Friday, August 22, 2008

Things to Pray for While We're at the Beach

"Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication, O LORD my God, and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You today:"
1 Kings 8:28

I'm going to make a list of things that I would like people to pray for while we're at the beach Saturday the 23rd - the 30th. (I will be praying too!) Here it goes:
  1. No sharks nearby while we're in the ocean "riding the waves"
  2. No one gets stung by a jellfish/stinging nettle or other pain-inflicting creatures
  3. All of us will be a good witness to those around us
  4. Have lots of fun
  5. Not get into any arguments
  6. Everyone get along as long as possible
  7. Get our Bible time and devotions with Jesus every day
  8. Have a safe trip to and from everywhere.
  9. Very little rain so we can enjoy God's creation without the fear of being drenched

That's all I can think of for now! Thank you so much - ahead of time!


We've been packing pretty much all day. Up and down the stairs, outside, to and fro - we've been getting our exercise for sure! :) Hannah, Alexis and I did most our packing last night but we finalized everything this morning. We have 3 HUGE duffel bags waiting to go out to the car. The boys, Eden and Josiah are packed and ready to go...mommy, daddy and Lydia aren't. Seth pulled 2 of his bottom teeth today. Right on time for the beach! So you'll see some gaps in his teeth once I can upload some pictures to the blog!

Our family is in control of the fruit and veggies this year. That works out great for us because we have lots of produce from our gardens. We're taking watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, jalapenos, canary melons and...I think that's it...all from our garden! One of our watermelons was 20 lbs.! On the drive tomorrow we're going to stop at a large Farmers' Market along the way to pick up some more things. We're planning on leaving around 7-8 AM tomorrow morning. Our beach house is in Nags Head, NC. Here's the website if you want to take a look at the house we're staying in: There are close to 30 people in the house! Lots of family! Hannah, Alexis, Myself and our cousins Erika and Allie are staying in the room with the 2 bunkbeds. Mommy and daddy are staying in the bedroom with the seagull/ocean comforter on the Mid-Level. Our grandparents are staying in the Master Bedroom. Isn't it such a beautiful house? Nice view too! The 5 oldest girls (Hannah, Alexis, Erika, Allie and I) eat in the Ships' Watch. We have lots of good memories there! (Like the window breaking somehow....we were just trying to open the windows to listen to the surf...they did get that fixed)

We have less than 24 hours! We all can't wait!

Thank you again for praying!

Willingly Jesus',


P.S - I don't think I'll be able to post for the whole week we're there so there will be nothing new while we're gone! (Unless I can borrow my uncles' computer...)

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