Sunday, October 9, 2011

Homecoming 2011

Well, the time has come.... our first daughter has attended her first Homecoming dance. Kasey attended the Menomonee Falls Homecoming Dance on Saturday (Oct 8th) with a bunch of her friends. We traveled over to her friend Hannah's home and all of the kids came together there to take pictures. What fun! They all looked fantastic. I heard that they had fun at the dance too - danced all night, had very sore feet, and rough sounding voices by the end, but they plan on going together again next year. It is so hard to believe how grown -up they all have become. Here are a few pictures for the day.

Kasey in our yard

In the fall leaves

Beautiful young lady along the house

In the photo - Standing: Alexis, Kate, Sydney, Hannah, Josie
Sitting: Zach, Kasey and Luke

Sitting Pretty!!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

God's Mission

Well, last week Gary was on a 8 day mission trip with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. 16 men from 5 different churches traveled to Wind River Wyoming. Gary and 3 other men from our church traveled together via RV. They left Friday, September 23rd at 8:30am. They drove carefully and enjoyed the majesty of God's land along with many fun adventures on the way. Their work at the mission church entailed building a bell tower, constructing a deck, painting trim work around the grounds, building a new sign and many other odd jobs. The congregation members (all Shoshone Indian) were so thankful for the hard physical work, and loved sharing time with these men. I think that both the men from Wisconsin and the people of Wind River Lutheran Church took back something so special from this adventure. Gary in the travels documented so much with his camera. These pictures only give us a glimpse of the beauty that this trip gave him. I have attached the link to the flicker slide show of some of his pictures. We hope that you enjoy. Copy and paste this link in your browser. I am sure that he would have much more to say about this trip, but I thought that I would at least give you the opportunity to see some of the West through his eyes (and camera). Enjoy!