Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Honduras Houseboat Team

I finally have some photos of Jasmine at Teen Mission International at Merritt Island. One of the moms flew down for the commissioning service and took pictures.
At the last night rally. 

Jasmine is kind of smashed at the back.

Packing up.

And this one is the team in HONDURAS!!!

Here's the report from the team leaders:
Praise the Lord! All the Honduras team luggage, team members, and leaders all arrived safely in Honduras! After a night of not much sleep in the airport, we were able to get to all of our flights on time. Eating some meals at the airport helped to lift some spirits! On our bus ride to the base, we were all hot and tired, but arriving at the base and finding that the evening meal was waiting for us was a big encouragement! We unpacked the team food and evangelistic items and then took personal items to the dorm rooms. We had a very short time of announcements, singing and prayer and then headed off for an early bedtime of 8:30 (of course that was 10:30 in the time zone we have been in the past two weeks.) The weather is hot and humid—just like Florida!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Looks Like a Repeat

Today was supposed to be an errand day for me, but Jessica hurt her back and had to go to a walk in clinic. So the girls came over. I was going to take them to the splash park, but then I thought about how crowded it would be. And honestly, the girls have just as much fun here.

So this post looks a lot like the last one.

Kayla and I are going to take the girls on an outing on Wednesday, so you'll see those photos too.

Plus I have an update on Jasmine to post, so look for that too.

And I'll answer Emily's request for a picture of Winter and Jessica at the same age.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Summer Fun

The best thing about our house is the big back deck. It makes a great play area for the girls. Right now it has a good sized blow up pool. Jasmine's dog Travis like the pool, too, but he jumped out every time I went to take a picture!

We had lunch outside and mini rootbeer floats.

After they'd been outside most of the day, we came inside to play with little people toys.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Jasmine on a Mission

Since our motto is, "It's all about the journey," we try to make an adventure out of any trip. Jasmine's journey to Teen Missions for her summer mission trip was no exception.

We stopped at Wakulla Springs very briefly. It's a beautiful place, and you can even jump from a 20-foot  platform into the springs, which we have done on previous trips. I am not a fan of heights, so I stand at the back of the platform, look straight ahead and run off the platform. This is often accompanied by a rather rude word. :)

 We stopped at the railroad square in Tally equally briefly, and since the prices were crazy, our big purchase was a large chocolate chip cookie for $3.75.

 We continued on to Orange Park Mall to meet up with Jasmine's birth mom. There is a game area at one end.

She got Ravenclaw Vans (Expensive shoe brand) while there.

 We drove just a little further to St. Augustine.

The next morning, we spent two hours going through shops in St. Augustine. I only  know it was exactly two hours because that's how much parking I paid for.

We then headed down to Daytona Beach to their flea market which has over 600 shops. We did a bit of shopping there before going on to Titusville for the night. The next morning we signed in at Teen Missions on Merritt Island.

With three college aged leaders.
There have been just a few pictures of her during training.

Her team leaves for Honduras on July 1 or 2.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Days Five and Six

I am home now and late posting pictures of the last two days. It went by far too quickly.

On Day Five I went to the NYU Dental Clinic. That was not my choice, but I had been dealing with some very serious tooth pain. Well, tooth #2 has to come out, but I did not opt for them to do it there, so they prescribed antibiotics. Meanwhile, Jasmine and Tyler were exploring some stores nearby. We talked about biking through Central Park again, but we'd lost a bit of enthusiasm. So we decided to go to the Lego Store and created our own Lego people and purchase them.

I really wanted to find the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park, and we ended up going quite late, and it was dark. So we walked around in the dark trying to find the pond because we were told the statue was by the boathouse. We found it!!

The final day we went to Prospect Park. They had a zoo, so we went to it. We were mostly taken with the Red Panda.

Tyler turtle!

Red Panda

We headed back to the hotel to pick up our suitcases and start the trek to Newark. We took the R train to Barclay, caught the #3 to Penn Station NYC, bought tickets for the NJ Transit to the Air Train, then took the air train to Delta. If our plane hadn't been delayed an hour, we would have missed it! Then our suitcase was 10 lbs over, so we pulled all the shoes out and carried them on the plane!

Now we're home and packing the twins for camp on Monday for five days and Jasmine for her summer mission trip.