Sunday, 19 October 2008

Daughters, Son-in-laws & grandkids!



What a wonderful time mama and papa had! We got meet several blogger families which was the main purpose of our trip to Oregon. God is so good! The picture of the family at the table is Brent, Tam, Kass, Kota. Mama and Papa. Mama is the "hot" one!

The second picture is Deb (Godsgal) and I at Crater Lake, what beauty God has created! Both Deb and Crater lake!

The picture of the group standing in the airport is Roxanne Kristina and her family. She drove down to the portland Airport to meet us and to help papa get his luggage and get to our rental car.

Friends, these are part of your blogging family as well. Pray for them. Each family has life decisions to make, each family is keeping Christ at the center and are doing their best to serve Him where He has planted their feet. We all need to do that.

God Bless!
Mama & Papa

38 comments:

CrossView said...

Ooh! So you made it back, safe and sound??!!

*Looks* like you had a great time!

nanatrish said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun. Isn't the Lord good to let us get out and visit so many sweet loving people. I praise the Lord for so many Christian friends.
What great memories! I'll bet you guys had the most fun!

praise365 said...

That all looks oddly familiar.
Hmmmm.

Glad you had a good time and made it home safely.

Man I miss that place, it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. And the people are ok too. lol

love you guys

darla said...

OK I was at the same place at crater lake, and also the same restaurant in Jacksonville...how come you are not in my pictures??

Glad you had a good time, and glad that you arrived home safely.

Mama! you are the HOT one in the pic! Papa said!

darla said...

papa, Scott says that is not the place I ate when I was there..so I stand rebuked, and well...I am okay with that!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - we are home safe & sound - a wonderful blessed trip!

Nana - Christian friends are great wherever you meet them!

Scott - What a blessig we had - we loved it! Wish you could have been there too - we coulda drove'em crazy! lol

Darla - are not memories special ??

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - It is so nice to find more daughters! And - more grand kids!

Tam said...

really missing you, mama and papa! you should be here now. dont like that you had to leave. i felt the same after scott and darla left. i kept looking over at scotts chair at the dining room table thinking, why isnt he sitting there???

i hope it isnt long til we all see each other again.

and, oh my word, i cant even imagine what it would be like with you and scott and darla together with us out here! that could get dangerous!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - I have been searching my heart as to why we came out there - i think its because mama and I have fell in love with two very wonderful families. Papa wept so hard when he left - I did not want to go! Because we are so far away - but my heart is there. Papa is weeping again ---- love you!

Roxanne Kristina said...

Papa and Mama,

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures you sent me via email. I really enjoyed them! Likewise this post is just as wonderful. I am so happy you had such a special trip!!! It is amazing how God brings His family together. Our moments at the airport may have been few, but the impression on my heart forever. You and mama are our family now. I have also been enjoying my time with my folks. The house is quiet right now as everyone is sleeping. I am pondering on how good and faithful God is. Your words at the end of this post tie into that, and your heart for all of us a blessing. WE LOVE YOU!!! XOXOXOX, Roxx

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - just got up! Mama is stirring - we love you too! God is so up lifting! xooxoooxx !!
Papa

1godsgal said...

Love the memories Papa...wonderful few days....Love you and Mama, we're a unique bunch LOL

See yo usoon, and love you much...

Indian Lake Papa said...

My precious daughter Deb - your words always go right to papa's heart!! I love your heart for papa - will pray you have a good day.

Char said...

So glad you had a wonderful time and got to see some scenery.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Char - it was a great time!! So precious is the blogging family.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Russ - got it! Sent you an email - took your comment off. Anxious to meet you!!

Anonymous said...

I've been lurking here on your blog, Papa, even though I haven't said anything. So glad you have gotten to meet so many of your blogging family!!! Let's see, if you bought Christmas presents for your growing family......... are you sure you can afford Florida??? lol

Indian Lake Papa said...

Okay Anonymous lurker - who are you ?? LOL!! Papa would like to see your name when you comment! :o) Mama is ready to go to Florida - so is papa!

gchyayles said...

Lovely pictures Papa. I am so glad you had the opportunity to meet such wonderful men, women, and children of God. Love you and Mama, and yes, she is the hot one :) Your daughter XOX

Indian Lake Papa said...

GCH ! So good to hear from you - your sisters said to tell you hi! You will have to stop by to get your hugs!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Don't forget your friend in Georgia! I am so happy you got to visit with your friends. It sounds like you formed some really true lasting friendships. I can't wait to see you guys. We're on the count-down.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, papa, I forgot to put my name and just now checked back in again. Why, it is me....your good friend and family member............. I want lots of presents!!!

Janis

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Janis - thought it might be you!! LOL

Nana - Haven't forgot! We should be coming through Atlanta early afternoon that day.

brainteaser said...

Hiya there, Papa!

Wow! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Glad to know you had a good time. :-)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Brainteaser - it was a wonderful trip! We had a great time with God's family!

Michelle said...

Glad you had such a great time.

I haven't taken the plunge yet to meet any blog buddies. I think you and Mama have met most of the people I want to spend time with...almost...

Have you recuped from traveling yet? That always takes me a while.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Michelle - i made a list of the bloggers we have actually met - 15! god's family is great, GCHAYLES lives less than an hour from me but we met through blogging! This is a wonderful family - stop by for lemonade some day!

DEb said...

AWWWW..HELLO PAPA!!! It was such a JOY to chat w/you today about horses...wow..you are an expert, aren't you!! THANK YOU for sharing your wisdom! I'll keep you posted on how it goes, just watch my blog as I hopefully won't FALL again! hahaha.... LOVE THESE PICS of you and your family!!!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Deb - you are right - these are my family! Maybe not biologically, but in soul & spirit.

Roxanne Kristina said...

Papa, I am glad you told me about July being your birthday month. You are going to get a big birthday post. I can't wait!

xoxox,
Roxx

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - you are funny! A big birthday post! LOL I won't tell you my age, but if you know how many books in the Bible there are - next July I will be the same number!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Papa,

This is Elizabeth, Roxx's sister. I just wanted to echo Roxx's heart and let you know I love you too even though I have not formally met you. If Roxx loves you and mama, I love you and mama. Roxx has talked non stop about your and mama's loving hearts and how special you are. I check on your blog now and then and see that so many people feel the same way. I am a really busy teacher but have opened my own blog to throw my hat in the ring. I will try my best to participate, but if nothing else know I cant wait to meet you someday too.

Peace,
Elizabeth

Indian Lake Papa said...

Elizabeth - So nice to meet you! :o)Your words are way too kind! Mama and i see this blog as a ministry. We pray more for our family through the day than we blog. We love you too!

Robin said...

How neat that you got to fellowship with so many incredible people during your visit!

I love the crater lake picture - Wow! God does amazing work!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - the trip was wonderful - God's family is the best you can hope for.

mandy said...

:)
mama IS the hot one!!! haha. i LOVE that you got to see them. wow...

Indian Lake Papa said...

Mandy - i almost wish we hadn't - not really - but it has been very emotional for mama and papa! We love them all so much - someday we shall meet as well!

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