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Our Day in the Windy City!

This is a long overdue post of our fun visit to my grandmother’s house in Rockford, IL.

We took one day, hopped on the train and went into the city!

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We had fun w/ my Mom and Sass!

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First stop: Sear’s Tower–now named the “Willis Tower” but will always be known to us as the Sear’s Tower!!

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It was the craziest feeling to look down THHHAATT many stories! Talk about butterflies!

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Next stop…the bean! It was such a beautiful optical illusion.

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Kemble and Momma went to see the Art Museum (who knew it’s half-price at 4:00!!) and we strolled over to Buckingham Fountain.

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On our way there we randomly ran into a girl that had been involved in our Crusade ministry at Winthrop University! She was there in Chicago on Summer Project! It was so sweet to see how God is using students around the globe!

Last stop…

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Deep Dish Pizza from Gino’s!! Thanks to Amy and Kyles recommendation we left Chicago with our bellies full of yummy Chicago-style pizza. We hopped on the train and headed back to enjoy the rest of our time together as a family. What a blessing to have this time! Makes me a little homesick to revisit these happy memories. Can’t wait to head home in a little over a week! In Huntington? Want to hang? xoxo

Where on earth have we been?

That’s the question my sweet friend recently asked. She said (in reference to my lack of blogging) she was worried for my spiritual well being :) Thanks for your concern!

Truth is, life’s been crazy getting ready for yet another fall semester! Before we look forward to the great things God has in store for our ministry (tonight being a speaking opportunity to the 1,000 girls going through rush)…here’s a review of where we have been the last month.

Colorado to South Dakota.

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South Dakota through a few states…

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to Greenbay, Wisconsin for Joel’s birthday…

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He was like a kid in a candy shop…I was like a wife who was trying to be a good sport.

Actually, it was pretty fun. We even got to be cheeseheads!

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And go out on to the field with a pre-recorded crowd roaring for us.

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Then on to Chicago to see my grandmother!

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She is such a wonderful woman. She is precious in so many ways and is such a prayer warrior for our ministry!

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It was also SO GREAT to see my family! I love you girls! I love you, Daddy!!

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We had a fabulous day in the city, which I will highlight a little later this week!

We then headed from Memphis to Columbia. Then I flew from Columbia to Houston for an RGM board meeting (check out the new site!)

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Houston to Columbia…and now we are home for good!!

Pray for tonight as my co-worker, Sarah, and I speak to a TON of girls who need the Lord. And, please pray for Joel and I as we start a new school year. It can feel very overwhelming to start again with our current leaders who have real and pressing spiritual needs, plus adding another class of freshman. Please pray specifically for the spiritual health of our student leaders that they will be laborers in this large harvest!