Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hotel Living

I have had several people wonder how in the world our young family is living in a hotel for half of the summer!! There are a few challenges.  But on a positive note, here are some really great things about living in a smaller space...

Our friends, the Hendersons, live directly across the hall. They have Caleb (almost three) and Josua James (7 months). How awesome to open your door and see these faces?!!

The hotel has a "free" breakfast bar... no  morning cooking for this mama!!

There is a pool, enough said! Need to wear out your kids fast? Even just thirty minutes down at the pool is a guarantee for some good naps/night sleeping:)

There is a cleaning service that comes every. day. It is amazing how much time and energy it takes off my plate to not have to clean. I use that energy to hang out with the sweet students and staff!

All of these things are great, but I think that the biggest blessing is living in (close) community with other families and students. I kind of wonder if Americans lose something by living in our big homes and neighborhoods away from each other.

What we are doing is not conventional, but it sure is a blessing!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On the road again

We Uzzells don't stay in one place too long. Its part of what we signed up for when we joined Cru. Even though it is expected to be gone for the summer,  I still can't wrap my mind around leaving in a week. I'm thankful that I am excited about where we will be though....

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This photo of Charleston is courtesy of TripAdvisor

We 're going to be near downtown Charleston with 50 students, 14 staff, and 6 children! The students come for 10 weeks (we'll be there 6 1/2),  get jobs, and we have the privileged of discipling them. One of the biggest things they will learn this summer is how to have a ministry in their workplace.

We've never been to a summer project where we can leave at 8 in the morning and arrive by lunch. So very thankful for that!

Catherine is 11 months (22 pounds), and has started saying "mama" , "dada," and "b" sounds. Still as active as ever and even learned how to get up all the stairs this month! She can also walk a little bit behind a walker. Next month will be a big month where she will turn 1 and Henry will turn 3!