Saturday, September 21, 2013

Flat Coco Sees South Dakota

This week Coco, the real one, is in New York City!  Flat Shan is getting to see the sights and participate in gospel music ministry.  Flat Coco continues to enjoy adventures in South Dakota.
今週、本物のココちゃんがニューヨークにいます。Flat Shanが一緒に楽しんでいるみたい。いいね!Flat Cocoがまだ、SDのアドベンチャーを楽しんでいます。

The first week of August my friend and her family came to visit South Dakota from Japan.  We saw lots of sights!

Origami Fun!

Inside the grain bin-this was full of corn last week!

Farm Machinery Orientation

Lessons in corn growing

Look what South Dakotans do with corn!

Al's Oasis burger

And, in the middle of the prairie... !


Look, there is no ocean out there!

Flat Coco meets Flat Stanley at Devil's Tower, Wyoming!

"That ribbon of highway..."  (This Land is Your Land)

Mount Rushmore!

Preparing for the cold of Wind Cave-a very amazing place!

The Bike Rally was starting!
Enjoying a buffalo burger in Custer

Flat Coco helping me drive

South Dakota sunset

A new game, ladder ball

Sioux Falls

The whole gang

Connect Four was a favorite

Spending some time singing praises

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coco Goes To Camp

I have gotten way behind, so I decided to just start back up with wherever iPhoto opened up... which was mid-July.

My friend, Kelly, asked me to be part of intermediate camp at Crystal Springs Baptist Camp as the camp missionary.  Anytime I get to talk to kids about missions, I jump at the opportunity.  And, the fact that I got to hang out with Kelly at one of my favorite places-middle of nowhere North Dakota-made the deal even sweeter.

Three boys from my home church wanted to go, too, so I had the privilege of driving them up to ND followed by a week of fun and games, songs and learning, food and sun, origami, sunsets and a mud pit.  Here is a week in pictures...

Fargo Mall-where you cannot buy a hamburger in the food court!

Looking across the field to the new men's dorm


My bright-haired friends!

My evening spot

Singing praises

Awesome worship leaders


Another evening...

Camp Cheer Contest




And moonrise!
Crystal Springs!