Friday, January 19, 2007

Off to Paris!

At 8:40 this morning we took off for our trip to Paris and it's so nice to go to the airport and not have delays or flight cancellations. I actually get a bit tense when trips get lined up back to back and it's amazing how everything always works out.


On to the fun stuff...well...I thought about how I was gonna explain this and I really didn't have any clue so I tried to tell the story in this video. It really is as crazy as it sounds.




I know that many people have pre-conceived ideas as to what these sort of situations involve and that was my biggest hold-up but those of you who've traveled with me know that who I am and what I believe doesn't change based on the situations I'm in so I'm excited for us all to live this crazy random adventure together!

28 comments:

amber said...

dont be nervous! if nothing else its a fun adventure :) a little strange and out of the box...but hey...isnt that what you were talking about real living is?? i assume this is what deyl was harassing you about. i hope you have a good time and you enjoy whatever comes from this. ill keep you in my thoughts and prayers for wisdom and peace. take care and travel safe...tah tah

K.C. said...

Sweet, have a blast. New friends are always fun. Safe travels to you.

Shannon Rice said...

it's an adventure just like life! have a blast!!!

Bibiana said...

Hey, I thought you said you were gonna explain!? Bring back great stories! And have fun!

Brad Person said...

Awesome, dude! Hope you have a great time :) Keep us posted...
-BP

Chris Humphreys said...

Ha! Good luck my friend! I hope you have a blast in Paris! This girl is lucky to get to have someone so cool to travel with! :)

Don't be nervous DJ, I'm sure it'll go great. :)

Mary Jane said...

You sure do know how to drive traffic! :) LOL.

Have a blast and enjoy that amazing city!

Mark Miller said...

Have a great time DJ.

Sorry I'm not going to be able to meet up with you when you hop over to the UK - I'll catch you next time.

Blessings,

Mark

Anne said...

pHave faith that good things will happen. ;-)

I also wanted to let you know that I linked to this post as an example of sharing personal news on your blog. http://anneruthmann.blogspot.com/2006/11/why-blog-making-most-of-your-blog.html

faith said...

deej, in all seriousness you know exactly what to do and how to handle this...its not that crazy. You want to hear crazy, give me a call...I will give you an earful from all walks of life. The most important thing is that you are representing Christ wherever you are!

make sure you get to some art to freshen up the image log in your head. i love Paris in winter.

Calvin Tamás said...

You are going to have an amazing time! It's Paris!!! Don't let anything bog down your mind. It's Paris! I can't wait to one day see paris, and the rest of europe! Take some amazing photos too! Can't wait to see!

Deyl said...

So stoked for you guys! Make it whatever u want it to be :) We’ll be praying for a fun safe trip for you two.

BTW, I thought the video was in slow motion… maybe you should have finished your espresso before filming! Ha ha

Kevin Swan said...

Paris, Texas? It's not that romantic. I doubt anything will come of this...

Beth Crook said...

Okay, first, this is the cutest darn video ever!!! I laughed when you said "...and that's it. And well, I pick her up in 3 hours..." HA!

Seriously, have a fantastic time. Don't be nervous. And have safe travels!

Liana said...

You should apply for "Real World" DJ! Don't forget to go to that crazy restaraunt off of Champs Elysees with the fish in the floor/walls!! Oh, and if you're REALLY in for an adventure go see a show... perhaps the Lido (also off Champs Elysees) ;)

|| davidjay || said...

Right on! Thanks everyone! We're in Chicago right now and I wish we could swing by the Barlows! I haven't seen my 2nd family forever and I miss them!

:) The next flight is the long one but we're stocked up with movies and cookies so we're good to go! Also, Last night I went to sleep at 8pm and got up at 3am to try and get on Paris time and so I'm gonna try and sleep on this flight so when we arrive in Paris we're on the right time.

The flight attendant asked if we knew each other before the flight and we said only for a few hours and he gave us the funniest most skeptical look ever.

ok...you guys rock! I'll write you from the other side of the pond!

DJ

Natalie Joy said...

Gosh! Wish you had a longer layover for us to bring you some krispy kreme and panera:(
Have fun!:)
Miss you.

Alison Bynum said...

awww have lots of fun!

Ledford Photography said...

good grief you're pretty. :o)

Have fun - dance on the streets of Paris once for me while you're there. :o)

|| davidjay || said...

We are delayed on the runway .....blahhhhh.... broken seat. Good thing for the verizon card!

eric laurits said...

Hi dj

just wanted to drop you a little note to say best wishes. it seems like we're living in a time where everybody loves tho throw around the words "carpe diem" as an ideal way to go through life, but there seems to be a disparity between what's coming out of folks' mouths and what's going on in their lives. You are brave and bold and living as many only wish they could. enjoy this experience, have faith in yourself, and one day you'll look back on it with a huge grin. no doubt.

be joyful, seek the joy of being alive.
:e:

Shyla said...

Blind date in Paris....SOOO FUN!!! :D
Chalk one up for spontaneity!!!

I do feel bad for Brett getting shafted though...I hope he's still your friend after all this...haha ;)

Have FUN!

Paige Kearin said...

I am writing a book ...one of the biggest lessons that I have learned is that Good Things Happen When You Go For It.

How can you experience the best in life if your always in your safety zone?

DJ & Vanessa are both extrodinary people and they both are "go-for-it" types that is why...they are both on the plane going to Paris and neither of them are paying for it.

Enjoy the ride!

ron said...

Hey Dude - Have fun and we will have our guys praying for you. Thanks for being so amazingly open....how do you do that?

Andrew Barlow said...

Hey bro, the "Yes" link at the end of your video when you said "have I gone mad" doesn't work... I tried everthing... hmm... :P

Bob Davis said...

Sit back and enjoy the ride and see where life takes ya!

matt + angie sloan said...

was that kelly clarkson and avril lavigne? i couldn't concentrate on you with that music!!! haha.

Tim Halberg said...

I'm with Deyl... next time finish your drink first. Lol...

Hope you guys have a BLAST!!!