Our good friends, Keith and Ragan (and their beautiful, smart, hilarious kids) came to stay with us. It was so refreshing to be able to spend time talking, playing games, night swimming, shopping and watching movies. It was one of those times when I felt extremely blessed that Eric and I are able to make our own schedules. I am very upset with myself because I didn't take very many pictures, but I did get Eric going for a train ride with the kiddos. We also went on the carousel at PV Mall, and I even was able to stomach it for one ride. I still don't understand why I can ride a rollercoaster over and over but can't go slowly around and around... thinking about it kinda makes me wanna ralph.
Anyways, it was wonderful to be able to spend some quality time with them... we have some hilarious stories and great memories. Eric was affectionately dubbed "Taco Mayo" on his last trip to visit them in Kansas and hopefully will keep his nickname for years to come. I miss them tons and hope we can head to Kansas to see them soon.
This year, I taught 50-60 (3rd and 4th grade) inner-city girls at Kids Club at Neighborhood Ministries. I had LOTS of help from student leaders, otherwise it would have been crazy. The kiddos would come every day for two weeks from about 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We would go to worship, have class, and then had activies/field trips. I had a great time teaching the girls about making good choices... and ultimately making sure they knew that Christ chose to die on the cross for each and every one of them. Keep praying for them... every day they are bombarded with choices that most of us don't have to face. Please pray that they keep choosing to do what they've learned is right.
Eric and I went to North Las Vegas last weekend to hang out and to watch Ace while Cort and Jason had some fancy Air Force stuff to do... Cortney took a couple of pics. I MUST find my camera! Ace is so cute and we love him. Ace LOVES to kick is feet, so I am talking to him about soccer in the video below. He loves having conversations.
It seems that I'm only blogging about Holidays, but Eric and I seem to only NOT work when it's a major holiday. We finally moved into our new home, and despite some plumbing issues, we LOVE it. We were able to swim in the pool (before the 70 degree weird, awesome, wonderful weather returned), and we were also able to host Easter for both sides of our families. It was a great day to celebrate the fact that Jesus is ALIVE.
The best news is that my nephew, Ace Jacob, was born on March 23rd. He is SO beautiful and wonderful, and I miss him. I was able to spend some time in Las Vegas after he was born, and they came for our Easter celebration, so we are trying to see him as often as possible. Cortney is a FABULOUS mother, and I am so very proud of them.
Enjoy some photos of the past few months. Thanks to my sis for sending these photos.