We’re getting excited!!

Hi Friends!

We’re getting pretty excited around here!! Dear son’s 5 month mission trip is just 2 weeks away!

Here is his story and an opportunity to give, in case you are interested in making a donation to this great cause.  🙂

Blessings with JOY,

Jackie

(Click on photo to go to his website.)

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One Day Trip of a Lifetime! Part 1

Hi Friends!

What an amazing time we had on Friday.  The “we” was our children’s ministry team at church and we 7 went on a train trip to Seward and a day cruise from Seward to Fox Island and back.  It was the trip of a lifetime all in one day!  We got to the depot at 5:45 AM and arrived back at the depot at 10:30 PM.  It started out rainy, but the weather just kept improving and everywhere we went was breathtakingly beautiful.

We have a busy day today so I am going to start with a few pictures now and then highlight a few more this week.

I hope you will get to take this same trip or something like it someday.  You never know! 🙂

Blessings with joy,

Jackie

The Train ride was so beautiful - even with the rain!

The Train ride was so beautiful – even with the rain!

Wow!

Wow!

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The Kenai Fjords day cruise was just as amazing!  And look at that weather!

The Kenai Fjords day cruise was just as amazing! And look at that weather!
Here are 2 of our team members enjoying the day.

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Surrounded by beauty.

Me on Fox Island where we had a delicious meal and time to look around.

Yours truly on Fox Island where we had a delicious meal and time to look around.

Love these sweet peeps!  {Our children's ministry team from church.}

Love these sweet peeps!
{Our children’s ministry team from church.}

Back on the boat and checking out all the nifty birds.

Back on the boat and checking out all the nifty birds.

...and the sea lions.

…and the sea lions…

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…and an adorable otter…

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…and the glimpse of a humpback whale’s tail through the cabin window.

Our Creator's works are so magnificent and inspiring!

Our Creator’s works are so magnificent and inspiring!

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Beautiful mountains and glaciers all along the way.

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Stunning!

Back in Seward after a wonderful cruise and lunch!

Back in Seward after a wonderful cruise and lunch!

Stay tuned until next time! 🙂