We got to see lots of dear friends while we were in the states. A whole group came to Jacksonville from Cleburne, Texas, where we spent four years prior to moving overseas. First we got to spend a day with the Williams family when they stopped by Jax on their way to Disneyworld. We ate some delicious Mexican food, then found a neat little place called the Hands On Children's Museum that had all kinds of fun things for the 5 kids to do. They had the most fun with the costumes and stage (see the photos below). That night we took them all back to Jason's parents' house for an authentic Arab meal (including Lee Anna's favorite, the slimy green sauce--see post below or click here). They all ate it and even liked most of it!
Then, when the conference started, we got to spend time with four other friends from Cleburne. Unfortunately, somehow we didn't get pictures of all of them. Barbara & Mattie are in our pictures, but Vern & Patti must have been dodging the camera. Oh well, we had lots of of fun with all of you!