Monday, July 27, 2009

Checking In

VBS has come to an end and I must say it went very well. I received positive feedback and the children had a great time. The adults had a good time too but we are a bit worn out. It was worth it though. Tomorrow we are off to attend our denominations general conference in North Carolina. We gather every four years and the last time we were able to attend was 11 years ago in Kansas City. Delegates will meet from all over the U.S. and even other countries to review our policies and procedures and determine if there need to be any changes. The Superintendent for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church will be voted on. We will attend worship services in the evenings that promise to be uplifting. I'm most excited that Gracie is old enough to attend Kids Quest while Rusty is in his meetings and then she will attend Children's Church during the evening worship services. The children will have their on Praise and Worship band and great speakers. Originally Rusty and I thought just the two of us would attend the conference but then decided to take the girls with us. I want to give Gracie opportunities to have her own spiritual experiences. I think it will good for her to meet children from all over the U.S. and to meet other preachers children. We get home Saturday and then we head to Ohio on Wednesday for Gracie's 7th Gotcha Day reunion trip. The Bullocks live in Ohio so we decided to head up their way this year. I'll have a lot of pictures to post after the trip.

As you can see we are going to be a bit busy over the next two weeks so I probably won't post again until we get home from OH. Pray we have safe trips and that our time in NC will be uplifting and life changing.

Monday, July 20, 2009


This is how I found the girls sleeping one morning at the beach. I think it is so sweet. I'm directing VBS this week so this will probably be my only post until next week. Too much to do!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Few More Pictures

My super sweet grandparents. I'm so happy they got to go with us. I love them so much!!

My sister Laurie and her family

My sister Alice and her crew

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

So I bet ALL my followers (all six of you) have been wondering where I have been since leaving work and staying home. I’ve actually been enjoying spending time with the girls and family. I’ve been a complete loafer and am enjoying every second of it! We returned Sunday from a week long vacation at the beach with my family. My grandparents were able to go with us which meant a lot to all of us. The chaos of 8 children didn’t seem to affect them. They were troopers! I woke up this morning and decided it’s time to get a routine going and get some things accomplished. The girls and I spent almost everyday in June at my sister’s pool. I have a great tan BUT it’s time to pay bills, clean the house, and do all the other things that it takes to run a home. I also want to get back to blogging if I don’t do anything but post pictures. I need to remember this is a scrapbook and if I don’t update often it isn’t going to be very interesting if there are large gaps. I know I should put captions under all the pictures but for now I’m just going to post them in random order. I’m throwing in a few pictures taken from Gracie’s last day of First Grade along with pool, beach and park pictures.