Monday, January 14, 2008

Week in Review

The saying goes, "Time flies when you're having fun", but I'd say the same is true when a person is busy! These past days have been filled with a little of both...

It was a tremendous blessing to have lots of help with the bus last week -- friends from Iowa and a couple young men from church came out for a couple days. Many thanks for your hours of help, guys!!

And as I didn't do well at documenting last week's work, here is a picture post with a few highlights and a bus progress report...


Tuesday's work crew
With a wood-burning stove for heat, s'mores make a great mid-day snack!

Measuring. We made a few discoveries that slowed progress by a couple days. Thankfully we now have them resolved and all the side-walls are complete.

Little by little the interior walls are set in place.
Running all the electrical wiring.

Thomas and Andrew stop to give a quick smile.


And in addition to the work on the bus this week, we also had a couple birthday celebrations to fill our evenings with food, friends, and fun...

All festive for a '50s' themed party.

Go, Susanna!

Bowling....with a new twist.





And finally, we'd like to share a prayer request... Our good friend and carpenter-extraordinaire, Fred, fell yesterday and injured his leg. Please join us in praying for a fast and complete recovery!


Again, thank you all for your encouragement and prayers. We are deeply grateful for you --the body of Christ.


"Now thanks be to God Who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place." 2 Cor. 2:14

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Praise God for the progress being made! What a wonderful God we serve!

dak-juneau said...

Looking Great!

dak-juneau said...

And get well soon Fred!

Nicole said...

aha! that's the reason for lack of posting here!! i am assuming it was rachel's birthday?! look's like a lot of fun!
who were the iowa friends?!
blessings!

Goldfish said...

Love the '50s themed party!! And the body-bowling. Awesome!!!!! :D Thanks for all the pictures, loved 'em! :) I'll be praying for Fred. He'll be throwing water-balloons at you before you know it! ;)

Coeur d'Court said...

AWWWWW! NOT FRED! That is really sad. Is he a bedfast Fred? Or is it not quite that bad?

I'm excited to hear your bus progress but that is sad about Fred. :( I just saw him driving down the road the other day and now to hear he hurt himself! I will be praying.

BrittLeigh said...

I seriously have to know where those scarves come from... I LOVE them!!! 'specially those pink polka-dots ;).

And it's tragical to hear of Fred's injury. I hope it's not very serious, and I will certainly be praying for him. Bless his heart...

Rachel said...

Update --

Thanks for your prayers! Fred is up and walking -- albeit with a limp -- but walking none the less! :) Keep prayin' for it to be completely healed soon. Blessings... :D

Sara N. Smith said...

Glad to see such amazing progress! God Bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Hey... Well be prayin!

Sofia from Tarragona said...

The bus is coming along great. Praying for good, on-time progress.

By the way, Groucho Marx once said, "Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana".!! This quote always brings a smile to my face.

Julie said...

I know this is unrelated to your specific post, but because I believe your family will do so...please pray for Nate, Tricia, and Gwyneth Lawrenson. Tricia has cystic fibrosis and recently gave birth to Gwyneth after only 24 weeks gestation. You can visit Nate's blog at: cfhusband.blogspot.com. Perhaps you've heard of this family, perhaps not. I believe once you see Nate's blog you will fall in love with him & his girls as much as I have.

PS - the progress on the bus looks GREAT!!!

shuttersbuddy said...

Looking great! I'll be praying for Fred and all....

rehm family said...

What a blessing to see all the progress! And we'll be praying for dear Fred's leg. :) Looks like that bowling was mighty fun too! May God continue to prosper the work of your hands. We're praying for you all!

With love,
The Rehm's

Anonymous said...

Hey! Does Andrew have a blog?
CA

DUSTYNNE said...

Looks great!