Learning, living and loving life with my other Mc's.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Winter Wonderland (and other cute pics)

It's a winter wonderland up here. For Scott's sake, I hope we're not about to re-live last year's winter with 6 straight weekends of snow. However, the kids L-O-V-E, LOVE it, so I do't have much room to complain. Here are the pics that I took today. Jace took an early fall with no gloves, so he was inside sipping hot chocolate and watching All My Children with Nanna and cousin Tip (feel free to roll your eyes). Poor guy!
Here's a couple of pics of Oaklie, Jarrod and A.J.'s baby. She is so teeny weeny. Everyone likes here a lot. And, I can't resist a good pink roller shot. She's even more cute with no teeth. Her Daddy's not so bad either!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Hope remembering our Saviour's birth brings warmth to your hearts and home.

Owen at his pre-school Christmas party.

Rana before Crystal's wedding 2 weekends ago.

Jace decorating cookies at Owen's Christmas party.

Rob and Tip sledding. We are having a VERY white Christmas

Monday, December 17, 2007

"It's All Gonna Burn "... A Tribute to Mr. Ed

It's been a week and a half since I got the phone call that Mr. Ed had suddenly gone to heaven. "It's All Gonna Burn" was his motto, and I even remember the DCC maintenance crew having shirts with this across the back. When I came out of the shock of hearing the news, my first thought was this passage, "Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. " I really can't think of anyone who exemplifies everyone of these qualifications of a leader in the church better than Mr. Ed ... really, I can't. In our sinful world there are lots of leaders whom have needed God's grace on one or two of these. Believe me, I pass no judgment on such leaders, for they are some of the best. However, it is crazy to me that Mr. Ed needed no concessions. One man at his funeral said, "Mr. Ed always talked about his faults, but I never saw any." The only thing I ever heard Mr. Ed criticized for was being too humble. Funny, huh?
Many close friends told stories and fond memories at his funeral, but I really couldn't help but wonder how many "Scott and Velvet's" there are -- those people who did not know Ed closely, but were grately impacted by his life, his work, his wife, his kids, and just being around him. I know there are hundreds. On the way home from the funeral, Scott and I discussed our regret for not going to visit them. Estes Park is not too far, and they extended the invitation every time we saw them. We are fools for not going.
If anyone is interested, a memorial fund has been set up for Kara. We take seriously the responsibility to take care of widows. If you know Kara or knew Ed, and are interested, a donation can be made to Christian Church of Estes Park, 4655 US Highway 36, Estes Park, CO 80517. Put "Ed Schorstein Memorial Fund" in the memo.
Through his death, Ed has said to me, "follow my example, as I follow[ed] Christ." I have acknowledged many ways that Ed taught me to live as a Christian. I will live differently. Rest in peace, Mr. Ed. Your life meant much to many.