Jeff and family visit and Vacation Bible School
June 8-12, 2009
Jeff and family arrived about 9:30 pm on Sunday, and Monday began very calmly with the girls watching a video in the den. Elyse is curled up with Ashleigh on the couch. But the remainder of the week was to be very busy.
Jeff was to attend the Apologetics Conference sponsored by NOBTS at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Rod was entering his first week of the intensive Conceptual Physics summer course, and both Rod and Brenda were going to be involved in VBS and take the girls in the evening.
Jordan and Ashleigh join in a craft session along with Drew Brandon on the first night of VBS. Above is the opening ceremony of this Australian - themed version of VBS, called The Boomerang Express.
Elyse joins a music session led by Kim White. She got to be good friends with Mattie Graham on the left during this week of VBS.
Elyse on the lap of Karla Ayers. She was in Karla's group along with children from left McCade Bartlett, Tucker, Andrew Short, and Mattie Graham.
Brenda and Darla with more of the Australian decor. Brenda served as nurse for the VBS and fortunately didn't do much more than bandaids, in contrast to a broken arm she dealt with in an earlier one.
Elyse and Mattie stick together as we gather them for a group photo with the Kangaroo.
Back row: Chase Tucker, Caleb Howard, Andrew Short, Elyse Nave, Mattie Graham, Clay Daniell. Front row: MacKade Bartlett, Paul Lara, Lily Helton.
When we were getting children to pose at the Boomerang Express rail station, Elyse and Mattie were acting like they had known each other all their lives. Mattie's Mom told Brenda that Mattie had asked her about having Elyse over for a play day.
Ashleigh and Jordan were in a large group with leaders Joe and Patty Burkhardt, Peggy Jo Boyles and Marjorie Keller.
Back row: Joe Burkhardt, Drew Brandon, *, Fallah McLean, Amy Tucker, Ashleigh Nave, *, Benjamin Pollard, Peggy Jo Boyles, Marjorie Keller, Patty Burkhardt. Front row: Emilio Medina, Sebastian Medina, Luis Medina, Chano Medina, Jonathan Smith, Jordan Nave, Alexi Hughes, Madelyn Pieroni , Sam Queen.