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Monday, March 9, 2009

The Life & Times of Louis & Amber - Attitude Adjustment

The kids at The Pines have grown accustomed to having their picture taken. Too accustomed, in fact. Between the Niehoff's, us, visiting teams, Birthday parties, outreaches, and other events, it is quite common to see cameras around the property. Before this last team left South Africa, we gathered everyone together for a group photo shoot, an event that becomes more complicated as we continue to grow.

Look closely at the group picture. As you will see, some of the kids don't appear too excited about another bunch of people interrupting their busy schedule to capture the moment for all time. I've taken the liberty to zoom in on a couple of them. Hopefully the resolution doesn't cause us to lose the quality of their expressions.

Noticing the lack of excitement, we decided to liven things up a bit. What you can't see from the picture is that the kids are posing in the midst of a small flower garden. This flower garden was recently equipped with underground sprinklers that come up when the water is turned on. As it happened, the spigot was located conveniently close to my hand, and the temptation was too great. Gene, one of the team members, was able to capture this next photo on camera. Again, I've taken the liberty to zoom in on a couple, so as to vividly display the new emotions on their faces. Meredith, in particular, seems to be a bit of a drama queen. You would think that she was being charged by a lion or something.


  1. What a great play by play of "Bee Week" Soon to be seen on the discovery channel. May I respectfully disagree with you on your manliness meter. You were stung by a honey bee. Not excectly known for its huge stinging ability. I was stung by an African "killer" wasp. Known to bring down mid size game like water buffolo:) And who gets stung in the eye anyway? The louse skin around the eye allows for expansion making it much less painful. The tight hand skin does not allow as much room for the huge amount of venom that the African "killer" wasp pumps into the body. Just my opinion. give Brian a hug for me!


  2. Oh i love the picture of Mer... too cute!!!