I’ve been slacking with the updates. Here are a few highlights of things that have happened in the last few weeks.
I went on a great backpacking trip to Thousand Island Lake near Mammoth Lakes, CA. It was a belated 40th birthday trip. I should have written about right after, it was a phenomenal trip. It was a great time of hanging out with some friends, hiking and seeing some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. I was able to get some killer photos so I will post those later. It was my first backpacking trip and it definitely got me hooked on backpacking, definitely have to do more trips like this.
Ian’s FNL (Friday Night Lights) flag football has started. Most of the guys on his team were from his previous team. As it was from the other times he has played, he is one of the top players on the team despite being one of the smallest on the team, if not the smallest this season.
Lana’s gymnastics season started. Her most recent meet was great, she got 1st place on beam and placed 3rd overall. There was a lot of drama leading up to this season so it is good seeing her do well.
WE’RE GOING TO THE PHILIPPINES! We are going on a family short term mission trip this upcoming Easter break. We are working with Kids Around the World to build a playground and lead VBS at the International Gradual School of Leadership (IGSL). We have friends who are missionaries there teaching graduate level classes to students from all over Asia, including teaching bibiical leadership to the Manila police department and fire departments. Great ministry there with awesome stories on how God is actively working in the lives of our friends. Airfare was recently book and for a killer price. More updates on this will be coming but we covet your prayers and support in the mean time.
My beloved 2007 Volkswagen GTI is damaged. Short story is I crashed it into a slow moving car in front of me so it was 100% my fault. It is currently in the shop getting fixed up and I cannot wait til I get it back. I don’t like the rental car, a Dodge Avenger. It’s slow, has no umph, the ride is too soft & squishy, and it looks ugly.
The socal heatwave and drought sucks. I wish we had air conditioning. (Yeah yeah, I know, first world problem.)
That’s big stuff for now.
As I said earlier, I will (hopefully) be updating more often, typically with simple photo posts of the family, but most especially with stuff related to our trip to the Philippines.