Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Arizona Vacation!

We just got back from our first family vacation with Lily! Lily had her first plane ride and we flew from Santa Maria into Mesa, AZ. First we rented a car and drove down to Tucson to stay with my parents for a few days. We had a great time! Lily had her first experience with a swimming pool, and Steve and I even got to go on a "date night" to see a movie and have dinner! After Tucson we drove up to Surprise, AZ to visit with the Strand family. The Strands are good friends of ours that moved out to Arizona to plant Adventure Community Church in Surprise, AZ (if you live in the area, check it out! Their church is awesome! www.surpriseadventure.com ) We had a great time and we spent our first Mother's Day there. Lily was wonderful (of course!) and we welcomed the relaxing break!

Dennis Flanagan

Unfortunately, a few weeks ago, my sister's father-in-law, Dennis, passed away after a battle with cancer. He was an awesome and inspiring man of the Lord. As sad as it was to see him go, his funeral was an amazing testimony to how incredible he was and how many lives he had touched. Steve, Lily and I went down to his funeral and were able to see Lauren and Denny, as well as Denny's family, who we love so much. Here are a couple of pictures from that day.