Sunday, July 19, 2009

Heading to Peru

Loren and I will be heading to Peru on a mission trip back to the orphanage where she was adopted. You can follow our adventure at

Loren and Andrea's Birthdays - July 13th, 15th and 17th

We celebrated Loren's 15th birthday on July 13th. A girl's 15th birthday is traditionally a significant birthday in Peru and other latin American countries. It's called the quinceaƱos (15 years, and is a coming of age celebration when a girl becoming a lady.

Loren poses while Josh clowns around. What else would a brother do?

Loren reads her brothers' and sisters hand-made cards.

The neighbor girls Michelle and Elizabeth.

Elton John look out!

Andrea and the kids were at Grandpa and Grandma's on her birthday, so we celebrated her 29th, uh yeah, her 29th birthday a day late.

The kids all made something special for their mom.

Loren had a sleep over to celebrate her quinceaƱos. Here from left to right is Loren, Katie Rummery, Veronica, Donna, Michelle Paap, Kimberly Newman and Elizabeth Paap.

Loren doesn't like cake, so she opted for muffins.

The girls.

Monday, July 13, 2009

E.J. Schaer & Bill Glick Wedding - July 4th, 2009

My friend of many years, Bill Glick, got married to his long time friend and only recently discovered love of his life on July 4th. I had the privilege of both standing up at their wedding and singing two songs. The wedding was a great event, and it was heart warming to see them so happy. The reception afterward was a little damp, but everyone still had a great time.

This is the sand ceremony from the Glick wedding on July 4, 2009. It features Tim Brooks and Jim Barlow performing the song “The Way of Love” by Charlie Peacock and Tom & Nicole Schaer reading 1 Corinthians 13 from the NIV, NLT, and Message translations.

Bill and His Dad

My friend, Jim Barlow, who played guitar

Nice Tux, eh?

J.D. Norcross and Myself

Andrea and I

Bill and E.J.

The Barlow's and the Brooks'

Doug Olson and I

Good cake T.J. ?

The Brooks Clan