Monday, September 2, 2013

Summer Snapshots

We had whirlwind summer travelling around the States, but fortunately, there were a few quieter moments here and there to enjoy family, friends and nature. Here are a few snapshots of our time.

Despite the heat in Texas and Georgia, we did manage to get outside quite a bit. Here the kids have just picked ripe cucumbers and tomatoes from a friend's garden and gathered some fresh eggs.

Making friends with Stormy, the herding donkey . . . 

 . . . and milking a goat made the heat way more fun.

Visiting with Aunt Jen, Cousin Kate and Molly the Golden Doodle.

Fortunately, we had a swimming pool almost everywhere we went!

I also had chances to introduce Godly Play to American children who were unfamiliar with it. Below I'm with a fun group of kids in Fort Worth. 

What could be in that gold box?

Why, the parable of the Good Shepherd, of course!

We even managed to quell our homesickness for Germany at Pioneer Town in Fredericksburg, TX.

And here the kids are sitting on the lap of Judge Baylor at our alma mater, Baylor University.

Many blessings to each of you as we head into autumn!


  1. Wonderful photos, Sheila! Looks like you had a great summer and trip to the states!

  2. Thanks, Cheryl! Hope your summer was fun and relaxing as well!

  3. What a beautiful family portrait of the four of you... and in such an unexpected situation! I love it!

    I also love the GP photos - the difference between the faces and postures of the children in the first picture and the second is part of what always gets me about Godly Play. Wonder-full.

    1. That's a great observation, Storyteller, about the pictures. It's the magic of GP.: )