Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2

Easter Weekend we were also able to visit some old friends, the Blinco's. Leanne and Christie grew up together in Iowa. The Blinco's now live in Louisville, KY.

Maggie found some time for an Easter Dress photo session too.


We took a family trip on Easter weekend. We traveled about an hour west to enjoy lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory. It was Maggie's and Will's first visit. Everyone loved it.

We attended Easter worship at Southeast Christian Church, it was a wonderful service!

family visits

Leanne's sister Sandy was able to visit TN and VA the week Leanne and family were in town.
Leanne and her sister are pictured with their mom, Carol.

A big highlight of visiting VA was seeing Leanne's other sister, Loree and family-especially their newest addition, Jake (adopted from China in December 08). Jake is pictured below with Will and John Popham (Cousin #2).

Monday, March 16, 2009

Funny (ha ha)

Check out the SNL skit below by clicking on the link. It's pretty funny and telling, especially with our nations current problems (if only the government and the people knew this!)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Today was Maggie's Birthday!

She is six. Leanne took her to build a bear with Will and two of our neighbor's children.

Then the Phillips' family had dinner at Applebees (Maggie's choice) and came home for some good cake (Leanne makes good cake).

Maggie also opened a birthday dress I brought her from Korea!

Happy Birthday Maggie!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Big Seoul Man on campus

Methodist Theological University is located in Seoul, South Korea. The campus is in the middle of the city. We were able to visit with professors, tour the campus and grab a cup of coffee (that's a win,win,win).
When he saw this picture from my recent trip to Korea, my father in law, Lowell (Bubba), wrote on my facebook page:

"Saw your picture with the girls--am considering a trip to Korea myself."

Enough Said. Carol, hide the passports!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

North Korea (that's right North!)

We were allowed to cross over "the line" and spend a few moments on the North Korean side of the DMZ negotiation room (a rare treat).

I was smiling, until my Russian friend taking the picture, said, "Stop smiling, you're in North Korea!'. She caught my serious moment (ironically, I was kidding with the straight face).

In all seriousness, visiting the DMZ was a somber experience.

900,000 member church

We visited Yoido Full Gospel Church in South Korea. The church, founded by Pastor Cho, has 900,000 members. They run buses all day Sunday with seven lanes of traffic in and out of the church. It was an amazing day! The picture includes all 24 of our North American and International Pastors on the trip.

Korea Highlights Continued

Another highlight of our time in Korea was in home visits with brothers and sisters in Christ. As was the norm for the whole trip, folks were very gracious host. We had a wonderful time in each home. There was snacks, fellowship, worship, prayer, and Bible study.

The gentleman next to me with glasses was our translator. He runs an Internet business that teaches English as a second language. His business name is "Charlie English".

(notice the picture on the wall in picture 3, look familiar?)