Grandma, we LOVE you and Thank God for you! Thank you for your desire to seek after God and for your faithfulness in serving Jesus for MANY years now! Thank you for all the special handmade treasures (Aprons, pillow covers, potholders, tableclothes, quilts, etc.) that we and our kids have from you. Thank you for giving to support missionaries for many years now. I NEVER dreamed that one day I'd be one of the missionaries that you'd be giving to. =) Thank you for your FAITHFUL prayers, they mean A LOT! I love your child-like faith. You are a VERY DEAR Grandma and we cannot wait to get back to see you. I trust that your day is as SPECIAL as you are!! Lots of hugs and kisses are being sent your way from Colombia.
~This picture was taken back in August 2008 as we were heading to the airport to fly to Colombia. (Don't you love Elijah in this picture. He was doing his normal "Squirm" trying to get away. If a kid tries to pick him up and he doesn't want them to hold him, he'll just hold his arms straight up in the air, and he'll slide right out of their arms. =)~
~Celebrating 4th of July in Colombia.~
~We had just gotten back late Thursday night from visiting our church in Cartagena for 13 days, so on Friday amidst unpacking and straightening the house we hurried and bought some things so we could celebrate 4th of July together on Saturday. Here Phillip and Sarah are grilling some fish and hotdogs, while Kimberly is cutting up a fruit salad for the next morning's (Sunday) breakfast.~
~The rest of the food was already ready, so I was vacuuming the stairs while they finished grilling...and Elijah looked on.~
~We made some YUMMY potato salad and I made a "Wanna-be" flag on top. =D~
~Yummy Fish, hotdogs, chips and dip, potato salad, cold sweet tea, and then for dessert we had cups of colorful jello and oreo cookies. =)
~I bought these beautiful red calililies and some other white flowers and put them in a blue vase to use in our 4th of July centerpiece.~
~Our 4 American souvenirs. =)
Later that evening my dear friend Marisol came for a nice visit.
Thank God for the liberties that we still enjoy. God Bless America!!