Thursday, March 13, 2008
Uncle John...happy 50th!
my first 30th birthday card...where does time go???
Me and Kristin (my roommate)
Me and Joanna
Cindy's wedding Saturday
Spring break got off to a fun start Saturday with my parents flying in from AK and my good friend Cindy getting married. Cindy, a friend from CIU, met Mike, the housing man on campus this fall. Cindy moved to Columbia this past fall to start seminary the same time I did. She had just finished 8 years of full time ministry in Fiji and decided to take a sabbatical of sorts out of the lime light and be fed for awhile. Just so happens she met Mr. Right, Mike Thompson and the rest as they say…is history! There is a lot more to their story, but in short, they are an incredible couple and I am excited for the ministry God has for them here in Columbia.
That same day my parents flew in to town and we headed up to Charlotte that night to spend time with my aunt and uncle, John and Tammi (my mom’s brother). John’s celebrating his 50th this month and I’ll be celebrating my 30th so we had a big family dinner that night.
John’s the family cook, so he actually cooked his own b-day meal…it was AWESOME!!! I’m adding some pics from the night…the meal started with one of my all time favorite appetizers, stuffed mushrooms! The meal ended with homemade key lime pie and butterscotch morang pie, AMAZING!! Thanks uncle John for the great birthday meal! We wrapped up the night with a round of the bean game…it’s a family classic now Kari, we’re all hooked and have our own game!
My parents are here for a week so I’m going to take them around SC later this week…Charleston, Columbia. Lookin’ forward to time with my family!