Sunday, January 13, 2013

2013 Week 2: Beginnings

When I looked back at the week, I recognized some significant events and very few photos. To fill in the gaps I am resorting to digging up or borrowing pictures.

Sunday, January 6th, Epiphany or Día de Reyes (Day of the Three Kings or the Magi)

Melchior, Balthazar, Gaspar (Our boys, which is which?)
Our friend Gina has a Three King's Day celebration at her house every year--lovely decorations, lots of food and fellowship, a piñata for the children--i.e. FUN! I took several photos, but they disappeared mysteriously.

Mike had to leave early because it was the first day of build season for the robot that will compete in the Ultimate Ascent game, basically frisbee golf!

Let the calculations and brainstorming begin! And the six-day six weeks of intense focus and work!

 Thanks Team 1720 for these photos.

Mike's other commitments have not ceased, only increased!
Monday he spoke in chapel at Taylor University. It was a wonderful opportunity to look back and reflect on all God has enabled him to do. There should be a You Tube video ready some time this week. I will let you know.

And the Red Barn after-school pottery sessions continue as usual, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These highschoolers were quiet and hard at work when I peeked in one afternoon.

Wednesday was the closing on a house for Sam and family. They are outgrowing their small place and a large house across the street that has been sitting empty for awhile became available.

Back View

Mike promised to help Sam two days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, before going in to robotics.  
Thursday the work began in earnest.

A year ago on that day Sam was helping us move into our rebuilt home!

My week consisted of getting back into the different exercise routines, Bible studies, writing, cleaning, and putting away Christmas decor.
Something I noticed about this photo-journaling year after year is a sameness, a déjà vu all over again!
That may account for the lack of motivation for picture taking. I read on one of the blogs of a weekly prompt and/or photography tip from TLMacdonald Photography. Maybe I'll learn something.
The first assignment was to walk 52 steps from your door and look around for something photo-worthy. This is what I came up with one evening, trying to capture the sinking sun.

It would probably work for week 2 as well--Leading Lines.
Notice the snow is gone, the weather mild and rainy.


sara said...

Jared will be sad to see the snow is gone when he gets there! as of now, they are planning to come Tuesday but are going to make the final decision tonight. I will message you when they do!!

skoots1mom said...

i really like winding road much more peacefull than our intersection laden roads around here...
have a great week!

The Bug said...

We had a three kings service at church last week (except all three kings were female - ha!). We donated hats, gloves & scarves for our homeless ministure & the kings carried those to the altar with the offering.

Your Mike is crazy busy! So maybe he gets to relax a bit in March?

momma frans said...

Great pics this week, yours and others. ;-)


I actually slide a mini lesson into my Spanish classes about 3 Kings Day....I get excited about it every year.