so i know i haven't written in here in a while and i'm very sorry to my loyal readers... all 2 of you. hah!
today was a very exciting day. a few weeks ago my sister kate was surfing the web and somehow stumbled across the information that jon and kate (of the jon & kate plus 8 tv show) were going to be speaking at a church not too far away on march 30th. low and behold, march 30th is here and we set off (we being me, katie, declan, lyryn, jesse and precious little jayden). we were lucky enough to get seats in the third row on the left side of the auditorium and the way things were positioned on stage we had a perfect view of jon and kate! it was so fun seeing them in real life and not on the tv screen. they're so cute and so REAL! i love that their show truly depicts how they are as a family. that's rare these days!
jon and kate both shared their testimonies of how they came to know the lord and it was really sweet to see them talking about their experiences. they talked about the sextuplets (obviously) but they didn't go into too much detail. they did share about the hardships of being "famous" and not being able to just go out and enjoy being a family. apparently people bombard them a lot and just go up in the kids faces to take their picture... kind of sad.
it's refreshing to see a young couple like them being a positive influence in the media. they did remark on the fact that there aren't many christians in the entertainment industry and how everything revolves around money. a sad, but true fact!
overall, it was fun. and in a little while i get to head out with some of my girlfriends to dinner. a good friend of mine, marion, is visiting for a few days. she's been in chile for a year and a half so i can't wait to catch up and hear all her news. afterwards i'm going to meet up with the rest of the crew and go bowling! more to come later...