The team arrived Sunday morning at 7:45- they were greeted with cheers from friends & family. Everyone was healthy but tired. It was sooo fun to welcome them home and hear a few stories before the news crews nabbed 'em!
Every other Sunday is Risk at the Duininck's house. This is a time for the kids from their church and school to get together and talk about the Word and just have fun. This was the first weekend the team to Burma was gone so Leah explained to the group what had happened there and we had a prayer time for the team. These kids are fantastic and their prayers were lead by the Lord and sincere.
Sammy wanted me to take pics of him in mid air off the diving board...the trend continued to several of the other kiddos.
Kris is an incoming intern...he begins residency on July 1st. He and his adorable wife, Nicole moved to Tulsa on Saturday and had everyone over for a cookout that evening...and can I tell you, their entire house was unpacked and fully decorated with paint and all...UNBELIEVABLE!!!
Kris has just about every wii game there is and he got 4 steering wheels for Mario Kart...we all got into that game- toddlers and all!
As you probably know a Cyclone hit Burma on May 3rd and wiped out millions and their military regime was preventing aid for the people. Through a divine connection my boss was invited to come with a disaster relief team. They left on May 16th. We had the most amazing prayer time after work on the 15th...the Holy Spirit was moving like I've never felt before.
Keep the Burmese people in your prayers....they are really suffering right now.
Leah texted me and asked if I could go with her to Sam's soccer tournament in Edmon a couple of weeks ago. He rocks...that kid can ball like nobody's business.
Sweet story...the Duininck's always pray with their kids before their games. We dropped Sammy off and Leah was trying to get to where she could pray with him. He said "I'll find you before my game starts" She said, "Promise?!?" Sammy, "Promise". So the game's about to start and here comes Sam running through the opponents team and across the field...the people in the crowd were like "what does he want?!?!" Leah said "I know what he wants!" And got up and prayed with him...it was sooo sweet. After 80 mins. of ball...they tied. In a tournament, that's good. Their team advanced to the next round. Strong work buddy!
We ended the afternoon on some delicious sushi at Fuji in Edmond. Good Stuff!
All of my friends have the most precious children...I'm sooo blessed to get to hang out with them and just watch them grow into these unbelievable creations. They're so sweet, clever and just a joy to be around. They love like no other- it makes me feel so special to be their Auntie Alecia or as Linda says "Tia Alecia"- she's half Honduran. :-)
Mother's day was a bit different for me this year. We all gathered at
my aunt & uncle's new house. After grillin' out...my brother spotted Uncle Watt's
ATV and wanted to ride. Well....I've always ridden on the back and I wanted
to learn, so when he was done taking Catrina for a spin, he showed me how it worked.
I got on in my gaucho's and hot pink flip flops, clearly ATV apparel, and took off down the street. It was a lot of fun...I will definitely do it again. Adam asked if there were some fields to drive through and after we didn't see if for a while we decided to get in the car to look for him...Needless to say, it was a typical Adam moment...he's up to his knees in mud trying to get it out. After a couple of failed attempts we finally got him out.
We spent the rest of the afternoon trying to find my mom & step dad a new house....we're getting close. Hopefully soon.
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there.
Thanks to my amazing Great Grandmother Nana (85 yrs. old) for raising me and investing her life into me. I wouldn't be the person I am today if it weren't for her never ending sacrifices.
Leah asked me to help set up for the after prom party at her house....before that we went to take pictures at the pre prom party....Hanna looked GORGEOUS and her adorable date, Charlie was soooo handsome.
This picture looks like they're standing in
front of a back drop but they aren't
this was someone's back yard
Hanna & Leah
I've been experimenting with different
angles...I love how this pic turned out.
The little house where the pre prom party was
Daisy watchin' as we set up for the after prom party.
It looked GORGEOUS out there. We had candles going up the steps,
tables with white table cloths and candles on them, tikki torches
and flowers. I didn't get any pics after we were finished.
I was sooo glad to be done, I just wanted to sit down and
totally spaced takin' a picture of the finished product.
I got this adorable dress for Catrina when I went to China in 2007. It finally fits her perfectly. I won a free session at a local photo studio so we wanted to use that to get some pics of her in her China dress. Well, Catrina was not in the mood at all to get her picture taken...she was screaming and crying and the lady was only able to get 17 shots of her, 5 of which she was screaming and crying in. This is what she looked like the second we left the studio...TYPICAL!