Thursday, April 29, 2010

And the winner is...

Madelyn won our giveaway!!!

I promise I didn't pick my mom on purpose... (I had a neutral party pick the name out of the hat!) So Ma - keep your eye out in the mail - you'll be getting some goodies soon!!

And speaking of my sweet Mama - she's made the step into blog world as well. She's just getting started and I know would love any and all followers. So go check out her walk Down the Lane!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mission Trip Monday

We had the awesome opportunity to take the children to “Camp.” This is one of the only times they actually leave the grounds of the orphanage. This was their second year of going to camp so they knew a little about what to expect. Last year was their first introduction to a trampoline and they were in love at first bounce! It’s the first place they go in the morning and the last place before bed. And it was no different this year, it is by far their favorite part of camp.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Last chance to sign up for giveaway!!

Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway going on right now!!! I know that the 2 people that have signed up really want to win and their chances are REALLY good, but surely there's someone else out there that would love some coffee and a really cute mug to drink it in!?!?

So hop on over HERE to sign - up and make this a bit more nail biting!!

Time's running out - must sign up before tomorrow @ midnight!! Go NOW!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Barefoot in the park

Spring has finally sprung!  We had a birthday gathering in the park this weekend.  It was so nice to feel some sunshine!  Our good friend, Chris, has a birthday this week and there’s not a better way to celebrate than with friends and family!




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Have a great birthday Chris! 

Hope this year is awesome for you!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Shrimp Pasta & Vino

For Christmas David and Cortney (Joe’s brother & his girlfriend) gave us six bottles of wine.  Good wine!  There were whites, reds, and even some bubbly!  We tried out our first bottle the other night.

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And to pair with it Joe whipped up a yummy shrimp pasta.  Rich flavors of garlic, marinara sauce, fettuccini pasta, topped with creamy feta which made a perfect compliment to the Pinot Noir.

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Thanks guys for the wine!  Looking forward to the next bottle!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

100th post

Well we’ve made it to a 100 posts!  And to celebrate this little milestone, we’re having our first giveaway!  I thought we could spread a little Honduran love with some very yummy coffee.  And I’m a big fan of drinking my coffee out of an insulated cup, so a new cup to go with your cafe!

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So here’s how to get you some goodies…

1.  Post a comment – how do you like your coffee?  Black? A little coffee with your cream and sugar??

2.  Get another chance to win if you post on your blog about the giveaway

3.  And another chance to win if you subscribe to eat, drink & decorate

Drawing is open until Saturday April 24th midnight.  Drawing will be at random. 

Ok go!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mission Trip Monday

Here’s the first installment of our photo journey through our trip.

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This is the group from Charlotte that went together. We joined 12 others from around the Carolinas. I am so thankful to have been with such a caring, generous, Christ-loving group of people!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Honduras Trip

We are back from our mission trip in Honduras. We had a wonderful trip! It was so good to see the children on New Life Children’s Home again. This was my second year going and Joe’s first. He fell in love with those children and cannot wait to go back! He’s already talking about when the next trip will be!


This is Joe and his special friend, Jonathan.

They were pals from the start!! So sweet!

Instead of bombarding you with lots of lots of pictures in one post (we took over 1,000 pictures!), I thought I would spread them out a little. So we'll be doing Mission Trip Mondays for a few weeks - hope you enjoy!!

If you ever have the opportunity to go on a mission trip, I would highly recommend it!! There’s something about being in that experience that Holy Spirit just really opens your heart. It’s an emotional experience!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter

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We are working on getting the finishing touches done for our mission trip to Honduras.  I love the way the timing has worked out for the trip to be at Easter.  This time of year always brings me closer to my Lord.  It’s a time of renewal.  A time of reflection.  A time to try, as best as our human minds can, comprehend the amazing gift the Lord gave us with his son.  We have been studying 24 Hours the Changed the World, by Adam Hamilton during the season of Lent.  It’s an amazing book – I highly recommend it!  I have really enjoyed the insight of Jesus’ last 24 hours before his crucifixion. 

I pray that you have had a blessed Lenten season, and that your Easter will be a time to reflect on the love of our Lord, that gave his one and ONLY son so that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life. Thank you Lord!  I love you!

Please pray for us during our Mission Trip.  Pray for our team, pray for the children, and pray that we will be a reflection of Jesus to these children.

Thank you and God bless!!!