Sunday, April 10, 2011

home sweet home

Hey Friends!

Happy April to you!! :)

As I mentioned last week, we just wrapped up our Spring Break week here in Michigan.

John and I decided to skip our "stay-cation" ideas this year
, and head out for a family fun road trip! What a great time we all had! Woo Hoo! :)

Our journey included driving 876+ miles to visit our dear friends in Charlotte, NC. Thankfully my amazing Facebook friends shared lots of "traveling with kids" road trip ideas. What fun! :)

(And thank you, April, for sending personlized road trip games for my kids. What a blessing!)

Our trip included lots of fun and laughter.....

Great friends and trips to Starbucks (picture: April from Va, Erin from NC, and me @ Starbucks)...

We also spent the night at Great Wolf Lodge in Charlotte, NC. Everyone insisted I have my picture taken with this video arcade game. Can you guess why???

John gave me the gift to spend one afternoon reading my Bible (alone) in the NC sun. EXCEPT I didn't realize the sun was so bright! See sunburn picture below. It was painful!.....

And on the way home, we spent three days in the Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN. Beautiful!!

My adventurous guys...

View from our wonderful hotel (thanks for the recommendation, Julie Sanders!)

Old Mill for lunch in Pigeon Forge, TN. Yum! :)

We even stopped by to visit my grandma and special aunt in Southern Indiana. :)

Thankfully during our time away (and many miles on the road!) ~ I had lots of time to read, pray, and study. I thanked God for *you*, my She Sparkles readers, and asked God to bless you in a very special way!!!

As much fun as it is to be away with my family, it's always good to be "home sweet home". Except now the "non-fun" job of un-packing!!!

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! May God fill your day with much joy, love and laughter!!!

Sweet blessings ~

P.S. May I please ask...would you please pray for me? I'll be speaking at a MOPS Spring Luncheon in West Branch, MI on Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM. I'll be sharing my testimony. Would you please pray that God would prepare the hearts of the women who will hear my story, and that my words would bear much life-changing, Kingdom advancing fruit? As we know, prayer is the work!! THANK YOU so much! :) How can I pray for you????


Mining for Diamonds said...

Cool! You were pretty close to me (I live in NC) and Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are former stomping grounds for us (hubby is from Knoxville where we lived for 7 years). Sounds like you had lots of fun!!! I love road trips! :) Will you be getting back down to Charlotte for She Speaks this year? :)

Leah Adams said...

Glad you are home safely and had a great time. You were only a couple of hours away from me and my beautiful North Ga mountains when you were in Pigeon Forge.


Unknown said...

when i read your email i wondered what anyone would do for vacation in charlotte! now i see! sounds awesome - except the sunburn and unpacking.

Anonymous said...

Cindy - missed you last week! So glad you were blessed with a wonderful vacation with family and friends. God is good! Will pray for you Tuesday :-) Love, Jenny C.

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