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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mega Metro Conference in Colorado

We have had a great few days here at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs for our annual Mega Metro Conference for Pastors and Wives.  It is wonderful to get together with good friends and discuss ministry issues and helpful ideas to take back with us to our places of service.  The weather has been outstanding and the fellowship even better.  You know you have really good friends when they consent to go "geocaching" with you in the Colorado mountains in their heels dressed for a luncheon at the Glen Eyrie Castle!  We walked and walked...went across a stream (after taking off my shoes and socks and rolling up my pants legs) but when I got to the next stream it was much deeper than the rolled up pants were allowed to take on and we were still .1 of a mile from the cache so we turned around and went to the luncheon without locating the cache!!  What a bummer!!  However, through the ordeal I was able to hook two more newbies to geocaching...Jena Floyd and Leigh Lowery.  They are such great troopers and great friends.  BUT!!!  The next day, we were able to go out again and located two caches!  This time, Leigh, Lilliana Lewis and Bobbi Jackson went with me. They are pictured with our find, "The Wise Guy".  It was an owl in a tree with the cache underneath.  A great find and a great time on the hunt.  If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing a great fun time.!  We leave for California tomorrow morning.  More later......

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter....He is not here..HE IS RISEN!

A picture from the Empty Tomb!  He is ALIVE!

Happy Easter to everyone!

Hickory, NC

The Pass South race in Hickory, NC didn't turn out so well for us this past weekend (our first and hopefully last DNF in quite a while) because of strange car problems but we did get to find two geocaches in Newton, NC very near the Hickory Motor Speedway.  Yes!  They really ARE everywhere!  We carried a travel bug from FL to GA then to NC who is trying to visit all 50 states.  We were able to contribute 2 states to the growing list of places he had been.  That travel bug already had the two hardest behind him, Alaska and Hawaii! We trained another 'rookie', Derema.  Lookout Mark....she's hooked now!   

Spring Break 2009

Spring Break or Spring Cleaning??  Well, it has to be done regardless of when we choose to do it! Yes!! That is my handyman/preacher doing the windows!  And you thought he didn't have it in him!  You will notice at in the last picture that he made us for all his hard work on the windows later that day on the beach with his new book which BTW is great! His new book on leadership is fabulous....of course...just look at him! Even though the weather was not hot like we like it, we still had a very good time.  Quite a few friends were there for the week. We even got a little geocaching done while we were in PCB.  

My Favorite Animals!

My Granddogs, Belle and Buster are the sweetest little animals!  Yes...I said little, but of course there is nothing little about Buster, he is just young but a very good dog.  Belle is always so good that we question whether or not she is really a 'dog'! Belle is a Cavalier King Charles and Buster is a Mini Golden Doodle.  This picture was taken last month at our March family night when Jake cooked out steaks for us on the grill.  Yummy!  Jake is a great cook.  The monkey is my newest animal friend, Somba.  She lives across the street from our condo at "The Monkey Shack", of course!  She is just a baby but I hope when she grows up she thinks I am her best friend!  Did you know I love monkeys?