Thursday, July 31, 2008
This seems to be the year of completion for him, graduate school and citizenship! We are very proud of you Najah!
He was quizzing the kids on what the stars and stripes stand for on the flag. Do you know? Can you name all 13 original colonies??
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
They were married on July 4th! Yes newlyweds. They had a medieval themed wedding that was fabulous. Sure wish we'd been able to make it out there. I "borrowed" these wedding pictures from other blogs. Unfortunately I didn't really take many while they were with us. I get excited and just forget.
We sure hope that they will come again. There was much to talk about and many things in the area that we would like to do with them. There is such encouragement from getting together with other members of Christ's body who are like minded.
Congratulations you two and thanks for including us in your trip. May the Lord bless you mightily as you start this adventure that He has ordained for you!
Thank you Suzanne for being an excellent teacher. You have been a godly roll model for both Haley and Mandy. We pray that the Lord will bless you as you make this adjustment.
Monday, July 28, 2008
It's so fun to see all this. I think back to movies that I've seen and try to imagine all this going on around some of the scenes. Wow. Amazing. I can see why it might take more than a year to shoot a movie.
The following are a few random pictures from throughout the rest of that day.
Our friend Nathaniel Bluedorn went out one weekend to watch the filming (especially to get a look at The Red camera) and climb rocks with John and Nate. So that's how we got pictures with Nate in them. Thank you so much NB for sharing your pictures with us yet again!
Friday, July 25, 2008
We fed him steak for breakfast. Man-food! Grrrrrr. . . . . . .
It seems much more masculine to cut it with a gigantic knife, no?!?!
In the evening we had pizza from the Zion Pizza House (the best place in town) and played games. Nate almost won Parcheesi but Haley and I ganged up on him just as he was about to get his last man home. Then Dad, who was in second, raced in and won instead.
Do you think we should we have let him win just because it was his golden birthday??
Actually it's a wonderful winter scarf that Haley crocheted for him.
Kyle enjoying two of his presents. 1. a beautiful picture of Gretchen -- Awww
2. a picture of Matthew in disguise -- hum? think about it.
We pray for Nate and Kyle, and ask that they may:
be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that they will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified them to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.For He rescued them from the domain of darkness, and transferred them to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom they have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Happy Birthday we love you!
Dad, Mom, Haley & Matthew
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
So I asked if I could put up some of his pictures from the shoot. They are so interesting.
Most of the pictures do not have Nate in them since he was taking them. Here's the only one he took . . . . looking in a mirror.
Hummmm . . . . handy. =)
Gotta keep your strength up.
Planning meeting at the start of the day.
Hunter and Jamey adjusting lighting in the "bedroom".
Sometimes they filmed in really tight places. The camera is in the back corner. I liked the dramatic lighting and look forward to seeing how it comes across in the finished movie.
This is a fun sequence. You can see what they are going to shoot and then you can see everyone in the background doing their part. The principle speakers must have all been miced because I don't see the boom in the pictures.
Here are some of the actors waiting. A lot of time is spent waiting while everything is being set up for the shot.
Look at this one up close. He's lining up the actor's face so he can do a fade in from the face of the other actor who is playing the part of the character when he was younger.
Notice Hunter is on roller blades. Nate said he was incredible on those skates! Boy the Lord can use the most interesting things in our lives to accomplish His purposes!
They had to get sprayed down to look like they had already been playing basketball.
Orange City was a fun little town with a marvelous dutch influence. It has about 5,000 people. (5 times the size of Oakland, and 1/4th the size of Zion.)
The downtown has all these fun dutch inspired store fronts.
Someone jokingly gave this gift to one of the actors. =) It fits the town's ethnic flavor. I think that the school mascot is called the Dutchmen.