This past week or so has been quite crazy and very enjoyable. Last week Tuesday I had the opportunity to go see Ray Lamontagne and it was an awesome show. I highly recommend seeing him if you have the opportunity.
Then on Thursday our friends Eric and Katrina, who work with Alaska Village Missions, came into Jax for the night en route to NC. It's been close to five years since Eric and I were able to spend time together and it was really good to catch up and enjoy the Bulls triple overtime win over Boston. The pictures below are of Lyla with their son Jude.
Also on Thursday Vanessa saw her birthday wish to see the musical Wicked come true. You can read about it here. If that wasn't enough excitement for one week, Saturday morning I headed out early with about 25 guys from Grace to spend the day canoeing down the Santa Fe River. We enjoyed 15 miles of the river along with numerous springs and Naked Ed. Ed is the caretaker of one of the springs along the river and yes, he prefers to go sans clothing. The Scenery was beautiful, excluding Ed, and the weather was great. The only downside was the extreme soreness the following day. I could barely crawl out of bed. Vanessa and Lyla spent Saturday at the Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach. I've been quite busy at the office this past week as well preparing for a big SOFM recruiting push. Thanks again to everyone for their prayers. We appreciate it more than words can express.