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Sarah & Alvin's Wedding

Posted by Tim on 9 March 2016 - 4:12pm

It has happened!  Sarah & Alvin are now married and I didn't take a single photo at the cerimony! Something about being the Father of the Bride that limits photo taking ability!  Kathy and I are so happy for Sarah and Alvin as their wedding day has finally come.  Even though it rained steadily the entire day, that did not limit the beauty of the God honouring cerimony, outside under a large marquee (tent).  We are excited for them both as they pledged their lives together to the glory of God.

Okay, even though I have no photos from the cerimony, I do have a few hundred from the reception/lunch! This was a 10:00am wedding, followed by a luncch reception in a close-by venue . . . here's a couple images!

Sarah & Alvin

In the cherry blossoms 

Kathy Flys and Night Skies!

Posted by Tim on 16 February 2016 - 12:45pm

 Today, Kathy took to the skies, beginning our travel to California for Sarah & Alvin's wedding, on 5 March. She is going by way of Louisville, KY where she will spend 4 days with Matt, Christie and 3 of our grands.  I will follow in one week and go directly to San Jose to get ready for everyone else in the family to join us over the coming few days . . . exciting times!  Kathy's flight out of Dublin was delayed by about 3 hours so we are praying she will be able to make her connections.

 

   Last week, speaking of skys, 3 of us set out to photograph an amazing night sky, with no moon!  It was cold, but worth the shivers to try to capture a tiny bit of the glory in which God has painted his sky! Wow, here's a feeble attempt to convey some of what we saw!

   

Night sky 1 

                        Horizon with ocean on the left and trees in the background

 

 Night sky 2

                               Same scene a bit later . . .  more stars above.

milky way 

                          Loads more stars in this tiny sliver of the Milky Way 

Sad News . . .

Posted by Tim on 1 February 2016 - 8:45am

We have just found out that Tullagh, our very first Guide Dog pup, has passed away.  We are so very sad as he was not yet 8 years old. We first recieved Tullagh in September of 2008 in our first house in Dublin about 6 months after moving to Ireland.

Tillage as a pup

At 15 months Tullagh entered his advanced training and was matched about 9 months later with a wonderful family near Galway who had a young lad with autism.  Tullagh became known as the 'gentle giant' and was instantly a loved family member.

This picture was taken in 2008 when with one of our grandkids, Isaiah, in the back garden - Tullagh was not yet full grown but we could tell he was going to be a great dog.

Tullagh grown

We are sharing in the feelings of loss with Tullagh's adopted family, though we haven't seem him in years. He was diagnoised with spinal cancer just a week or so earlier and had to be put to sleep to revlieve his suffering.  He was faithful to the end, never whining or complaining.  We are gutted.. . 

Sue's 50th!

Posted by Tim on 25 January 2016 - 6:54am

Sue's 50th

L to R:  Rick, Jen, Sue & Ali 

One of our favorite people, Sue, celebrated her 50th birthday in Finglas (N Dublin) on Saturday night. Nearly the whole city, including it's mayor turned up to wish Sue well.  Jamestown Road Baptist Church hosted the celebration and the building was packed - what a tribute to Sue who has done so much in that community and around the city.  HAPPY 50TH SUE!! 

In the photo above are three other great friends, surrounding Sue.  Rick, Jen & Ali live in S Dublin, near where we were for our first four years in Ireland. 

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