Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Greatest Upset in the History of Sport

Move out of the way Miracle on Ice, Chaminade over UVa and Ralph Sampson, Buster Douglass over Tyson, and App State over Michigan. Last night at the Emerald Forest Putt-Putt Course at Emerald Isle the greatest upset of all time occured. Hannah defeated me at putt-putt by two strokes. In a dramatic finish, Hannah carried a one shot lead into the final hole and proceeded to score a hole-in-one on 18, eliminating all my hopes for a possible comeback and winning a free game. video

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cabin 7

In around the middle of May I took an amazing road trip with Adam and Matt to move all of our stuff from Chicago to a storage unit in Knoxville, Tennessee. We then headed over the mountain into North Carolina and spent some time with Hannah's parents and mine. After Adam and Matt departed I headed north into the Shenandoah Valley and from there into the Massanutten Valley to camp. In the valley within the valley there is no cell phone service and limited internet so that has been part of the reason for our lack of posting. At camp we moved into cabin 7.
And I moved into my office at camp.
Here are some pictures from a hike to Duncan's Knob featuring our friends Dan and Janelle.
God's Peace,
Zach & Hannah

Its been a long time, been a long time, Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.

It has been a while since our last posting, and as you might have guessed from the new title of the blog the Parris' are no longer in Hyde Park and we are definitely not in France. We are living somewhere between the two. For the past 9 weeks we have been living near Fort Valley, Virginia at Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp. Hannah has been working on the support staff building stuff like bridges and boat docks, cleaning stuff like bathrooms, learning how to work with power tools, and mowing acres and acres of grass. She has also been building campfires, preparing supplies and equipment for groups leaving camp, and picking up and dropping off groups in the woods and at the river. She also drives a half-ton pick-up truck all over camp regularly.

On the other hand, I have been doing pastoral care.

Well, I have been doing a little bit more than that. I lead morning and evening worship, meet with each staff member once a week for a little bit of spiritual direction/friend stuff, and I homilize about once a week. Also, Hannah occasionally ropes me into some of her duties, most often its the cleaning the bathroom duties.

Here is a picture of Hannah's handiwork: