are bound to change."

Thursday we had a doctor's appointment in Bozeman. Everything was good and we got the ok to head to Prineville for Christmas. Half-way into our journey Jody began to have some contractions. We didn't think much of it...we were wrong.

Yesterday, after conferring with our doctor, we went into the hospital in Prineville, turns out Jody was partially dialated and got to ride in an ambulance to Bend, OR. So it looks like our baby girl might come a little early (33 weeks) and a long way from home.

Everything looks good. Baby and Momma are healthy and everything is good except that her uterus was changing. So Jody is taking some medicine to slow everything down and keep the baby in as long as possible, but it looks like we might be here a while. We're just hanging out waiting a day and we'll talk to the doctor tomorrow.

Please pray for us, for strength and rest.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas...time to travel.

Christmas break mean lots of travel for us. Sunday we leave Bozeman and head toward Spokane for a quick visit with my Mom and then on to Prineville, OR to spend time with Jody's family for Christmas. Also Jody is having the mother of all baby showers at our home church there. Then on the 27th we pack up and head to Portland for our annual Winter Conference along with our Regional Staff conference afterwards. Finally we'll arrive back in Bozeman on Jan 4th (ish). We've done this many times, but never has Jody been 8 months pregnant! It could be slow going.

Other big news in our life. We're giving away Stella to a good home on Saturday because one of my best friends is deathly allergic to her and they want to come over when we have a baby. The sacrifices we make for our friends, I tell you. It's going to be a tear-fest at our house on Saturday.

Also, we signed a contract for our house, and we'll be closing on January 15th. This poses a dilemma however as our new place will not be ready untill April (ish), so we get to join the world of renters again for a while. Please pray that we wouldn't have a baby untill we get settled in our rental! Haha.... wouldn't that be chaos.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Our cat...



is looking for a new home...sad.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

bbbbrrrrr...........

My nose hairs froze today.

It's -5 right now. Thats -20 for all you Celsius people.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Knowledge of the parent

We had to watch this video in our birthing class last weekend. I give it two thumbs up...it taught me how to hold our baby girl in the "football hold."

Please notice the 'As seen on Dr. Phil' quote on the front cover. If Dr. Phil approves, then it must work. He's amazing.

Buy our condo!

Go ahead you know you want it. Take a look here.

Friday, November 10, 2006

The birthing class

So this weekend...8am till 2 both saturday and sunday...I'll be at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital getting all learned up in a birthing class! Should be a good time. It's still kind of crazy that I'm actually going to have a child. Pretty sure I'm not mature enough.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The balance of power runs through Montana!

The US Senate is tied with 49 Dem and 49 Rep. Still to be counted and confirmed is the Montana race between Conrad Burns and John Tester...also a senate seat in Virginia is still being counted. Right now (8:42 am) tester leads by less than one percent. Another proof that your vote makes a difference. The whole power of the US government could shift from Republican to Democratic depending on the outcome of Montana! It's madness I tell you. Follow along here!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Dr. Steve Douglas

Last night was our annual Fellowship Dinner. It's the one fundraiser we do for our campus ministry here at MSU. Anyway it was an unbelievable night. We actually got to hear from Steve Douglas the president of Campus Crusade International...the largest missionary organization in the world. It's a little surreal to shake his hand, because usually we just see him talking in front of our national staff conference. Here's our staff team with him...

...please notice that I'm on my tip toes and also notice my wife's belly.

On another bizarre note....I saw Steve Douglas at the Bozeman ski swap this morning. I never thought I'd say that. His daughter, son-in-law and grandson live here in Bozeman...so apparently Steve is sticking around town for the weekend.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Speaking at Real Life

I'm speaking at our weekly meeting tomorrow. What should I wear? It's got to be hip enough to connect with college students, but nice enough to build some credibility. This decision should not be taken lightly. Pray for me....my talk and my clothes.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Entropy

This is from our pastor, Brian Hopkins. He talked about these at our weekly meeting last wednesday...

