Thursday, March 25, 2010

Please pray

Dear friends in blogland:
I am sparing all the details, but please help me pray for our friends DeAnn and Shane. Shane is battling cancer and may lose the fight. He is an awesome believer, but we need to intercede for DeAnn, Shane and their 3 children.
Thanks to all of you out there who I know will pray!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

We've Been Home-but I've been busy!

Obviously we have returned from Washington, D. C. As we were only there for 4 days, it seems like it took the entire month of February to prepare the house to leave, then to experience something I like to call "re-entry". That usually takes another two weeks to recover from. Once we returned a "cold" bug had set upon the younger two kids, then J and I. We are finally recovering as the warmer weather is setting in, life feels better.

Here are a few updates and snapshots from our trip. I also FINALLY found the missing connector cable to the camera we use for small and miscellaneous family things. . you know the cord that NO ONE in the family could find. Thanks to R, he is our resident handy man, he found it.

This is a shot of J sitting on the property of the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. D. C. was actually about a 20 min ride north. Notice the Potomac River behind him and LOTS of snow that was leftover. D. C. has had record breaking snowfall this year, and we were able to enjoy the remnants when we first arrived. Doesn't J just look so cute posing for me! Isn't he sweet to play along. I mainly wanted to emphasize the height of the snow. Remember he is 6'5"!

Those of you that KNOW us in real life know this one was taken for little J, an avid dinosaur junkie. . we ventured out to the Smithsonian Natural Museum of History. I haven't been to that one since the 4th grade.

We LOVE Buddy the cake boss. The kids insisted we find him. . as he was a special guest at the Seminar Expo.

Buddy was intrigued about what we do! I love on his show he has a family business and his large family of sisters work for him. He told us, "God bless you guys then with all those girls!" in his best New Jersey accent.

A Cake Boss cake. Every piece is made of sugar or cake! It was the best cake I have ever put in my mouth!

We also enjoyed special guest speakers such as Andy Stanley, Bill Hybels, and Tim Hawkins. If you don't have time to click links to all three, you must see Tim Hawkins. He is a clean, hysterical comedian that has written new lyrics to "Yesterday" by the Beattles and sings about CFA! A really good laugh!