Friday, November 23, 2007
Unfortunately, I have no pics to post today. Mike left early this morning for his missions trip to Japan. Obviously, he needed to take the camera with him; therefore, I have no pictures to share! No doubt when he gets back I will have many to post.
We would appreciate your prayers while he is away. This is the longest trip he has taken and the longest we've been apart. He'll be gone 18 days! Yikes! We know he is doing what God has called him to do, but it is always so difficult to say goodbye! Part of me is glad that the anticipation of this day is over and now we can focus on counting down the days! Right now he is somewhere over the Pacific, expecting to arrive in Tokyo around 1:30am our time. I know Mark is going to try to post pics on our website if you're interested in keeping up with them. You can see them at herbsterevangelism.org.
Please pray for his safety and for many souls to be reached as a result of this trip. We can't wait to hear what God does! Also, if any of you have any magic potient for a mother-of-four-keeping-the-kids-24/7-for-18-days, let me know. I might order a case from you! :) Just kidding...we are having fun and are looking forward to making many memories!
Now that the hustle and bustle has officially started, I wish you a Merry Christmas Season!
Enjoy your day!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The kids all had breakfast with Nana at the hotel.
The waitress brought Micah a birthday biscuit.
Here's Micah with Wild Bill Hiccup, our famous puppet in Children's Meeting every night. Wild Bill called him up to the front and sang his rendition of Happy Birthday. All the kids in Children's Meeting thought it was great! (Don't let out the secret, but Daddy is Wild Bill!)
Micah and Nana after church Sunday morning.
Anyway, we walked in and found our table and then the Big Surprise happened...Nana walked in. Micah was so surprised! Nana flew to Virginia to be with him on his big day. His birthday wasn't until yesterday, but we celebrated on Saturday, well, actually, the whole weekend!!
Micah asked for a Science birthday this year. So we had a blast...literally! :) I will say, this was a far cry from Winnie the Pooh when he was two! The older they get, the more involved - and fun! - the parties get!
We really had an incredible day. More than anything, it was so much fun watching the kids enjoying it all and just being together. Thanks, Micah, for a great excuse to have such a fun day!
Micah enjoyed blowing out his sparkler candles.
Micah helped me set up the table. We had molecules, Smarties, Nerds, dry ice, slime-green applesauce, lab coats, bow ties...the perfect formula for fun! We ended up doing ten different experiments with the kids. We ALL had fun!
McKenna really enjoyed making her pink slime.
Here's the mad scientist with all his supplies! This will keep him occupied for a very long time!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This last weekend, Mom and Dad Herbster were staying with Matt and Julie's kids at the Wilds in North Carolina. With us being in Tennessee, only two hours away, we decided we would meet halfway and surprise all the kids. As we left, we kept telling the kids we were going to go for a pretty drive through the mountains (which was true) and find a fun park to play at (which was also true). What we didn't tell them was that we were driving an hour away to play at a park with their cousins.
It was awesome to see their reactions when they saw Nana and Papa and all their cousins. We pulled off a great surprise!
Nana and Papa Heaven!!
Unfortunately, it rained most of the day, but the kids didn't seem to mind. Wet and all, they had so much fun just being together. We are so thankful for our family. The only sad part was that Matt and Julie were not with us...we missed you guys!
The kids picked Golden Delicious apples. Their favortie part was picking them right off the tree and taking a big bite.
McKenna didn't care for the apples much...she just wanted the candy!