Our family just got back from a week long trip to Jackson Hole, WY. We've been wanting to go there ever since our friends, Eric and Leslie Davis (and others :), moved there to plant a church. So, God allowed us to fly with miles we've earned, rent a car for almost nothing, and stay with the Davis'. We were so blessed by our time together as a family and visiting dear friends. Our conversations while hiking, eating, driving, and late at night were so encouraging and challenging to our walk with Christ- it was a refreshing time for Jesse and I spiritually.
Madison was my carry-on :) Both girls did GREAT on the plane!
Savannah was happy to be in a park when we got to Salt Lake.
Both girls got their wiggles out before the 4 1/2 hour drive to Jackson.
Maddie and Charlotte became good little friends. Staying with them for a week was a great opportunity for the girls to learn what it means to be selfless, and not greedy. It's so hard to share, and they had some great practice!! Once we got home, Madison was asking to go back to play with her friend!
On Friday the Davis' were so kind to take us on a great hike to Hidden Falls in the Tetons.
Everyone that passed us made some funny comment about all of us were carrying kids while hiking!
Savvy just loved bouncing along in the Ergo!
Jesse and Eric and Leslie and I had thought provoking discussions as we hiked- redeeming the time! After this fun hike we were able to visit over dinner with Chris and Becky and Melissa who also left CA to help start the church. It was a fun evening of catching up and talking about minisrty.
We spent Saturday as a family just walking around town, going to the farmers market, and the park.
That night, Leslie and Eric sent Jesse and I out on a date. It was so kind and selfless of them to watch the girls while we went to the Teton Village for Thai food. Jesse and I were able to have WONDERFUL conversations without being interrupted!!! It was a sweet time.
On Sunday we got to go to Cornerstone Church. This is the church plant we've been wanting to see for so long! What an encouragement it was to see how the Lord is growing His church through the faithful efforts of those who have planted it. Jackson was in need of a Bible-teaching church, and now there is one! Everyone was so warm and welcoming. What an exciting time it is to watch the Lord use His servants this way. *Highlight for me!*
Here's the Snake River and the Tetons in the background.
There is a famous Ansel Adams photo taken from here, but the trees were a lot smaller!
Next post to come will be of Yellowstone...