Saturday, July 19, 2014

Long time, no see!

This post comes after two very busy months of end-of the-school-year activities and early summer work teams. Mid-summer has been less busy, but the days seem to fly by just the same. The kids are enjoying their last days of summer vacation before they get an early start at school on August 4. Dan is currently in the jungle speaking at a conference and performing a wedding. He has one more out-of-country trip to make before he settles in for another year of teaching at the Instituto BĂ­blico Misionero Ecuatoriano in early September.

Here are some photos of things we've been doing and seeing during our absence from blog-writing.
One last horseback ride before Carolyn's riding instructor left for the US

Celebrating two birthdays at our favorite Quito restaurant
making friends with Calvin the parakeet
(see a video of Calvin here and notice Dan's earplug!)
Andy went parasailing at the beach. The back of the life jacket says, "Jehova en ti confio" -- that sidn't give me great comfort in sending my boy off into the sky! He loved it though.

Carolyn was too small for the parasail harness, so she and her friend rode along in the boat. It turned out to be a pretty good compromise based on the smile on her face.

We visited this little church while we were at the coast.
It was hot, hot, hot inside under that metal roof. 
But, it was worth it to be encouraged seeing a couple of our Bible school students "in action." Here, Ismael lead the worship and song time. 
Jeremias shared from God's Word and so did Dad Rogers.
My photo of Dad is very blurry, so I'm not sharing it here.
Dan and Andy were VERY dusty and dirty after digging ditches
for a new waste water system at the Bible Institute. They were not
allowed to sit on anything  or come close to anybody before they showered! 
Esy is another of our pets (we have 3). We're noticing more and more gray on her face,
but her teeth haven't changed since she was a puppy! 
Carolyn and I went to the park last week to feed the ducks. She found this old tree
and begged to climb it. I didn't see any guards around, so I let her do it. 
And, just a fun shot of my orchid that has bloomed! A friend let me pull a few shoots
off her orchid plant a long time ago. I wasn't sure the shoots would hang in there,
but they have and I'm enjoying the little speck of color on my front steps.
We'll soon be back into the swing of school and a somewhat regular schedule, so maybe you'll see more news from us here on this blog!

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