Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kirk Club

Yesterday we had our very first ''Kirk Club'' at our church. It is a program for children ages 0-5 on Friday afternoons. We had Bible songs, stories, a craft and a special Easter Egg Hunt to top it all off. Our first one went very well and I'm very encouraged with the turnout. We had 13 children (this includes a couple of small babies) and it was great to have some women that I've been getting to know over the past year inside our new church!

We started Kirk Club with some Bible songs. A woman from our church with two little ones taught us the songs and did a great job!

Joe told the Easter story to the children using pictures to help them understand.


All of the children were so proud and cute about their findings and the Easter baskets that they made!

Caleb after finishing off a mini chocolate Easter egg. He was so messy and so excited about it (doesn't show here) that I couldn't resist a pic.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Here's a glimpse into what we've been up to lately.

First, I couldn't resist this picture of Caleb in his little sweater vest. He was such the little man this Sunday. Yes, that is LOTS of drool on the front of him, but he's teething and oh so cute anyway, right? :)

Next, we made breastplates and crowns one day and then went on a quest outside in the woods near our house. Dan was SOOOOO excited and proud of his and wore it all day long. Caleb was a bit less enthusiastic, but came along for the adventure anyway.

Temps are going up here in Kiltarlity....please let them stay?!!! We had a day warm enough to let the boys play in water in the front yard. I just filled up the sled and let them do as they wished. They loved it!

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Scottish Wedding!

We were so excited that Joe had the opportunity to officiate his first wedding last weekend. A friend, Maria, met a man from Switzerland and this led to a fun, intimate Scottish wedding. It was held at a lodge on the Ness River, and I had so much fun getting to go! The location was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was held inside the main lodge with a view out to the river. Gorgeous! It was actually a very non-traditional Scottish wedding. Maria wore a blue dress (they usually wear whit here too), welly boots, and her cake was red with white dots and kissing frogs on top :) We were able to leave the boys with good friends in Kiltarlity, so the day was a fun treat for us. Joe did a great job with the ceremony, then it was fun to see all the Swiss in their kilts (they had fun with this too) and meet Maria's friends and family.