Thursday, January 31, 2008

On the road....

Just wanted to bring you a little up to speed on our upcoming schedule: Tomorrow, Dad, Deanna, and I will head down to Knoxville, Iowa for a youth revival at the Nazarene Church there. We'll be there from tomorrow night until Sunday evening, doing services for teens on the weekend, and the entire church on Sunday.

Please be in prayer for these revival services - all of us are battling colds and Dad is just getting over being sick, so we need God to intervene on our behalf! Also pray that the weather will be good for traveling, that there will be a good turnout, and that the teens present will become saved, sanctified, changed, and will grow in their walk with the Lord!

We appreciate your prayers! Check back soon for some pictures and a post about the youth revival! :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The joys of winter.....

Winter: snow, cold, ice...not something I enjoy! :) Winter has hit us hard - in fact, right now we are in the midst of an "almost" blizzard! Lots of wind, snow, and ice - not to mention FREEZING!! So, today was a lovely day to drink hot chocolate, read, work on our puzzle, and and watch a movie, as well as make some peanut butter cookies! I thought I'd bring you up to speed a little on our week! :)
:Me modeling some new clothes I got for my birthday:
:One of our highlights is working with the children at our church on Wednesday nights! Here are a few kids from our group!:

:Deanna and I doing our puppet skit:

:Mom giving a lesson on the Helmet of Salvation:

:This isn't our current storm, but the one we had a week or so back:

:Me working hard:

:Stopping to give a quick smile for the camera:

:Deanna looking.....cute: :)

:A blizzardy day is a great day to make cookies!:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Mom Song

Monday, January 21, 2008

15 Years....

Well, 15 years have passed since the day I was born! Well, technically, 15 years and 2 days, since my birthday was Saturday! :) I had a great day - my family surprised me with a "Pamper Party"!! I was pampered all day with massages, a facial, a pedicure/manicure, a foot-soaking session, complete with a makeover!! It was a WONDERFUL day!! It ended wonderfully with a trip to Waterloo for the hockey game - and we won, 2-0!! Before the game, we had a wonderful "birthday dinner" at Doughy Joey's in Waterloo!! My cousin, Rachel, called while we were eating and serenaded me with an interesting rendition of "Happy Birthday"....thanks, Rach! :) So, all in all, it was a GREAT day!! It feels so different to finally be 15!! (Well, maybe.....) :) Here are a few pictures from our day!!

The birthday girl with my "Pamper Basket" - full of fun things to pamper myself with

Getting my facial! It was very relaxing....

Getting my makeover....

Mom curling my hair....

The finished product!!

Getting ready to soak my feet!! :)

Enjoying my pizza at Doughy Joey's!!

Deanna and I at the hockey game

My birthday present from my dear aunt Delaine!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

~Welcome to my new blog!~

Welcome to our new blog! As you can see, it's a little bit different than before! :) Hope you enjoy the new look and I think it will be easier for us on our end as well! Thanks for looking and be sure to comment!