Saturday, June 23, 2007

At the Park with the Brewers

The Brewer kids were very willing subjects for Janelle recently. We met them at the park and Janelle did a photo shoot with them. A few of the 500 shots she took are here on her blog.Yep, these are four of the cutest kids you will ever meet - no question. Caleb started out a little timid, but became quick friends with Janelle, although he was having trouble with her name. "Caleb, her name is Janelle. Can you say Janelle?" "Nun?" Ya, sure, ok you can call her Nun if you want to.
Listen pal, with that adorable face you can do whatever you want as far as I'm concerned. (Dave and Jen - don't ask me to babysit for you unless you don't mind me undoing all of your hard work.)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Meet my dad, Norman Bridge Keller, Jr., born in 1922 in Pasadena, California. A Civil Engineer by trade, he met my mother on a blind date. Secluded in his room, studying very hard for school, he refused his roommate's prompting to come out to the living room to "meet this girl." After giving in to his friend's insistence, he left his desk, walked toward the living room, turned the corner and saw her. In that moment he says, "I saw my future." (What a romantic!) They married and had 4 girls, of whom I was the baby. Due to his career, they had opportunity to travel worldwide together. Quite unexpectedly, as these things are, my mother had a severe stroke in 1991 which left her almost completely paralyzed. Dad lovingly and meticulously cared for her in their home for 9 1/2 years around the clock until her death in 2000. Their family physician was certain the only reason she lived as long as she did was due to Dad's thorough and watchful care. He loved his bride. Dad, thank you for your example of sacrificial love not only for your children, but for your wife. Thank you for providing a loving and nurturing home, but thank you most of all for your fervent love for your Savior. I love you, Daddy.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

You know it's summertime when...

You spend the day at the Antietam Recreation Center
The Rope Swing

The Zip Line

The Carousel
The Rope Bridge

The Wild West Show

The Petting Farm

The River Slide. This very old, very loud tractor runs the very homemade River Slide.

(click on this picture. You've gotta see their expressions!)

This is nothing like the Log Ride at King's Dominion. When this thing hits the water it feels like you've hit concrete.
Then the very old, very loud tractor pulls the car back up the hill.
Of course Evelyn was content to spend the rest of the afternoon in the pool.
"Mom! Watch me do a handstand!"
Yep, summer's here!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

8R Tapestry Class

Since the 8th grade Tapestry class met at our house I was able to get a lot of pictures throughout the year. Janelle and Libby did an excellent job putting this slideshow together for the class. While they had lectures twice a week, the more interesting activites to capture are here in the slideshow. Some of the things you'll see are painting Egyptian god facsimiles, carving soap sculptures, measuring Noah's Ark, playing Ancient History Jeopardy against the other classes, writing Hebrew Scrolls, making Hammentaschen for Purim, playing Bible Pictionary (girls against the boys - girls won!), re-enacting a Greek Tragedy, making stained glass pieces, and of course playing Ultimate Frisbee. To the 8R class, it's been a joy having you in our home. Can't wait until September!