Saturday, June 19, 2010

365.38: One Church

Holden worked long and hard to construct this masterpiece. I asked him what it was and he said it was One Church. I think we may just have a future architect on our hands!

Friday, June 18, 2010

365.37: Going Away Party

Tonight the Corsinis hosted a going-away party for us at their barn. It was such a good time getting to hang out and chat with so many friends one last time. I really didn't take very many pictures, but here are a couple of what I got.

First, the trail mix Holden helped me make. This was for the party, but also to bring in the car on the drive to Texas!

A mish-mash of the rest of the night!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

365.36: Braves Game

Holden went to his very first Braves game with all the dudes in the fam.
These were taking during "warm-up" in my parents' backyard!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

365.35: "Thee" Mimi

"Thee" is how Turner says "see."
And Mimi is what he calls my mom.
And "thee Mimi" is the phrase I hear about a billion times a day.
This kid loves his Mimi.
And who wouldn't?? She ignores the mess he's made and reads him a book on the floor instead.
True love.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

365.34: Packing Up...Again

Okay, so I'm really beginning to feel like my life for the last two months has been nothing put packing and unpacking! We first moved everything we own to my parents' house and my brother's house before we closed on our house at the end of April. It was too early to send it all to Texas already. (Have you seen storage prices? Outrageous!)
So today we are packing up the real truck to send 95% of our belongings to Texas, and we'll stuff the rest in our cars when we leave next Monday. The plan is to stay in a hotel for a couple of nights in Texas while we check out housing possibilities in person. Once we have a physical home address (woohoo--so excited for that!) this truck will deliver everything there!
Ryan and I started filling the truck this morning, and have some amazing friend to come help us tonight (for the second time).

Check out how much this little dude is helping! In the heat and humidity, Ryan tore the sleeves off his shirt and made hats for he and Holden. Holden decided that being the door opener/closer wasn't helpful enough, and decided to get in on the packign like the grown-ups! I was so proud.

Monday, June 14, 2010

365.33: Camp Grace

Jennifer and I took my boys and her daughter Nora up to Camp Grace today to play with Jayci! The very first group of kids for the summer were arriving when we did. It was so much fun to see their excited, expectant faces arrive. For inner city kids, this beautiful camp in Roberta, GA is like nothing they've ever seen or experienced before. Their day-to-day is filled with drugs, hunger, rejection, and things no person should have to live through, much less a child.
But touching the lives of children with the Gospel turns a simple week of fun at summer camp into an experience that can change the course of their lives forever.
Jesus offers other options.
He offers freedom.
He offers a chance to thrive and to live abundantly.
How could anyone not accept that free gift?!

But this trip wasn't as focused on the campers as past visits have been. Today we were here to spend time with Holden and Turner's dear friend Jayci for one of the last times.
How sweet are these faces...

And here are the boys and Nora jammed into the car for the trip home!
Today was such a blast. Especially spending time with Jennifer. We laughed so hard I almost peed. She is the best person I know to laugh with!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

365.32: Commissioned

Today was a big day! We were commissioned as missionaries at both Fellowship and One Church! Unfortunately, we took a really long video, but no pictures! I saw a friend snapping shots in the front row, so I'll post one ASAP!

6/24/10 I'm back with pictures! My friend Cristie Montgomery took these--thanks, Cristie!