Tullagh & Sugarloaf Mountain

Posted by Tim on 5 September 2008 - 8:02am

Today's blog is going to be mostly pictures! On Tuesday a precious couple from our church took us on a climb up Sugar Loaf Mountain, only a few miles from our house. It was incredible. God cleared out the rain just in time to allow us to make the climb.

On Wednesday the Guide Dog Association of Ireland "delivered" our new baby Golden Retriever Tullagh (the 'gh' is silent in Irish). Enjoy the pictures of our new 'opportunity to meet neighbors'!


Sarah holding Tullagh as he drifts off to doggy dreamland!

Tullagh on blanket










Can't beat a good ole doggie blanket, Where's mom by-the-way?


Tullagh in the back garden










Where did that crawly thing go . . . I know it was here a second ago?

View from Sugar Loaf

The view to the NE from Sugar Loaf Mtn - Brilliant!

Beginning the climb











Kathy, Sarah with Sam and Vreni entering the climbing area


Sarah on the way up











Sarah on her way up the 'easy' part!


Half Way Up











We're a little more than half way up at this point!


KD and Sarah at the Top

Kathy and Sarah in CELEBRATION MODE at the very top!

Doggy and Mountain Climbing

You guys are never going to want to give that doggie up!!! Way to keep running all over the place - isn't that great when you have to walk/hike everywhere?! Well, we love seeing what you guys are up to and you seem to really be settling in well and enjoying Ireland. We're really excited to see you guys soon!!! Let's make it happen!
Love, Aubrey and Mark

Posted by Aubrey and Mark (not verified) on 9 September 2008 - 11:18pm

Thank you so much for praying - we want God to be glorified with the new puppy and we have already had two significant relationship building conversations with neighbors as a result. . . We'll keep you updated!

Posted by Tim on 7 September 2008 - 4:24pm
Awesome God!

I am so blessed by seeing that God has given you back some "little" things (the b-b-q, the dog) that you gave up in submission to Him, to go to Ireland. We expect the big things (somewhere to live, the car) - and we're STILL surprised and blessed - but to see God's PERSONAL care for each of you, is just awesome. God doesn't just major in the big things - how COOL is THAT!! Brilliant :-)

Posted by Carol Laughlin (not verified) on 6 September 2008 - 1:32pm
Little Things


You are so right! We are humbled and grateful to our Awesome God for all He is doing here. We love our church and can't wait to see what God has up his massive sleeve next. Tullagh has been a huge blessing and we have only had him for 4 days!



Posted by Tim on 7 September 2008 - 4:28pm

Dear Tim & Kathy~

Thanks for keeping us updated. Your new addition is just precious! I know that he will be used to expand your opportunities for kingdom relationships. Praying for you!

Melissa Andersen

Posted by Melissa Andersen (not verified) on 5 September 2008 - 1:15pm