Tuesday, February 19, 2008

We Almost Saw Them All!

Hello All,

This weekend was a whirlwind of activity. Renae had two days off for President's day, so there was a ton of time to take advantage of. Maybe they should change the name, just to be grammatically correct to "President's Days!" Add to that, that there was a birthday to celebrate in the Inland Empire, as Uncle Nate took another step toward old age. We spent the night on Friday in the familiar confines of the Finfrock Home, spent some time Saturday with Pastor Aaron Hale and his family, then spent dinner with the Sanchez Family. We spent the rest of the evening watching the N.B.A. All Star Festivities. The dunk contest was unreal! In case you missed the winning dunk, check it out. Even for non-Basketball fans, you have to enjoy this!



It was good to be back in the Inland Empire, though Lela and I both agreed that it was the first time that we had been back where we did not feel at home. Apparently home is now in Orange County!

Sunday, Pastor Chris gave me the opportunity to teach the congregation. You can watch it on iTunes, through the Kingsfield Church video podcast, or you can read the notes on my Bible blog. Again, even on Sunday, we had time with our family, as my Dad, Mom and Grandma came out to Kingsfield. It was really special to have them there, especially my Grandma, who is having a harder time getting around these days.

Finally, to end the weekend, we got a chance to go to Legoland for the first time on Monday, Renae's second day off. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law had some free tickets for us to use, so we joined them for the day. The kids were really into it. Some of the highlights were Renae's first roller coaster, ("The Dragon!") Caleb and Lizzy's driving escapade, which was HILARIOUS, and our kid's pictures with a "real live pirate!" Of course, I love that our kids are fascinated with Star Wars characters and they have never seen the movies! I am trying not to overreact, but Caleb has said at least twice that he wanted to be Princess Leia!
The weekend was fantastic, spent with just about every family member. Thank you Lord for that timely blessing.

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

8 comments:

Carrie Marie said...

what a blessed long weekend!
i look forward to listening to your message...i heard it was amaazing :)

Frank & Lela said...

Carrie,

It was really timely. I didn't really even figure out that I needed it till I was driving out Friday night. It was refreshing!

Regarding my message: If you are a glutton for punishment, then you just go right ahead! :)

Blessings,
F.S.

Chad Gloetzner said...

Hey Frank,

Maybe next time you speak I'll be able to be downstairs. I'm 32 and haven't been able to graduate from the Junior High class yet.

I am looking forward to hearing the message on cd.

Chad

Frank & Lela said...

Chad,

Hey man, welcome to the living room! I'll be back up in a week in a half. For me, my senior year was the best 7 years of my life!

By the way, the message is on iTunes if you have access...just in case you get the urge!

Blessings,
F.S.

jeffschaefer said...

i love how you used the word "spent" four times in about two sentences, haha, i love it. glad you guys had a good weekend. the dunk vid is amazing! and i better open itunes to update so i can get the newest podcast.

Frank & Lela said...

Jeff,

Guess what I am watching right now: Letterman! HA! Kind of ironic huh!

Blessings,
F.S.

Brad said...

Frank, I don't know what all the hoopla is about this "slam dunk" that "this guy" made! This 5'-7" bald, lanky white boy has performed this particular maneuver MANY times in the past and, had I known about the competition, would have signed-up and worn my OWN "Superman" outfit AND would have taken the gold! Yeah... mmm-hmmm.... that's right... I said it.


Yeah..... I can't back that up.


Looking forward to hearing/viewing your sermon my brotha. Love you you and your family!

Frank & Lela said...

Brad,

"Right...a little creepy!"

You're 5-7!? Are you sure about that!?...what...nothin!

Good to hear from you my friend! I sure wish you lived down here!

Laura, in case you read this, please confiscate Brad's superman cape...immediately!

Blessings,
F.S.