Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Your Blogging Type is Artistic and Passionate
You see your blog as the ultimate personal expression - and work hard to make it great.
One moment you may be working on a new dramatic design for your blog...
And the next, you're passionately writing about your pet causes.
Your blog is very important - and you're careful about who you share it with.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

and of course my niece Posted by Picasa
my nephew Posted by Picasa
kids working hard Posted by Picasa
M and C taking a break Posted by Picasa
a pretty sunset at the end of the day Posted by Picasa
music  Posted by Picasa
older kids game time Posted by Picasa
one of our snack tables Posted by Picasa
preschoolers making our pillows Posted by Picasa
in the snack line Posted by Picasa
the welcome sign craft the kids did Posted by Picasa
game time one night with me doing weight lifting lol Posted by Picasa
crafts in VBS Posted by Picasa
our group of preschoolers one night in VBS Posted by Picasa
our friend C and another helper with the offering from the contest of the heaviest offering from VBS Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 25, 2005

Still alive!

Wow I can't believe that it has been so long since I posted last!
We have been quite busy, extra music practices with my solo being Sunday and some panic attacks by me lol! We are trying to spend some time with our drummer, C, as he has to be back to college on August 10. We are sure going to miss him! It sounds like he is going to go and visit his parents in Brazil (they are missionaries)and he is not sure if he is going to come back next summer or not. He is such a neat guy! You don't find alot of people who are real friendly with both husband and wife but C is. He and I have music and the Praise Band in common so we talk alot and he and K have alot of the same interests and things in common, not to mention he is just an easy guy to talk to and get along with. We have gotten his email address and he has our email, phone number, and address, so hopefully we can keep in touch with him!
We went to a fundraiser for a little guy from church yesterday. He has seizures and has been airlifted to Mayo more than once. He also ended up with StevensJohnsons syndrome I believe it was called. He isn't quite two yet, and such a doll! They had a meal at a local campground and then canoeing and kayaking and all the proceeds are going to him. Looked like they had a pretty good crowd.
This week Ragbrai comes right by the house, K took Thursday and Friday off with it all. He could get to work no problem on Thursday but getting home would be another thing. Will be nice to have him home too, kids always enjoy it when he is here and if it's nice we can get them into the pool easier. It sounds like C may be spending the better part of the weekend with us too. K invited him over for Thursday night, it sounds like Youth for Christ is going to have some things going on and we may go check them out. And when I heard that we talked it over and K and I decided to invite him over on Friday to spend the night if he likes and he has to work Saturday and then he can come back and we can swim and whatever until supper and then have his Grandpa come up for supper.(C is staying with his Grandpa while he is here.)
Well, I suppose, better go and get some more laundry done, and figure out when I am going to clean the house with all the fun going on this weekend!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Exciting night

Well, for the second year in a row we have the biggest class in the whole group in the Preschool and Kindergarten group. Last night we had 14 kids! It went pretty well, note to self for tonight, more caffiene, must keep up with kids! I think the first night is always the hardest anyway. We had quite a few new ones out so that was good to see too. We had one of the workers either faint or felt like she was going to faint, I'm not quite sure. The heat really can catch up to you in it all too!
Also while we were in Bible School the fire department was called out to a fire at a restaurant(The Tower Club) in the area. We tried to drive by after we were done but they still had the roads blocked off. It sounds like it burnt everything. There was a picture on the news of the building while it was still daylight and all that was left was the shell, and we are figuring that by 9:30 they still had the roads blocked off wasn't a good sign either. We rarely went there, expensive and just not our kind of place really, but I think that it was a pretty popular place.
M and C start their late week tonight. Their Mom said that they have some on vacation and one was fired over the weekend so she needs to cover. I said as long as it was no later than 5:30 it wasn't a problem. Then again as soon as the kids are out the front door we are out the back door on our way to church to eat and then get ready for VBS. Thankfully it's only one week!

Monday, July 11, 2005

VBS week

Wow, time flies when you are having fun I guess! We have been really busy with getting things ready for Vacation Bible School this week. We have had to get things set up at church, find extra fans to take because per normal it is going to be 90 degrees and humid all week, and getting things colored, cut out, etc for decorating our areas.
I am helping with the preschool age kids again this year. We got our room set up last night and most of the decorating done. The kids are going to help some with the decorating too. We are going to have the kids do a couple things to help decorate too.
Pastor or his wife are going to drop off their youngest just before we are to go to church so they can go and see the older two boys' ballgames. The middle one will be coming to VBS as soon as he is done so we don't have to worry about getting him home after, just getting him there ontime. We will be there a bit early, but he's old enough to behave.
They are doing something very nice this year and having people volunteer to bring food in to feed the people who are working with the kids. There are a few of us who will be going right from work(even though I am at home we will be cutting it close with the kids schedules for today and tomorrow at least; get the kids out the front door with parents and then out the back door to get to church) so K and I will be eating there tonight and tomorrow, then we will see about the rest of the week. I will be done about 4:30 the rest of the week, but if not many people are showing up then we may just go and eat, we want the people to know that their time and effort was appreciated and not turn them off from doing it next year.
I really haven't spoken to A in a little over a week now. I don't know what is going to happen with that situation, I am leaving it in God's hands. Actually Pastor and I have had a conversation about how wonderful Wednesday nights especially have been terrific for me as it really relates to what I am dealing with and it really speaks to my heart. Sunday morning was wonderful as well this week! Not that it isn't normally, but it's just extra special when something hits that close to home and has that extra meaning you know?

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Stitching Bloggers Question

Do you think that you stitch neater on Evenweave than you do on Aida
cloth? If so, why?
Well, I am just starting my first project with evenweave so I really can't say yet, I am enjoying this project though, I love learning about it and it is making a very beautiful picture!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Teddys favorite pose Posted by Picasa
the turkey at the mini farm Posted by Picasa
C and Pastor playing Posted by Picasa
C playing the fancy, never been used, expensive drums! Posted by Picasa
they gym where we played our marathon of volleyball Posted by Picasa
the llama at the mini farm Posted by Picasa
one of the deer at the mini farm Posted by Picasa
the peackocks at the mini farm Posted by Picasa
another pretty view from camp Posted by Picasa
some of our group on a walk Posted by Picasa