Tuesday, June 13, 2006

In the U.P.

I am updating from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

I am helping out with Vacation Bible School at the church my dad pastors in Ishpeming, Michigan this week. We were hoping for about 40 kids each morning, but we've been blessed with 43 kids on Monday and 57 today!! What a great turnout! We also have special guests David and Kristi Flinck with us as our missionaries of the week. I actually went to Northland with David and Kristi (Thompson) for a couple of years (they were 2 years ahead of me), so it's been good to catch up with them. I've enjoyed playing with their kids Jordan (4), Benji (3), and Kaylee (11 months).

It's been a busy week so far as we're at church from about 9:00 a.m. until about 1:00 p.m. (VBS is over at noon) and I've been working on powerpoint presentations and crafts home with me to work on for the next day.

But we had fun going to Lake Michigamme yesterday afternoon for a boat ride and supper. It actually warmed up enough when the sun came out to take our jackets off, too!

And today my sister Sarah and I went to Presque Isle in Marquette and took a nice walk around it--by Lake Superior. And as long as you kept moving the mosquitoes weren't too bad!

Just thought I'd share a few photos of the week so far.


Michael & Sandra Herriage said...

Cool pics. I'm sure you are having an awesome time with your family. Mike and I are heading to Michigan in about 2 weeks to spend a week at Houghton Lake with all of my sisters, parents, one set of grandparents, Aunt and Uncle and cousin. :) I'm psyched about it.
Party like a maniac - and keep posting pictures. :)

La Profesora said...

was wondering where you have gone :) what with no posts and all. isn't there a story about the trolls under the bridge or something up there in the UP?

The Hill family said...

COOL PICTURES!!!! I like the one of just you! Is it cold up there? Sweatshirt? We are coming up in a week and a half....I hope I it's warmer than sweatshirt weather :-)

Natalie said...

Hey - so are you married and stuff now? I'm a single mom. My son's name is Kevin. Let's catch up!!! :)

Natalie Everson

TwoMuths said...

Great pictures, Beth! Hope you're having a great time!

kiwi said...

it sounds like your enjoying your time in the UP! we missed you at the home fellowship on sunday! i hope VBS continues to go well...did your laptop arrive already? ttyl : )

Astrobar said...

Like, nice blog.