Monday, February 16, 2009

Vacation, Mission trips, and my Faith Journal

Well I'm just back from another Mexican vacation to unwind. It was lovely, as it always is. It is my retreat, my sanctuary. I love the people, the culture, the food, the land, the ocean. It is such a vibrant and beautifully alive country. I'm so glad I can share it with Mike, the love of my life.

Mike is away in Belize. He is working with my Dad, building a chapel in the memory of my Grandfather Earl who passed away this time last year. I had my 16th birthday in the jungles of Belize along side my Dad and Grandpa. They are building in that same area, helping the beautiful Mayan and Ketchi Indians.

Since Mike and I started dating, we've never been seperated from each other for longer than a day or two, and then we always were able to call. I'm really missing him badly, because there are NO land phones where they are- let alone cell towers. I've had 2 short emails from my Dad telling me that all is well, and the building is on schedule, and he and Mike are doing fine. I think some retail therapy is on the agenda to cheer me up tonight....

I've been trying to get back into the routine to finish my ABC faith journal in the next month. This weeks page seemed to be a compilation of all the things I was feeling. Here's my latest addition, R for refreshing. The photo is one Mike and I took on a secluded little beach in Mexico.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

And the winners are....

The OWOH giveaway is over again for this year. (But the web site is still up to follow all the wonderful blogs!) Congratulations to all the winners, and more importantly all the new friends out there!

My winners are: (I will be contacting you for addresses!)

daytoncat said...
What cute charms with such great sayings! Thank you for the chance to win!dayotncat1(at)yahoo(dot)com
February 10, 2009 2:38 PM

roma said...
Kari, Wow, what delightful treats they are. You are so talented and what makes you a blessing is that you share that talent, along with Jesus, with others. Thanks. roma
January 22, 2009 9:27 PM

Bejeweled said...
Those are just fabulous! I love how they are both fun pieces of art and yet, have a message too .. too fun! Yes, please enter me too for a chance to win some of your awesome charms!
February 10, 2009 8:53 PM