Saturday, July 26, 2014

SHINE CONFERENCE 2014

The time has come that my worlds collide.  Work meets Church/life!  I couldn't have been happier! Barbara came out to Rock Mountain Lakes to lead the kids conference.  We talked about why and how to SHINE the light of Jesus.  She did so great.  She made me so proud even though she will say it's not her...only see Jesus!  And we did. 

This conference took the place of our VBS and I hope we can start doing this every year.  It was so much easier, it was different, and the kids LOVED it.  Everyone did great.  We had teams of parents, Adam and Jake did great at games, Jamie led crafts - which were all missions related. 

We spend a ton of money every year on decorations for VBS.  Most of the budget goes to decorating.  Building this bridge with Briarwood we were able to put all the money budgeted towards supplies for the mission project, we gave $300 to Restoration Academy, and also paid Barbara.  All the money went out to help someone else.  NOT to decorations we trash at the end of the week. 






 






 









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Monday, July 21, 2014

Elsa and Anna

So thankful for friends that will brave a crowd.  My friend Britt took Isaac and Mary to see Elsa and Anna at Chickfila.  They had a blast.  Isaac said, "I've never seen them before!"  He loves frozen and loves Elsa and Anna. 









Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

We celebrated the 4th with friends ALL.DAY.LONG!! We went swimming with the Dibens then went to Erin's house for dinner and fireworks!  Couldn't ask for a better day!

 







Love Coke's new promotion.








There's always fun with CAKE!

Happy Birthday BOYS!!! 

ALL my Children!  Yes... Riley thinks she's a Dollar.

 
 
 
 
Tyler, Lee, and Adam really know how to light up the sky!  Hueytown was all in lights!

HAPPY 'MERICA DAY!!





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Birthday BOYS!

For Isaac's birthday he wanted to go to ChuckeCheese.  Should be fun enough.  EXCEPT... Anna is still TERRIFIED of Chucke!  TERRIFIED.  But...it's not about her.  She was pretty scared and we had to talk to her about it several days in advance.  That it's just a costume.  That she's bigger now and she probably wouldn't be scared anymore.  But fear is fear.  Nothing logical about it sometimes. 

So when we get there they are making the announcement.  Chucke is coming out in 5 mins... and it's a countdown.  Every.Minute. with an update.  But he was really no where to be seen.  So she was freaking out in a booth.  Wouldn't play any games and wouldn't let me get up to get a drink, play a game, or watch the big kids.  So finally after 30 minutes of FREAKOUT.  I ask the manager when he comes out.  It's every hour at the 30 minute mark...just FYI for those of you who share her fear.  So, she had 30 minutes to play without wondering if he was going to walk up behind her or her run into him.  Which was GREAT!  She had a blast at that point. 

Then the announcement comes on again.  5 MINUTES TILL CHUCKECHEESE.  And here she comes.  Wide eyed RUNNING to the booth.  But Mary and Isaac found him this time.  And we convinced her to take a picture with all of us for Isaac's birthday.  She's such a brave girl.  Overcame her fears for her brother.  I'm pretty sure she realized he's not so scary, because when we left she said, "I think I want my next bday party here!"  And at which point I said, HECK TO THE NO!!!  She enjoys torturing me sometimes.   




So happy HAPPY 5th Birthday to Isaac and 38th to Jason.  Love you boys so much.  You each mean the world to me!  You brighten all my days with your love!  I hope you had a great time celebrating with ChuckeCheese!