Archive | May, 2012

Celebrating Donald’s Birthday!

The cake - decorated by Dad

Before Donald headed overseas for a couple months, we had a grand celebration for his birthday! What a joyous time it was! We are so grateful for the important place Donald has in our family, for his heart for missions and for his example of walking by faith. God is doing great things through you, […]

Remember Foreign Missionaries

2606_Canon EOS 40D, 31 mm, 1-125 sec at f - 5.6, ISO 200

Being in Korea on Memorial Day is a little different than being in the States. Though it is not a recognized holiday here, Donald and I took the opportunity to recognize with honor a special group of great men and women from the past during a recent fieldtrip to Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul. […]

Someone is Eating the Sun!

2765_Canon EOS 40D, 200 mm, 1-8000 sec at f - 22, ISO 100

I have fond memories from childhood of reading and re-reading a delightful little children’s book called Someone is Eating the Sun, which in it’s own humorous way described the scientific marvel of a solar eclipse. Now as of this morning, some 15 years later, I can officially say that I have experienced a real solar […]

The Baby is here!


This is Esther Staddon reporting live from Chicago with GOOD NEWS INTERVIEWS. I traveled here to get the full story for myself, see the evidence and give you an up-to-date report on the proud parents of Sauntina LaVerle Staddon! Robert, where did you find such a beautiful name and what does it mean? “Sauntina was […]

Late April Snow!

April 23, 2012 snowfall

We’ve had snow in April before, but it is usually just a light dusting, and early in the month. What made it especially unusual this year was the warm weather preceding it, which had caused many plants to  leaf out and bloom early. This situation enabled us to take pictures of the snow with things […]

Celebrating James’ Birthday!

Looks like the salad is going to get run over!

It was such a blessing to have James home for a few weeks! He is so much fun to have around! Jonathan went hiking with him one day and another day David joined them behind the barn for an all-nighter in the woods! We also had our first Canada-vacation-planning-session while he was here and we […]