Spiritual entropy is a constant threat to vibrant spirituality thus, we must exert the energy needed to keep our faith strong and our spiritual fires burning bright.

Webster’s defines entropy as: a process of degradation or running down or a trend to disorder.

Spiritual Entropy Markers

#1: No passionate and consistent impartation of faith to the next generation.

#2: We focus on our abilities, strengths, and status to accomplish God’s purposes.

#3: We limit ministry to a few elite and trained professionals.

#4: Our desires and impulses begin to rule our lives rather than the Holy Spirit of God.

#5:We cry out to God for help because we are facing pain but not because we are truly sorry for our sin.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Where have all the leaders gone.

This issue just came in my mailbox...it's a special leadership issue. Check it out here...especially the story about authentic leadership. It's kind of fascinating...well at least for me. I'm strange sometimes.

The central question

Keith Bubalo (the national director of WSN, a division of Campus Crusade) recently sent out these devotional thoughts. There about spiritual leadership...enjoy! Anything related to leadership...specifically spiritual leadership has been grabbing my attention lately.

"I was recently reading “In the Name of Jesus” by Henri Nouwen, subtitled Reflections on Christian Leadership. His thoughts are from the temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4) and from Jesus calling John out to follow Him at the campsite by the lake after the resurrection (John 21).He is talking about relevance in the first chapter, and how becoming a priest or minister no longer seems worth the dedication (published in 1989) because the world around us looks for secular answers and not spiritual ones. And then he says,

The secular world around us is saying in a loud voice, “We can take care of ourselves. We do not need God, the church, or a priest. We are in control. And if we are not, then we have to work harder to get in control. The problem is not lack of faith, but lack of competence…”

God grabbed me on that last sentence, to ask how much I am leaning on increasing my competence, rather than increasing my faith when I face personal or leadership issues. Now, I’m not saying I should be content with personal incompetence. But I’m sure I too often work on that as “the solution” to what ever my struggle or issues might be, rather than ask myself what this might have to do with increasing my current trust quotient. Or as Jesus said to his disciples in Luke 6:25 after stopping the winds and the waves, “Where is your faith?” Not, “Why are you such poor sailors and meteorologists, to get in to such a situation and not be able to get yourself out? Wake up, stop being such pathetic fishermen!”

I also wonder how much with our values of faith, effectiveness, and development, (now faith, fruitfulness, and growth) we assume we’ll stay focused on growing in faith. We have developed models to help us make decisions, plan ministries, send students, understand evangelism, figure out healthy emotional development, and they all have their place. And none of these are divorced by nature from a life of faith. But we have to also be strong to stay with a message about growing in trust in Jesus. I know it is “easier” to have someone talk to me about thinking through my decisions better than to ask me something that in some way might imply that I just might not be experiencing a deep abiding trust in the character and sufficiency of Christ! Ouch. How judgemental of them to suggest that! That I might not be trusting God like He wants me to? How dare they imply I might need to grow in faith! Why, the nerve of those Pharisees! But I’m (usually) okay with “coaching” to improve a competency. So, what is that all about?

So, the point for me is a personal one, not really an organizational one. Am I looking first and foremost to Jesus, the author and perfector of faith (not the perfecter of my competencies)? I really want to. I just don’t want the storms, winds, and waves that go with all of that “perfecting”. I generally want to have a good quiet time and be full of faith that day. So, pray for me! And I’ll exit with another quote from Henri’s book:

It is not enough for the priests and ministers of the future to be moral people, well trained, eager to help their fellow humans, and able to respond creatively to the burning issues of their time. All of that is very valuable and important, but it is not the heart of Christian leadership. The central question is: Are leaders of the future truly men and women of God, people with an ardent desire to dwell in God’s presence, to listen to God’s voice, to look at God’s beauty, to touch God’s incarnate Word, and to taste fully of God’s infinite goodness?"

