Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas!

We are so enjoying being with family and friends in PA over this wintry holiday season.

And so, this is my lousy Christmas post. I didn't take any pictures...

...but, thankfully, my sister took a few pictures. Below is a very rare Pardoe family picture and also one of Taylor with his hair spiked (thanks to Brenda and Mom!!!).

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Little Hunter Man

Kyle loves to hunt! Ok, well, at least in his imagination or playing with his daddy. But since we've been able to spend some time with family over Christmas, Kyle got to go hunting for real with his Uncle Dan and cousin Dereck. They didn't see any squirrels, but had a great time!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Graduation Time!

December 8, 2009: Michael's graduation from Spanish Language School at the Rio Grande Bible Institute in Edinburg, Texas.

Michael receiving his certificate/diploma. (A very beautiful, blurry picture! Me and my camera were having issues...)

The faculty and staff having prayer over the graduates.
Michael with one of his tutors.
A very special couple - Kevin & Rachel Sommers
These dear friends helped us immensely this past semester. They both were in the first semester of language school with me (Crystal), they came to our church, and then they watched our kids for an hour every day so we could go to our tutor hour (and did I mention they have three small kids of their own?). What a blessing to us!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

End of School Year Activities

With December, comes the end of the school year. What a happy and busy time this is for us!

The kids had fun all semester being in day care while we went to school. Here's the small group of them.

Kyle's special friend, Joshua. They are about the same age and enjoyed playing together.

We first semester students held a dinner in honor of the second semester graduating class. Below is one of the singing groups from RGBI who provided music for us.

A small gift our class presented to the second semesters. This is our "beloved" spanish grammar book with the faces of Michael's class forever embedded onto its cover!