Friday, June 25, 2010

I saved the BEST for last!

My time in Nashville was amazing! The music, the stars, but the real stars of Nashville are the kids at my brothers store and my very own family! Words can not express the joy I feel being in their presence. I have always been close to my family and being separated by so many miles has been miserable. But when we are together it feels perfect! I laugh constantly with Dave and I am clearly not the only one. He was Captain Jack at vacation bible school and he got a thank you note from one of the kids that asked what we all wonder??

Another highlight was riding to Sara's camp to pick her up. It was such a beautiful drive and wow what a gorgeous place. She was there for a week and she was so excited that I came to get her!
She won " Best camper of the week" And I am not surprised. Our Silly Sara is always a delight to be around. Her smile lights up a room for sure.....

The other highlight was just hanging out with the people at
" Our Thrift Store" The store looks so good! They have fixed it up even more and it looks like a little boutique. And the best part is that every penny goes back into hiring more kids and providing a place for them to work and have a family  with each other. They are a blast to be around!   

Soooooo proud of my bro and sis. Hearts of gold and endless patience with the kids.

We had to do our famous Krikac "funny face pose"

I also really loved my time with my sweet sis in law Sandy! She is such a sister to me and I adore her !  And more importantly she puts up with our shenanigans and loves us! She is an inspiration to me in so many ways and probably doesn't even know it.

I only got to see my nephew Kory one night for dinner because he was spending the week as a counselor with the youth group from their church! He is perfect for the job because he is such an amazing young man. Works full time as a nurse and then spends his time off doing ministry. Yep he is a chip off their gold heart !

I miss you all already! And promise to be back soon!

Just for fun.....


dkrikac said...

Sista you make me cry...

Cougarnana said...

Holy Cow, you really did have the trip of a lifetime. I LOVE country music, so all those faces were very familiar to me and, of course, it was fun to see all of your family faces too. I glad you had such a wonderful trip, you deserve it.