Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday Gabrielle!

Yummy's cake.
Yummy's new bike!!!
Gabrielle's birthday is not until tomorrow, BUT we have piano, parent/teacher conferences, and cub scouts after school. So she got to celebrate a day early. What a lucky little girl!
By the way, Happy Birthday Dad!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Who are these people?

Not sure who these people are, but they are sure cute!

Mersades Party

Mersades cake...It's what she wanted!

Eight 10-11 year old girls! Where are the earplugs?

One of these things just doesn't belong here. Hmmmmm...Teddy you are going to regret this when you are older!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Have some Cake...

60th Anniversary for a couple at church.

Gabriell's 5th Birthday.

Gavin's 7th Birthday.

Chris' 40th Birthday!

Destination Imagination Dinner Theater.
These are just a few of the cakes I have done and have the pictures on this computer. Enjoy!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy 11th Birthday Mersades!!

My how time flies! So most of you are probably thinking "What is with her cake??? We know her mom can do so much better than that!" Well her real party isn't until Saturday and she just wants a cookie cake for that. So easy for me this year! Maybe I will find some of the cakes I have done from previous years and post them for all to see.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Picture Post

Early morning mountain view.

Chris as one of the natives.

Fog rolling in every afternoon.

What we flew in on. YIKES!!!

Our first view of Tembagapura.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We're Back!

Well in the United States, that is. We have a stop over in LA, and then fly out tomorrow morning. It will be good to get back and see the kids! I am looking forward to that so much.

There are so many things to tell. Do we know if we are moving or not yet? NO. We wont know that for at least another week or so. Do I know if I want to move? I am not really sure. I am about 50/50. Sometimes I think it would be a really neat experience, which it would be, but then sometimes you feel really lost and don't know what to do, and then you think to yourself, WHAT AM I DOING HERE?

Do I think the kids will like it? Yes, I do. If you don't mentally think about where you are located (like the middle of a jungle, half way around the world ,with a one lane road to the site on the side of a mountain or a helicopter ride to get to) then it's just like any other small mining town you have visited. There would be a lot of travel opportunities, a great school for them to attend, and lots of activities like swimming, soccer, and golf. And that is only a tiny bit.

The two big negatives I see with living over there are security and being so far away from family. The security in Tembagapura (where we would live) is great. They are having some issues on the road to Tembag, which is why everyone is now being flown in by helicopter. The being so far away from home is pretty much taken care of by the travel allowance they give you. We would be able to come home twice a year for a couple of months at a time. So over all there would be more time spent with family, just not as often.

Well, that is about it for now. There is so much more, and so many more feelings, but it is midnight in LA and I am going to try to get some sleep. Have a great night/morning/day. Where ever you are in this world...

God's Blessings,


Tuesday, September 1, 2009


We are in Bali. It is 9 pm September 1st in Bali, and 7 am September 1st in Wyoming. We have a few hours to sleep, and I do mean only a few. Our flight leaves for Timika at 2:50am.

I just wanted to say Good Luck to my kiddo's on their first day of school. Brandei if you could take a picture of all four of them with your phone and email it to me, I can get it put on the blog for everyone else. Thanks.

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Now it's time for some sleep...

God's Blessings,