"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday - I love my Sis!!

As many of you know, my sis left this week to go to Virginia for orientation for 2 months before she begins her journey serving in Africa. Already miss her a lot, but I have so enjoyed having her in and out of our house the past two months and just being around her. The day before she left, Andrew came home early to watch the kiddos while we went out and had a little girl's afternoon. Our restaurant of choice? Olive Garden, of course! Both of our favs and a place we have gone to MANY times together over the years. Olive Garden was always the celebration restaurant (also my Mom's fav:) and a place that we both just love going to. Soup, salad and bread sticks!! Yum!

Then we went and got pedicures - another thing we often do together. :) We had a great time and I was trying to soak up every minute with my little sis that afternoon. SO very proud of her!! It has just been amazing to watch what the Lord has done and is doing in her heart as He is preparing her for South Africa!

On Zuzu's last morning with us we met a few friends at a splash pad close to Anna to play.

And then attempted to take one last pic of her with the kids (RIGHT before nap time= not the best pic;). My kiddos adore their Aunt Zuzu and even though they don't understand exactly the journey she is about to take, they know that they won't see her for a while and will miss her. Austin has already asked to pray for her several times. So sweet! I can't wait to hear about Suz's 1st week at orientation. So thankful for you, sweet sis! As you always say, and He gives, and gives, and gives! Love you!