Friday, July 31, 2009

Ready for the Weekend

Woohoo! Today is Friday. Tonight the youth are having a video scavenger hunt around town. I've come up with a list of 25 random things for them to do and capture on video. Each item has been assigned a point value and some items even offer bonus points. They have an hour and a half to complete as many of the tasks as they can and get back to the church. When they arrive back, we will have some snacks and watch the videos. The videos will be judged on whether or not they completed the task and bonus points may be awarded for creativity. It's going to be a lot of fun. I sure hope they are ready to embarrass themselves!

Tomorrow Justin, Hannah, and Marlee are finally coming for a visit! They haven't been here since Abigail's birthday party last year! So they haven't seen our new place! We are so ready for them to get here and to have a great time.

My cousin Courtney has been staying with us for the past month and my aunt, uncle, and grandmother are coming to get her tomorrow as well. So we will have a house full this weekend. I love my family and having everyone over! But I hate to clean! lol! It's mostly done except for washing some laundry and last minute things.

Hope everyone has a blessed weekend! To God be the glory, great things He has done!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's Been a While

Hi all!

Wow! I haven't blogged in a really long time! There is a lot to update you all on. First, Hannah did have her baby! :) Marlee Brooke is so beautiful and about to be 6 months old! Boy does time fly! Justin, Hannah, and Marlee will be here this weekend for a week long stay! We are so excited to get to spend this time with them! I am so ready to spoil my niece! We are taking the kids to the zoo! I'll be sure to blog about that and post some pics!

In February, Ryan took a music minister/associate pastor position with Five Points Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. In June, I became the interim youth "minister" there. We love our church family and are very blessed to be serving our Lord together!

Abigail is growing and changing so much every day! She is already my little "mini-me"! She is 20 months old! I can't believe that my baby will be 2 years old in 4 months!!! She is such a blessing and joy in our lives! I just love watching her take delight in God's creation. We have gone to the beach several times this week and I just love to watch her as she squeals in delight at the waves crashing on the shore or the sand between her toes! What lessons we can learn from children. We often get so busy in our lives that we forget to find the joy in the little things in life. Thank you Lord for Your amazing creation!

We have had a pretty busy summer so far. We have had a steady stream of visitors over the last month or so. It's so nice being with family though! We have also had several church and youth activities including VBS, Wacky Relay Game Day, and Cosmic Bowling. Friday night the youth are having a video scavenger hunt. These are always great fun. Hope everyone is doing great! Night all!