Friday, September 28, 2007

Max home from Romania / Romanians away from home / and...Eye Examination

Home Again!

Max's arrival at the Fresno airport - Tues. Aug. 25So good to be together again.

Lilly reunited with her "Mackey"

Proverbs 13:12 (NIV)
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.


and Romanians away from home:

August 24-26 we hosted young people from the choir at Caminul Felix in Romania (see their website at What a blessing it was to see how God has provided for these orphaned / abandoned children by placing them in love-filled Christian homes established especially for them.

The Caminul Felix choir performing at Peoples Church, hosted by the Peoples School of Creative Arts (PSCA) home school choir.

Our PSCA high school concert choir joined them in a Romanian song and they actually thought our Romanian sounded pretty good even tho we really didn't know what we were saying! Our kids listened (endlessly!) to a CD of the song in order to learn the words.

Our family hosted Maria (above) and Ana. The trampoline at the Parishes (we took them there Wed. a.m.) was a highlight!

Such fun girls! And very sweet. We enjoyed comparing languages (their English is very good - I think they start learning it in 5th grade), and studies, and lives in general (the kids live in homes with 2 parents and about 12-20 children!).


And, well, unrelated -- no, actually related (siblings, several of them):

Eyes.... aren't they fascinating?! And similar. Some very. And then add in a little bit of eyebrows and a bit more nose and it gives it all away.

(Problem is, I'll soon lose track of who's who - do you know? - cuz I, Lori, didn't label them! )

Warning: The pictures below can be frightening when viewed all together. Kind of insect-like.

(next installment: mouths?! could be interesting...)

It's all about angles. This one, unfortunately, highlights the schnoz. :-)

The two above are NOT the same person. (The two sets, that is. Two eyes in one picture, yes - the same person. :-)
Way too obvious (above), huh! Eyebrows and smiley lines. This is _______?



Max Parish said...

This is ONLY a test...

Garrett said...

Aren't you even going to tell us who these eyes belong to? I think I can guess a few :)