Friday, July 1, 2011

Furlough Fun!

After three weeks Stateside, I've determined a few things.......

Captain D's is really greasy.
Air conditioning makes me freeze.
Rich foods make my kids throw up.
Justice is ready to go home.
Coffee is brown water.
I miss my dog, church family and friends.

BUT, on the other hand........


Paper plates are wonderful.
Built in Ice/water dispenser in fridge is luxurious.
Fellowship is refreshing.
Family and friends are priceless.
Krispy kreme is better than I remembered.






Just a few pics from the last few weeks.....




Justice caught his first ever 'lightening bug'.




Family trip with my extended family. Pictured here, 15 of the 16 great-grandchildren.





Getting reacquainted with cousins.




Learning to drive go carts.





14 year anniversary.



Melon at the park.




Hanging out with Gramps who had just had surgery.



Our lives as missionaries are so full and rich..... full of people and places that we love and cherish. I'm so thankful for a few weeks this summer to spend time with loved ones we've missed dearly. But on the other hand, I'm missing precious people across the Atlantic.

Prayers from Memphis,





7 comments:

DASI GLAM said...

You have such a beautiful family. Hope you have a good time.

raising4princesses said...

you look so amazing! I love your hair! - Maria

Betty said...

Great pics! It shows you´re in the right place, if you are missing home already. :)

Cathy said...

So glad you guys are having a great time.

Have a blessed July 4th!

HCarvalho said...

There are go karts near your home, there's a Go Kart indoor center in Ribeir√£o, Famalic√£o. After so many months in Portugal, must be a shock returning to America, here there's no tea party and religion has no place in politics, in the ol'USA unfortunately it's not the same. Never a portuguese politician ever spoke about creationism, if he said that he didn't believe in evolution his political career would be over.

Heather Simpson said...

Nina,
Glad ya'll are getting to visit in the States....if you are still in Memphis, ya'll ought to contact East Hill Baptist Church and see if you can present your work...that is where we are going now. You would love the Pastor and I don't think we support anyone from Portugal.
Happy Independence day!!
Love,
Heather Simpson

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What wonderful photos of all of you and your time with family. Happy anniversary and hope your kids' "Gramps" is recovering quickly from his surgery...Love the smiles on the kids faces!

Blessings & Aloha!