Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
YAY!! It's finally here! After we sat through a LONG awards day at SMCS, with the babies I might add, who were yelling from the balcony: "HEY NANNA, HEY NANNA!" After we had gathered all our stuff, and said good-bye to friends we headed to Aunt Nini's class, where Francie taught Mary a few things, then we gathered up the cousins went to lunch and headed to uncle Chad's POOL...We celebrated the first 1/2 day of summer!
Noah gets the Principle's Award for learning several different verses this year! Not sure what they were because he was finally old enough to study them himself! WAY TO GO!
He is really growing up into a handsome guy!! Love him!
Oh, am I ever so thankful for summer! Some parents don't enjoy it but I LOVE IT! No waking up early, no schedule, no homework, no demands, reports, or grades. Even as busy as we pack our summer - I still don't compare it to the stress of school.This summer is going to be great! The babies are each a little older and that makes things a little easier!! I'm ready for more days at the pool and sunkisses, for bowling adventures, movies, and days spent with my sister, I'm ready for play dates with Delilah too, and birthdays!! Fun times await!
Monday, May 16, 2011
WAS GREAT! I love the church picnic! And here is why I think it's so special:
At the church picnic 2009 someone (I think Sandra) took individual pictures of everyone at the picnic and made an album with names and pretty much labeled who everyone is and if they were related and how, for us to "see" our future sheep. We looked at it over and over while we were waiting to be "hired". That album held the "monsters" (ha ha) I feared. Jason was all about looking at it, learning people's name and relations to each other ... and me... I held it at a distance. It was the "unknown" for me - the SCARY CHANGE that was coming to my life. Little, Little, LITTLE did I know that that book held some of the most amazing people I know! The truest of friends! Once again I rejoice for coming to RMLBC and the goodness of the Lord, his kindness. These people have put amazing fingerprints on my heart that I will always treasure! So...the picnic is always a marker of the not so scary BIG change in our life! I don't know how to explain it...it's an anniversary for us! June 7th marks TWO YEARS at RMLBC ... oh, how I pray we are there FOREVER!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Friday after the storms Briarwood did a "Sandwich Drive" for survivors/workers and others effected by the storms! My friend Julie and I gathered our sandwich supplies Thursday and went to work Friday. I hate things like this because I'm not a leader...I'm a follower! I feel like I'm in the way without a clear task. So, it looked as though we were gonna make sandwiches! So we hop in a line close to the front and they said...we need to write the verse on these bags! I love to write and it would get me out of the hussle and bussle of the assembly line. So, I spoke up! Let me and Julie write! Not sure Julie was too happy about me volunteering her - but we had a great time!
We wrote Ps. 9:9 "The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." on (I would say hundreds) a lot of bags! That was our job. Needless to say, we memorized it! I loved it! And then today I was reading Briarwood's weekly and I saw my bag in the hands of a victim or worker of the storms and my heart was so happy - I was hoping they would see the verse and not just the food.
Thank you Lord for allowing me to serve you in the midst of such a terrible tragedy. And thank you for allowing me to see the finished product! Your love and your words are the only ones that comfort! You are a GREAT God - please be so real to those affected by the storms! Shine YOUR light into the lives of those who lost everything! Be their everything!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Then we did a short picture session - which once again turned out questionable...but I love my chaotic bunch of kids!