Friday, June 29, 2007

Weird Week

This has been a very interesting week, to say the least. Sunday, I finalized my resignation. Monday, the whole family headed out to Wagoner to help the church paint the inside of the parsonage. Wednesday, Emily and I headed to Tulsa to the dentist and to pick up some suits. Thursday, Sally and Audrey head to the dentist in Tulsa. (We are all cavity free, PTL!) They couldn't do us all at one time, so we got two different dates. It stormed to hard yesterday that our phone service went out. My dad's mother got very ill and was transported to Muskogee Regional Hospital and is in ICU with pneumonia. I also went by the Muskogee Baptist Association and picked up a new desk top computer that they are donating to Immanuel. Today, we all went to Tulsa to buy some living room furniture and shop for a fridge. We bought a nice one from a nice lady at "Rooms Today". Tomorrow, we are headed to Branson with my best friend from Kindergarten, Martin. Hopefully, I'll be able to post some pictures next week when we get back.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I am overwhelmed by the letters of support I have received from my friends regarding my resignation and new direction. I appreciate all that have said such kind words.

I heard from the Muskogee Baptist Association yesterday. They said they are donating a brand new computer system and printer to our church. What a blessing!

The parsonage will be finished being remodeled in about 2-3 weeks and ready for us to move into. I'll post some pictures soon. Our next big task is to buy furniture and appliances.

I sent an inventory list of our items we need shipped from Hong Kong to Wagoner. My friend, Alan, said it would take 4-6 weeks for the stuff to get here.

Lots and lots of changes.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Big Changes

Today, we sent a letter to resign from overseas service. It is the hardest thing we have ever done.

Starting August 1, I will be the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK. I have already begun preliminary work on a church website at Sally will begin working at home as a medical transcriptionist for Craig General Hospital in Vinita.

If you would like to know more about our decision, please don't hesitate to drop me an email at rboyne(at)

Saturday, June 23, 2007


I am having a ball with a "new" application I have recently been introduced to called Facebook. It is billed as a "social network". It has been fun to find friends, upload photos, and share things. You can find it at It is free and it is fun!

Big Daddy's Song

This video is of my dad (Big Daddy to all the grandkids) singing "Sing Song Kitty Kitcha My E O", or something like that. It is a song that he has sung since being a little boy and he has sung it to all of us as we have grown up. Since we have been living overseas for so long, I captured the first time that he sang it to Audrey. He had already sung it to Emily, and you can hear her trying to sing along in the back ground.

The English Language

No wonder folks have trouble learning English. I have trouble hearing it properly, and it is no wonder!

The other day on the radio, there was an advertisement for snack crackers and the mother in the ad was telling the kids that they could do all these crazy things with the left-over birthday cake they had in the back seat of the car.

One of the things she said was, "wipe it on your shirt". I thought she said, "why put on your shirt".

Say it out loud. I think it sounds the same.

We have been laughing about it ever since.

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Sally's mother, Juanita, celebrated her birthday on Thursday. We had a great time helping her "party".

Princess Grandma

The whole gang.

She donned this tissue paper and said she was part of the "Blood-crips", whatever that means!


Monday, June 18, 2007

Had a good weekend

This last weekend, (Saturday, specifically), I went with my wife's family to tour some graves in a cemetary that my wife hadn't been in for 35 years or so. We saw Sally's mother's mother's family. The picture I have above is of Audrey and Emily standing at their great-great-great grandfather's grave. He had been a corporal in the Missouri Second Calvary.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Silver Dollar City

The girls enjoyed the petting zoo at Silver Dollar City. They were especially enamored with the bunnies.

Marvel Caverns

We had a fun time down in Marvel Caverns at Silver Dollar City.


The girls goofin' around with the goofball from Grand Country Buffet in Branson.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Safety First

If this guy is thinking "safety first", shouldn't he be wearing a helmet?

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Having a blast in Branson

I am currently in Branson, MO, at a family reunion. We are having such a great time!

We arrived Wednesday evening and went to Silver Dollar City on Thursday. The kids are loving it.

I'll have some pictures to upload in a couple of days.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Fantastic Saturday

This has been a great Saturday. First of all, we all slept in REAL late. What a luxuary! Then, Sally and Audrey decide to go get their hair done. Emily stayed here with me and we watched a little Nickelodeon together. I fined tuned (ha) the sermons I'm supposed to give tomorrow, then decided that since the weather was so nice I would mow the lawn. (Nothing runs like a Deere). Sally and Audrey got home sportin' their new do's. We all loaded up in the Tracer and went to town for a Sonic treat! We really did it up big, too. After the Sonic, we thought we'd take a drive since the evening was absolutely beautiful. We headed out towards Talequah and found gas for $2.99 per gallon. (It is pretty bad when you are excited about something like that!)

Anyway, after we got home, the kids discovered lightening bugs, so they went out to catch a few.

What a great day!

Friday, June 01, 2007

IT'S TRUE!!!!!!

The news has been saying that we will likely see a reduction of SPAM in our email and IT'S TRUE!!!

On a normal day, I get usually45-50 SPAM messages. Today, I got only 14!

Throw the book at that crumb!