Monday, February 26, 2007


One of the coolest parts about going back to LA was attending our old Bible Study SCV. It was awesome to worship together again, and meet all the new SCV'ers!

Our SCV retreat at Shaver Lake. The day after everyone went snowboarding it dumped snow! I didn't get to go boarding cause of baby on board, but the view was still fantastic.

Clint and Secor catching snowflakes
Us in falling snow!
Naomi...she's gotten so big! :)

The last weekend that Sara was a Borntrager, now a Mallon!
The girls threw me the most amazing was so overwhelming that I could be with everyone from SCV and my old roomates for my shower, it was such a blessing and a gift from the Lord! Blue and brown was the theme, so cute!

Michelle and Jill....two of the girls that came on the missions trip last year to see us in Durbs!

Roomies and friends from UCLA, sooo cool that they could come. Sheryl got me a little UCLA outfit for baby Archer :)

Me and my mom :)

Austin & Merilly
Baby Archer!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

I love Paris in the Winter

After a month's vacation we are finally back in our home in SA! So I've been a total slacker blogger so I'm going to start from the beginning! You know the song "I love Paris in the Springtime?" I can't remember if they have a line that says "I love Paris in the Winter" but...I do. I'd never been to Paris, but we had a 1 day layover to LA (how great is our God?) and it was breathtaking, and breathtakingly FREEZING! It actually snowed while we were there, which was absolutely stunning. After being in Africa, you pretty much forget what snow looks like!

Ok, so this is one of the most memorable moments in Paris. We walked from the Louvre to the Arc de Triumph (a very long walk!) and it was so cold that our faces were frozen. We stopped at a little booth French bakery thing called "Paul" and ordered a hot chocolate. It tasted like a pure melted decadent chocolate bar that was smoking hot. Life changing experience! We quickly learned the phrase "chocolate chaud" Yum.

The Louvre. We were there on a Tuesday, walked to the Louvre only to discover a sign that read: the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays. Nuts!

French cheese shop

Arc de Triumph

Clint as the Hunchback of Notre Dame

In the Notre Dame they had the "Book of Life" that you could write your name in. Pretty sad. This is Clint writing the gospel in the "Livre de Vie." It made me grateful that our names are written in the real book of life, not written with human hands... "He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels." Revelation 3:5

You have to pay 2 Euro to light a candle in Notre Dame, and there were hundreds lit.

Me amore!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Archers in LA

I haven't updated in a while cause we are in LA, and usually we keep in contact with peeps in LA over internet, but now we are we aren't online as much. :) Our time has been so amazing so far, and we are sad that its half done! (nuts!) But the coolest part has just been spending time with people we haven't seen in over a year. The Lord blessed us so richly with such deep freindships in LA, and its been so encouraging for both of us to spend hours talking to everyone, and being able to sleep in after chatting till 1 or 2 in the morning! I can't upload my photos yet, but here are a few that were emailed to me (thanks Eric!)

Clints smooth moves on the slopes:

Our awesome bible study retreat, it snowed awesome HUGE snowflakes that morning: