Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Chicken With It's Head Cut Off

That's what I am starting to feel like!

Last night Daniel and I slept on the air mattress in our living room; that was kind of fun. We have sky lights and it was raining. Listening to the rain fall on the windows was a very soothing sound to end a very busy day.

Today was busy as well.

Up and at 'em at 6am. Shower, quiet time, and breakfast started. 7am the little ones started to trickle out of their rooms :-) I am running out of creative ideas for meals considering we are using a cooler right now so today's breakfast was pancake sausage rolls. Real simple... pancakes cooked thin on the griddle with real vanilla. Sausage, pressed into strips, then wrap the hot pancake around the sausage. Yum, Yum!

After breakfast the kids and I packed up some more stuff. At 11:30 we headed into town to run some errands and have lunch with some friends of ours that are moving to New Hampshire. It was a nice lunch with good friends. I am glad we were with good friends because they are the only ones that would accept the fact that my little Judah was a total sleepy bear!

Then we went back to the church office to say bye to our friends. It was a very sad thing. He and Daniel have worked together at the church for the past year and built a very close relationship. It was a hard thing to see those guys hug goodbye and know how much my husband was aching inside. Yea, I totally cried, you know me too well. :-(

When we got home the little ones went down for naps so Alli and I hung out on the floor talking... I love those moments. Then it was off to pack some more.

Tonight was the second night of VBS at church. So I took the girls up there at 6pm, ran home to deliver a meal to a sick neighbor and then back to our friends house to unload some stuff. Daniel was up at the park having dinner with some missionaries he had the privilege of visiting in Mexico back in April. That was a very happy reunion. After VBS we ran some more stuff over to the Simpson's house and them home sweet home :o)

Tomorrow night will be our first night with the Simpson family. We are looking very forward to it. The thought of sharing life with other believers is a wonderful thing. I expect to learn a lot from each other.

Life is full of so many different seasons. It is a wonderful thing to learn how to embrace each season.

Here are just a few pictures of the people Daniel was able to reunite with tonight from Mexico. These pictures were taken while he was there in April.

This is Santana, he is a student at the college down there. He has a passion for teaching people about Jesus and is working on becoming a missionary to Africa!

This is actually how tall Daniel was compared to him. The hat Daniel is wearing was Santana's; he gave it to him.

This is the preacher down there, his name is Puma.

Please stop for a moment and say a prayer for the group heading home to Mexico. Pray that God will continue to use them in huge ways to impact his Kingdom!



  1. I'm so glad you're back!! I love reading your blogs! Good luck with the transition- I'm sure it will go well. If I can help you with anything, please let me know. Babysitting, moving, unpacking....whatever! Have a great weekend!

  2. puma is the most awesome name ever. so i've been hanging out with nick a bit, and i always talk about you so much and when he tells me how something should be done i always say "well, i learned from kati that..." the reason i said that is because i watch you be a mother to three kids, and you're very very good at it. and i watch my siser with her two kids, and she acts like she really has it rough. anyway, what i'm getting at here is that i love that you make time and sit with your children individually and talk with them and spend time with them (the alli part...). so if there is one more life lesson i've learned from kati, this one is it. i love you!!


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