Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Family Seminar

It's been a full and rich weekend in Bemidji -- and now that we've said our goodbyes and have headed down the road again, we're enjoying the many pictures Bethany captured. Such fellowship and encouragement!

We're so grateful for the kind hospitality of the Schoenfelder family -- I only wish we had a picture of all 7 of them! [smile] From many delicious meals to late night chats (and giggles), to the adventures of macro-photography and wacky skiing, they made the days incredibly special! Thank you, dear friends!

Another highlight was getting together with the Berge Family. They graciously invited us into their home for a meal and lots of visiting and laughter. We were excited to hear of their plans for the 2008 Family Bluegrass Festival they host in August. If you are looking for a special family get-away, please check out their site. It was certainly well worth the trip for us last year!

Playtime with the sweet Berge grandchildren -- and Charissa.

Learning a new game -- which is fast becoming a favorite!!!

Thanks guys! [smile]

The ever-smiling Elijah

Daddy sharing the family seminar sessions.

Ruth and I have the privilage of working together on the children's part of the seminar. What a great group of young people!

"Therefore, if there is any consolation in Christ,
if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit,
if any affection and mercy,
fulfill my joy by being like-minded,
having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind."
Phillipians 2:1


Anonymous said...

What a blessing! Looks like ya'll had a lot of fun.

See you all tomorrow :)

Melanie said...

Oh man!! We loved every minute! Can't wait 'til next time! :)

Unknown said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. Meeting new people is always such a blessing. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord fo the way He is blessing your trip! I was thinking of you all this past week. Rejoicing in His provision, Emily

Amber said...

Glad you had a great time!
By the way, is that "new game" squabble? We love that game!
~ Amber

Mindy Caron said...

Ben and I got a kick out of the photos! By the way, thank you all so very much for holding Elijah while we gleaned so much wisdom from your Dad's sessions!! We love & thank you!

Cheri said...

You know the Schoenfelders?! I've been writing to the girls for many many years now and have yet to meet them. =)

Cheri C. (Leah's sister)

Anonymous said...

I don't know about that "new game" being called "squabble", but the one we play is called "take two", and it is also one of our family favorites! Very fun!

Blessings to you from Sunny SoCAL!

Hannah S. said...

What a great time we all had! Giggles and all! : ) We appreciate your family so much --- your dad's teaching, your gift of music, and your desire to honor and glorify the Lord. We all are looking forward to the next time! Love you! Beth and Hannah for the Schoenfelder family