Monday, April 09, 2007

Insomnia & Smoothies

I drank coffee way too late last night and I am up posting at four in the morning=( Since I have to get up to run in an hour anyway, I wanted to post some pictures from our Smoothie Night this past weekend that was hosted by the Pierson's.

All of the missionaries came to hang out and we sampled four different smoothies: coffee ice cream, tropical blend, wild berry, and pina colada. My favorite smoothie was the tropical blend which by the way had fruit and tofu in it! Yes, tofu and the best part is I couldn't even tell the smoothie had tofu in it. The smoothies reminded me a place that I use to frequent much in the states, Jamba Juice.

The school year is coming to an end in May and most of the teachers will be leaving back home to the states. I feel like it was just yesterday that we started this journey together. I remember them being there at the airport to welcome me and pick me up at one in the morning. Such a great bunch they are and I am going to miss them this upcoming year.

Missionary life has surprised me. It has been everything but boring and predictable. I admit that sometimes it can be down right lonely at times. But during the times that I most feel alone is when I'm leaning on God the most. The friendships I have made, the work of the church, and the adventures I have shared . . . they continually remind me that I am exactly where I need to be right now in my life.

Thank you Crystal and Ken for a great night and thank you to Ken's parents who gave them the Vitamix blender!=)


Gloria said...

Yummmmm - all those different flavors for those smoothies!! Glad that Vitamix is getting a good workout!!! Those "missionary" memories will last a life time - it was the best years of our lives as well!! God bless you!

Bev said...

Thank you Gloria! We miss you and Dr. P in Saipan! Hope to see you again!

bradinthesand said...

Wow, who's the hottie in the hat?

Bev said...

She's a teacher and her name is Jari . . . too young for you brad =)