Wednesday, April 28, 2010


This sweet young woman that I work with was killed in a car accident last week. Her funeral was today and I ask you to prayer for her two young children and our school community as we grieve.

Nicole Marie Gaulin
July 2, 1973 - April 21, 2010

The Kendall School community is saddened by the sudden loss of one of our family members. On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Nicole Gaulin, our Home-School Coordinator, was in a single car accident. She died at the scene of the accident. We are all profoundly saddened by her death.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

poofy hair

I was intrigued by Judy's March 12th Post on her blog Just A Little Something for You about her Velcro rollers.

So . . . a trip to Target and here are my rollers.

This picture is not as cute
as Judy's with her granddaughter but . . .

Voila . . . Poofy Hair

Monday, April 19, 2010

that polaroid look

A picture is worth a thousand words.
I just love the way she looks at him.

Amanda & Daniel Talstra, MCC Cambodia
Our MCC assignment involves spending the majority of our time working at the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh. In addition, Daniel works with the Returnee Integration Support Center. This organization assists Cambodians who were admitted into the United States as refugees and then later deported back to Cambodia. Amanda works with Women Peacemakers, an organization that provides training in rural provinces about women's rights, domestic violence, and conflict mediation.

We see God working in the people we meet who are working for the poor and marginalized in their own country. Cambodia is trying to recover from the horrors of the Khmer Rouge, while at the same time speeding into the globalized world. It is also a country that is leaving behind millions of poor farmers in rural provinces and disrespecting the human rights of many. The Cambodians we meet who are choosing to sacrifice of themselves and to stand up for the rights of their brothers and sisters remind us that God is at work in this country in a million small, but powerful ways.
Prayer requests:

•that Cambodian leaders will be wise and honest in their work.
•that God would provide for all those who are hungry, especially children who have high rates of malnourishment.
•for the Cambodian church to work in unity and serve as a powerful witness to Christ
•for us, that we would be diligent in the work we have been called to do and loving to all those around us.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


We have new neighbors moving to our little corner
(across the street from a SUNY University)

They must have a really big bed . . .

Oh, and a grand piano . . .

It looks heavy . . .

I see they have three cars . . .

Even the yearly springtime visitor to our pool is checking them out . . .

We are looking forward to getting to know them . . .

Welcome !

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

I know seven minutes is a long time to watch a
YouTube Video but you won't be sorry . . .

Now I must read her book!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

9 red wines for less than $10

America's best sommeliers and wine merchants
reveal their favorite bargain bottles.

After reading this article in Country Living Magazine we headed to the wine store and were able to find 6 of these wines. For the next several weeks we will be tasting these at our Wine-on-Wednesday gatherings.

Spanish Wine
Alto Almanzora Este 2006 ~ Blueberry, plum, fruitcake, and chocolate are just some of the flavors in this six-grape blend from Spain. ($8.99)

California Wines
Nine North Ten Mile 2006 ~ This California four-grape mix is an ideal accompaniment to duck. ($9.99)

Redtree 2008 ~ Wine bloggers are going crazy (in a good way) for this light-bodied California Pinot Noir that tastes of clove and summer berries. ($6.99)

Pairing Wine
Alamos 2008 ~ "Malbec is on fire right now" and this Argentinian variety boasts a hint of sweet spice that makes it wonderfully suited for steak. ($9.99)

Sagelands 2005 ~ Buy and store extra bottles of this Washington Cabernet Sauvignon, since it gets even better with time. ($9.89)

Penfolds Koonunga Hill 2007 ~ This Australian mix of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with lamb. ($7.97)

European Reds
Vinos Piñol Ludovicus 2007 ~ This combo of four Spanish wines is an eye-opener. It tastes expensive! ($8.99)

Borsao Campo de Borja 2008 ~ A hearty chicken dish would complement the dark fruits in this Spanish Grenache and Tempranillo mix. ($7.99)

Domaine André Brunel 2005 ~ This French Grenache is equally great for fine dining or simply drinking by the glass. ($7)

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Do you ever love something and hate it at the same time?

I love working on our school yearbook but hate when a deadline approaches.
My "last 22 pages" are due Monday so the pressure is on.