Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

Praise the Lord for "America, land of the free!"

Let's honor the families of those who have given their lives for our freedom today!

God bless America!

Friday, May 27, 2016

MACS events

We participated in the Michigan Association of Christian Schools 
Fine Arts Festivals again this year!

First up, Elementary MACS fine arts competition!

Unfortunately, we were so busy that we didn't get any pictures!
Julia did a wonderful job in all of her events!

Second, we went to the Senior High MACS competition...

BCS Senior High Band
Lydia's String Solo won 2nd place
Judah got 1st place!
Wesley got an Honorable Mention!
Lydia's doily 
BCS Senior High Choir
BCS Percussion Ensemble
Lydia placed 1st in Sacred Keyboard Solo and played for the closing ceremony!
BCS Seniors with the travel trophy!!
Lyd and Madeleine won 1st place in Small Instrumental Ensemble!
And last, but not at all least, the Junior High MACS fine arts competition!

My classical keyboard solo
BCS Junior High choir

The JEM trio (Julia, Elizabeth, and Mary)
My sacred keyboard solo won 3rd place!
A group of Junior-highers from BCS performed
 "Alice in Wonderland"

One of the scenes
Trenton was the White Rabbit
Sean as the King
Josiah the Mad Hatter
My doily won 1st place!
Here are some of the pictures that I took:

Scenic 7 - Honorable Mention
Portrait 7 - 3rd place
Black and White 7 - 2nd place
We are thankful for God's gifts and the ability to share them
with others for His glory!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The month of April

Lyd and Buk washing some of the windows
Up on the 15' lookout that Caleb built
Oh no!
Mom's lovely daffodils
The girls and Mom went to a friend's baby shower!
A beautiful osprey that Caleb got a picture of

Look, we match!
Relatives of our friend Sten Palmer were in town for his memorial service
A beautiful sunset

Friday, May 20, 2016

Trip up North part 2

We had the privilege of ministering to the Family Fundamental Church in Warroad, MN
 the following Sunday!

Family Fundamental Church

Almost all of us!
Julia and Joanna wore the same shirt!
What a smiling bunch!
We headed over to the Lake of the Woods to see one of the biggest 
freshwater lakes besides the Great Lakes!

The guys on the ice in their Sunday best!

Mike was begging for some food
Wonderful fellowship
A crazy Dutch Blitz game
We played a fun game of Kingdoms!
Conspiring amongst the kingdom members
Caleb won the game with this name! (Renuzit)
Melody and Rachel
Julia and Joanna
Anna and Elizabeth
The guys helped with chores on the farm

How is your bottle today?
Big machinery
Caleb got a really good picture of this bald eagle in the backyard.
That morning, we headed over to the Northwoods

Wow, just, wow

Some beautiful ice formations along the way
Wolf Lake House
It was really spacious!
Nice kitchen!

A fascinating chainsaw piece of art!

The gorgeous sunset
Wolf Lake

Family dinner
Cozy fire
Room for everybody!

This was the first time that many of us had played Yahtzee!
Breakfast the next morning...
A final view
We stopped along the shores of Lake Michigan
A gorgeous view of the lake!
The Mackinac Bridge!

Lake Michigan
Mackinac Island
Caleb took this from the bridge!
The Mighty Mac!
Then we headed over to Cracker Barrel and had a delicious dinner!

What a yummy meal!
What we found in the Cracker Barrel store :)

Wow, what an exciting trip! We thank the Lord for traveling mercies
and wonderful times of fellowship and ministry!