"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

August 30, 2007

California here we come!

The biggest thing going on here, besides the kitchen, of course, is the trip to California.
Here's the post that says how God made that possible in such an awesome way.

We are so excited!!! ~And so are my sweet parents who want to know what brand of peanut butter we eat and what kind of tea we like. : )
Aren't they the best? -Letting all 6 of us invade their condo for a week!

Since are flying stand by, we are going to bring small amounts of luggage and carry it on. Which means that I am not going to be able to use my 'gift.'
Which is over packing. I'm really good at that!
So, I may have luggage withdrawals but it's better this way.... I don't want my PJ's in some other state once I finally reach CA. (I had that happen on our last trip out there)

We are going to do some fun sight seeing and get to see some wonderful people.
I'm going to get to spend some time with my sister, who I love dearly.
My aunt is coming from AZ to see us!!! I haven't seen her in 13 yrs. What a treat, that will be!
My hubby's brother will just happen to be there on business that week, which was an unexpected blessing.
We'll see my step brother, sister-in-law and their sweet children. Our kids had a blast with them the last time we were out there.

Of course, I can't wait to see my parents. I haven't seen my mom in 3 years. She was caring for her dying mother all that time and could never come and visit us with my dad, who comes to spend a week with us every February. He wasn't able to make it this year, which caused one of the kids to say that "February isn't February without Granddaddy Don."

Here is another neat thing that will happen: our kids will get to meet and thank the man who shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with their dad back when he was 20! How blessed we all are today because of it!



JennaG said...

I hope you have so much fun on your vacation. What a blessing to be able to go. It will be so wonderful to see your mom, and other family members. Be safe.

Becky said...

Your "date nights" sounds eerily like our own. If we put Star bucks on the end of it we always call it a date. Once, we got the tires rotated :)

Have a wonderful trip to California. It sounds like you are going to fit a lot of things in, and see a lot of dear people. Enjoy!

Toni said...

That last paragraph is the clencher.

>>>Which means that I am not going to be able to use my 'gift.'
Which is over packing.

ROFLOL! Becky, you crack me up.