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Click the picture to see more from the rugby games

Desire’ plays for the Helena Lady Dragons rugby team. Ana started playing rugby, but was injured during a practice.  Desire’s boy friend Terry plays on the Helena Hooligans team. Both the ladies and guys played Missoula’s teams and won both. Here are some action shots of the games played on April 27, 2013.  Click HERE to see them.

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Desire' as Annie

Click the picture to see a lot of pictures from Annie.

Desire’ was asked to take drama this year, her senior year in high school.  She has never taken drama before, and “Intro to Drama” is a requirement for this class, which she did not take.  Their first play of the year was Annie, and Desire’ got the leading role, as Annie!  Although she was very nervous, she did a fantastic job.  Katie also had a part as a homeless person.  See if you can find her.  Notice the hair!  Ana, worked behind the scene, as she is in “Intro to Drama” and helped build the set.  Here is a link to pictures from the production.  I am also working on a video of the event.  Great Job Desire’, Katie, and Ana.

– John

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Lyle Schwabauer - ArtistThe Helena Independent Record had a nice article about a friend of our family, Lyle Schwabauer.  Read the article HERE.  Lyle is a great artist, and a kind man.  If you are in the Helena area, stop by the studio at Upper Missouri Artists Gallery and see him at work.

— John

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Click to see more pictures of Ana in Robinson Crusoe

The Missoula Children’s Theatre, with Clancy School, presented Robinson Crusoe.  Or, more like a very loose, funny version of Robinson Crusoe.   The team comes in on a Monday, does auditions, and practices with the students Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  The students then perform two shows on Friday.  They always do a great job.  This year, Ana made the part as “Myrtle the Turtle.”  Last year, Ana was asked, the day before the performance, if she could play one of the leading supporting roles on their rendition of the “Little Mermaid.”  Click the picture to see lots more from Robinson Crusoe.

– John

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Our oldest daughter is “THE” teacher at the East Malt Hutterite Colony. We were invited to the colony before Christmas when we were picking up Heather to bring her home for the Christmas vacation.  We enjoyed a great Christmas performance by the kids, and met several Colony members.  We were treated like royalty and made some new friends.  Our children definitely want to go back and see their friends again.  Here are a couple of pictures.  Click one to see larger views.

– John

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We enjoyed a fun time together on Sunday evening on August 30th as Neighborhood Assembly of God Church celebrated our summer picnic.  We totally stuffed ourselves on hamburgers, hot dogs, polish dogs, and more goodies than one is allowed to imagine.  We had super fellowship with those we love, and there were lots of games, blowups, and activities for kids of all ages.  There was even a creek to wade in to cool off.  All of this happened at the Kleffner Ranch, which has one of the largest (if not the largest) old barns in the United States.  Click on the picture to see a slide show of our fun evening.

Click the photo to see more from our fun picnic.

John

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We attended the Jefferson County Fair this Saturday. It is always a fun time and much more relaxing than trying to fight the crowds, the carnivals, and the drunks at fairs in larger populated counties.  The kids had a blast.  A couple of the features were the “Tiernan Irish Dancers,” and the “Boulder River Carousel.” Click the picture to see a slideshow of photos.

John

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Click the photo for a slide show.

Click the photo for a slide show.

Katie and Desire’ had their Eighth Grade Graduation on Thursday. The School put on a nice ceremony.  We are proud of bout Katie and Desire’ for their accomplishments.  And also, congratulations to Desire’ for winning a “Citizenship Award” for her school and civic contributions.  She also received a fourth place ribbon for the Einstein Award in her science class.  That means she was the fourth highest in the science class.  We are proud of you both and we love you!  Click the picture to the left to view a slide show.

Dad and Mom

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Clancy School hosted a Spring Concert consisting of three schools. Clancy, Boulder, and Montana City students attended this nice concert on May 19th.  Ana has been playing the clarinet this year and participated in the concert.  Ana and all of the students from the three schools did a fantastic job.

Click the picture to see more photos from the Spring Concert.

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We just picked up “Come What May” from our local Christian Book Store yesterday. We have been anxious to see this film since before it was actually released.

“Come What May” was made by homeschoolers, Advent Film Group, and Patrick Henry College.  This is their first film, and for being their first, it will touch your heart and challenge your convictions.  Pick up a copy of “Come What May” and give it a watch.  But get ready to be challenged.

“Do what is right! And, come what may!”

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