|A Nativity scene created from Habitat and CHRPA|
The Christmas season has arrived and we are busy getting ready. Grandma Mac is here for the holidays, Luke is still working here in town, and Jed will be arriving after he posts grades for his classes.
|Doctoral graduation celebration!|
|One happy graduate!|
|A typical pose for Luke...hiking in the Elkhorns!|
|Hugs for Grandma R during moving|
stop in Baker City
|Thanksgiving in Bandon with Mom Mac and|
Ginger's brother, Mac
We continue to love our life of volunteer travel in the spring and fall seasons. Last spring we were working in Tucson, AZ, with CHRPA home repair, then to Libby and Kalispell, Montana, in June working with Habitat. We squeezed family trips to
|Zip Lining in Whitefish, Montana!|
|Group photo of a typical crazy Habitat CAV crew!|
One special trip this year for Ginger was a trek to her hometown of Sacramento with sister Liz and Mom Mac to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the church Dad Mac organized in 1955. What a wonderful 8 days of sister time (we stayed with sister Marg), old friends, and lots of memories!
It seems each year brings plenty of new adventures and surprises! May we continue to receive the PRESENT of God’s PRESENCE with us at Christmas and throughout the year. Christmas Blessings!
Rick and Ginger
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The remaining photographs give a glimpse of our Habitat/CHRPA work for those interested, plus few samples of the prayer artwork Ginger has created this year.
|Out in the desert west of Tucson, Rick and I built a solar hot water heater!|
|At CHRPA in March, with Allie and Hanbyeol, Presbyterian YAVs with whom we worked.|
|I painted Habitat Logo Rocks for everyone in the CAV group!|
|Rick nails down the siding on another pre-made wall. The last week in Kalispell we laid out and assembled all the exterior walls for the next house to be built. Whew!|
|Ginger added masonry to her skills list this year!|
|Rick is up on a roof again in Libby, MT!|
|Ginger puts finishing paint touches on siding after installing with a Libby volunteer.|
|In Kalispell during two different builds, we took a house from foundation pouring in May....|
|....to this stage by the end of September's build. The interior is still unfinished and waiting for|
the cold days of winter to work inside!
|Foundation work.....it was hot and dirty!|
|Rick works the vibrator during the foundation pour.|
The rest are illustrations from my prayer drawings....I did a whole alphabet series during the summer months and frequently find inspiration in flowers!
|Today's prayer picture...Dec. 7...a drawing rendition of the new Habitat Nativity that now joins the 75+ other nativities in our living room and beyond! |