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Made it safely to PA

After a pretty uneventful flight to Philly, I’m finally here with my family enjoying some much needed rest after a crazy weekend in Nashville. The flight was pretty empty, which was cool. Although I usually look forward to meeting new people on flights, my whole row of seats was empty, allowing me to stretch out and rest. Ahhh… so nice.

Last night my brother and his wife brought over their daughter, Ruby Ann, and gave me the opportunity to meet her for the first time. I was so excited! Unfortunately I have a fever blister (cold sore), which I always get whenever I’m really tired and worn out, so I couldn’t kiss her or anything, but it was fun to finally hold her and play a little after seeing the pictures and video clips of her on our family’s site the past couple months.

The rest of the family will arrive later today from Houston and Lynchburg. It will be the last time all the family will be together until next year sometime, since my brothers and their wives will be away for Christmas.

I meant to bring my notes from the NYWC to PA so I could blog other thoughts about the Youth Specialties convention, like summaries from my team’s debriefing/discussion meetings and a list of areas speakers recommended that we need to do differently in youth ministry, but I accidentally left them on the coffee table in my apartment, so I guess I’ll blog those things when I get home next week.


Posted on November 23, 2005

  • You are you so cute holding little Ruby Ann! Glad you've gotten to see her finally. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  • Good to know you arrived safely, Tim. Let me know if you got my e-mail about the Pigfest. We would love to have you and your family over. Looks like it will be a great time!

  • Hey, thanks for commenting on my site! It's always refreshing to hear from another youth pastor, and it's cool to hear from one that's so far away from where I'm at. Were you at th NYWC in Nashville? If you were, then we were in the same big room praising God together with David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Jars, Toby, and many more. How cool is that?!? Well, thanks again for the comment, and maybe we'll talk more later. God bless!!

  • Wow! You were the first person to ever comment from across the Atlantic – thank you! It is good to read about some of the things happening in your setting… have a good rest with your family! Oh yeah, happy thanksgiving (??) Not sure if that is a correct greeting – Thanksgiving doesn’t happen over here!

  • Kym

    AWWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHH What a beautiful baby!!!! Oh yeah, and you too Timmy :O)
    I can’t wait to hold her on Saturday Night!!!! We’ll be arriving in Doylestown around 2:30 so call my cell when your not too busy. Enjoy this relaxing time and take lots of pictures!!!! Love ya!

  • Lynn

    so so cute! how old is she again? your in PA huh? hmmm, well i'll hopefully get to see you next week in dallas and you can meet Sarah!

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