A day at the fair

This was the fun day to see the Indiana State Fair (for the first time in probably 35 years) and to see Rachel’s children’s literature debut and graphic design creations that were all over the fair grounds since this was the “Year of the Dairy Cow” at the State Fair and the marketing firm where Rachel works does the marketing for the Indiana branch of the American Dairy Association.

It was a fun and proud moment for us!

Turn About Is Fair Play

So we’re at this wedding near Chicago right? Meanwhile this family from Wheaton, IL (also near Chicago) is living in our house in France. Soooooo…when we went to Chicago and had to spend the night, we were able to spend the night in their house in Wheaton! Cool, right!?

They have a cool house and it was fun to drive around Wheaton.

Then we drove to Naperville and had the fun privilege to see two UWP friends for lunch. A great mini road trip that proves how small the world really is!

Noah Connects

Noah has already connected with a friend in Indy (as of last year actually) and his friend Seth’s family has really welcomed Noah into their fold. This is not only a blessing for Noah but for his us as well as his parents…who are SO far away!

While we were in Indy, they had our whole family over for the evening for dinner and to hang out at their cool home and farm. Here are some pictures of the evening.


I needed to keep my left hand chording callouses hard so I asked Rachel if she could set me up with a borrowed guitar while we are in Indy for 3 weeks.

She asked a worship leader at her church and he said no problem. So she showed up Sunday night with this beauty! I saw CF Martin on the case and started to wonder. I opened it upand there it was – this amazing Martin! I’ve never coveted a Martin and still think they are insanely priced, but this sure is sweet to play!

All I can say is that God is good!