Thursday, August 28, 2008

Finally settling down from a crazy summer!

I love summer but I am very thankful this year that it is slowly coming to end. Not only do I love fall and all the activities that it brings with it I also am always thankful for the routine that fall seems to bring. Everyone is home from vacations and it seems like things for a while always become a little more "normal" --whatever that is. This summer has been so busy for us and I am ready for it to end! I also love the nostalgic feeling that comes with fall. It is by far my favorite season.

This fall will bring some exciting things to. We will celebrate Journey's first birthday with launching a second service which is really exciting! Mark and I finally are going to be able to move into Caledonia! We are excited to be closer to friends and the church and to live in the community we are ministering to. We move next month!

We are however coming to the end of our first year of support and will be having to ask for another year. Please pray with us that God will provide and that Mark and I will be able to continue to serve in Ministry at the capacity we are now and that Mark will not have to pick up another job.

Mark and I just celebrated out first anniversary. I cant believe that it has already been a year! We went to Traverse City for two nights which was so much fun! Thank you to Dan and Sonya! It was a fun little getaway to a beautiful place!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


We are back from our vacation and back to normal life again! We really had fun and it was no fun coming back to normal life. I thought I would update all of you on what we did along with some pictures! We started off our trip on Sunday and we drove to Coldwater Michigan. It was nice and we really enjoyed our stay but Im not sure we will be back. Here our some pictures of our campsite. We were very proud of all the camping stuff we had managed to find for our camping trip. 5 months ago we didn't own any of it!

As you can see the campground was a little "mcdonaledized". There was a tree and table on every spot in a perfect row. It was silly...we always pictured camping as in woods. But we loved it. It was quiet and it still felt like camping. We got to do everything we wanted. We went on a paddle boat one day and that was a lot of fun. We also went into town a few times. We had lunch one day at rootbeer stand. It was fun, you pull up and someone comes to your car and takes your order and then they bring it to you on a tray that attaches to your window. We had a lot of fun with that. We also went to the drive in theater. This was probably one of my favorite parts! We saw Wall-e and Hancock. And to nobody's surprise I fell asleep during both but the experience was still really cool. We went early to get a good spot and then played our new favorite game, backgammon, in the car.

Katie and Brad also came to visit us one night which was fun. I read a whole book, and we played lots of games. It was very relaxing. Mark did an awesome job also and making us amazing food! I love camping food! We left camp on Thursday and made our way to Cincinnati to see Mark's family. Stay tuned for an update on the rest of our week :)
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