Thursday, April 24, 2008

Daycare Center, PA

Just a few months ago, Travis and his good buddy, Dan, decided to head to a pastors' conference for a time of refreshement and encouragment. Dan's wife, Karis, and I figured that the week would be a lot more fun away from our husbands if we got together here at our house, so our kids could play. Just before the conference, however, I learned that my sweet friend, Carissa, would also be alone for the week since her husband was heading to the same conference. That is when the mayhem began! I decided to invite BOTH friends to my house along with EVERYONE'S kids. Carissa's blog gives the greatest description of last week. 7 kids ages 3 and under together for 3 days! Please check it out here. Here's some extra pictures from the week. It was absolutely crazy, and I think I am just now recovering, but I would definitely do it all over again for the wonderful privilege of spending time with my awesome friends and getting to know their beautiful children. Because of our plans to serve the Lord in 3 different parts of the world someday (us in Romania, Karis and Dan in Cameroon, and Carissa and Ben here for now), this was a very important time for me. Thank you so much for coming all this way just to be with us. I LOVE YOU, CARISSA and KARIS!









Ben and Carissa said...

Ethan and Luke loved looking at the pictures and remembering all the fun they had chasing Sam and Kayla around growling at them. What fun we had. Thanks for inviting me!

Anonymous said...

you are one crazy lady...J Rice

Tim & Kristen said...

That looks like so much fun...only thing missing was an Auntie Kristen to help out with the little ones!!! Just kidding!! Actually Tim was not able to go to the conference so I would not have wanted to leave him for 3 days...I am sure you are all recovering from those crazy days. What a great memory though!!

jeileenbaylor said...

how fun / crazy! I am sure you just had a blast!

Karis said...

Your title reminds me of the man by the neighborhood park who said, "Looks like a daycare" and I said, "Actually, these are our own kids." So funny!

Thinking ahead to mission field was definitely worth the loudness and craziness. I'm sure I will look back one day when we're in Cameroon and long to have a time like we had. Thanks for inviting me and letting me change me mind after not thinking I was going to come!