May 28, 2008

Hello friends, by now some of you may be wondering if I have fallen off the face of the planet a valid if not slightly paranoid concern. I guess if you were really concerned you might have called. Why haven't you called...

Well, in case you were in fact worried that I had gone missing rest assured that though I was gone I am back now. I actually did leave for Eleven Days I think. My intention was not to leave the computer in the process, but God or at least my computer had other plans. According to the computer experts my Mother Board is FRIED. This is not the tasty kind of fried, rather the left the land of the living kind of fried. I guess I was not the only one who needed the break. It is fortunate I suppose that it was the computer that gave up on life all together and not I.

you asked. First I went with my lovely family on an old school family road trip...I take that back. An old school Kay family road trip was me and Krista in the back seat o away in the back window of the car as we entertained ourselves or listened to my mom read to us from Anne of Green Gables or some book like that. This was not an old school Kay family road trip. This was my mom and dad sitting up front of an air conditioned mini van. Dad driving silently along on cruise control, mom playing suduko (sp?) Me in the middle with two seats to myself. While Lizzie and Jordan chilled in the back of the vanWhere have I been? I am so gladf a really hot car with no air conditioning, driving for miles on end, crayons melting plugged into their own DVD players, with headphones on, and Jordan managing to play Nintendo DS at the same time. It was the quietest trip ever. We made our way down to Santa Barbara to celebrate my Grandma June's 80th Birthday with family and her friends. It was a great weekend get away, and we stayed in a beautiful home overlooking Santa Barbara.

The day after we returned I packed up my car and headed in the opposite direction with my good friend Brittany. Ending up in Tahoe a few hours and a lot of conversation later. We spent our first night in a hotel resort taking full advantage of the arcade, and even winning ourselves a tiara. Man, we are good at ski-ball.

The next four days were spent at Zephyr Point in at a prayer retreat called "Be thou my Vision; Beyond Your Wildest Dreams" It was a hard but good time with God. Seeking His will, listening for His voice, and following His ways. I am sure there will be more to come on this.

After the retreat ended, Brittany and I spent the next few days planning out our lessons and our calender for our youth ministries for the year. It was so nice to have a chance to get ahead on some of that.

Now I am back with a new computer and a fresh perspective.


Pilo Gui said...

A trip away from work and concern certainly revives anyone. One gets recharged with fresh energy and verve.
getting back to computer should be a nice welcome back.

Matt & Heather Troxell said...


When I saw you on the road were you just getting back into town? Seems like you've been gone FOREVER... let's get together sooooon.

Meg said...

That's my favorite picture of B ever ever ever! Too cute. =-)

quotes i love

  • "they will never care how much you know until they know how much you care."
  • "never be afraid to trust a well known God with an unknown future." - Corrie Ten Boom
  • "God doesn't need you, He loves you, that is much better."
  • "the world has yet to see what God can do through a man/woman who is totally commited to him." - D.L. Moody
  • "be who you is, cause if is ain't who you is, you is who you ain't."-
  • "some people say movies should be more like real life. I say real life should be more like the movies."