Ed's parents have 34 grandchildren, and Tyler (age 17) is number 3. Because of the great number of kids, and our living over here, we don't often have the privilege of much individual time with the nieces and nephews. So this time with Tyler was a blessing to all of us…it was so fun for Ed and I to get to know him better, and it was amazing for our kids to have such concentrated time with their cousin. We were all encouraged by Tyler's presence with us. He is an incredible guy with great musical talent and such a positive and joyful outlook on life.
And Cory is actually in the process of moving to Slovakia for at least 2 years to serve with Josiah Venture in a town (Levice) to the southwest of us. She has developed friendships with many in that town, as she has served at the Levice camp for 4 summers now. We are thrilled to be becoming teammates with Cory, hopefully by this November! Cory is actually one of our former junior-highers (she was in our youth group when we worked with JCFG at Northfield) and it is so incredible to now know her as an adult! :-) Both Cory and Seth interned with us during the summer of 2010, so it was fun to have both of these former interns together with us again. We love Cory and her family, and are very thankful for how the Lord is leading her to come and serve over here.
|Here's the crew at the Bardejov square|
|Jaylin and Shaylee never left Cory alone…they LOVE her!!|
|It was quite obvious that Tyler, having 5 younger siblings,|
is AMAZING with kids!
|Seth and Ed having a running joke with Cory|
about matching t-shirts…thus the picture
|I absolutely loved this cousin time for our boys!|
|Hanging out at the city wall|
|Ed and Tyler preparing to grill|
|Haha! They were actually posing here! :-)|
|Girl time! (And for the record, I'm holding Jaylin's ice cream cone|
while she takes the picture, I'm NOT eating two!!)