Saturday, April 25, 2009


GO!, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

What a fun Saturdya with a bunch of great people!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hike Up to Bald Hill

Hike Up to Bald Hill, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

What a great hike up to Bald Hill with Jennifer's friends from Kurdistan! I loved listening to their life stories of perseverance in the face of great difficulties. Amazing!

Up in the Tree on Bald Hill

Up in the Tree on Bald Hill, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Von Boys at Bald Hill

Von Boys at Bald Hill, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

How fun to meet the Vons on the top!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Teala, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

At Riverfront Park just talking with Teala.

Corvallis Locomotion

Corvallis Locomotion, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Saw this on my prayer walk downtown with Teala on Saturday. I cracked me.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Reconnecting in Mid-Life

My creationProclaim, George Fox, November 1988

Lisa came out from Texas for a writer's conference at George Fox College in Newberg. We went up to have dinner with her and talk of old times. While I was getting ready, I thought it would be so fun to take another picture in front of the Bauman Auditorium just like we did back in 1988. I came out into the living room to see our old photo album open. George had thought the exact same thing! The bush has grown, the building has been painted, and we are now 21 1/2 years older; but our friendship with Lisa is still as strong as ever. What a delightful time!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Les Miserables

Les Miserables, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Now that I am done with all the other obligations of speaking, I can finally start reading and listening to Les Miserables.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Not Too Cool to Dye Eggs

Not Too Cool to Dye Eggs, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Even though they are teenagers, they still like to dye eggs.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Relaxing with Easter Jelly Beans

I ate too many of these on Easter!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Speaking at our Easter Service

I spoke on the story of John Newton who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace"

"Peeps! We're Peeps!"

"Peeps! We're Peeps!", originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Hilarious Skit for Easter

Hilarious Skit for Easter, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Easter Saturday with the Family

We all go our ways for Easter Sunday, but we met in Salem for a nice lunch at McGrath's

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday with the Boys' Group

They were all here! This hasn't happened in a long time!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Daphne Odora

Daphne Odora, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

This flower is one of my favorites. It is right near our front door and people always comment about the lovely fragrance when they come and go.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Big One that Didn't Get Away!

George and Jeff went fishing on the Wilson on Saturday. Time for two good childhood friends to catch up on life while enjoying one of their favorite boyhood activities. This is a wild stealhead that George thinks was about fifteen pounds. You can't keep the wild ones here in Oregon. So, he is still swimming in the Wilson River!

(Obviously, George is my "guest" photographer because he had the nice camera, and all I managed to take pictures of was my tea time service with our point and shoot. These are much more interesting!)

Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead Fishing, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Wilson River Fiddle Head Fern

Sunset on the Wilson

Sunset on the Wilson, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

The end of a great day for George.

Friday, April 3, 2009

American Literature Aftermath

I woke up with the sun shining through my window onto the pile from yesterday's American Literature class. I love Fridays because we have NO extra-curricular things to do. So, sometimes I get up AFTER the sunrise!

Thursday, April 2, 2009