This past Sunday, Sierra, Kelly and I hung out at the Alderson's (Kelly's aunt) for a relaxing afternoon. Sierra seems a bit scared in this picture with Taylor and her friend Tarin, but she was just antsy. Debbie's back yard is filled with wonders...
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Last week was Sierra' last week at her babysitter's house. She may be returning in October, but we wanted to at least say what a great job she did. Sierra loved playing with her and her little son Jaden. Most mornings she couldn't wait to say goodbye to me!
Sierra is pictured below with Iryna, Kevin and Jaden, her two children. Thanks for a great year Iryna!
Each day for the past year, Sierra and I made a trip to the house of Iryna, our babysitter. I though it would be fitting to remember the routine we went through for a year. Here are the five steps we rehearsed every morning. 1) Hop in the car and smile for daddy.
Two weeks ago, some of my good buddies graduated from Denver Seminary. Here I am with Jason Kell, who graduated with his Masters in Counseling (we call him a master in humanity, as opposed to the masters in divinity degree we all got).
Chris Durkin will soon be headed off to New Jersey to Pastor one of the few Southern Baptist Churches on the East Coast.
And Mr. Chris Shinnick will likely end up in Hawaii after a long, relaxing summer with his parents in California.
Becky Shinnick (Chris' wife) will be taking off too. We're going to miss them...and Sebastian (little dude to the left) is going to miss Sierra. Sierra has taken to chasing Sebby around---most other kids chase Sierra around!
Well, after graduating from seminary, now they are equipped with both the whole armor of God (Eph. 6) as well as the whole armor of a fisherman. You never know when you'll need a fish hook or altoid in ministry....