Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father ... James 1:17

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spain - Departure & Arrival


Wow!! I don't even know where to begin..... I guess with:
Day One - Departure and Arrival

Friday, June 26th 1:30 pm
Leaving home to carpool from church

Leaving Arlington TX in our bright blue team t-shirts

10 adults
6 kids
(the rest of the team was meeting us there)
32 checked bags
20 carry-on bags
16 hearts dedicated to the Lord's work

Saturday, June 27th
Our little man, Luke, turned 8 on the airplane
Happy Birthday - We Love you!!

We were SO happy to see Manny & Jamie at the airport!! We arrived and got through all of the lines by 11:00 am.
Too cute for the immigration line

The whole team, by this time was safely in Madrid - God went before us and handled all of the details - things could not have gone more smoothly and if you can believe it, all of our bags, boxes and suitcases made it on time and in perfect shape! After delivering our personal luggage to the hotel we got our room assignments, freshened up (barely) and left again ...
Manny & Jamie had us to their beautiful home for lunch

Saturday, June 27th 3:00 pm
We left TX 22 hours ago - most of us slept very little on the airplane, if you take into account the 7 hour time difference, 9 1/2 hour plane trip, 2 hours going through immigration, retrieving bags and getting to the hotel, we are officially exhausted - but the fun was just beginning!! Time for festival number 1 -- quick stop at the hotel to put on CLEAN team t-shirts (this time bright green), jeans, boots and hats and off we go ... Yee Haw!

Yes, that is one seat and two children -- they are double buckled....sorry!


  1. I miss you guys like crazy. Can't wait to hear more details.

  2. praying for you guys!!! excited for you! and we missed you today at scrip memory at my house! - whitney

  3. Hey girl! I just found your blog. Welcome home! I love reading about the trip. And I so love the pic of your 4 at the airport. So cute! Great memories!!