Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Out Exploring

We enjoyed a fairly busy week last week, but not as busy as the week before! Baccalaeureate was Tuesday. We have 8 graduates this year and a packed church at the service. Most in attendance do not come to church. We are praying that the message Butch shared will draw them to the Father.

We didn't do much for Memorial Weekend. No big camping trip like we used to do or even a BBQ. It was just another ordinary weekend except with the kids to tag along with us on our Monday off. We went geocaching up at the Natural Bridges and Peterson Prairie. Just out of Trout Lake.

We found all 3 we were looking for this time. Sometimes we are not always so lucky! It is a fun hobby that gets us outdoors and into some places we might not otherwise find.

After we found the third one we went back down the road a ways to the Ice Caves. We only had 2 lights and it was pretty slick in a lot of places so we didn't go clear through. Next time, maybe. We might just take our lantern next time, we saw some other people do that. Head lamps would be nice, we need a couple more anyway!!!

Then instead of heading home we drove west until we got the to snow. Not far... the Yukon was making a funny noise so we had to investigate, discovered the front fender is cracked. WE then decided it has been this way for a long time but the big hole Butch hit must have broke a little piece off which now allows the fender to move more, thus the reason we are hearing more noise.

We headed down a road towards Willard, had never been that way before and decided to check it out. We came upon a place called South Prairie which is a meadow when it is dry, but right now it is most definately more like a lake! I guess in the spring the rain and snow pool up in the meadow, flowing through lava tubes. Then as the weather warms, the ice plug in the lava tube melts and it drains like a bath tub! Will have to venture back up that way once it warms up a bit more.

We decided to call it a day after that and headed for home.

We had an impromptu game last night because the TV blew up. Literally! It has been acting up for quite a while, with lines across the top. We figured out yesterday morning that we could wiggle the cable in the back and it seemed to work fine, for a brief time. Well, Butch had it working momentarily last night, Grady came out and was going to watch something on History channel and the TV just shut off. When we got close to it we could smell it. Bummer.

With no money for a new one, we hooked up our old projector to the Dish Net box so we can at least watch the news and movies but that is only temporary. It won't be a bad thing to be limited on TV watching this summer, but it is still a bummer. I wonder how long the projector bulb will last? We used it in the church for 2 years in Nevada and the for the first several months here. I don't think it will have much life left :)

Well, that is a glimpse into our lives this past week. I'll post pictures once we get them downloaded! Have a blessed week.

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