Monday, June 30, 2008

I Saw Carrie!!!

A friend of mine gave me tickets to go and see Carrie Underwood in concert for my college graduation!! We drove to Mobile, AL and had a wonderful time!! She truly is one of my very favorite singers and I enjoyed listening to her more than you'll ever know!!

K.I.C.K. 2008

So, if I must say so myself, I have the absolute BEST job in the entire world. I really have been blessed to serve at FBC the past three years, first as an intern, now as the Director of Preschool and Children's Minisitries.
Two summers ago, I decided to launch a weekly program for the 1st-6th graders at church called K.I.C.K. This stands for Kids In Christs Kingdom. Each week, we take a "fun" trip somewhere around Mississippi. We've been to MS Braves Games, Science Museums, done mission work around Meridian and even traveled to a place in the middle of nowhere known as Shark Tooth Creek. This has been one of the most talked about trips among the kids. They absolutely love it. They wade in the creeks of Aliceville, AL and search for tons of shark teeth. They even get to keep a few and take home. Yes, it's HOT, but the kids LOVE it!!

I Survived!!!

Yes, I'm still alive!! I've been cleaning out closets around the office all day long and finally found a quick second to let you (the dedicated few who read about my life) know that I will be posting pictures of the past few weeks very soon!! Get excited!!! until then...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to Two Special Girls!!

Happy Birthday, Emily!!

Happy Birthday, Mom!!

I hope that June 15th is an incredible day for you both because you absolutely deserve the best!! I love you, oh so much!! Happy Birthday:)

The FBC Ministry Staff Hula Dances...

Vacation Bible School was held last week at FBC. We had so much fun on "Outrigger Island" teaching the children more about God and helping them discover how we works in each one of our lives. We decided to take a special missions offering each day and give it to a local organization in our community that helps people in need. We challenged the kids to raise $1000 and each day, the kids would bring in TONS of spare change. A 2nd grader even brought in a 5-gallon bucket that was halfway full of change. We put the boys money together and the girls money together and then weighed them on a wooden scale to see who won each day. The girls won Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the boys pulled through to win on Thursday and Friday. If the kids raised $1000, the staff agreed to do a hula dance during the worship rally on Friday. Well...the kids did rise to meet the challenge and the staff had to follow through too...

And as if that wasn't mom decided to sneak my four year old dance recital tape of me hula dancing into the worship rally and they played it at the very end of the front of all of the children and parents! thanks mom!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Miracle Mile Experience

As many of you know, I just recently returned from a week long trip to Chicago. I graduated from MSU in May and my aunt gave me a $500 gift card to Tiffany & Co. It just so happened that there was a Tiffany's store located on "Miracle Mile" in Chicago and I was able to go and purchase my jewels. I had so much fun trying on all of the jewelry. I ended up purchasing a bracelet from the 1837 collection and the Tiffany's box charm for my charm bracelet. Yes, I know you are wondering, it only costs my $15 of my own money for the two treasures I walked away with. I's ridiculous!

Here Goes...

I never thought that I would be getting into all of this "blogging" stuff, but I've enjoyed looking around at other blogs and decided to join in on the fun! Here is a way for you to keep up with my busy life! Enjoy:)