Monday, July 20, 2009

Let's Take it in Small Bites...

The Parsonage family took a little vacation. Finally. We headed North to Minnesota...the we like to call it. We called the cities home for the first 5 years of our marriage/seminary experience. They were some good times.

There are a few reasons why we don't "holiday" often. (That's what the Europeans call it instead of vacation and I am stealing it because it just sounds classy;)

1 - It costs a lot of $.
2 - I hate packing
3- We're traveling with this:

Well, minus the dog barking, we left the dog
with my parents...thank you parents ;)

We were able to stay with my aunt and her family. She is the best hostess ever. She even biked alongside me on my 7 mile run Saturday can't get that kind of dedication at any hotel...especially for free ;)

Our first stop was the reason for our trip...the wedding of one of the girls that was in our youth group. I once did a Bible Study with just the youth girls, called When God Writes Your Love Story. We spent much time discussing what made a good husband, and what it meant to let God write your love story. I remember threatening mentioning that each one had better invite me to their wedding someday so I could see the man that I had been praying for, for them. As we sat in the third row Saturday, and listened to the young man read his vows he'd written to her I couldn't help but cry. He is exactly the kind of man we'd prayed for for Nikole. Nikole took God's Word seriously, even when obeying it seemed painful...and God was faithful.

(he's washing her feet...I've never seen that at a wedding, but the picture of servant hood was perfect)

And our boys at the reception...wishing they were anywhere else *smile*

I think that might be all the vacation you can handle for one day... at least it is for me. I'm off to pick up Odie.

Happy Monday.


  1. That video killed me. Seriously. :-)

  2. Why is it that little boys must:
    A) make so much noise
    B) jump around
    and C) be as close to naked without actually being naked?
    Oh, goodness.
    It was like seeing Nicholas in triplicate.
    I now want to go lay my head down and rest.
    Let me know when you come here next I'd love to meet you.
    PS, I LOVED the foot washing, that is really neat.

  3. AMEN on the difficulties of vacationing with three boys... Whew! It's a whirlwind for sure.

    I thought the feet washing was such a touching gesture as well - what a neat idea!

  4. LOVE IT! I absolutely love when couples incorporate things into their wedding that are a picture of Christ, how beautiful! I bet there wasn't a dry eye in the place!

    And your boys wouldn't be boys if they didn't wish to be anywhere other than a wedding reception :)

  5. The footwashing picture is incredible. What a sweet touch.

  6. footwashing...that is great.

    can't wait to hear more about the vacay! i'm headed to watch the video!

  7. My boy thinks your boys are hillarious!!

    Foot-washing: INCREDIBLE!!

  8. Your boys are exactly how I picture them in my head! Torturing you! hehe!

  9. L O V E the video. good way to prepare Julie... in little pieces.

    some churches do the footwashing regularly like communion!

  10. loved the can not wait for grandchildren!!!

    washing the feet at the wedding was beautiful!! I have never seen that!

  11. Boys at a wedding on vacation. Wow. You are brave.

    Love the foot washing thing, that's awesome. I miss you. I haven't blogged much lately, soooo busy.

  12. Glad you got to go on a Holiday!

    I've seen foot washing, but what a great picture it is. It's starting off on the right foot!

  13. What a precious pic of the wedding...and I loved the ones of your kids after that, haha!!

  14. Um, I thought church seemed awfuly quiet Sunday........
    We missed you BIG TIME!!!

  15. on holiday- i love it.. she's a beautiful bride.. what a gift of God's fathfullness..

  16. I just gained a new respect for my mother-in-law. She has FOUR sons. Poor poor lady kept trying for a girl baby. :)

  17. Love the washing of the feet. Shoot. I want a do-over.

    Love how thrilled your boys look in those last pictures. Priceless.

  18. That last picture is SO funny:)


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