Sunday, December 14, 2008

thanksgiving in Haiti...

Lindsey and I decided to go on a mission trip
to Haiti over Thanksgiving. We got our shots,
we packed our bags and headed off with 6 other
teachers from Midlothian. It was an awesome
experience. I really did miss Alex and Brady
so much, but it was life changing!!
We worked with the 165 teachers of the New
Missions in Haiti at a teacher's conference. We
did rice feedings in the villages. We played with
the kids. It was worth it all. We don't realize
how fortunate we are.

RECESS in Haiti!! (kids love to play anywhere!)

We played with the kids!

We walked to the villages...

We prayed over the children!

We got to go to church and worship with the

Anita with a little cutie pie!

didn't get to spend Thanksgiving with Alex
and Brady, but at least I was with Lindsey.
(ewww... our lovely Haiti hair!)

the rice feedings

3 cans of rice will feed a family for

about a week.

bagging rice is hard, hard work!

we prayed over each person that received rice

But look who gets the rice!!

so happy!

Carrying rice back up the mountain to feed thier family.

That was worth it all...

welcome to Port au Prince, Haiti

Welcome to Port au Prince

filth everywhere

a typical open air market

their homes

new friends

We met new friends from our own group,
and we met new friends from Haiti.
me, my sponsored boy, his momma and

our north carolina friends!!

Our interpreters!!!

Sarah and Gregory

for the kids....

We went for the kids...

in their new missions classrooms

in their yellow gingham uniforms...

it was all worth it for these absolutely,

beautiful kids. Look at that smile!

the beautiful part of Haiti...

our "home away from home"
the new missions compound...

on the most beautiful beach

a view from the mountain

can't believe this is so beautiful in such a
torn, hard, desperate country...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

fall fun times!!

Sure have had some fun times so far this fall! I love
the cooler weather. We went to the Homecoming
game at OSU against Baylor and had a great time with
Brady and his buddies! We ate lunch and attended the
silent auction at the Phi Delt House, tailgated, went to
the game and cheered them to victory!! Ate dinner with
Brady and stayed in a cute little bed and breakfast in
Guthrie, Oklahoma. It was a great weekend!

We met Brady and some friends in Austin the next
weekend for the OSU/ UT game!! Such a disappointing
loss, but it was a great game!!!

My dad's 71st birthday fell on the "grandparent's to lunch
day" at JAV Elementary!! He got to eat lunch with Marissa,
Nena and me, pass out cookies to my class, Marissa's class
and his own grandaughter's class of 1st graders!! One kiddo
asked him if he was in WWII... eeeeekkkkk!!!

OSU Homecoming 08
lots of orange! Brady

OSU homecoming! big win over Baylor!

at the Texas State Fair!

aren't Lindsey and Carr cute!! ??

our friends anita & doug!

lindsey and carr's pumpkin!

my address pumpkin!

all our pumpkins!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Claire Lynn's new website!!

Claire Lynn has a new website!!
You definitely need to go check
it out! Cute, cute, cute!!
Here is just a couple of the ones
on the website!

Cortni, Rachel and me!!!

"wild about JAV" spirit shirts!!

this is some of the JAV staff!! We got together
for a picture showing off our claire lynn

Brady, Miranda and Brandon
back in 1992!!!

GO Denise!!! really cute again!!! I am proud
of you!!!! Go Claire Lynn!! 20 years!!
Becky my cousin designed the website... more
artsy family members on the Digby side!!!
(that will have to be another blog!!)

Friday, September 19, 2008

photo booth!

Well, our new computer is so much fun!!!  It has photo booth!!! In class we are learning to pod cast, use garage band and then put the whole thing into i-tunes!!  (I know all the younger ones can do this with no problems... but it is a big accomplishment for me!)

Here are some fun pictures we did this week!!!

& me!!!   

Mr. G

here is 
Rachel and 

...didn't know computer was so much fun!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

tulia's hs 30 year reunion!

a few of alex's 
high school
friends at the
on the
class of 78

Lynn, Rhonda 
and Alex