Monday, April 09, 2007

Summit 2007

Can you touch the sky?

Downtown Denver.

My mom on the capitol steps. Behind her is a statue dedicated to those who died during the Civil War and the large building is the city hall.

Simply adorable.

Outside the Chocolate Factory with an "enlargened" customer.

Denver's main river.

On a hill in Common Park. It seemed so happy there. Kites flying, a young mother tossing a frisbee to her toddler, a young couple playing with their dog, so many kids taking walks with their cute doggies...

Eating out with the Grace Covenant team.

Josh, Paul, and Corey.

Playing an arrangement of "Great is Thy Faithfulness" with "How Great Thou Art."

In the lobby of the Adams Mark Hotel.

Bible Quizzing.

I think they had a bad hair day.

The mile-high marker on the Colorado capitol steps.

Paul with his family after receiving his Citation award. That's the highest award in Awana and it means that he's completed ten Awana books since third grade.

The five Citation recipients from Grace Covenant. In total there were over 250 Citation recipients from around the nation.

Presenting the gospel message.

Zoomed out.


Paul and Josh Boudin.

The entire Grace Covenant team.

With Mr. Rorheim, the founder of AWANA.

I have no idea who the two girls on the ends or the man who is kneeling are, but the other man is Greg Stier of Dare 2 Share ministries who was the speaker at the closing ceremony.

Paul and Kevin White, the speaker at the opening ceremony.

With Brian Rhodes, an AWANA missionary.

With Danny Oertli, the worship leader.

An extra day of sight-seeing:
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Fascinating to say the least.

Focus on the Family. I'm standing outside of the Imagination Station a.k.a. the elevator to the part of the building dedicated to Adventures in Odyssey.

Garden of the Gods. "The Three Graces"--one of the many unique and exquisite rock formations in the park.

Pike's Peak--God is a such a wonderful Creator and His mountains are marvelous... but not nearly as marvelous as Him.


Monday, April 02, 2007

The Mile High City

Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado--It's beautiful here and it has been ever since we arrived on Saturday morning. We're not staying in the hotel, but we're here for the Awana national competition called Summit 2007. I'm not competing, but Paul is here with Grace Covenant Bible Church. During the times when he's not competing my mom, my dad, and I have been touring downtown Denver, including the Colorado state capital!

In some ways it reminds me a lot of Austin such as some of the strange characters you meet on the street. In other ways it's totally different like the 16th Street Mall that has a free shuttle bus running through it. And everywhere in Denver you can always see the Rockies to the West.