Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Nikki and Tim

We are stocking up on Tim and Nikki pictures while she is here, so here are few more good ones...

A Cocktail Party

Several of the oldhomeschool buddies (Carolyn, Emily, Josh and Tim with Nikki) decided to have a cocktail party. It was largely an excuse to dress up, listen to 40's jazz, and eat delicious hors-d'oeuvre. Josh served as bartender, and the kids tried martinis, ate, played "Scotland Yard" (a fascinating board game made by Ravensburger), and laughed together a lot. It was great fun, though most of us couldn't understand all the hoopla over Prohibition if Gin was the main object being denied...

More photos of Tim and Nikki

We've had fun visiting many places while Nikki has been here...

Tent Rocks National Monument...

And Bendelier National Monument, just to name a couple. They have also been to the top of Pajarito Mountain, to the bottom of the canyon behind our old house, and today will hike to the box canyon on the East Fork of Jemez River. We are rejoicing with them, and enjoying this opportunity to get to know Nikki better!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Another Engagement in the Family!

Amazing news... We have a second engagement in the family!! As of Thursday, September 6, Tim is engaged to Nikki-Ann Reckman of Sarnia, Ontario. They have been good friends for four years at Calvin, and started dating almost a year ago. In the first photo, they are atop Pajarito Mountain on Thursday, where Tim proposed and Nikki accepted. Below, they are on Friday's hike in Bandelier.

We are thrilled to welcome Nikki to the family, and feel so very blessed that God has brought such a wonderful young woman into Tim's life and our family. There is no date set just yet, but we are looking forward to getting to know Nikki better and welcoming her into our family.

God's blessings to us are truly amazing! Our cup is overflowing with His goodness!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Glories of Autumn

While I always find the death of summer a rather melancholy time, who can deny the glories of Fall, my favorite season? My poor, hail-beaten morning glories are putting on a spectacular show, and match the autumn New Mexican sky just perfectly!

A few more Family photos

Here are Elsa and Ben with the Finnegan/Hanson Grandparents, and the most recent picture of FinFamFive (wow- We're really not FinfamFour anymore!!)

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