Sunday, July 20, 2008

BSM: Our Operation Barnabas Family

This past week has been tiring, jam-packed, inspiring, encouraging, loving, and just plain amazing. Not only did I get to see my sister do, act, love, and impact others; I also found a family within this group of young adults. I've never met a better group of high schoolers! They are truly amazing people, with BIG hearts.

The week ended with a performance, by ALL three (90 students total) OB groups, at our largest Grace Brethren Church in the area. Afterwards, the kids put on a nice carnival, complete with clowns, sno-cones, games, and rides. Everyone, including the adults, had a wonderful time!

Here are some photos of our new family:

Matthew with his new buddy Paul. Literally, Matt wanted Paul to hold him whenever we saw him. He even chose Paul over me, today!


Ashley being a "Carnie," as she called herself.

Adam and his "new friend" Dominique (She stayed at my mom's house, this week). Dominique is my new adopted sister. Isn't she beautiful??

I love you new sister, D! :)


Adam, enjoying the tasty treats, on this 95 degree day!

And...... my favorite shot of the week......



Andy.... and his hostage, Emily. That's what she gets for wearing my pants AND shirt.


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! :)

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19 comments:

Megan said...

you really captured the joy in all those photos -- looks like a great event!

cherish.photography said...

Wow! How fun!

Mia's Mama said...

what fun shots!

Christina said...

What a fantastic time! I love the boys and their new adopted aunts/uncles, but that last one really is TOO FUN!

carrie said...

Ha! Looks like a great time, and that last shot is way fun!

Arizaphale said...

Ha ha! LOVE that shot of Andy :-D What a big kid eh???? hahahah

Sassy said...

Me too, love that shot of Andy! Great spirit!!!

❉ pixie ❉ said...

Looks like a blast! (Here for BSM)

Killlashandra said...

Carnivals are so much fun! Looks like you guys had a blast. :)

Never That Easy said...

These are all great shots of what looks like a great day, but that last one is hilarious. Glad you had a good time!

kim said...

Looks like an awesome time. Love that last picture...funny.

Golightly said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love the playful shot of Andy!

melody is slurping life said...

Your new family is cute and fun. What a great time you all had and the photos show it.

Dominique has a gorgeous smile.

tricki_nicki said...

You guys look like a fun, crazy family!

Maggie said...

How fun! Looks like a great time!

Elaine A. said...

Looks like fun for everyone! That last one is cute!

Mandaroo said...

Looks like fun times! A snowcone sounds perfect for a 95 degree day!!!

Maya said...

What a great group! Looks like fun!

Stacy said...

Looks like a wonderful time and bet it just had amazing energy there! What a great group of high schoolers and what a wonderful thing they did. It definitely shows that the younger generations are not all slackers like the news tells us they are. :)