Tuesday, June 29, 2010

God's Grace

Last week God's grace became very real.

Justin was in a car accident on his way home from work last Thursday.

He is doing well, other then a bruise on his knee.

No other vehicles involved, the accident was caused by water on the road. We had a storm that day in our state.

The car however is totaled, I heard from his Mother that Justin had flowers for me in the back of the car, and they left them to give the car a "decent burial".
There are more funny stories, and one exciting one. Because of the car accident Justin was able to witness to someone!

I am so thankful he is ok and that God's grace protected him.
It was a scary event, and gave me much to thank God for.
We have been engaged for 3 weeks now, and alot has happened since then, both trials and blessings.

If you all could pray for him find a new car that would be wonderful!

God bless,

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Maryland Trip Part 4

The last post of the Maryland trip! There is a Surprise at the bottom of the post

Mr. K at the fountain

The water was so cold!!

Haley is trying to feel it too! The trick is to get your hand wet and not your feet!!

Tali, a photo-taking girl after my own heart!!!

On a humid day this was so nice to be near!

Galina got her feet wet!!!

Off to the last store

My Sweet Lina!

We all couldn't wait to visit "Charming Charlie"

The store sells mostly jewelry, handbags, hats, shirts and other ridiculous "bling" items.
I did find two pairs of sensible and very pretty earrings though!
The neatest thing about the store was everything was color coded.... the red section, the pink section, the green section, and so on.

Who says a girl can't have fun? ;)

I liked this hat, looks like Beatrix Potter!

Natalie and Haley looking at the rings... so big and shiny, we had a great laugh over them!!

Oh yes Lina, it is your color!!! :)

We had a field day when we found these tiaras. Don't we look sweet??

More sparkle... in fact these fake rings are so glitzy it hurt my eyes!!

After this store we went out for ice cream, then back to the K's house to get ready for church!!

The K's neighbor Rebecca came along!

The pastor

After service, Mrs. K got to talk to my Mom for a bit!

Thursday morning we were up bright and early...and headed to the train station.

Haley smiling sweet.

We said our goodbyes as the train pulled into the station.

This was the last picture before the train pulled out.
I was already missing the K family!

So, Natalie and I made our 5 hour train ride home.
I was able to witness to a lady named Virginia on the train, but she told me I was "too young" to know what I was talking about.

If you could all pray for Virginia, that would be great!

And now the Surprise!!

While in Charming Charlie we found these fake engagement rings, only one ring is real in this picture. Can you guess which one??

God bless,

Friday, June 25, 2010

Maryland Trip Part 3

So, after the fun store with the that had the strange glasses we headed of to the "America!" store.

We "met" a few interesting characters

Haley with a cut-out.

Natalia and Natalie with another one.
I wonder if these are true to life size?

The "Life is Good" store

I liked this T-shirt.

I did not buy this hat but the girls threw it to me before they took the picture. The hat has a little man running with the words "Born to run".

I loved this one!!! LOl

Haley's cute try-on.

With a towel this big and oh-so-soft..."Life is Good"

Tali is a huge fan of dogs, so we made a stop at a pet accessory store.

It was so much fun to be out with the girls!!

Pretty wall mosaic at National Harbor

Lina was so excited to see not one, but two limos!!

"We go that way!"

I love the balconies!

Walking along...in very humid weather.

In the ArtCraft store

This is a "handle" on a platter

Some lovely plateware

Need a picture of Justin in this one!!! :D

Awesome bookshelf

These are handles for spoons believe it or not.

A very pretty lamp

Can you tell I am recently engaged???
Finding all this "love" stuff!

Very nice coasters

Oh look! There's the word "love" again!

a good reminder for everyone! This is a mirror.

A cute cake knife

This booklet had lots of different moods, this one was the funniest!
Put this on your desk to warn people!

Haley plays violin, so she loved this violin shaped cutting board!

Wouldn't he just love to know????

These were so cute!

This was a favorite!

This was interesting.

So true!!!

This should be my three year old sister's plate.

Love the sign!

Glass candy!

Last post soon!

God bless,