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Tuesday, June 27, 2006
SO HERE IT IS!
Look at pictures to your heart's content. Someday I'll be back with a real post.
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Monday, June 19, 2006
Welp, The Guys are in Geelong until Friday, and 6/8 of the Blackwood family has stopped to catch our breath. Each day last week and the end of the week before seemed to last so long through the duration of the day. Though looking back, everything kind of seems a blur. We had an excellent, jam packed week. It was kind of like taking a small step out of reality. There was a good combination of work and productivity and just plain ol' fun. And starting Friday, the fun begins once again.
Thursday through Monday was spent at Dixon's Creek. Youth Camp officially started Friday night and ended Monday afternoon. With Jono Feldman, Jono Blackston, Josh McEwen, Jane Blackston, and the Fishers as leaders, we couldn't help but have an amazing time. The talks were really encouraging and challenging. I especially enjoyed Josh's talk about "smelling like Christ." (Check out 2 Corinthians 2:14-16 and Ephesians 5:2) Ultimate Frisbee, Footy, and McEwen Ball were also definite highlights of the weekend. The last day, those who were born in the US got to go first in the lunch line. To show our appreciation for our birthplace, we Americans started singing, "I'm Proud to be an American". Hehe, it was fabulous! I think there were actually more Americans present than Australians at Dikko. The camp ended with Matthew Pluke starting a mud fight. I wish I had pictures to show my ENTIRE HEAD covered in mud compliments of Plukie himself. (Arrrgh! What did I do!?!) Allen managed to get mud in Christie's mouth, as well. Let's just say those boys better keep watching their backs...
From there we went to our home and then took the girls to their host family's homes. The Boys stayed with us. Luke Denny arrived on Tuesday and we went knocking on doors in McKinnon that day and the next. Thursday the Team didn't do all that much... they had a chance to relax a bit and start planning the Kids Club (like VBS). Friday was more door knocking, this time in Frankston. It was kind of a disheartening couple of hours as we only got 1 or 2 positive responses. But who knows what God will use, right?
Friday night was a really fun experience as we got to go to a footy game! The Alelheid Crows (listen to their theme song! ;-))CRUSHED the St. Kilda Saints. Most of us were barracking (rooting) for the Saints, but it was still amazing just to be there for the atmostphere and such. Oh and the city is SO beautiful at night!!!
Saturday we went to Aurthurs Seat - the place we went with the McKeemans a couple months ago - and had lunch. The chair lift wasn't in service, but some of us had fun sitting in the seats anyway. After lunch, we went to the Back Beach where all us Americans immediately ran down to the shore, took off our shoes, rolled up our pant legs, and started running along the beach. The Aussies just stood there and laugh at us crazy folk. Good times. :-) The took the ferry across the bay to Geelong Saturday afternoon and the rest of us drove home to resume our semi-normal lifestyle.
Song of the post ~ "Everybody's Changing" by Keane
Charity | 12:34 pmComments-[ comments.]
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Life is EXCELLENT!!??
Well I just did. :-D
My brothers are finally here with us! I cried when I saw them at the airport. Happy tears, of course.
Youth Camp at Dikko was GROUSE!!!!!!!!!! (aka great) I loooooved it. The Missions Team is unbelievable! I love them all soo much! Luke got here this morning after being detained by kidney stones. We went knocking on doors and it was a really good experience - for me at least. I haven't done it since I was like 6, walking from door to door with my daddy. I did it with Dad again today, but this time I actually did some of the talking.
GOD IS SO GOOD!
I wish I could ramble on and on and on about the great things we learned and did at Youth Camp (pictures come later - it's SO great having Zachary here to capture all these hundreds of moments!!!) and describe our trip to the airport on the 8th in great detail, but I really need to go do other things. Such as... go to Bible study. That's always a positive thing to do, right? ;-)
I AM SO HAPPY!
Song of the post ~ "Brothers and Sisters" by Coldplay
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Thursday, June 01, 2006
And cold it shall remain. Today is the first day of WINTER.
How weird is that!?
I've been drinking cup after cup of coffee in attempts to stay warm. (I have the instant coffee making down to an art. Come over and see for youself! ;-)) No wonder Aussies drink cuppas all the time!!!
I've decided I like lists. Here's another one.
Things I am really, really, really looking forward to:
Okay, I had more in my head earlier, but apparently I forgot them. Argh! Don't you hate it when something really exciting is about to happen, but you still have to wait for a little bit? I can hardly sit still! This weekend will help time to go more quickly. We're going to Geelong and spending the night with the Mickelsons on Friday, and then (Em)Ily and (M)Egg are coming to spend Saturday and Sunday with us. :-D
The Happy Little Vegemite Song
Check out www.vegemite.com! :-)
Song of the post ~ "The Happy Little Vegemite Song"
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