Thursday, November 29, 2007

Best Week Ever...

...In November anyway! Jeff and I got the chance to get away for the week and go to a Youth Specialties Conference. We haven't done anything just the two of us in over 3 years, so just being at the airport with NO kids was a blast!!!! We spent Friday to Monday at the Conference in Atlanta. We would get there at 9 in the morning and not get back to our hotel until midnight, but it was so much fun! We got to hear great bands: Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Desperation Band, Third Day, just to name a few. AND awesome speakers: Andy Stanley, Louie Giglio, and Doug Fields. It was so uplifting and encouraging to both us!! Then, we drove to see one of our teens from Florida who is now going to college in Georgia, so good to see her again! Then drove to SC to see our friends, Todd and Kelley. Oh my goodness, I miss them. We haven't laughed so much in a long time!! Then we flew back to Missouri on Wednesday, just in time to spend Thanksgiving with Jeff's family! So fun!

Chris Tomlin

David Crowder (my personal favorite)

At Vannessa's Beautiful College! I love you Vannessa!

Austin and Brenden's future wives (they don't have a choice) Haley and Taylor

We went to Silver Dollar City after Thanksgiving and it was sooooo cold! Brenden was perfectly happy bundled in his stroller and did not even want to get out to do rides (but he of course, had no problem when it was time to eat!) The kids had alot of fun and the lights were just beautiful!

Austin rode his first roller coaster, he is the second to last car

Austin, being silly...imagine that :)


Stacy said...

Oh Kina that sounds like you guys had so much fun!
I love the picture of you and Jeff that is so beautiful!
And the one of Austin at the bottom gave me a well needed laugh! To cute he is!

sandybiggs said...

Oh, we were there the day before Thanksgiving, too bad we couldn't have been there when you all were there.
They closed the rides down because it was below 40, except Fire in the Hole, we rode it about 10 times! Fire in the Hole!!

Annie said...

WOW! What a fun mini vacation you and Jeff got to enjoy without the kids! I love your pictures from silver dollar city. I also really like the one of you and Jeff at Vanessa's college. :)

Laura said...

Looks like you guys had alot of fun! I love the last pic of Austin. He makes the funniest faces!

Katie said...

Love all the pics. Looks like you guys had so much fun!

slaydenmom said...

what a cute picture of you and jeff!!!