|Family - 2008
This is our family photo...
we added in a photo of Timothy who is a missionary in Ghana,
and Daniel's family... the inset photograph was taken this past
while we gathered at the Oregon Coast for our annual family
Just 4 months following Wes's heart attack, we spent
a few days on holiday recounting events, births and
blessings of children, milestones and a myriad of
marvelous and difficult days... such that we counted
that anniversary celebration especially blessed
and were (and are) all the more grateful to the Lord for
His merciful kindness to us through all these years!
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on February
Wes & Kathryn - And most of our children at our family reunion - Arch
Cape, Oregon in August 08
Wes had the privilege and joy of baptizing
four of our children this past summer at the Believer's
conference north of Deer Lake in Eastern Washington. The
first photo is Samuel (18) and then Stephen (15) Joseph (13) and
We have no greater joy than that our
children walk in Truth.
It was a tender time of repentance,
of commitment to the Lord Jesus and obedience to walk in His
Kathryn in Uganda - Spring 2008
Kathryn is a Nanny for two local families -
she continues to serve the LORD in this way, in
addition to helping many other families, she
still plays piano beautifully and is, as always,
a great blessing to our whole family.
Timothy... a missionary in Ghana,
(I try to update Timothy's pages as I receive letters from
him) We talk by phone occasionally and we have recently
had the privilege to use Skype to talk by computer - with the
Wes continues to do contract work on swimming pools... with his
business of 24 years! Where has the time gone!?!?
Alpha Omega Pools
My half-birthday hike to the summit of Mt. Pilchuck!
I was determined to make that climb to the top and stand on that
rock... and what a thrill to make it to the top!
It was sort of a symbolic climb for me as I begin the second
half century of my life. :o)
Here are a couple of photos from our annual KlaHaYa Days
Backyard party... we annually have this party for family and
friends to enjoy an evening of relaxing, eating, watching
fireworks and generally 'reconnecting' with old friends. From
our first year in this home, we've used the annual "KlaHaYa
Days" local festival as an opportunity to have this party.
Some friends we only see but once a year!
we praise the LORD for family and friends, for the Love of the
Lord Jesus and a place to call home.
|The day before my 50th Birthday,
we took the Mukilteo ferry
over to Langley -- just for glimpses of daffodils
and a mocha at the
Useless Bay Coffee Company
It was a wonderful day!
I have been saying that
had I known 50 would be so sweet,
Iwould have wished to get here sooner!!
Kathryn made this chocolate torte
chocolate cake with chocolate
mousse and ganache filling!
||On the morning of my 50th
birthday, our daughters, Kathryn & Hannah (with their
helpers Naomi & Amelia) prepared a lovely tea party for
and my mother
and step father, and my mother in law.
It was really a
Then in the evening, I was treated to dessert at the
Cabbage Patch restaurant in Snohomish.
Kathryn arranged for me to have an scenic airplane ride!
I'd never been up in a small plane before!!
It was truly amazing to me how effortlessly we just flew over so
many beautiful places in such a short time!