Monday, May 26, 2008
I am hopeful that we will be able to blog some while we are in Angola. Of course, that is dependent on two things -- having electricity and having a reliable Internet connection. So, we will do our best, but we may have to wait to post pictures until we return to the States.
Please cover us in prayer as we travel. Pray for our health and safety, especially little Alex! Pray that our "surveying" will be productive. And pray that we can be an effective witness for Christ during our time in Angola.
Friday, May 23, 2008
How we keep cool on a hot afternoon in Memphis.
I know I have been posting a lot lately. This is mostly to make up for the fact that I probably won't be able to post as frequently while we are in Angola next month. So, enjoy it for now!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
One of the items on my never-ending "To Do" list: download all vidoes from our camcorder so the hard-drive is empty for all the footage we are sure to shoot on our survey trip. I did that last week and finally got this video up on YouTube last night. Enjoy.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Pictures by Rhonda Gray Photography. (Memphians, you need to check her out! She does wonderful work, and if you have a connection to the grad school, she'll give you an awesome discount!)
(Family, never fear... we will order copies to send to you; it's just not going to happen before our trip to Africa.)
Friday, May 16, 2008
So, after I watched it, I found out that the next episode is the 2-hour season finale. But it's not going to air for another two weeks. In two weeks, I will be out of the country. This means I will have to wait until July to watch the season finale, to find out exactly how the Oceanic Six make it off the island, what happens to everyone else, whether or not Jin, Desmond, and Michael get blown to smithereens, and who is in that dang coffin!!!
I just don't think I can stand it.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Someone forwarded me the following poem several months ago, and I thought it would be the perfect thing to share on Mother's Day. My life has certainly changed a great deal since I became a mom, but I wouldn't have it any other way. It is, without a doubt, the best job in the world!
Friday, May 09, 2008
This has been a frustrating semester for several reasons, which I will not delve into here. Suffice it to say that Rusty is weary of school and hoop-jumping, and I am weary of being the wife of a stressed-out graduate student. We have both been stretched very thin over the past several months with the multiple hats we each wear. The light at the end of the tunnel is visible, though -- Rusty is just a few hours away from his master's degree. One class this summer and one class this fall and he will be finished. And then, there will really be rejoicing!
So, for now, we put aside school and turn our attention to other things -- namely, our survey trip to Angola this summer. We leave the country two weeks from this coming Monday. Yikes! Lots still to do and a good bit of money still to raise... Thank you to all who have given to our cause so far -- you have no idea how much each contribution, no matter how large or small, encourages our hearts. Please pray with us that God will provide the funds we need and that we will continue to have faith in him.