Saturday, April 10, 2010

How Quickly Plans Change!

We've been married 10 years now....does that make us old?!?!

March 10th marked our 10th anniversary, and I'd been craigslisting like MAD to get some cash to be able to go somewhere fun to celebrate....We started planning our trip the beginning of March to be able to go over spring break, and were hoping to get in on some awesome last minute deal...but no deal was there to be found!!! We wanted to go the week of March 14th while the kids were off of school, and my Mom was gonna come down to stay with them (She's amazing by the way...) well, March 1st came and nothing sounded that great, and no plans were working out...We decided to just go back to the same resort in Cozumel, Mexico where we had our honeymoon. It didn't even sound that thrilling. Not sure why, cuz who doesn't dream about the nice warm beach in the middle of an Iowa winter?!?! Especially this winter! Anyway, the resort turned into an "Adult Only" resort (probably not as creepy as it sounds) and with that, the prices jumped way up. We just couldn't stomach spending that much money to just lay was totally not the right thing, and in our hearts we knew it. Well I think God was saving us, because the very next day He answered our prayers of what to do! Jason and I committed to praying about what to do overnight, and we had a bunch of others praying as well...and then out of the blue Jason's good buddy, Rian Bess called and asked for help on a Missions trip to Kenya Africa, leaving in only 2 weeks! Jason, good man that he is, said YES!!! But only if I could come too! SO, after 2 weeks of ups and downs, trying to make quick plans, we left for Kisumu, Kenya on March 21st. It was a week later than we'd hoped, so Mom had to get the kids to school and soccer and all that, but she was a trooper, and Jason's mom and quite a few others helped us out...good thing we're loved, or at least our kids are :0) I'm going to try to share all the details, a little everyday, of our trip and all the amazing people, and experiences we were met with. Mostly I want to share the amazing things that were accomplished for our great God's glory. I'll include some of my journal entries, too. Thanks everyone for praying, and if you think anyone else'll want to read this stuff please forward it on! Love ya!!!


  1. Can't wait to hear more about your trip! Hope Friday went well at MOPS too! You are just getting quite the onslaught of awesome experiences where God is using you to glorify Him! Yeah!!!

  2. I can't wait to hear more details! Loved the presentation in the Sr. High class Sunday!