Yesterday we pulled out of Dad and Mom's driveway in Phoenix, AZ, at 5:00 A.M. with the church van and we were pulling a trailer. Because of the trailer we had to go at a slower pace. Our goal was Oklahoma City by that night. We made our goal...only we arrived at 2:45 THIS MORNING!
So we were in the van for about 22 hours STRAIGHT!!!! =( WHEW!
Were we ever HAPPY to go to bed. =)
After a nice but short night's rest, we met our dear friends Darrell and Liz Stetler for breakfast this morning. We had a great time together...pics to come later. =)
As Phillip put our things in the van this morning, he was very concerned that the 2 front tires were so worn!
So, we spent most of our day today in Oklahoma City getting 2 new tires on the van and getting it aligned.
We are VERY THANKFUL to Jesus for His protection yesterday, as He has done in all of our traveling!!
A blow out with a trailer on the interstate could have been fatal!
Now, we are heading back home to Ohio, though we won't get there as soon as we had planned. =(
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PRAYERS!!!
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~Obviously, after reading the above story, you realize that we travel some LONG hours in the van. So our kids are always THRILLED when we can stop and let them stretch their legs at a park.~
We had such a delightful time with them and a yummy meal.~
Jana led the kids in some children's choruses and I played the piano.
When she asked Elijah what chorus he wanted to sing he piped up and said, "JINGLE BELLS!!" =D~
The first G.B.S. picnic that Mark asked Kathyrn to, they and Phillip and I hung out together the whole day. Mark and Phillip decided to rent a row boat for the 4 of us.
Phillip was rowing...when I whispered to Kathyrn that we should sneak the anchor down. So, we slipped the anchor over the side and down WITHOUT BEING NOTICED!
Then Mark began to notice that even though Phillip was rowing...we were going NOWHERE!!
So, Mark said something like, "Phillip, you don't even know how to row...for we aren't even MOVING, give me those oars!"
Mark grabbed the oars and began to FURIOUSLY row....only to discover that we STILL weren't going anywhere.
Kathyrn and I were about to fall off the back of the boat laughing and finally confessed that we had put the anchor down. =) =) =)~
This day was our 18th wedding anniversary. Here we were holding hands and listening to an old Steve Green song, "Cherish the Treasure." We were unaware that Sarah snapped this fun picture of us holding hands. =) ~
The Underwoods had a cute chalkboard sign welcoming our family to their house. ~