Sunday, July 19, 2009

Leavin' on a Jet Plane...

Soooooo, the adventure begins in the morning.

Off to DFW by 7 am to catch a flight to Greensboro, NC to catch a flight to Philly, to catch a flight to Frankfurt, Germany... to catch a flight to Budapest, Hungary. I expect it to be a long but FUN day. An opportunity to start to connect with my Globetrotter friends. We will end the day in Romania. Then the real fun begins.
My suitcase is heavy, but not over the limit. It will be much lighter on the return as it is full of "goodies" right now.
God is good. He is in charge. His plan is our plan. I can't wait to see what He has in store for us.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Romania, here we come!

The "Globetrotters" are about to be on the move. Check out the website if you are curious. The Green family is an extraordinary one. They have been making a difference in the lives of young people in Guilford County for years. I just plain feel BLESSED to be a part of this year's trip. The Greens will always give the credit for the success of this organization to LOTS of other people. While I agree that the role of these active and supportive individuals has been hugely important, it truly has been Martin, Lou, Ashlie, and Mallory whose love for, and commitment to, remembering and honoring the memory of their extraordinary son and brother, Dustin that has been the momentum and the driving force of this organization. They are amazing in so many ways.

I can't wait to share pictures and stories of our adventures with 15 wonderful young women.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Whew! Where is the summer going?

Can't believe that we are well on our way into July! Such a fun summer. It seems that somehow time flies by during the summer months.
We are loving having Louise here with us in Texas for the summer. She has had friends come to visit, and just spent the last 5 days with Christine in Colorado. She will fly back to NC at the end of July to move into her apartment.
Steve's folks came to visit a couple of weeks ago and we had a great visit. Took them on a road trip to see where they lived over 40 years ago.
Last weekend I flew to Orlando to move Dean into his new apartment. His classes at Full Sail start on Thursday. Once we got everything unpacked, we had time to sneek in a movie. ( We saw Transformers...I still remember Karl and Dean playing with them when they were little. The ones in the movie were definitely more intimidating.)
This weekend I will head to Minnesota for my niece's wedding and then I have a week to get ready for the Globetrotter trip to Romania. We will be leaving on the 20th of July and returning on the 3rd of August. What an adventure that will be. Can't wait. I better start looking for a good book to get me through the overseas flight.