We just got back from a rather whirlwind 4 week stay in CA. For people who didn't hear we found out on the 28th of April that we needed to get a new visa in a hurry because of a law change and we flew back on the 3rd of May. It was a little crazy but the Lord totally provided everything we needed and people to cover the ministries we were involved in.
Oh man it was so good to see everyone. So so good. I had missed my close friends and family a lot. We weren't planning on going to visit in May but maybe we should have been. We were home for Mother's Day, 3 birthdays, My sister shared her testimony in School (she did SO amazing by the way), one of the bestest families ever had a baby boy while we were back, and the LOST finale :)
It was the first time we had been back since we moved to Oxford, there are things I would do differently but all in all a good trip. Here are just a couple of pictures :)
That great family I was talking about, here they are. Alan is holding Luke in the above picture and I am with the girls below. We LOVE the Jacksons. It was so good to spend time with them.
We got to meet our nephew (below) and celebrate his first birthday with him. He is adorable! All of our nephews and nieces grew so much in that one year, it was a blessing to see them and spend a little time with them.
We spent a day in Solvang with Alan's Parents and here is a not so good picture to prove it. We really enjoyed being able to go there and spend time with them.