Thursday, March 13, 2008

spring break

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!

1 comment:

Kari Smith said...

I have 3 things to comment on about this post:
1. Joanna looks gorgeous in that dress she wore to the wedding!! Yowzers! Look out southern gentlemen! (tell her hello for me). You, Ms. Eller didn't look so bad yourself either!
2. Cindy an Mike got married!!! Were they engaged when I was there in November? If so, I don't remember that! Congrats to them!
3 I'm pumped that the love of the bean game has now spread from MN to AK to NC! Soon it will take over the US!