But I HAVE MISSED BLOGGING, so here I am!
I hope all of y'all are well!
~Little Ava looks like how I felt after COMARGO CAMP. I just wanted to SLEEP!!!
But instead...we quickly washed up our camp clothes and left the next day for Tennessee to see my Grandmother and then on to Florida for our vacation.~
Our family was very much in need of some RESTING TIME AFTER RUNNING FOR JESUS FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS, and how we THANK THE LORD for giving it to us. :-)
HE gave us such a wonderful time in FL, in a vacation home loaned to us by some dear people!
I have soooo many fun pics to post, even after I sorted thru them. :-)
~Our vacation started off with supper at Wendy's and some frozen custard from Culvers. Then we drove to TN to see GG.~
~It was so NICE to be with Sweet GG!~
Granddaddy and Grandmother had 3 children,
they had 10 grandchildren,
and now (If I counted correctly) there are...35 Great Grandchildren,
and 1 Great Great Grandchild. :-)
We haven't seen them in YEARS!!!
In fact, they had never met our Elijah, Mary, OR Abigail!!!
THANK YOU, DEAR JESUS, FOR LETTING US GET TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH U. SCOTT, A. LIBBY, JACOB, BETH, RACHEL, AND LEAH!!!!~
~On that SATURDAY....our ABIGAIL TURNED 2!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET ABIGAIL!!!
I cannot even express what JOY that little girl brings to our family!!!!
I didn't know it, but Rachel had run to Dollar Tree too, and we ended up buying the same gift bags...which made a great CENTERPIECE for my table.~
It was a perfect little gift because there is an "A" on one side and a "2" on another side. :-) ~
~Inside was this pretty little white tea set for Abigail!
We opened it right before we left for our vacation. Abigail was too tired when she opened it for us to get a pretty picture of her with her gift.
THANK YOU, GRAMP AND GRAM!!!~
While God desires to use our pain and trouble
as a way of purifying our faith,
satan desires to use it as a way to BREAK our faith!
Liz and I grew up together some years in LA, and then Phillip and I attended school together in SC.~
~This precious couple PRAYS for us everyday!!! We surely depend on their prayers as well as other's prayers.~
~Becky Stence is a missionary to the Amazon, and has been for years. We got to meet her when she was flying through Bogotá one time and came to our house! Though there were a lot of miles between where she was working and where we were in Bogotá, it was encouraging to know she was down there working for Jesus too!!
Mrs. Becky's daughter came up and introduced herself to me. ~
First Emily came and picked Kimberly up and took her out for coffee and they ran around together. That was fun and Kimberly really enjoyed being with Emily!~
~Elijah holding little Andrew.~
More coming soon!~