Category Overseas Travel

Ethiopia 2010

Jay recently went on a trip with the senior pastor of our church for a pilot program – C2C – with Compassion International. Here are just a few of the beautiful faces and lives they were able to come into contact with. As always – if you click on the first one – it will expand and towards the top right of that picture you’ll then be able to click ‘next’ to view all of them in the expanded version.

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St Martin

Jay, Jonah and I took a wonderful trip to St Martin this September while Noah spent time with his Mammie & Sparky. We took this trip with some good friends of ours – Tara & Chad. What a fun week!

We spent a lot of time relaxing on the beach and pool at our resort, ate some great seafood at little restaurants tucked around a bay and some by the ocean, took a sunset cruise, went to a live carribbean show, the guys went on an America’s Cup Regatta race, us girls did some shopping, and 1 of us in our group sung some karaoke while the rest of us watched!

Jonah was the ideal baby – happy and content regardless of the time of day or night. He loved the beach, the pool, he REALLY loved the sand (or the taste of it), he enjoyed sampling some of our food – and just overall had a great time...

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Jay and I won a 2 night, 3 day stay at an all inclusive in Mexico. What a fun, fun time! Noah loved the water and the sand. And he was quite the celebrity!! With no other babies on this resort and only 70-100 people onsite, everyone knew his name and had to come see him! Of course, if you ever might have asked them our names – they would only be able to say – Noah’s Parents! = ) What a great relaxing time just before our move to Monument.

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St Croix – US Virgin Islands

We spent our 2nd week of our honeymoon in St Croix – a quiet little island in the US Virgin Islands. The view overlooking our resort was breathtaking as we pulled up with rocky cliffs jutting out of the water along the beach.

We weren’t overly impressed with this island, but we managed to have a good time in spite of it. We drove around the island one day and discovered a rain forest. While riding through this we spotted 2 wild horses – it was really neat.

Another day we went to Buck Island to do some snorkeling and had a great time...

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Mexico – Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya, which is south of Cancun is where we spent our honeymoon, or at least the first week of our honeymoon! We spent our time at Xpu-Ha Palace Resorts which is an ecological park. This was a wonderful secluded all-inclusive resort with a nice beach, several swimming pools, snorkeling, kayaking, bikes to ride, your own bungalow which had a hammock on the big balcony, and a chaise lounge. Inside we had a huge whirlpool spa tub.

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What a great way to spend a honeymoon – we highly recommend all-inclusives for a honeymoon. You can relax, have everything all at one place, meals, drinks, activities and even excursions are all included. Transportation from the hotel to the resort was included as well.


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Morocco, North Africa

Our 1 day trip to Tanger, Morocco was an eye-opening experience, as the cultures were vastly different from Spain and where we had just been 30 minutes ago. The old historic city had small walkways where we explored the local market exchange and enjoyed the traditional mint tea! Mint tea in Morocco is something to experience and the taste overwhelms your tastebuds. We also enjoyed a traditional dish with couscous.

We spent a little time touring an orphanage as well as a rehabilitation center that took care of the handicapped.

Although quick, the trip was impactful.

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Spain – Malaga, Rota, Salamanca & More

What an incredible journey!

Our first week was spent in Malaga and Torremolinos serving a team from Liverpool, England who was on a family mission’s trip. The team was diverse in age and background with a goal to bring awareness of the purpose of missions, the day to day life as a missionary and to experience the service of God in a foreign country other than there own.

Our focus was to serve the guest house, also known as the Villa – to greet, talk with, encourage, serve and pray with the team. We cooked meals for 30 people each day, and at times journeyed with them to the surrounding areas including the public beach to minister to the locals.

The week quickly came to an end and we began our next journey...

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