Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2 Days Away

Hey! We just wanted to let everyone know that we will be away from our computers for the next two days. We leave this morning to go to an island called Langkawi so Gabe's dad can minister there tomorrow night. We heard that we won't have internet on the island, so that's why we are not bringing our computers. We will be back by Saturday night (our time), so Saturday morning your time to talk to everyone on Skype.

We love you guys and we are missing you like crazy. I had another pretty rough night of missing everyone last night. Pray for me that I feel at home when we get to Thailand and that we really find our place in the ministry there. 


Love, Dawn

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Weirdness of This Place :)

This is a fruit that we have been eating here. It looks so strange on the outside, but the inside fruit taste great. It reminds me on a big grape without the skin on it, but it's a little bit sweeter than a grape. To open it you just stick your thumb into the skin of if and break it open. Interesting!

Bday & Aniiversary

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary My Sweet Gabriel

Sailor & Daddy
Gabe & Dad
Gabe & his beautiful wife :), me

I just wanted to take this time to write a sweet message about my wonderful husband. Yesterday was his 23rd birthday and tomorrow will be our 3rd anniversary. Wow, he is so special to me. I was thinking about the last three years we have had being married to each other and they surely have been some of the craziest 3 years of both of our lives. Anyone who knows us can pretty much attest to that. But anyways, Gabe has been an incredible rock to me. He's a gift from God that I still can't understand how or why I got. But thank You precious JESUS!  I have been super proud of Gabe lately. I have been reading what he has written on the blogs, and I just can't believe how much he really does love God. I always have told him that he is God's choice picked prince, and I believe that with all my heart. The things that the Lord is going to do through him are going to be astounding. And I am so happy just to be on his team. Thank You Lord for giving me this gift of a wonderful husband!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Random Pictures

I was just looking through my iphoto library and found some sweet pictures that I wanted to post. I am about to clean out our iphoto library and put all our pictures on our external hard drive, so I figured I should show everyone these while I have the chance. The next set of pictures I post will be much newer. But these are some of my favorites from the last few months. 

Sailor with Jayci. She loves to hold the baby, but she squeezes her way too tightly. Aren't they both so precious!
Jayci Marie Harvell & Sailor
(Oh, and they match perfect!)
I just love the outfit Sailor has on in this picture, that's why I had to post it.
PRICELESS! Sailor Grace & Zion Luke. I am so glad I got a perfect picture like this of them before we left the country. If they are good friends when they get older, this picture will even be better!
Sailor's Mimi bought her some makeup for her 2nd birthday. Thanks Mimi, because Mommy's the one who has to clean up the mess.
Sailor with Coco (Cody Vandermeulen). She Loves Him! Since we have been here, almost everyday she has asked about him, "Where's Coco?", or "I want Coco." We miss you Jamie and Cody. You guys are incredible friends to us!
Sailor has also asked for Annabell a few times since we have been here. It's always something that reminds Sailor of her, but we can't figure out what it is. 
Ethan & Annabell Sampey with Sailor

I hope you enjoy the pics! More to come tomorrow. Later Alligators

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Nights Here

I just wanted to write and apologize for not being on Skype during my night times = your mornings. We honestly tried to stay awake to talk to you guys, but our body clocks haven't all the way adjusted yet. We have usually been out doing something from around 5pm-8pm our time and we just crash whenever we get back home. We are so sorry that some of you haven't been able to catch us online, but I promise we will sign in at every chance we get. And we should be eating dinner at home much more this week, so you will see us online. Okay, we love you guys so much. And I can't wait to talk to you soon.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Our Trip Update

Okay, so I thought I would write to let everyone know how our loooooonnnnng trip to Asia went and let you know how things are now that we are here. 

First, leaving the airport in New Orleans was exciting but also heart wrenching. Saying goodbye that last time to the greatest friends we have ever known was painful, but I can't say much more than that because I don't want my emotions to get out on control when I've only been here a day. 

Anyways, our first flight, the one from New Orleans to Los Angeles was pretty good. It was only three hours and Sailor slept most of it. I have to say that United Airlines made me very happy in two ways. First because they played a recent episode of my absolute favorite tv show, The Office, and second because they had really delicious snack packs. My snack pack had a glass jar of hummos with pita chips, lemon pepper tuna with crackers and a toblerone (sp?) chocolate bar (yum!) & Gabe's had prime rib beef jerky and some other goodies. The snack packs were like $5 though, our other planes served us complimentary.

Our second flight from Los Angeles to Taipei, Taiwan was 13 hours long. We were on a huge plane, one with a second story and stuff. I have to be honest and say that being stuck in the close confines of the plane with a two-year-old for 13 hours made me want to scream. Stepping off that plane was a happy moment for me, even though I knew I had to get back on the same plane an hour later for another 4 hour flight. 

So that was our third flight, from Taiwan to Kuala Lumpur. This flight wasn't much fun either, but it was 100 times better than the 13 hour one, and wasn't half as cramped as the 13 hour one, Hallelujah! 

These flights were on Malaysian Airlines. We had all Asian flight attendants who helped me by taking Sailor some of the time. They would take her for walks around the plane and give her toys and stuff. The food was pretty good as well. They fed us like three meals in those 17 hours and we had drinks and other snacks brought two us around the clock. 

We were only in Kuala Lumpur for about an hour before we embarked on our final flight. After being on three planes for 20 hours, the last flight was a relief being only 45 minutes long, woooohooooo. I loved it! 

So then we reached Penang, Malaysia, where Mom & Dad were waiting for us right outside the doors of the airport. But I have to tell you about the highlight of the trip for me. It was when we were in Los Angeles waiting to get on the plane for our long flight at about 1:30 am and I sat next to this really sweet girl from Taiwan. Her name was Jewel. After we talked for a little while, she very plainly told me that she was a Christian, baptized 2 years ago. She was going back to Taiwan for the first time in years and she was going to have to tell her family and friends that she is no longer a buddhist, but a Christian now. Of course I told her about what we are going to be doing here in Asia, and it really excited her. She said it was such an encouragement to talk to me before she would have to face her loved ones in Taiwan. She got all of my information and has already added me to her Skype contacts. God is soooo good! It's just another one of those little treasures in life that I accept as a gift from God. Thank You Lord.

I know this is kind of long, but thanks for reading if you did. More to come later...

-Dawn Foster

Saturday, August 2, 2008

July 4th

Sailor's 2nd B-day, M little girl turned two on the 4th of July. She is a precious gift from God, and I couldn't imagine my life without her. Here are some pictures from her celebration.


 Me, Dawn, Sailor, and Papa/Mama in background

Sailor blowing out her candles with her two cousins, Hope and Mia

 Sailor and Hope posing for the camera, well not so much Sailor.