Friday, July 28, 2006

It's the Craziest Thing...

Well, once again we are off. We are headed to Pine Springs this Sunday morning at 5am, before God even wakes up. So when you get to church that morning at 9 or maybe even 10am you can think of John & I who will have already driven for 4-5 hours. But that’s not the crazy part.
We have 9 students going with us, which we are excited about. It may seem small but you have to remember this is a new camp for our church. As of now we are taking both of our cars, the Suburban and the Tahoe, which mean yes we are both driving the entire 11 hours and we are the only two adults going. Exciting no, doable yes. But here is the crazy part, for the past two days we have called pretty much every place in Dallas/ Fort Worth that rents 12 passenger vans…and no one has one! In ALL of DFW there is not one single 12 passenger van! Can you believe that? It’s madness I tell you.
So you might ask well just get a 15 passenger van, b/c there are tons of 15 passenger vans available…ah, but our church’s insurance blocked 15 passenger vans out of our policy b/c they are too dangerous and there have been too many wrecks in them. HA, but take three of those seats out and it is just dandy. I am just in amazement, have you ever heard of an entire city being out of vans to rent? I’m flabbergasted…what do you think?

Monday, July 03, 2006

On the Road Again!

Thank you all so much for your prayers and words of encouragement! We had a great time at Pine Springs, we were up there with Natalie & Daniel, Link, Trent, and Tanner ( and more but those are the LCU people). It was a great week of camp and so wonderful to be up in the mountains and in cold weather!

Two days after got back from camp we left with Dean (campus minister at Broadway in Lubbock) for the NACC (noth american christian conference) in KY. It was a 12 hours trip but really great for John and I to spend that time with Dean, he is a mentor of ours...and John wants to be like him when he grows up. The conference was awesome too, it is the first time that the independent christian churches had invited the churches of christ since their split in it is a date to mark history! It was really wonderful to be a part of something that is bringing unity to the church! And John and I saw several old friends there that we didn't expect was a wonderful suprise.

We got back from KY on Saturday morning 3am, then went to Celebrate Freedom with some youth and didn't get back until 2am...then did church Sunday morning (well barely, it is all kinda of fuzzy now since we were so tired), and headed out Sunday evening for John's parents house in Caldwell, TX (near College Station). Thats right this is my third week to be out of town...and I really don't mind being out of town but its the being home for only a day or two inbetween the trips that drives me crazy. Its just a tease and long enough for you to get the house dirty and rush to clean it again before we leave. Because I can't leave my house dirty!

So, what have your summer adventures been so far?