Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tigers Fans!!! or just Aj fans :)

Craig and I had a chance on Wednesday to take a short trip to Kankakee to watch Aj's first game! It was really fun to be there and it was a really good game!
Jumping for a header off a corner kick...who says white boys can't jump!
YEA #2! We love you Aje!
A little game play...
Forwards are the first line of coach always said!
Big sister and little brother...haha!
Celebrating the BIG "W"!!!
1-0 in overtime!
It really was so much fun! We hope to see more games!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Getting into the swing of things...

Well, NTBI has officially begun. This week started with orientation and lots of sitting in meetings but as of yesterday official classes started. I found myself sitting in classes listening to the teacher's testimonies with tears in my eyes. One after the other I heard their amazing stories of what God brought them through to get them where they are today. And how they can look back through all the hard times and see God's hand at work. One teacher talked of how he wanted to go out one night but was too high on drugs to walk so he stayed home and happened to pick up a Bible and start reading. And how the words just spoke right too him...he went on to talk about how he bought his first Bible with money that he had got from selling drugs. Story after story about being an alcoholic and God bringing them out of it...just like that. NO withdrawals nothing...just washing them clean. As he has done with all of them. WOW...what a privilege I have to be here for the next two years and just dive into God's word. Although my past may not appear to be as "dirty" as some of theirs...the same God has also wiped me clean! I have so much to learn and I am so excited!!!
Craig is enjoying his job in the kitchen. He has a chance to meet and talk to a lot of the students. Most of the ones I meet so, "Oh yea I met your husband earlier in the cafeteria." We are both excited about where God has allowed us to be. Thanks for your prayers and communication.
We will put up pictures of our home as soon as I get the curtains done! :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Road Trip....

Our long journey began in Burley, Idaho and ended in Jackson, MI. We stayed three nights...Sidney, NE and 2 night s in Des Moines. Overall it was a fun trip...but it was long. I was glad to get lots of bathroom is a small glimpse of our trip. Thanks for the prayers!First pit stop...stretching!!
...more stretching...
My Craig-O!!!
We passed so many windmill farms during our trip. It was cool...they are SO HUGE!!!
Yea...that is my husband!!!
Sidney, NE...a good stop to walk around.
Beautiful sunset in Sidney.
In Iowa we were able to make a little extra trip to see a high school friend and her little boy. I was in her wedding about 3 years ago but have not seen her since then. It was fun to get to meet her little boy and see her belly as she is due with her second coming soon!!!
Stephy, Zain and I outside of Denny's. It was so fun to get to catch up!
Crossing over into was a good feeling!

Monday, August 4, 2008