Here's the New Attitude picture album
Chapter 15 in John tells how we are the branches and He is the Vine, without Him, we can do NOTHING. This title is a reminder to me that everything; the good, the bad, and the ugly, is from Him. This title is to remind me of what I truly deserve and be thankful to Him who gave Himself, revealed Himself, bestowed mercy and grace, that I could know Him and have eternal life(John 14:6, Romans 10:9-11, 2 Corinthians 5:15, John 5:24). Wow!
After New Attitude, I got to hang out with my cousin, Travis, in Lexington. Growing up, me, him, and our cousin Lisa (all 4 months apart) played a lot together. I hadn't seen him for 8 years! He showed me around Lexington and I got to see some of the famous horse farms where horses are bought and sold for millions of dollars. I also got to see one of the more well-known racetracks, Keeneland, where the race before the Kentucky Derby is held (the Blue Grass Stakes). I got my head filled with all sorts of horse/farm/racing knowledge, which I've found interesting since reading the book "Seabiscuit" (Excellent book). Even though it was only about 16 hours we got to spend together, I had a lot of fun!
Posted by Melissa at 4:30 PM
So guess what my best friend is letting me borrow...7 seasons of Star Trek the Next Generation!!! They arrived today! I am SO not getting anything done for the next couple of months... (big grin)...and it's perfect timing, because my AC broke today and it is too hot to do anything but sit on my bum and watch some classic TNG...darn :)
Posted by Melissa at 7:01 PM
Five of my girls graduated from high school during the past three weeks. I missed Kiana and Cassia's, since I was still in India, but I stole these pictures off of Adrienne's blog:
Posted by Melissa at 6:02 PM
So Blogger finally let me load some Tucson pictures from my trip last weekend. It was a flurry of family activities: graduation, graduation party, and Mother's Day.
This morning we woke up at 4am (blegh!) and drove to Tempe for Bobby's graduation. He graduated from ASU with a double degree in Molecular Biology and Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology (yeah that is a mouthful!). Congrats bro! I am super proud of you!
Posted by Melissa at 6:21 PM
Okay, so my few posts from India were pretty pathetic, so this will be a long post, but I hope to summarize a lot of what I saw and have now downloaded all of my pictures as well.
First of, I am just so thankful to have had the opportunity to go visit the Fraziers. They are such a fun family and God really paved the way for the trip- both during my travel to/from India and also as we traveled around the country. I so enjoyed playing with the kids (Hokey Pokey, airplane, thumb wrestling and dredging up countless songs from childhood up to sing with them (like "Father Abraham" and "The Ants go Marching...")). Fun times.
As I said before in my first India blog, a video camera is really needed to capture all the sights, sounds and smells. In Bangalore, the scents of burning trash and car exhaust are the strongest with the sounds of car horns honking to lull you to sleep at night. I will also associate mosquito repellent smells with Indian nights, as I doused myself nightly to ward off the little pests. There are millions of them here.
|Lal Bagh Botanical Garden|
|Tipu's Palace and Bangalore Fort|
My trip to Kerala? ... FANTASTIC!!! Lonely Planet says riding a houseboat through Kerala's backwaters is one of the top ten things to do before you die and I heartily agree with them. And I saw elephants! I'm headed to the airport in a few hours and will blog about it when I am back in Houston. Two weeks went waaay too fast. I am bummed to be leaving, but excited to see my family in AZ for my brother's graduation.