Sunday, April 29, 2007

It is 7:00pm and it is 85 degrees outside, only two little degrees below the suggested high for today. Why? It is night time . . . what happened to breezes and decreasing temp? Its about time for some Colorado evenings. Say May 5th?

Friday, April 27, 2007

Just Laying out the Welcome mat!

John and I joined a staff couple from USF on a trip to Penn State. We spent five days observing their campus and ministry in action. We were lucky enough to be there for the warmest weather of the year for them. We spent our days enjoying the people, the lovely old homes, the campus and mostly the staff of the Penn State Navigators.
The first night we were there we joined some staff and students for some ice cream. We happened to be there on Blue and White weekend, their spring football game. Which means that Stage College was in an uproar with football and warm weather.
This lovely couple provided all of our training while we were visiting. Dave and Cathy Bowman. They have spent at least 12 yearts ministering to students at PSU.
The Gatlyn's, Chris and Jana. The couple we were lucky enough to travel with. We have been training with them since we have been in Florida.

We are so thankful for our time in State College. We are eager to see our new friends at future staff conferences and training times. We learned so much from the Bowmans and look forward to sharing our info with UF. Lookout students.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Pain in the Root

We solicit your prayers! John has been in tooth pain for a while now, and we found out he needs a root canal! The Lord has been generous in giving us a dentist who goes to our church! But we cannot get him in until April 27th. So he has been on Amoxicilin and Vicodin and will continue both until the infection is gone and thus pain-free. The meds have obviously messed with his stomach and his head, so we would love to see the pain go away so he can function normally! Would you pray for my hurting husband? And you can be praising God too for how He has already provided for us in big ways. The dentist is willing to cut costs in order to help us!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Best Easter Ever!

John and I were having a quiet Easter this past Sunday, we went to church real early and enjoyed much food. The best part was yet to come. We were surprised Easter Eve by Joe and Joy in Gainesville! We were shocked to see them come around the corner when we sat down for dinner at a local restaurant. We kind of looked at them in disbelief until we realized that they were really standing in front of us. John and I were so thankful to have them come out. We feel incredibly loved that they had been planning it out since November and went to so much effort to visit us. The weather was average so we spent so much time talking, eating and playing cards. It was the best time.
We took a brief and chilly walk near lake Alice, looking for an alligator. It was so cold they were nowhere to be found. But they look so happy even without an alligator sighting!

The Nugents were in on the secret and helped plan it out. They are so sneaky, John and I never saw it coming! Thanks so much Maschhoffs!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

It is just what we do . . .

. . . we win National Championships. Or I guess I should say, it is what the amazing athletes do at the school where we love the students! John and I joined thousands of students once again at the O Dome to watch the Gators win yet again another championship. The last basketball championship game we watched in Fort Collins, knowing this is where we were headed. It is a great time to be a Florida Gator.Our friend Chase made a Noah's Ark for player JoaKim Noah. Two by two we got our pictures taken, and two by two we are taking home championship trophies.

The rowdy crowd . . . minutes away from winning!

The thing to do in Gainesville is run out onto University ( equivalent of Laurel St. in FoCo) It is shut down and overcrowded with students. Yelling, climbing trees, standing on cars you name it, we saw a kid on an office chair pushing himself down towards University.

We have ourselves a little tradition already when we win such titles. We climb our way through the crowd and get pizza at the busiest establishment in the city at that moment. And we thought . . . why are we trying this again? But it is fun, and I hope we have another chance to do it again.

Well Said!