Saturday, May 23, 2009

Quick Update

To PA and back, to our retreat and back - now to OR!!!

We have had a much needed interruption to our regular routine and even though it has been busy, I feel rested and refreshed.

We had a super time in PA being able to quickly visit family and friends (although, unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to see everyone, nor spend nearly enough time with anyone). The wedding was beautiful and it was wonderful to see two young people committed to the Lord and desiring to honor Him in their wedding ceremony and lives. Many blessings to each of them as they now walk together with Him.

I didn't take many pictures in PA, but here is a shot from the kids favorite park - climbing the spidey web!

Home on Tuesday, unpack, laundry, baseball wrap-up party, repack, go to retreat on Wednesday. Whew! Thankfully, we had only an hour drive to the retreat location.

We definitely feel like We Care is our family away from family. From the very beginning, we have felt welcomed and loved. Each event is a blessing and great time catching up with friends. The kids love being with all of the other kids, too.

We had session times that were very fitting and timely in my spiritual journey - just solid, good reminders of keeping our relationship with the Lord first, then spouses, then family, then other stuff.

We also had free time where we were able to go hiking, swimming, play softball, volleyball and putt-putt golf. Savannah and Hadden both really enjoyed playing putt-putt golf.

John is a diving machine - I always enjoy watching him dive. Here he is waving at me while in the air :)

For those of you who knew and were praying for the easement problem, thank you! As of yesterday, we have legal clearance to our property and the bank loan necessary to finish our home.

Now, off to Oregon to visit my side of the family and friends! Can hardly wait to get there!

Ecclesiastes 3:14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.


  1. Please call when you get here... can't wait to see you, John and the kids -- we could BBQ (or cook out) even bring your Parents would love to see them too??? Have safe travels.

  2. Hey Shirley,
    It was great seeing you in PA!!! I wished you could've stayed longer.
    You and your family are so important to me. Thanks for listening.And for your joy that you share.God is working in you and John. John's where he belongs.I see him growing closer to the Lord every time you come. Your journey is growing more and more too. I'm so excited for you guys1 The house is loking fantastic!! I love the Cross!!! I hope and pray that I get to see it in person. There's just one more thing to say... I love You like a sister. You are a very caring person.Talk to you soon.
    Judy Good- Lucy Guzzi PA

  3. Great shot of John! Looks like fun. Enjoy your time in Oregon. It will be such a different climate then where you live now...a dry warm! Kim

  4. Oh fun!!!! Too bad I don't live closer, we could meet...or too bad I didn't read this sooner...we could meet (C:


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