Sunday, April 11, 2010

First leg of our pilgrimage

Lincoln, Denver and Woodland Park

We have had a great pilgrimage so far. We have been very encouraged and blessed by God's presence each part of our journey. Shiloh has been a traveling champion though he has let us know when he is tired of being in the car.

Our first stop was in Lincoln, Nebraska to visit Dana's grandma and grandpa. Shiloh is the first grandchild on both sides. We had a wonderful visit and Shiloh really enjoyed being with his great grandparents as well as lunch with his great uncle and aunt.

From Lincoln we drove to Littleton, Colorado for a day. We stayed with our friends from JBU and had fun reminiscing about the 'good old days.' We enjoyed a warm sunny day and even got a little sun burn! They say we are closer to the sun because of the altitude.

After a short visit in Littleton we headed to Woodland Park, Colorado, where we stayed for 3 days. We stayed at our friend's mountain home but missed him because he was on tour in Iowa! We had a very restful time at his house even though the altitude seemed to really bother Shiloh a lot. On Friday, we spent the day with Ben and Robin Pasley. They are part of Enter the Worship Circle and Churchthink. The retreat was canceled but they were gracious enough to share most of a day with us. We hungout, ate lunch, had great conversations, Tim had male bonding time in the garage and even got prayed for! It was a very encouraging day and helped us process our time at Source.

On Saturday we spend the day together as a family. Hard to believe this was the first time we had a whole day just as a family! We played, went on a hike in the beautiful Colorado high country, took naps and packed up our things. Our souls were refreshed and encouraged greatly in Woodland Park. We headed down to Albuquerque Sunday morning. We will be in Albuquerque for a month. Look for an update in that time about our time in Albquerque. Thanks for your prayers!