First, I want to tell you that while they were here, we celebrated the birthday of our dear friend, Roger. We met Roger last year not long after we moved to Austin, and he quickly became one of our best friends in Austin. His excitement for life, since of humor, and love of his (and our) savior Jesus Christ is contageous. You absolutely can’t be around him without laughing! This is a man that the Lord is using in many lives here in Austin and across the state. When I say he loves Jesus, I mean he is crazy about him. He is the LOUDEST singer at Austin Stone Community Church. He worships his King without abandon, with joy, admoration, and an infectious dedication. He is an inspiration. Here are a few pictures of our birthday get together for him. We ate A LOT, and even played Wii tennis!
The other highlight of the weekend was seeing Momma and Papa G cross the finish line of the Austin Half Marathon! Yep, half marathon. Several months ago, they decided to walk the half marathon and have been training while in Connecticut and South Carolina. They were stinkin’ rock stars. I’m not kidding. I saw a whole new side of Momma G – the competitive side! Those two crossed the finish line in 3 hours 34 minutes, beating their planned time! Here are a couple of pictures from the race!