Monday, April 13, 2009

Life: The Recent Education (in Photos)

So first, a long time ago now (something on the order of FOUR WEEKS!) I was in our school's musical, Good News! I was a professor:

And I was also a police officer:

(And yes, that's a Civil War costume. Don't ask me...)

The weekend after the musical closed, I found myself at the wedding of two dear friends: Tali and K. (Tali is a frequent reader/commenter hereabouts.)

They were a lovely couple:

And it was a lovely ceremony:

Congrats, Tali and K.!

And the very day after the wedding, I was off to New Orleans. Almost our entire school went off this week on service trips: about 40 students to Kentucky, 50 to New Orleans, and 400 or so to Mexico. I spent my time helping tear up a floor and paint some classrooms to refurbish this church:

And 7 plane flights later (4 to get there, 3 to get back, all in five days...), I was home and it was time for Easter! The only remaining stained glass window in the church - all others had been destroyed by Katrina - coincidentally showed a perfectly appropriate scene:

"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!" Luke 24: 5-6

And now I am looking towards a week off - Spring Break! - to rest, to do laundry, to grade projects, and maybe even to blog.

Any fun snapshots from your lives lately?


BetteJo said...

No fun pics but your schedule has me needing a nap! Wow!

The church looks like it was (and will be again) beautiful!

franz the mouse said...

Ooh, adventure!

Lisa said...

How great that you got to go to New Orleans and do something so positive.....and congrats to Tali and K! Her dress was gorgeous!

Clair said...

Welcome home and happy Easter! That church is beautiful, and your photo of the window is awesome.

Still Jill B said...

Dude, did you guys do the trips through CrossRoads Missions?

Lara said...

jill b - no, we have a contact at a church in st. bernard parish, and he arranged all our work. we didn't actually go through any group.

tali said...

Thanks for the great shots Lara! We were so glad to have you there in the midst of your pre-trip madness.

Louise said...

This is a very nice post. Good for you for what you did in New Orleans.

Tense Teacher said...

How cool that you helped to rebuild that beautiful church. I wish I had known you were going to be so close (a 3 hours' drive); I would have liked to have met up with you!

Amanda said...

Lovely, truly!