July 2011
While Ken was attending special meetings at our mission home in the U.S., I was helping my sister and brother-in-law with their Grandparent's camp. They had 12 of their 13 grandchildren attending from Sunday evening to Friday evening (ages 3-13 - had to be potty trained to come). We and the kids had a great time having devotions each morning, going to the library (to get books to 'read' during rest time in the afternoons, and before lights out at night) making G2 Camp T-shirts, swimming at a local pool, journaling, making origami items, reading a chapter book (one our mother read to us when we were young - and we read to our kids) playing games, going to a museum (I didn't go to the museum, because I stayed home with one who wasn't feeling well that day.) and eating 'special' treats.

The whole group (minus me - I'm taking the picture.)

Morning devotions

At the library with Grandpa


Grandma (and Aunt Cindy) checked out a mountain of books
they had chosen

Helping the younger ones with their journals;

The older ones could journal on their own.

We wore some of them out!

Friday evening we took the kids to meet their parents at Cici's Pizza. What a reunion! The kids were excited to see their parents, and also excited to tell what they had done during G2Camp.

Hopefully this experience will help me in planning a grandparent's camp for our grandkids in the coming years.

June 25 - July 3 - Continued

Ken with the current radio committee - ready for work

Playing pick-up sticks in English class

Can you tell which one is Bekah?

Sending greetings to the church in the U.S.

We spent one night in Panajachel for some R & R,
and so that Ken could check on the construction at LBN.

Buying typical fabric in Pana

June 25 - July 3

Friends from Redeember Bible Church came again this year June 25-July 3. We had a great time with them. Although we weren't able to do all they had intended to do while they were here, they were flexible (a sign of a good missionary!) and accomplished a lot.


(Don't tell his wife that he does windows!)

Preparing food

Washing dishes in the outdoor sink (pila).


Helping put up a fence around the radio property

A new wall to form a recording room

Thanking God for the new recording room

May 14, 2011 - Grandbaby #6

Hannah Claire was born May 14 to James and Jayme. She weighed in at 6 lbs., 4 oz. I (Cindy) was able to fly to Kentucky getting there about 7 hours after she was born. (I would have gotten there on time, but bad weather caused delays and cancellations of flights. God was - and is - in control!)

A few days later, Hannah's bilirubin was high, so she had to go back to the hospital for phototherapy. I thought she looked cute with her 'sun glasses' on.

Happy Family

I had planned on making a quilt even before we knew Hannah was on the way. I started it in Dec. and was able to finish it before she was born!!!

The pattern is the "Stars" version of "Stars and Ribbons Crib Quilt" by Debbie Mumm

Back side of the quilt - (hand quilted)
The blue backing is darker than it appears in the picture.