Monday, August 2, 2010

Vaca over (and adoption prayer request)

I'm not necessarily sad to be back at work today, but it's hard getting back into the swing of things today after waking up yesterday to the sound of water gently crashing on the shore. We had a fabulous time in Hot Springs, renting a houseboat and just taking it easy for a few days by sunning, getting facials, and relaxing in the hot tub.











In a whole new topic, please pray for our friends, Casey and Kate, who are traveling TODAY to the Ukraine to adopt a child (or children). Visit their blog by clicking HERE. They have luckily had a lot of media coverage, so you can read the stories and see the videos, too. They will be going through files of children and choosing their own at 2 p.m. CST Aug. 5. This obviously is a very nerve-wracking process, so keep them in your prayers. Casey and Kate and their daughter Chandler are such wonderful, compassionate people, and pray that God gives them peace as they welcome their new child into the family.

10 comments:

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

I just saw your pics on facebook and oh my - I was maybe a teeny bit jealous... maybe. ;)

Meredith said...

The houseboat looks AMAZING. What an awesome vacation idea!

Brooke said...

welcome back!! :) looks like yall had a blast!

prayers for your friends...

Kelly said...

Ahhhh, vacation...isn't it great! But I do love coming home and sleeping in my own bed. I've never been on a houseboat, but it sounds like an amazing time! Welcome home!

sara said...

what?! you were in hot springs? Next time you are there, you must call..I am only 45 minutes away!!!

Mari said...

It looks like you had a fabulous vacation!
My sister and brother-in-law adopted 2 girls from Russia. They had a picture and name before they went though. It would be really hard to pick one yourself!

David said...

Wow, that looks like a good way to spend a vacation! Prayer sent for Casey and Kate.

septembermom said...

You guys look great together. Glad that you had a terrific time. I'll pray for your friends. Enjoy your time back home!

Jen @ After The Alter said...

Great pics! I've never rented a houseboat! sounds fun! Good luck to your friends!

~KS said...

Prayers for your friends indeed!!
And your pics look amazing!!! Wow!