Sincerely, Keith

Friday, October 20, 2006

The push up

In one of the men's small group Bible studies I'm leading we've challenged each other to do 20 push-ups for every day that somebody else in the group misses spending time with the Lord and being in his Word. Keep in mind there's about 8-10 guys that come regularly. Just a healthy reminder of getting in the Word.

...so last night the amount I had to do was 140. Actually I have 24 hours to do all of them. I'm on 110, but I don't know if it's physically possible for me to do any more.

Cheer me on folks!!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

North Korea

I thought this was interesting...it's a picture of the Korean peninsula after 9pm. Apperently Kim Jong-il shuts down electricity everywhere in North Korea after 9pm except Pyongyang where him and his entarouge live. Compare that to booming South Korea.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

A big group hug


Today I have a my first conference call. I feel like a big executive....but I'm not. It's with all the Northwest partnership coordinators...should be fun. Especially since Matt Mikalatos is leading the discussion. He's craaaazzzyyy!

What do you do on confence calls? Do I just listen. Is there some order of talking? Hhhmmmm...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Politics or comedy you decide...

Last night MSU hosted a debate between Conrad Burns (R), John Tester (D) and Stan Jones (Libertarian) ....and I attended. Now you must understand that this race is becoming national news because its a hotly contested seat in the Senate that the Democrats are hoping to take back. It was actually televised on C-span...did you miss it?

Before I get to serious I've got to tell you that this debate was more like 3 cartoon characters facing off and pointing fingers at each other. Sure there were some serious moments but the comedy overshadowed it all.

Conrad Burns accusing Jones being affiliated with the mafia and Tester being a terrorist. Tester accusing Burns of taking away our civil rights forever and supporting a federal tax of 23%. But by far the most outlandish statement came from Stan Jones...apparently President Bush has been in secret meetings with Canada and Mexico about creating a super highway through North America and creating one currency...the 'Amero.' It was like he was crazy...pointing fingers, yelling and telling everyone that everything is unconstitutional! "Do away with Government!" The crowd goes wild!

All that to say...I'm tired of politics. I used to pay close attention and give my two sense, but I tired of it all. I just feel skeptical that whoever I vote for can accomplish much of anything....but have a great day.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

mmm....saturday morning.



After a busy week...there's nothing better than a rainy saturday morning with these two things...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Pringle fun!

I'm doing this ice-breaker thing in my freshman small group tonight. Feel free to try it at home. Take a can of Pringles (or anything for that matter) and put it on the ground. Now, without any part of you, other than your feet, touching the ground, go ahead and pick it up using only your teeth.

Go ahead try it.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Stella...our first child


This is what our cat does all day.

Friday, September 22, 2006

big news

It's a GIRL!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jomas McComas

I want to highlight this name suggestion...mostly because my infatuation with weird/funny names for our child drives my Mother-in-law crazy. This is from my friend Mike...who is now in Bolivia with our other friends Chad and Emily.

"You should name him/her a unisex name, but one that tends toward the opposite gender. For example, if it's a boy: Shannon, Ashley, or Cortney. If it's a girl: Ryan, Charlie, or Bobbie. OR you could name it Jomas. Jomas McComas. Rolls right off the tongue. "

Note: 'Jomas' now leads the pack in the voting for a name...plus there's the added bonus of being applicable to either a boy or a girl. Mike is right...it rolls right off the tongue.

Monday, September 04, 2006

The stork commeth

I feel like this might open a can of worms, but I'm willing to take the chance. Why? Well because I love my loyal To and Fro readers.

Please enter suggestions for the name of our child (gender yet to be determined. I will then write all entries on a piece of paper and pull one out of a hat to decide what to name our child.

Note: My top two are Maverick (of course named after the lead character in the movie Top Gun), or 'The Hulk' (actually I like any name that starts with the word 'The').

Unnamed staff person

A fellow staff person, whom shall remain nameless other than E for identification purposes has a sophomore college student J who is into her.

After multiple akward conversation between E and J this took place the other night while doing spiritual interest surveys outside of the cafeteria:

J: Hey E, what are you doing tonight?

