Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Great finds

I just "happened" to be looking at the Kennedy Space Center Website the other day and realized that the May 25th Space Shuttle Launch had been moved to May 31. We were really praying that we could see a launch this summer and the door was opened wide. We considered leaving a week earlier, but with both of our work schedules it was going to be too tight. I'm fairly certain that He didn't delay the Space Shuttle launch specifically for us, but He did lead me to the site on that particular day and make it possible for Sean to secure the tickets. It's amazing to see God work out these kinds of details.

Sean called promptly at 9 am Monday morning and reserved our tickets for lunch with an astronaut and front row seats (okay, it's really 6 miles away but the closest that anyone is allowed) to the launch. Tickets sold out within minutes. We are thrilled beyond belief!! This is going something that the children will remember forever. There is an age restriction so I'll be back at the beach house with the younger two. I'll be able to see it from there but without all the bells and whistles that NASA provides.


I also discovered today that McDonald's has out some Spring Treat coupons for sale. $1 will buy 12 coupons for various items such as ice cream, apple dippers, kid size drink, small fry, cookie, apple pie. These are intended for children 12 and under. Usually these coupons expire within 90 days. These, however, have an expiration date of 12/09. Needless to say, I picked up several which will come in handy when we are traveling about this summer.

12 comments:

CC said...

So lucky!!!! If we didn't live 3000 miles away, I'd be there in a heartbeat!

Heather L. said...

That's so exciting! I was always fascinated by launches when I was a kid -- I even thought about being an astronaut. :) I hope it all works out!!!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

I'm so happy for you I actually got tears in my eyes. :) I remember hearing/feeling the shuttle return back to FL when we lived there. We seriously though something HUGE fell from the sky and hit our roof. Found out on the news it was the sonic boom. SO COOL for your kiddos!!

Sniz said...

Where did you get the McDonald's coupons? That is so awesome about the Space Shuttle, Monica!!!! You're right...they will remember it forever! BTW, what date are you leaving? I didn't realize it was coming up so fast. Also, did Hannah get Baylee's invite? I'll call you with the time details.

Denise said...

How exciting to see the shuttle launch!! I met Diana & Alex 3 years ago in Mexico, but did not see them this time. I haven't met Rob either, but I love Crossroads!! We are big fans of their trips!!

mindi said...

Congrats!! The children (and adults) will be thrilled!
As for the coupons, thanks for the heads up. I'll pick some up myself!!

mindi said...

I tagged you!

soccer mom said...

Monica, that is wonderful... they are just going to be in heaven! I wish that you were able to experience it too, but I am glad you'll be able to see it from your BEACH HOUSE! :-)

Yes, sniz... great question... where did you find those coupons?

Monica said...

Soccermom and Sniz,

I was actually at a McDonald's in Greenwood and they had a sign posted that "Spring treat coupons were available". Just ask at the cashier person if there are no signs posted. They are a nationwide thing so you should be able to buy/use them anywhere.

Deanna said...

Monica, I just read your comment concerning McDonalds. I received an e-mail from AFA and McDonalds has just made a huge donation to the gay and lesbian movement and have placed one of their people on their board. Therefore, I have stopped supporting McDonalds. I just thought you would like to know. Thanks for your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hey Monica, today I checked two McDonald's, one in Brownsburg, one in Indy. They did not know about the $1 coupon book. Which McDonald's did you go to?
Thanks,
Jenni

Monica said...

For those of you who live in the Indy area- I was down south near Greenwood. They had a sign posted at the register that read "Spring Coupons for sale." I've bought these at other times around major holidays. Maybe find the manager and ask them if the register person doesn't seem to know about it.