In ONE MONTH, I will be going on a mission trip with my good friend Catherine Harvey to PORTUGAL. I am psyched about this trip and can't wait to see what God plans to do there! We will be working with missionary family Michael and Cristi Gerecke in Coimbra, who were placed there through the IMB. They are AGGIES - WHOOP! - and were members at our church before they were called to go overseas.
We plan to minister to families and students they have built relationships with through teaching them about the American custom of Thanksgiving. There will be LOTS of cooking!! And I'm sure LITTLE sleep! If you will, please pray for me these next few weeks as it sinks in that this will be the FIRST long trip away from the little guy. I'm okay right now, but I'm feeling like the next few weeks will be harder for me to focus on the MISSION and not how I'm feeling about being away from my family. And did I mention that I usually get air sick? Dramamine is my friend, but I've never had to fly more than 3 hours at a time. YIKES. And most importantly, please pray for the people in Portugal... that their hearts would be open, that the Lord would give us opportunities to share the gospel with them, and that they would see a radiant reflection of Christ through us.
If you're interested in hearing more about the trip, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. CAN'T WAIT!!!
Friday, October 14, 2011
I guess I really didn't go into detail about some of the other things we did while we were in San Antonio. We didn't spend every day at Sea World. I think that the 2 days were plenty!
The pool area had a fun slide that Jack loved - you can see it in background. This particular day it was closed so he was sad when we told him he couldn't go down it. :(
On our drive back home, we stopped in Gruene to eat at the Gristmill. We sat outside overlooking the river and it was beautiful. And of course, the food was yummy, too.
And that concludes our 2011 Family Vacation!! Now, I'd like to take out WITHOUT the kid! (No offense, Jack.)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Here are pictures from our second day at Sea World. There's a neat kid's area with rides, a splash park, and large jungle gym area (not sure if that's what you call it). Jack loved his first carousel ride with his daddy.
He LOVED the splash area!!
We watched Elmo and his friends have a dance party.
Next post will be on the hotel. :)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
In September, our family took our very first FAMILY VACATION. Yes, I know. Jack is 2 and we are just now getting to it. Since it was our first, we didn't want to go too far from home. We picked San Antonio as our destination. I had a blast and have already asked if we can go back in the Spring!! Jack LOVED Sea World and all the fun things that they had for us to do at the hotel. We got a pretty good deal on Sea World admission - Josh and I each got kid's price admission (which only saved us $10 a piece), but we got a second day free. Jack got in free because he's 2. I'm going to miss the free things he gets at that age!!
Here's Jack and Shamu.
At one of the shows in Sea World - it really kept his attention!!
Part 2 to follow...