Saturday, August 25, 2007

Twilight Criterium

The Twilight Criterium is a bicycle race in downtown Boise in July. The women's race starts around 6:30pm and they make 50 laps around a marked course in downtown (about 6 blocks, I think). The men's race follows with 80 laps. As I sat on the curb I estimated that every 3 minutes the racers would whiz by again. I spent several hours walking around practicing my photography. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the evening. (note the 'Do Not Walk' signal in the first photo)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Another Post!

It's like Christmas! Two posts in one day.

The month of July sped by so quickly. Pam Kroon came down to Boise to visit Teagan and we had a lot of fun catching up, checking out the Saturday Market and floating the Boise River. It was so good to see faces from home. The last weekend of July my friend Janelle invited me up to McCall for the weekend with her family. Her mom has a ranch up there and they go for the weekend quite often. It was a very relaxing weekend of hiking, reading and just being still. Here are a few pictures from that weekend. Little Elliott has been my model since he arrived a few months ago. Once a month we set up a photo shoot. It has been good for me to practice my photography. I got a few good shots dispite the smoke from the forest fires.
The end of July I was asked to go to a middle school camp because they really needed leaders. It really wouldn't be a complete summer if I didn't spend at least part of it with a group of crazy teenagers. I left August 7th and came home the 11th. My first Young Life camping experience and I must say that I am quite impressed. It was an amazing week with a great group of kids. It just felt right pouring into kids and speaking truth into thier lives. I have missed that. I will probably end up working with this group of middle schoolers during the school year this year. Which is very exciting to me... I know call me crazy.
In other news, I lived with some friends for two months this summer and because they lived so far away from my jobs, I was spending a lot of money on gas. So I am officially back in the camper in Misty and Peter's back yard. We'll have to wait and see where God lands me next in this journey.
PS for those of you who have been keeping up with my family, Dad's cancer has gotten worse. They have started a blog if you would like to read about the details. Click here for their blog.

Here I am again

Greetings to all of my faithful followers. I must appologize again for neglecting my blog. Many of you have told me that you keep checking and there is nothing. Sorry about that. I just haven't taken the time to write much of anything lately... not even emails. So I am going to make an August resolution... something like a new year's resolution... that I will work on taking the time to write.

I can't believe the last post was in June. So much has happened this summer. I am getting married... haha just checking to see if you were paying attention. Nope, haven't even had a date. So that should answer aboug 50% of everyone's questions.

Over the week of the 4th of July I had a blast being with my family in South Dakota for reunions. It is amazing to think about the fact that 7 years ago our family was just 6 and now we have nearly tripled in number and the 8 neices and nephews nearly out number us. I had so much fun loving on the kids and being super auntie.