Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday Swim

Today James and Jenny brought their kids over to go swimming. They have three boys: Coy 6, Cy 3, and Cade 8mo. We spend lots of time with them...we are grateful for their friendship!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


When we got out of church today this was in the sky...very cool...a little lower in the sky was another rainbow but a horizontal one. Chad looked it up online and it was called something "halo", I've already forgotten. I guess it happens a lot in the arctic because of ice particles in the air. Here it probably has something do to with the moisture and smoke in the air. September and October are always smoky here due to the farmers burning their fields.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Man, I need to have our camera handy.

The funniest thing happened the other day during kindergarten recess. I was watching the kids, and they were, you know, running and screaming, playing monster, swinging, chasing each other, screaming, all the things little kids do. Then something caught my eye. Out in the field sat two of my students, Joaquin and Andres, MEDITATING. Sitting cross-legged with their hands resting on their knees and their fingers in meditiation position. I smiled out loud if that's possible...I watched them for a few minutes and decided to make my way out there and ask them what they were doing. They said they knew someone that does it..i asked who and they told me one of the first graders. Then Joaquin said in his broken english , "yeah, and in chinese they do." So I told them that a good thing to do while meditating is to pray because you are being quiet and still...they just nodded and smiled, so I left them to it, and they resituated themselves and started it up again. Andres sat there the rest of recess cute. Where did they get that??:)