Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Time in NC

Last week I got to go to a drag strip in town--we had fun!

A Lexus vs. a Nova

Friday, July 22, 2011

Farewell to Shreveport

Sunday, my home church in Shreveport had a going-away lunch for me and a couple moving to Arkansas. It was a nice time to get together with my church family and say good-bye.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Pretty Busy Week

Last Sunday I was able to share with a Sunday school class of ladies at a nearby church. I really enjoy these ladies, and today (Saturday) was able to go out to lunch with about 20 of them. It was fun to get to see them twice in one trip! They are the precious ladies who have given the money to purchase a stove in a Paraguay. I told them I would hang this picture near the stove, so I would think of them when I used it!

The (almost) Two Year Old had his birthday party on Wednesday night while many of us were still around. He loves his musical cards, and we spent Wednesday evening and all day Thursday dancing around like fools. This boy has rhythm!

It was a pleasure to spend a couple more days with my nephew, and I'll treasure it for the next few years until I see him again! I'm so thankful for pictures, email, and Skype!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One Last Visit

This week I'm able to spend a few days with my nephew. He's nearly two years old now--and has lots of energy and personality!

We tried a breakfast of Green Eggs and didn't go over very well.

And the morning ended in a final throw down. Literally, he threw down the blanket & fell asleep within 5 minutes!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Can you find my luggage?

Yesterday a dear friend and I went luggage shopping. We saved over $600 on the luggage! All that is left now is to pack it. Think I'll be able to find it on the turnstile? :-)

"Heal the Wound, But Leave the Scar"

Last Sunday a lady came and sang "Heal the Wound, but Leave the Scar" in church. The song had a really great message, asking the Lord to heal our wounds, but to leave a scar as a reminder of what He has done.

Yesterday I went to the dermatologist and finally had a mole removed that many people have told me needed attention. So, as gross as it is, here's the wound:

The doctor expects that it was just a blue nevus, which is harmless.

This week I also got my vaccines updated. I'm happy to have two more things off the list of things to do before I go!

Monday, July 04, 2011

My Superhero Brother

Last week when I flew into Louisiana, my brother came right over after work to see me. It was so fun to see him in uniform for the first time! Despite that he was active duty for 4 years, we never were able to be around each other during that time. He's been in the reserves for nearly a year now, and was called to active duty for a few months this summer. It was fun to see him in uniform.

Lately, my brother has been running 5k races around town. I'm really proud of him, so when I discovered he would be running in Shreveport's Firecracker 5k this morning, I decided I would get up early to come take pictures of him running. Little did I know...he had plans of his own, long before he knew I was coming!

Tim & I on Tuesday when I arrived in Louisiana

The Flash, Venom (Tim), and Spider Man arriving at the race. It was fun to hear people gasp, dads getting their kids attention, and just general shock that these guys planned to run the race!

The guys made me so proud, happily posing with many little kids while waiting for the race to start.

And, of course, I needed a picture with Venom!
Venom finished the race around 30 minutes--running in a full-body spandex suit makes it a little harder to keep your regular time!