So I cry a lot…I’m not embarrassed or ashamed…I just do…I cry over TV shows, I cry when I read books, I cry when I watch Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (my favorite on Netflix), I cry when children get baptized, I cry when someone else’s feelings get hurt, I cry when MY feelings get hurt…I just cry…A LOT!
So, today I’m having a complete meltdown in the office…crying, snot flying, blowing my nose, eyeliner running, the whole nine yards…luckily, Paul was the only one in the office (he’s used to me crying)…
While I’m crying and trying to talk to Paul, he’s on Facebook. One of our good friends has a baby who’s about 2 month’s old. She wrote on her status that her baby had colic. Paul asked me what colic was. I basically said, “Colic is like when someone cries a lot.” Paul replies, “Oh, well, do you have colic?”
It was funny….(and no, I don’t have colic)…
Please keep us in your prayers…tonight at 8:00 starts our nine weekends in a row of working…This weekend we only have 1 group here (with 54 people) but starting next weekend, we will have on again/off again weekends of more than one group. Next weekend we have 4 groups coming…
Pray for strength, patience, willing hearts, servant’s hearts, and an overall sense of peace as we minister to the 54 people that will come this weekend and the 80-90 people that will be here next weekend! Paul will primarily be working on the ropes course with the other facilitators and I will be in the kitchen cooking…
Here’s what our calendar board looks like until the beginning of October…check back in with us in October and see if we’re still alive!
Sorry it took so long, but it’s a long story with a throw away camera that no one will develop anymore…it took a week to get it developed, after going to CVS and 2 different Wal-Mart’s….
Again, I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking…highlights include: San Juan Soda Co. (we went there twice for ice cream), downtown Lake City, rafting down the Taylor River, and to the Packer Massacre Site (see http://www.sangres.com/history/alferdpacker.htm for further information)…
our little rental car (a Rio)
downtown Lake City, CO
San Juan Soda Co.
getting ready to go rafting
ready to go rafting (we look like we are ready for the ropes course)
another raft going down the Taylor River
Paul having a good time rafting
Alfred Packer Massacre Site
You would think after being married for 3 years, Paul and I would do better at grocery shopping…you would think, since I work in a kitchen, that I would be better at thinking about things we need before we cook…
But, no, I’ve been to the grocery store…count ’em…seven times this week!!
1 trip to Kroger
2 trips to Wal-Mart
4 trips to IGA
One of these days we’re going to get better…maybe…
On Sunday, the 23rd, we left Chicago and headed to Colorado…I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking but we had a fantastic time…except for missing our bed and tired of waiting in airports, I don’t think we would’ve come home…
The Inn at the Lake is definitely one of our favorite places to be…
view from the front porch of the Inn at the Lake
Paul on the front porch
part of our Alpine Loop trip; San Juan Mountains
Jeeps for our Alpine Loop trip
David, Paul, Rosie, and Callie
view from the car on the way to Gunnison, CO
Stay tuned for Part Two
On Friday, Aug 21st, we packed up and headed out, in the pouring down rain, to go to Chicago for a couple of days, before we headed on to Colorado. Our flight didn’t leave until Sunday morning out of O’Hare, so we took advantage of being in Chicago for Friday night and Saturday…
Friday night we enjoyed laying around the hotel room…a.k.a….watching T.V…. 🙂
Saturday we went to Lincoln Park Zoo, McDonald’s, the movies (two separate movies, I might add), play Putt-Putt, and out to eat a fabulous Mexican food restaurant. Busy, busy…
We stayed in Elk Grove Village (a “village” out of Chicago) and on our way to play Putt-Putt, we saw a little park that had elk in it…they were fenced in…we stopped to take a look (and to take pictures, of course). On the fence there was clearly a sign that read, “Do Not Feed the Elk.” But, there was a Hispanic family that kept chunking apples over the fence so all the elk came up to the fence…it was pretty neat! So, we saw elk in Chicago, not in Colorado.
Next installment is our trip to Colorado…stay tuned!
Elk in Elk Grove Village
enjoying a rousing game of Putt-Putt
self-portrait, playing Putt-Putt
Paul's fabulous fajitas at Los Fernando's
Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago skyline, complete with a seagull flying in the middle
We are home…we got home about midnight on Sunday night….I promise I’ll post pictures a little bit later…still sifting through laundry, pictures, and trying to work, as well…