SO -- since Luke was out of school AND it was a hippo holiday, why not go to the zoo?
Marc had to work, but Miriam was able to go with us -- Yay!
Notice the cute penguin behind Luke and Miriam...
I like it when Kate insists on a picture with her brother, AND her brother agrees with no convincing from me...
We ALWAYS take pics with the tiger statue (as does every zoo visitor), and I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite!
Finally -- we get to the hippo exhibit. AND -- one of the hippos just happened to be out of the water!
I guess it was a "Hippo Day Miracle"! (Name that sitcom reference)...
It was a great zoo day with nearly perfect weather!
Way back on December 28 (I think), Marc & I had tickets to a WSU basketball game. That day was icy, and it just so happened that the game was indefinitely postponed.
Several weeks ago, it was announced that the game was actually rescheduled for February 15.
Last night, Marc & I went to the game with Luke & Kate entrusted to the loving care of Miriam!
Just two days before (February 13), WSU had a TERRIBLE loss to the University of Northern Iowa. It was sad and depressing and shouldn't have happened!
Fortunately -- the "Round House" (Koch Arena) was sold out, and the crowd was fun and loud!
Wichita State won by quite a bit (borderline boring at the end)....BUT -- it was still very fun to go to a game with my husband!
On a completely different note -- today (and yesterday) has been overwhelming -- in the need for prayer sense!
I found out about several serious needs yesterday and today...a very sick hospitalized child at Luke's school, a friend in the hospital, another friend's sister in a marriage crisis, another crisis with a couple we know here in town....
Fortunately, we serve a God who us bigger than I can ever fathom here on earth...He knows about all of these needs. And while it is my job to pray, He knows I'm overwhelmed. SO -- when I forget or don't know about specific details, He does know. I trust He knows what He's doing. There is a bigger and glorious plan, though we don't always see the intricate details.