Mid September, Mario flew off to Israel for a missions trip with Voss Lighting. He actually coordinated the whole trip although he had never even been there before--what a gift he has! They did tons of street evangelism--in neighborhoods, markets, at the beach. It was such a neat experience for him--one of his most life-changing trips.
He landed in Tel Aviv--
This is where his group was based and where they did the majority of their outreach.
He got to see so many cool places--
The Sea of Galilee
Mount of Olives
And while Mario was away, my mom got to come in town to help me and play with these two little guys!
carousel at the mall
we did face-time calls a lot with daddy to keep in touch
we had a movie night one night, and my mom introduced us to "mr. popper's penguins".
they boys thought the movie was hilarious!
the credits at the end was their favorite part--they broke it down to "ice, ice, baby"!
we ventured out to downtown mckinney to browse the shops
lucas found this little suitcase that was just his size at an antique store--
looks like he's moving away from home :(
of course, we HAD to make a stop at the candy store!
these two were so good--
reading books while mom and i looked around
climbing aboard the big tractor in front of local yocal
they begged to go up these fire escape stairs
my two sweetie pies
meme loves them (almost) as much as i do!!! ;)
my mom let them pick ANYWHERE they wanted to go for dinner
they picked the waffle house! haha!
not my top pick by any stretch, but they sure loved the mickey waffles our server made especially for them!
after dropping anthony off at school one day, lucas made a new friend at the park
these cuties were THRILLED that a fire truck came into the parking lot to do some drills
our firefighters are so, so kind around here!
lucas practices sliding down the pole
wave bye, lucas!
hope to see them again soon!
lucas then ran off to chase some birds--
some things he just gets honestly--right, mom and dad? :)
another morning while anthony was at school, we headed to the outlet mall to do some shopping
i think lucas rode every motorized toy at the mall that day!
practicing his cool motorcycle man look
how can you refuse a kid 50 cents when it makes them this happy???
kicking around town after getting haircuts--
swinging around in daddy's office chair
all dressed up and ready for church
lucas does his death-defying stunts again at another park!
the best day during our week with meme? the plano balloon festival! coming up next! stay tuned!!!