Monday, June 30, 2008

Dominican Republic with Compassion International- Day 1






    


I have been given the opportunity this week to be apart of something really
amazing.  The band (Robbie Seay Band) is apart of an organization called 
Compassion International.  It is a one on one sponsorship that partners a person that has
resources with a child in need.  So we are in the Dominican Republic this week learning all about Compassion and what they stand for.  Today we saw first hand how very real the poverty is in this land. It was really hard to process it all.  Though mine and their lives are totally different; we share a common bond and that is that we all share and love the same God.  You could see God shining through each and every one of those kids.   I am truly blessed and grateful to have this opportunity.  I hope to come away from this experience a changed person and hopefully impact a life in a positive way.

The band sponsors two kids; one is in Haiti and one is here in the Dominican Republic.  We will meet this little girl tomorrow (Tuesday).  Ryan and I also sponsor a child in Uganda.  If any of you are interested in possibly sponsoring a child and would like more information, you can go to the website :  Compassion International.

So I will try and post again tomorrow, until then goodnight!

Leslie


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Daddy Skates!!



Today, we got out of the house and went to check out the Discovery Green park in Downtown Houston.  It was really nice.  There was some sort of Health festival going on so there were lots of tents everywhere, but it was really neat.  Afterwards, we went over to the new skate park so Ryan could show us his moves.  The kids enjoyed seeing their daddy skate the half pipe.  They were so cute.  Everytime Ryan would lose his skateboard, Everett would shout as loud as he could " Daddy you lost your skateboard!!!!" Avery then proceeded to copy her brother and yelled out the same thing.  When we were leaving Avery kept saying "thank you daddy for playing"- meaning that she was glad that he brought them there to see him skate.  It was really neat to see them watch their daddy in awe of what he could do on that board with wheels.  I was pretty amazed myself.  Here are some pictures:




Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mmmmmmm!!! Blue Bell !!




Today we went to the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, Tx with my mom, aunt,
and Everett's and Avery's cousin, Konner.  They had such a great time.  We went 
through the guided tour and got to see how they make the ice cream.  It was really
interesting.  Afterwards, we all got a scoop of our favorite ice cream.  It was so yummy!
Those of you who know me, know that I love me some blue bell.  I definitely recommend
everyone to go and take the tour!


Then, we drove out to the Brenham Municipal Airport where they have a 50's style
diner called, The Southern Flyer Inc.  The waitresses are dressed in poodle skirts and the jukebox plays songs from the 50's and 60's.  

There is also a Blue Bell Aquatic Center that has a public pool area with a slide and splash 
area.  We didn't make it over there, but it looked like a lot of fun.