E: Nothing much, just going home

conversation overheard by female student Jo helping E at the survey table

Jo whispering quietly to E: I think it's time to tell him your my Mom

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Montana State beat Colorado!


I love this time of year when school starts back up, there's a crispness in the air, and college football begins.

Speaking of college football. Today Montana State University (I-AA) beat Colorada (I-A)!!! That's the first time since 1984 MSU has beaten a I-A foe. It's craziness! It's a headline on espn.com.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The short bus

I rode the new city bus to school yesterday. It's free! It's actually looks about like those airport shuttle buses. Yes, in fact it was a short bus.

I rode the short bus yesterday.

Public transportation is funny. There are these unwritten rules that everyone is supposed to know and if you don't know them all the other bus riders laugh at you in their minds and smirk at you...

1)don't make eye contact with anyone
2)no talking
3)make it look like you're totally comfortable and at ease as the bus driver barrels around a turn causing your bag to slide off the seat on to the floor

Monday, August 28, 2006

The first week!

My last week... I Helped assemble 1000 packets of hangers on tuesday, helped organize the dispursement of them all on wednesday and thursday, helped students move in and tried to meet freshmen moving in on wednesday and thursday. Got accused of soliciting by campus authorities on wednesday...they threatened to take away all our student club privileges, had a sweet time of fun camping with my group of leaders on thursday night, had staff meeting on friday, went garage sailing on saturday, did a 10 mile hike/run up Blackmore Peak on Sunday, and finally today I spent all day on campus getting student leaders ready to lead small groups, making signs for dinnerline surveys, hanging out at Kinko's and getting Pete Zagorda settled and going in ministry.

Tomorrow we have tables in front of all the dining halls with a raffle for $200 of iTunes if people fill out a spiritual interest survey. Pray that it would be a great turn out of interested freshmen.

Tomorrow I meet with John and Luke who are leading the Valor ministry (ROTC ministry of Campus Crusade) and help them think through the start of the year. Pray for them as they take steps of faith.

Tomorrow I get to meet more freshmen in the residence halls and also continue to make sure all the small group leaders are off to a good start in leading there groups. Check out the blog I made for all our small group leaders.

Thanks for all your prayers during the busy time of year.
Assembling a bagillion hangers!
Our first child using the Baby Bjorn we got at a yard sale.

My buddy Zach enjoying the view at 10k feet up

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Welcome back!

Tonight our first event of the year takes place. The Welcome Back BBQ! It involves a lot of trying to remember everyone's names for me, which is a little unnerving.

Tomorrow students move in on campus. We're handing out packs of hangers with info about Campus Crusade on it. We went to pick up the hangers from Walmart yesterday and they thought we wanted 2500 packs of 10 hangers...when in actuality we wanted 2500 total hangers.
Thats right Walmart had 25 thousand hangers for us!

Thanks for your prayers in this vital time of year!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Last week

Don't you think it's strange when people pronounce Washington...Warshington? Anyway we went to Washington last week, visited family, had a vacation and went to my 10 year class reunion.

These are goats at the bed and breakfast we stayed at. (The building shown is not the bed and breakfast)


This is my friend Andrew from high school who got sweet tattoos.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

To and Fro Man rides again!

And we're off again. We're currently in Spokane to visit some of my family. My sister Megan just started her own blog...actually I started it for her. She's leaving for Scotland tomorrow for a month and then nannying for a year in San Fransisco. Check it out...there's a sweet picture on it.

On wednesday we're headed up to Leavenworth, WA for a mini-vacation. If you haven't been to Leavenworth it's a quaint little Bavarian themed tourist trap. We're staying at a nice bed and breakfast though. Then we're coming back for my 10-year class reunion! I know, I know...how can I be that old? Should be a good time.

After that it's back to work. Our staff meetings start on Monday!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

clustrmaps.com

If you look on the right side of my blog a little ways down you'll see a map with a bunch of red dots all over it... go ahead I'll wait. Those are the locations of people who have visited my blog. To and Fro Man now has a presence on every continent except Australia and Antartica.

