Monday, March 31, 2008


Surprising that I let him take these pictures considering that the previous day we took a pic of ourselves, John turns to look at the screen and says "you look kind of creepy in your new shades babe!" Is he kidding? I look obnoxious, but definetly not creepy!

Friday, March 28, 2008

St Augustine

We spent the weekend at the beach. Saturday was a little chill outside so we walked around the historic town of St. Augustine. One of our favorite spots is Flagler College. There were a number of statues . . . which to the men translates "photo op"
John loves Lions, so this is like gold to him. He looks pretty ferocious.
The men are imitating Henry Flagler, But just their faces are humorous enough without the statue.

And then finally, surrounding the college is detailed artwork in the cement of naked angel babies, so once again, their imitation, clothed style.

Few braved the water, only because it was windy and not warm enough to want to get into it. But the men claim it was warmer than the air.
A favorite stop on the beach is Beachcombers restuarant. Yum food

my beautiful sister catchin rays . . . or sand in the face, she looks great either way!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Brandon's Montage

He is risen indeed!!

We were at Vilano Beach near St. Augustine over the weekend. So our Sunday morning church was watching the sun rise with our bibles and coffee. Praise God that He is risen.

This is the reaction of John and Brandon when I said "Your Savior is risen, how do you feel?"

John and I were a little confused. Somehow we reinacted Jesus' birth rather than his victory over sin and death by playing Joseph and Mary.

New Orleans

Our Spring Break trip to New Orleans was so much fun. John and I feel blessed that we were entrusted with 16 amazing students to lead and share the experience with.
We did various service projects throughout the week. We did some gutting on one house, rebuilding on another and worked at a elementary school.
My favorite part was working with the kids. 1st and 3rd graders needed to take standardized tests and so it was our job to accompany teachers and moms on field trips with four year olds.

The collage has some of my favorite pictures from our field trip endeavors. The other pic to the left is the two kids that I watched for two days. TreVaughn and LeCynthia. They were precious but I was more exhausted after chasing them around a zoo than I was tearing down sheet rock in our gutted house.

We spent a couple of nights downtown on or near Bourbon Street and the Super Dome. It was incredible to be standing in a spot that was flooded past the roofs of buildings. We appreciated the tour of the city given by an elder of the church we were staying at.
We walked around Bourbon street wanting to start conversations with people and brought money along to buy some dinners for the homeless of New Orleans. We walked away with some stories of the flood, history of the city and a desire to see the Lord work on the hearts of men, women and children.

Our final day we were tourists to the max. We had some beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde. The food was great, the service was horrible.
Then we took a river boat cruise that fed us some southern cooking. Gumbo, fried chicken, red beans and rice and bread pudding. However, I was perplexed by the lack of sweet tea.

The rest of the day was spent walking up and down the streets, watching break dancing shows, looking at antiques, and declining offers to buy silly tshirts and beads. If only they had some reeboks with the straps, I might have taken them up on the offer.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Vivian Joy

Well all day yesterday and today I have had my sister and brother-in-law on my mind, especially their newborn baby girl Vivian Joy. After a LONG labor of love Kristi gave birth to a beautiful girl. I just cannot wait to meet her. I am an aunt for the very first time.

Just call us aunti Melissa and uncle John. Congratulations Davis family!