Monday, July 26, 2010

Heat Wave!

It's been unbelievably hot here lately, but that doesn't stop us from getting our game on! We hit the volleyball court Saturday for some fun in the sun along with some friendly competition!

The rest/baby area! And I was finally succesful at getting at least one good pic of Joanne!

Adam and I fighting over a ball...guess we forgot we're on the same team!

Despite the heat, it was still a blast, and we'll be doing a repeat tonight!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sharp Game Night!

Last night we headed over for a game night at the Sharps. Of course, there was plenty of food and fun! Sarah and Ben team up for some cranium! (However, the just weren't good enough to be Mine and Chris' team!)
As always, we played a couple rounds of Battle of the Sexes! Sadly, the girls were dominated in both rounds!

Sutton is such a great baby! He slept through most the night!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Much Needed Reunion!

Our good friend Joanne has been visiting this week. We have worked with them in Texas and here in WV but they got transferred back to Texas in January. We have missed them so much! Joanne and her daughter Caylea made the long road trip out here, and we couldn't be happier! It's been so great to have them here! Caylea playing under the Sharp's coffee table!

We hosted a cook-out on Sunday so everyone could see Joanne and Caylea!

Mollie and Sarah--we are so ready to meet Mollies little guy!

Sarah and I watching the boys play ladder ball.
Somehow Joanne has managed to avoid the camera. However there is a game night tonight and I will be fixing that promptly!!

Echo Day 3

Our last full day at Echo was packed full of fun! The day started with a talent show in the morning. There were a lot of great talents, ranging from singing and rapping to beat boxing and guitar playing! This is Julia rapping the Mcdonalds rap!

In the afternoon we had the team compitition, which was an obsticle course. There were some pretty hilarious sections of the relays! But team Nuggets pulled through and won!

Eating half a can of cheese wiz for the food portion of the relays!
That night the rave was Punk Rock Prom--by far my favorite theme! The kids really went all out! Their costumes were awesome!

We had a really awesome time at Echo. I got to meet and get to know some amazing kids. And above all I was privelaged to see God move through these kids in a awesome way! We're already pumped for next year!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Echo Day 2

Day 2 of Echo camp was even more fun than the first! Of course the day was filled with games, competitions, worship, and teaching. The evening rave was Nerds vs ninjas, which was hilarious! Ben and Sarah...Ben may have pulled off the nerd too well!
The nerd fashion show!

My nerdy prayer group!

Hanging out before curfew!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Echo Summer Camp Day 1

I had the privelage of going to Echo camp-which is our church camp all last week. I had a great time getting to know the kids and watching God move in their lives! Each day was fun filled and in the evening we had a costume theme. Here are a few pictures of Day 1!

Team Crazies making their team flag!

80's Night!

Summer and I--try not to be jealous!

80's at it's best...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Last Day in Co

On my last dayin co I had sadly, come to the realization that I was not going to meet Baby Hansel this time. Erin was a week over due and her labor always lasts 2 days. Which meant that even if she went into labor that day, I wouldn't meet the baby :(. We decided to take the kids to gymnastics. Shortly before we were to leave, Erin started to have some contractions. We didn't get our hopes up since she'd been having contractions for a week on and off. But she decided to stay home and I took the kids.Maggie running the trampoline!

Jett and Mya in their tent they made.

While we were at gymnastics, Erin text and told me to take the kids to the neighbors on my way home. When I got to her house, Erin was in pretty intense labor. The midwife soon arrived, and in 5 hours from start to finish, she was holding her beautiful baby girl!!

Faye Kyle Hansel 8lbs 12oz

Big brother Jett helping put on Faye's socks.

It was such a privelage to be there for Faye's birth. I'm so happy I got to meet her!!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Yesterday afternoon we went to Flagstaff for a hike. It was much cooler in the mountains, which was a welcome change to the heat! Here's a few pictures from the afternoon: Erin and Maggie!
Can't beat that view!

Bob and Jett enjoying the view!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July Celebration

We celebrated the 4th yesterday with a cook-out in Bob and Erin's culdasac. We had some great food, and I was able to take part in the annual bike race!
Erin and Jett

This would be the bike everyone must ride around the culdasac!

Bob coming across the finish line!!

Jett and Maggie ready to watch some fireworks. Maggie didn't last too long because it was too loud, but Jett really loved it!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Morning Walk

It's been pretty hot out here in Colorado. This morning it was actually pretty cool, so we took advantage and Jett, Maggie, and I took a walk to the pond! Looking for frogs, turtles, or fish!!

The big frog we spotted--Jett was pretty happy!

In case you're wondering, no baby yet. We're just playing the waiting game now!