Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our 5 Minutes of Fame

Actually, our 5 minutes of fame probably won't be a full 5 minutes, but we think it's pretty cool anyway! James and I are gonna be on television!

A family member of mine saw a request on TLC for crazy wedding videos and sent in our video of James's proposal. If you're one of the 5 people in our circle of friends and family who hasn't seen it, I'll sum it up for you: In 2003, I surprised James with a skydiving trip for the two of us for his birthday. He then surprised me by proposing to me while I was in mid-air by displaying a humongous sign on the ground that said, "Marry Me Jenn." The skydiving company got it all on video for us.

And we're pretty sure our friends Jeremiah, Zach, and J.R. who displayed the sign while we were ascending in the plane, will be on the show too!

So if you're near a t.v. tomorrow (May 1st) at 7:00pm or 2:00am and you have TLC, take a look and let us know how it goes. Here's the schedule. We won't be able to see it since there's no such thing as TLC in the UK.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Year of the Visitor: Part Nine

I know, I know, it seems the only time I post these days is when we have visitors. Other exciting things do happen in our lives (like our FIFTH wedding anniversary! can you believe it's been FIVE YEARS?!), so much so, that I never get around to blogging about it. I won't make any promises, but maybe this is the start of more consistent soon as life slows down next week.

The visitors this week are many, 10 to be exact. A group of 9 Americans are here to help us and the Dornoch Free Church run a Holiday Bible Club during one of the two weeks of the kids Easter school holidays. Eight have come from our home church, Stony Point, in Richmond. The ninth member is also from our home church but he had a shorter journey since he's living and working as a teacher in England. The tenth member of the team is a videographer who works for the same mission organization we do. We're so excited about the work he's here to do: document the entire week, so you too can see just how amazing the week has been so far (and will surely continue to be).

Our days are jam-packed with lots of great things and I'm needing some sleep, so for now you can read the daily updates that team members post to Stony Point's website. To the right of the posts, you'll see the photo gallery where you can click on "Dornoch Mission 2009" and check out over 300 photos (and the week isn't even half over, many more pictures to follow).

If there's one word I could use to sum up the Holiday Club so far it would be "joy." To see the joy on the kids, teachers, and helpers faces is so incredible. I hope the photos and reports can communicate some of that so you can catch a glimpse of how great the week has been so far.