Saturday, February 11, 2012

Heading Home

 Wednesday night we started our final goodbyes.  We had such a great time staying with my parents over the past month.

 Thursday morning Memaw made one last batch of pancakes for the kids.  Jer got a monster truck shaped pancake and Hannah got a butterfly.  

 About 10 am James started loading our 10 suitcases (700 lbs!!!!All included in the price of our ticket:) into the truck and we headed to the airport.  

 Everyone was excited once we boarded the plane. 

 We arrived home on Friday at about 2 pm.  The cousins were so excited to see each other.  We all had so much catching up to do and are still enjoying every moment.

 James was excited that our dog remembered him. 

 Little Julianna is so grown-up and pretty!

 Saturday afternoon we heard singing outside of the house and ran out to see almost our entire church standing outside singing "welcome to the family."  It brought tears to our eyes to see their huge smiling faces and the love they poured out in song. 

 We had a great time of fellowship and enjoyed some beautiful & tasty brazilian food!

 Isn't this beautiful!


 We all had a great time reconnecting with old friends and meeting some of the new people God has added to the church while we were in the States.  


Thanks for your prayers!  We are excited to see what God will do for His glory over the next four years!

6 comments:

Mark and Laura said...

Sounds like you had a great welcome home! So glad things went so well and that everyone is glad to have you back. Love and miss you all!

Vicki Reiner said...

Glad to know you are safely back! What an amazing welcome your friends gave you - always warms the heart!

Phil Taylor said...

WELCOME BACK TO BRASIL...FAM...WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR THE FRUITFUL FURLOUGH HE GAVE YOU ALONG WITH A TERRIFIC TRIP BACK TO BRASIL!
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL SOON, LORD-WILLING. PRAYIN FOR YOU ALL AS YOU ADJUST.

Vernon Costolo said...

Good to hear. ya'all made it back to Brazil safe! Praying for you and that many would believe!

Anonymous said...

I know you are so glad to be back home. We pray for you constantly and KNOW God will continue to use you as your serve Him with your whole life.
Love you,
Mom

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you made it back safely. It was wonderful to see you again when you were in Ohio for Fellowships anniversary. I will continue to follow your ministry on your blog and keep you all in my prayers.

Susan M.