Friday, June 29, 2012

We're in FL

Thank you for your prayers. If you haven't already heard, we made it through the long drive down without any carsickness! That really made it much more bearable. We also had a great little visit in Georgia, and we're really enjoying catching up with people here now.

Will shared at my home church on Sunday. (Well, one of our two home churches, but this is the one that I grew up in. Oh, I don't think that I've linked to our other home church. There. Is that enough in parentheses?) There was a great time of fellowship afterwards, with a question and answer session. If you want to hear the morning service, here is a direct link.

And then just a very few photos....

Granda with all his grandchildren
No, he was not pretending.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The USA visit (part 1)

Well, it's quiet here (nap time!), and no one else seems to want the computer. Let's see if I can write something, and get it scheduled to post while we're driving to Florida....

This is just a quick, one photo a day, list format summary of our time here. There's so much more that I could say, but at least this gives you a glimpse.

June 4: Left Ukraine, wandered around Vienna

 June 5: Flew on from Vienna and arrived--finally!--in Charlotte

 June 6: Abby arrived, everyone played outside, rode bikes

June 7: Jeremiah got here, visit with the L family for us

June 8: Absolutely wonderful conference for Bogdan and me. We didn't get back until, um, after midnight. Anna's birthday and other fun for everyone in Charlotte.

 June 9: Lots of fun! Breakfast at John's, slip'n'slide in the yard, family gathering that evening

June 10: Will spoke in church, dinner on the grounds afterwards, first day that I didn't feel really jet lagged

June 11: Family photos at a park, followed by a picnic there, supper with the S family

June 12: Will met with the elders, while I went to the church ladies meeting. Plenty of good fellowship for all, but I don't have any pictures of that. Of course, there was great family time, too. Here's a movie-watching pile up on Anna's bed:

On June 13, we left for a quick trip up to the mountains. I'm running out of time now, so that and other photos will have to come later.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

More from sisters

I'd really like to sit down and post a summary of the fun and fellowship we've had here in North Carolina, but it would take too long for right now. Will's youngest sister posted two albums of her lovely photos, and Anna has more of hers up, too, and that's probably better than anything I could pull together.

Tomorrow we're leaving for Florida. We'll break our trip up with an overnight at our friends' home in Georgia. Please pray for safety and smooth travels; pray especially that the carsickness will stay away!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hello from Charlotte!

 While I don't have time to write, go read what Will's sister has to say. And enjoy these two photos....

We're having a wonderful visit!

Monday, June 04, 2012

On our way

Goodbye! (And hello! We'll be seeing so many of you soon.) I posted our travel plans last week. Nothing has changed there. I might update this blog some over the next month, but we'll be very busy and we unplug when we travel, so please don't expect much. Thanks for your prayers!