Wednesday, April 30, 2008
My precious nieces and nephews. I love them too much. Jeremy has two younger sisters and these are their children. Amanda is pregnant with her second and finding out what she is having tomorrow! I can hardly wait! Enjoy these pics...
This is Kyle. Sarah's youngest.
Kenley, Cade, and Kyle all give each other an Easter hug!
Trinity and Kenley...sweet cousins!
I love this pic of Trinity. Such a serious soccer girl. :) Amanda said she was scared half to death at her first game! She wouldn't go out on the field!
The two princesses.
LOL! Cade posing as Batman.
A recent pic of Kyle. I can't believe he is already 4 months old.
Kenley in her Easter dress.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Whew...what a week! We were in six states this past week. Now, some of the states we were only there for brief moment, and in an airplane, but still...six states. Arizona, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Illinois, California, and back to Arizona. Our first stop was Houston, TX where we had a two hour lay over. Then, we were off to Birmingham, AL for the annual ARC conference. Mike was with us and we met up with Joey. It was motivating, inspiring, and life changing. I'm so glad we went. I feel recharged and energized. We saw some of our dear friends and listened to amazing speakers while we were there.
After that we hopped on a plane that went to Nashville, TN. Hopped off that plane and got on another one which went to Chicago, IL (I really want to go back there), then took off from there and landed in San Jose, CA at 10pm that night. We stayed in San Jose that night, then rented a mini van to gather up some donated church equipment. We drove from San Jose to the Fresno area (about 4 hours) and got some speakers, wedges, light thingamajig, snake (not a real one...the wire thing), and a lot of other techy stuff. We packed it all up and drove to Barstow, CA (another four hours) for the evening where we made camp. The next day (Friday) we drove it on home to Gilbert (about six hours). Here are some pics from our week...
This is Selina. She and Ryan, her hubby, are planting a church in Chattanooga, TN next January. We have really gotten close them. They are pregnant and due July 2nd. (My momma's bday) They are having a boy, Gannon!
This lovely couple is our sponsoring church for ARC! Peter and Carolyn are amazing! We love them so much and are so thankful for them. We went and visited their church, Substance Church in Minnesota, last September. We had an instant connection with them. They really keep us motivated!
Here are my boys on their laptops at the airport. What dorks.
The yellow sign in the background is the focus of this picture. Isn't that sad?
Ok, last August when we went through the ARC assessment these are the three others couples that made it out alive!!! We have a really cool bond with them. We have all been through the process of ARC together and are launching churches together across the country. It was like a family reunion! The couple next to me and Jeremy is Shane and Rachel who started Freedom Church in Indiana two months ago. Next to them are Dan and Stephanie who started a church in New Jersey a month ago. Then, Ryan and Selina will launch The Net Church in TN next January. Very cool.
I call this my Panera Bread masterpiece.
One of the many mountain ranges we drove through in California.
Say it with me now...Awwwww
Workin' hard for the money.
I'm trying to get more artsy with my photos...don't really know if I accomplished that here...but, I'm trying.
When we were on our excursion through Cali, we came across hundreds of these giant propeller thingys. Don't know what they are or what they do, but they sure were interesting!
They were everywhere for about a mile on either side of the highway!
For a second I thought we had hit warp speed and were on another planet.
ATTACK OF THE BLADES!!!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
This blog is two fold. First it's about my Sunday night blues. I don't know what it is about Sunday nights. Well, maybe I have a little bit of a clue. We wake up at the crack of dawn, slave to set up a church in a movie theater, then I entertain kindergarten - 5th graders for an hour, and finally we pack it all back up in a 26 foot trailer that is returned to Public Storage. We come home and we are exhausted. My legs are usually aching. So, my therapy for the evening is an apple cinnamon candle, a venti white chocolate mocha frappicino with whip, a Reeses, and of course...US Weekly. Pathetic, I know. Jeremy usually watches something violent.
The next part is about Lilo. Most of you know that the vet burned her chest during a recent teeth cleaning (don't ask). This past week she wouldn't leave her wound alone and it was getting worse. So, the vet gave us a cone. Poor thing has to wear a cone. She hates it. When I first put it on her Stitch was scared half to death of it! It was really funny. She was scratching at it trying to get it off and he wouldn't go near her for about 30 minutes.
I think he's still a little scared.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008