26 March 2009

Mission Trip Highlights

Elizabeth and I returned from our Mission Trip to Jamaica this past weekend. It was truly a great experience, one that I will always remember! Meeting the congregation there and becoming part of their community for only a few days was amazing.

We built a house - in four days! The family that was chosen to receive it were very grateful and appreciated it tremendously. Gregory, who was 5 years old, spent every day at the site "helping" us build what would soon become his home. I'm proud to be part of the team of people who helped make it a reality.

Elizabeth also spent time with the kids at the preschool. She showed her given talents in leading the group of youngsters through various songs and activities. My wife did a great job and I'm glad that I was able to join her and see it first hand.

Now I'm back to my normal life and I'm not quite used to it yet. I think that's a good thing...

13 March 2009

Jamaica or Bust!

Okay, I'll be honest - I choose Jamaica! It was -3' F in Minneapolis this morning when I was going into work. I checked the weather app on my iPhone and in Kingston it was 75! With a high of 83 today! The only thing I don't like is that we have to be at the airport at 4am. Yikes!

07 March 2009

Blog Slacking

I realized today that I haven't put up a post in awhile. Not because I've been completely lazy, but there just hasn't been that much going on! We've been laying pretty low and getting ready for the mission trip to Jamaica with Elizabeth's church back home. Other than that, here's what's happening:

- I got J stuck in our driveway coming home from work in the last snowstorm.
- Wifey and I went to Salut for dinner and it was really really good!
- Work has been busy and I've remained off the computer while at home.
- Elizabeth is teaching fitness classes and judging HS speech competitions.
- I can't seem to get past a certain level in Lego Batman...

Oh, and we're going to Mystic Lake Casino for dinner at the buffet tonight. I can't remember the last time I've been there...it might be 1996. ;)