Sunday, February 11, 2007

AN INVASION...

IN THE BEST WAY. TONIGHT THE CRAVE GROUP STOPPED BY TO SEE US OFF ON OUR TRIP, THEY ALSO CAME BEARING GIFTS. IT WAS VERY NICE OF THEM. THE PLAN IS TO GO SEATTLE FIRST, AND SPEND SOMETIME WITH BRIT. THE HEAD TO BELLINGHAM YO SPEND TIME WITH UNCLE RICKY. NEXT WE ARE PLANNINGS ON GOING TO GO TO VANCOUVER. RUMOR HAS IT IT'S BEAUTIFUL CITY. THEN WE ARE OFF TO SAN FRAN NEXT TO SEE THE SIGHTS THERE. THEN WITH WITH QUICK STOP THROUGH VEGAS, WE'LL BE OFF TO THE GRAND CANYON. THEN BACK UP THROUGH CO ABD OVER KA TO SEE THE FAM. SO, THAT'LL BE VERY NICE. EARLIER TODAY NY COUSINS CALLED FROM IRAQ. IT WAS GOOD TO HEAR FROM THEM AS WELL. WE PRAY FOR THEM NIGHTLY. I LOVE THEM A LOT. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

19 comments:

Amy and Brad said...

I hope that you have an amazing trip. I am sorry that we have not seen you in so long. Brad and I went out to my grandparents for the superbowl and had hoped to see you there. But I understand why we didn't. I find myself thinking a lot about you lately - oddly enough, especially when my baby is kicking. He is getting quite big (you should see my belly:) Your spirit has been inspirational to many, we send you our best.

Anonymous said...

HOORAY! I'm stoaked for your trip! So, you will be coming through CO!!? I sure hope that we can all meet up with you and the fam! Keep us posted, we will have a "welcome back/stopping by" adventure!
Amber

Anonymous said...

kuke...i wish i could have been part of the CRAVE invasion. It would have been really good to see you. have an awesome time on your trip cross country with the family. be blessed.

peace and much love from austria,
d-rach

Anonymous said...

JJ,
I know you are going to have an amazing time on your trip! I'm so excited for you!! I love you tons! Have a fantastic day. And WSU boys basketball... Still undefeated!!! (in this case it's ok for you to cheer for the purple team!!) :)

Love you,
Kelsie

Anonymous said...

Kuke da Man,

It was great seeing you this weekend, oh ya and Tom too. You have so many freinds and family that are always thinking of you. Your trip is going to be great. Keep me posted on Vancouver, I hear it is great too.

Talk to you soon,
Ben

Anonymous said...

JJ,

You are Sweet!!! I'm glad to see that the great state of Kansas has been added to the itinerary. I hope that we can contain our excitement for the next couple of weeks. We are all sitting in anticipation of your arrival. Have a great time in the NW. We are working on getting better weather for your trip here.

Love you bro'
Kyle

Anonymous said...

JJ -

The mountains are only a couple of days away.

Even though you won't be able to hike up the mountain, you can shut your eyes, soak up the sun, smell the crisp air and imagine the trek. Just picture it. I can see you now in all of your glory with that fantastic smile and your sparkling eyes looking up at those mountains.

God surrounds you with love at all times and in all people. Enjoy his creation on your trip.

Love you -

Kim

Anonymous said...

it was so fun to hang out with you yesterday! you looked so healthy compared to the other day in the hospital....and your always inspiring spirit was clearly back in "full-force" as well! ... and i must say skip-bo with partners is way better than the boring way my grandmother taught me long ago:)

you are going to have such a wonderful time on your trip--besides the beautiful scenery and friends and family you will see along the way--you get to go with four amazing people who love you so much....i will talk to you soon!

love you,
courtney

Anonymous said...

justin,
iam shaving my head for you dude and iam thanking of you justin

Julie said...

Justin, it was really good to see you today. Enjoy your trip! It sounds like an excellent adventure.

Safe travels,
Julie

Anonymous said...

Kuke,
the trip sounds like it's going to be a fabulous time. I'm sure all the friends and family you'll be visiting can't wait to see you. I'll be praying for you and your traveling companions that the trip ends up being just as amazing as it sounds.
Eve K.

Uncle Ricky said...

Justin,

I'm turning the lights up. I want you to see the glow of Bellingham from Seattle AND the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. A friend refers to Vancouver as the 'city of Ahhhhhhhhs' because everywhere you look something moves you to say Ahhhhhhh!!.

love you bushels,

uncle ricky

Eric Schafer said...

J's,
Good seeing you yesterday. Hope you enjoy "Kuke: The Original Soundtrack" and the Dream Team video. Both brought back some hilarious memories for me. I tried to get DT4 on DVD (which I may still be able to do) but couldn't get it figured out this past weekend. I might even get that thing on YouTube.

Your trip is going to dominate!

Love ya,
Eric

Carolyn Wieland said...

Justin--

Happy travels! Just wishing you a safe and happy trip across the country!

We'll have to get together again when you get back!

Your Friend,
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

JJ
I am so glad that the trip is a go, it sounds great, you are going to see some awesome places. If you can, you should post some pics on the blog while you're gone?
Keep me posted as you get closer to the grand canyon, I know it won't be for awhile since you have a lot of stops on the way. But it would be great to see you if possible.
Also, I am glad that you were able to get the scrapbook last night, I am sure it is very special.
Take care, and talk to you soon.
Brooke

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the call! It is great to hear from you. Have an awesome trip. Take lots of pictures.
Love,
Chad

Anonymous said...

Justin, Hello!

Well now that I have figured out (or read) that Bham is Bellingham not Birmingham, I guess you won't be coming through! LOL Have a wonderful trip, enjoy and I am sending a prayer up for wonderful weather just for you and your family!

You are such an inspiration to all and I thank you for sharing your life and that of your family's with us ! Thank you and God Bless You and Yours.
msummerrains

Anonymous said...

JJ,
I have been thinking about you a lot these past days, praying that God gives you health, strength, and beautiful weather for your trip. I miss you tons and I can't wait to see you again, but until then, enjoy your trip!! Especially the time with your nephews. I can imagine Kyle, Jeni, and the boys' exitement that you are going to be 'in the neighborhood!'

Lots of Love from LaCrescent!!
Tami

P.S. I had a random memory the other day . . . remember dancing at Tim and Kay's wedding and how much flack we got from the fam? They were all just jealous they couldn't cut a rug as well as the two of us =-) Sleep well!

Eric Dafoe said...

Hey Kuke.

I've felt your family and you must be really strong to go on this trip together. It sounds amazing, I'm very excited for you.

Good to hear the Colorado news. Hope you'll be ready for the masses :->
-Eric