Fall Happenings

 

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We routed our itinerary through Boston so we could see the grandparents . . . and the beach!

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Somehow kids don’t feel the chill of the Northwest’s ocean waters!

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Or maybe their activeness keeps them warm.

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Burying Joel

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We’ve been promising the kids for a few years now that we could get a dog. Only it turned out that it was going to be a bad idea in our locations in Ethiopia. So now, here she is–Henrietta.

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Dr. Seuss

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Hiking near Saint Joseph

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And I (Jeremy) visited my homeland–western KS. A sweet familiar face!

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Joel sometimes carries stuff on his head as in Ethiopia (notice the Ugandan painting in the background too!).

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Oh Kansas!

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“Where the buffalo roam . . .”

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The boys and I have taken up jiu jitsu for our sport / exercise this year.

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A rare shot with both boys in the frame and on top of their classmates!

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At the Wichita DQ (owned by a family member–doubly sweet)

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Countryside Bible Church of Meade, KS has been faithfully supporting missionaries since it was built by a bunch of homesteaders over 100 years ago. We were privileged to participate in and speak at their Harvest Missions Conference in October.

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We always get to see dear friends who’ve meant a lot to us. Here’s Joel with my old youth group leader (and later boss for a summer on harvest crew).

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Exploring the prairies.

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While the women had a tea, the men had a trap shoot and grilled out.

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The boys get a chance to shoot .22s and BB guns when we go out here.

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And we get to see legit KS sunsets every morning.

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My childhood home.

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The zoo

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This snake was a bit freaky. He was bobbing and weaving and even striking at fingers held near the glass.

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And this rascal spooked us several times in the walk through rain forest. He moved and darted around a bit like “Doc” on the old Back to the Future movies.

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Costume day. Meet Julius Caesar.

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Raking leaves at Grandpa’s with the cousins.

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