Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Excitement is Building.....

Christmas has come and gone. We are now in a New Year and before we know it we will be back in the States.  We are very much looking forward to it.  As the days are coming closer to leaving, our family finds ourselves talking about all the things we can't wait to do.  Many of you may be wondering what kinds of things do we miss.  Well I could write pages but these are just a few:

  • Skyline Chili
  • Good Hamburgers and Steaks
  • Marie misses Olive Garden
  • Joey misses McDonalds
  • Driving on nice paved roads
  • No burning of tires or plastic
  • Going to a library
  • Shopping at a grocery store and finding what you want
  • Soft tissues and toilet paper
  • Drive-thrus and fast food
So I think you get the point that we will be like kids in a candy store.  The problem is deciding what to do  first.  I think it is unanimous that Skyline is first on our agenda.  However, more importantly than these things are the opportunities that we will have to visit many of our family members and friends.  Many of you have messaged us on FB or sent us emails stating how excited you are for us to return.  We are so grateful and blessed to have people on the other side of the world who love and pray for us daily.  Our family is looking forward to seeing all of you, catching up, and eating some good meals together:)

Our calendars are quickly filling up with conferences, visiting our supporting churches, and traveling.  We hope that we will get to see most of you and if you would like to have lunch or an evening with us, please let us know.  Please pray for travel safety, for our health, and for the last few weeks as we try to organize things in both our worlds.  We thank God for the opportunity to travel back to the U.S. to see family and friends!!!