Secret spot















Somehow I became the benificiary of some important knowledge of a certain unnamed flyfishing spot and camping spot.

Last week Adam Rapelje, Justin Oster and I headed to the unnamed location for 4 days of backpacking and fishing. It was UNBELIEVABLE! I hope you caught the intensity of the word unbelievable there. It was an epic trip with some great friends, even if they are on staff at the other Montana school.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Strange

Every now and then I look to see where people are coming from to visit my website. These 3 were on the list today...

http://augenblicks.blogspot.com/

http://daiancita.blogspot.com/

http://making-tracks.blogspot.com/

All very strange, all people I don't know. The internet is weird sometimes.

reminisce with me please


Thought I'd remind myself of the Lake Tahoe Summer Project with some hilarious pictures...


Ice cream slip 'n slide




Matt Kirby









Some of our staff team





ME!

PS It took me a while to figure out how to spell reminisce.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Carter beat the devil

I finished this book (per recommendation from Matt Mikalatos) a while ago and Jody just finished it tonight. We both agree its not like anything we've ever read. It's got magicians, pirates, secret service, lions and more! It's a great summer time read.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Home again!

There's nothing like coming home after being gone for 6 weeks! Oh the joy of my own bed, my own bathroom, my own couch, my own neighborhood, and....I could go on and on.

We drove all the way home on Monday...15 hours! I saw a temperature sign somewhere in northern Nevada that said 106 degrees.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Long time coming...

It's taking me a long time to update this, partly because we've been busy running the Lake Tahoe summer project but also because the internet service here is kind of spotty. I know, I know...that no excuse. If I was a true blogger I would find a way to get my witty remarks and humorous pictures up here. Please forgive me...To & Fro Man apparently can't multitask all that well.

Just to tide you over for a bit, here's a picture from an 18 mile hike that all the staff men did last weekend. We're so tough!

Monday, June 26, 2006

The Staff Hunt

One of the more entertaining nights of summer project is our staff hunt. 32 of us dress up in silly disguises and roam around downtown as the 102 students try to find us. We looked pretty darn good if I do say so my self.

Here's my good friend Darren our Project Director...







Here is our fellow MSU staff women Shana looking very pregnant (she's not...that's how rumors get started!)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Start of Lake Tahoe Summer Project '06!!!!

The Lake Tahoe summer project is off and running!

This is Josiah...he belongs to the Rygh family who are on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Students are arriving!

As we speak 100+ students are arriving in South Lake Tahoe for the start of the summer project! Pray for safe travel for them, and for them to settle in well. Pray for all of us staff to have energy and strength to make it through the busy orientation week.

On a lighter note...two giant squirrels chased me on my bike the other day and we had a black bear in the camp the other night.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Good news

Last thursday morning we found out Jody is pregnant! Our car was partly packed as we had planned on leaving Friday morning to head out to Lake Tahoe. After confirming it at the hospital we got a call from our doctor asking us to stick around untill the first ultrasound to make sure it was implanted in the right spot. Sure enough Baby McComas was! So with a week delay we arrived in Tahoe, thankful and praising the Lord.Please continue to pray for the health of Jody and the new baby. Thank you for all your prayers in this process too.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Chewing on some grass...


Jody planted some grass for Stella to chew on (supposedly it's good for cats...and she likes it).

The problem is some other people have been taking advantage of the nutritional values of grass too.

Stolen Camera!!!

What follows is an alleged incident involving to young sorority girls and an unsuspecting cat. Everyone involved is innocent untill proven guilty...although it doesn't look good for Autumn and Sarah.

I recovered my camera from the theives who visited our house last night. A picture is worth a thousand words....


Autumn and Sarah early on in the evening invading my house...

They seem to be enjoying our decorative wine bottles...
OUR ATTACK CAT POUNCES ON THE INTRUDERS!!!



The horror!!!





This makes Autumn and Sarah sad...