Random Happenings and the SAICFF

Friday, March 2, 2012

Well, my computer has made it without crashing or other problems enabling me to be able to post :-)

Our deadline for unpacking was before Pa returned from his training. Sometimes things look worse before they get better... though just about anything looks better compared to when we first moved in!

We decided to rearrange my room... including the large book case

Doesn't it make you want to sit down and read?


Alrighty... the first of the after pictures!!! Here is the before picture of Pa and Mom's room: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dad2jU9Z1nY/Tsxl5Bhm2kI/AAAAAAAAFLE/hWde6GckWac/s1600/10-5+Master.jpg
This is the first room Mom's bureau mirror looks small, diminutive even

Corner angle

The bathroom is painted but still isn't quite in working order.

A recipe for success...ful desert, Fudgesicles.

The things we do for fun... experimenting with new hairstyles.

It's definitely different. Reminds us of those anime type drawings. I still like the curls better

And Pa's back from his weeks of training! He brought us all goodie bags of fun treats from Whole Foods to take on our trip

He gave the cutest Valentine to Mom too:
I love you more then chocolate
I love you more then wine
So darling won't you kiss me and be my valentine?

Having a coupon, we went to get Marscel some clothes from Kohls. They had so much on clearance we went back for Pa. He tried on so many things in the time we were there. It was fun picking out the different styles with Mom and Marscel. And of all days, the time I play wardrobe consultant I forget all my jewelry and throw my hair back... it was probably dirty too :-P Such is life.

Off to the seventh annual San Antonio Independent Film Festival! I loved seeing the three of these guys in the back bench together again

Excited to be there and see everyone

Enjoying Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks at the Arneson River Theatre

The crowd

"Make it one for Washington and all his gallant men..." ♪ ♫

Philip kept getting passed around... such an easy going little guy

Delighted by Virginia singing a sailors ballad

Captivated by the music
Even at the end of the day we enjoyed fellowship walking to the cars... and staying up even later enjoying more fellowship and an amazing array of raw treats by Tayla and Jamesy

Such an adorable pair

Any moment can turn into a learning experience
My beautiful sister! 
Isn't her skirt so fun? She made it... AND made one for me too! She's so generous and thoughtful!

I loved seeing Jordan's trailer on the big screen. Though it didn't win an award everyone loved it (you could tell by the cheering :-)

Our favorite feature film was Seasons of Gray. Great story line, great acting... I look forward to seeing more movies by Watermark Films.  After the showing we were able to meet the main actor, Andrew Cheney and hear more of the behind the scenes of the film. Definitely my favorite film seen!

Surprise!!! With Jordan's birthday a few weeks away he wasn't suspecting a birthday party.

How well do you know Jordan? Even though Jeremy couldn't be with us he made a great questionnaire game for us. 
Trying to figure out what the answers may be...

....and finding humor in them.

I think the boys have as much anticipation as Jordan
Philip brings so much joy wherever he is.

Fast friends

Late night street art... aka heading back to the conference center

Being a film festival we didn't get a lot of pictures in between as we were enjoying the films, but there is always time to grab a few. Like before a movie starts....

...or while waiting for a table

Time for a quick bite...

and a quick smile :-)

My sharp Little Man

That smile makes me melt!

One of our faithful photographers

The masses gather for the Jubilee awards and closing ceremony

And the ceremonies begin... the culmination of lots of hours of prayer and hard work

I love hearing Charlie Zahm live

Announcing one of the Jubilee awards
I love how expressive she is when she sings!
Standing Ovation

Guess what won the audience choice.... by a landslide? Seasons of Gray! It got our vote.

Be watching for this movie in theaters near you. If you know anyway to help show it go to:

And the 2012 Jubilee Grand Prize goes to...

 The #1 selling DVD! If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to get a copy and see it. Their filming just keeps getting better and the message one we can all learn from.
Faith singing a farewell song from the 40's

Thank you so much to the Phillips family and the rest of the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) team. We were so blessed!

Hearing more on one of the latest projects: http://hazardousjourneys.org/
The time always goes by so fast... makes us look forward to the next time we can gather to His glory again!

A parting picture with those we carpooled and stayed with. Fun times!

"When you get older you can be just like me!"

Good bye for now! Be sure to check out Jordan's blog for more pictures and different captions.
Thank you Jordan, Tayla, and Nathan for some of the pictures!


Cochran Family said...

Hey Melanie!!

It was great to see all the pictures!!

Your house is looking GREAT, the festival seems like it was great fun - I look forward to hearing more!! (we saw the video on Mr Phillips blog of Virginia singing with Charlie Zahm - too cute!! :) and Philip is getting very big - such a handsome little guy!!

Blessings on your day, my friend!!


Marjo.....B. said...

I've visited your blog before. Our family has met your brothers Matthew and Micaiah, when they were here in Missouri!

I LOVE all your old books. They are one of my favorite things, old books. :) And I love pictures of stacks and piles of them. Beautiful!

I also wanted to say, you have wonderful decorating style- I LOVE that bedroom, with the designs on the wall and the gorgeous wood furniture! Love it. :)

Oh...the film festival always looks like such a grand event! I'll have to watch the trailer for Seasons Of Gray!
Well, I'm glad for you that you got to go, and enjoy the festival and see friends! (I love the Zes girls. We don't get to see them often, but they are so sweet. :))

God bless!
Marjolaine B.

Savories of Life said...

I am Marjolaine's sister.
Matthew and Micaiah
This is about the confrence I told you we went to. 12th Annual Bible Conference
March 2-4, 2012
We are located just 15 minutes from downtown Tulsa at 500 W. College Street in Broken Arrow (one block east of Elm Place, between 71st and 81st Streets).

•Bro. Ron Crisp
•Dr. W. R. Downing
•Bro. Laurence Justice
Friday, March 2
5:30pm Meal at the church building
7:00 What Is a Christian Theistic World-and-Life View?
W. R. Downing
8:00 God's Word and Man's Environment
Laurence Justice

Saturday, March 3
9:00am Misplaced Messianic Hopes
Ron Crisp
10:00 Paul at Athens: The Great Scriptural Example
W. R. Downing
11:00 History Presentation: Colonial Baptists and the War for Independence
Laurence Justice
Meal at the church building

Sunday, March 4
10:00am Soteriological Pluralism: Christ A Way or The Way?
Ron Crisp
11:00 The Relevance of the Moral Law and the Legislation of Morality
W. R. Downing
Meal at the church building
2:00pm History: Providence or Happenstance?
Ron Crisp

It was good seeing you last night and the Zes girls!

LOVE all your old books. They are one of my favorite things, old books. :)

I LOVE that bedroom. Your house is looking GREAT, the festival seems like it was great fun - I look forward to hearing more!!

Matthew Thomas said...

Wow, that seems like a great conference. A lot of interesting topics there.
It was nice talking with you both & the rest of your family... & thanks for stopping by our families blog! :-)

ChosenToBeFree said...

Matthew, it was great bumping into you again in San Antonio. Don't know why it took so long to make the connection.

Hope you can make it out to Rockport some Sunday. http://RockportBaptistChurch.com

Give me a call brother. 314-346-2241

Savories of Life said...

Matthew I always enjoy your blog:)
Come over and see my St Patrics article which you will enjoy. See you next week.