Little Vaca

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Lord took us on a little getaway this weekend without our little Joy. We left her with my family and headed over the mountains to visit with friends and meet some potential supporters. This trip was a much needed break for our marriage, my heart, and was so much fun.

We started it out with a little bit of this:

and some of this:

I read us a little of this book as we drove (we got it early to pre-read it as Chris is a volunteer biblical counselor for our church):

It was a great time of laughing, talking, sharing, being real, and enjoying each other's company. That night my sweet friend Dana from college and her husband Mike treated us to Red Robin where I quickly enjoyed an oreo milkshake - I forgot the name they use for them... but they are SO good. The next day we ate breakfast and headed over to Yakima which was about an hour drive. In a cute little coffee shop we met our friend Tim's parents, brother, pastor, and another couple. They listened to us share our heart about our ministry in San Diego. It was such a blessing to experience that - a little image of the greater church. Walking away from the weekend I am amazed at people's generosity towards us. With all our meals, coffees, places to stay, and treats taken care of... these people cared for us in very sweet ways. Thank you Jesus for people who understand your mission and desire to love on us because of it.

Day 28:
Today she talked about how we need to be grateful for things that we daily take for granted. Those things for me are a comfy bed, a loving husband, a sweet baby, food, a clean bathroom, the list could go on and on.
Drop those in your basket!

Excited to soon share with you what our family plans to do for advent!


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you had a nice time together! We miss you guys.

    We've never done Advent. Even when we were young - we were discussing earlier tonight that we'd like to give it a try this year. Any suggestions for some good ones? I'm clueless :)