Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Our booth: Door Decor
Mom was in her "official" Christmas in the Highlands attire because she was on the committee.
Sweet Cara Lea was in Meridian and stopped by our booth!
Monday, November 16, 2009
That would lead to a little midnight snack?!?!
Yep, you're seeing correctly. Last week, my mom was making her famous 3 layer strawberry cake for a youth fundraiser. After the cakes were baked and cooling, we had to leave and go to my grandmother's house and do something. When we returned... we saw that Gracie had helped herself up into the chair of the breakfast table and ate 3/4 of a layer!! SHE LOVES FOOD :)
So, needless to say, the strawberry cake ended up only being 2 layers. After my mom iced it, she let Gracie get a taste, too!! No wonder she's on a puppy weight loss drug!!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The Meridian/Jackson girls at KEIFERS!!
left to right: Brittany, Lauren, Me, Kristen, Briana & Michele
Tuesday night I went to a friends for dinner and had so much fun-- then of course, Wednesday. Well, you know how Wednesdays are for church staffers!! It was a late night but I FINALLY attended my first choir practice since May. It's a good thing I guess since I'm WAY behind on learning my Christmas music.
Kerrie, me and Jonda
Look at these precious girls!! The cutie on the left has been coming to the bible study on Tuesday nights with her older brother and sister!! Precious, just precious!! I totally played "balloon girl" tonight. Several of my youth and I blew up balloons for almost 2 hours: every shape, every color, every size!! It was fun!
another girl from bible study, KiKi!! She LOVES to play the trumpet and is in the band! She is hilarious :)
There are many people right now dealing with so much. I personally don't have any life changing events happening in my life, but so many of my friends do and I'd like for you to pray for them!
1. Please pray for a friend's mom that has been diagnosed with cancer and for a family friend that's been diagnosed with lung cancer. Pray for peace and comfort for both families and for wisdom and knowledge for all doctors involved.
2. Pray for a friend that is dealing with the beginning of a divorce. Pray for the husband, wife and kids involved. Ask God to work in the lives of the people involved to learn to forgive and overcome the struggles that they are facing.
3. A great friend of mine was recently laid off from a fabulous job! Pray for God to open new doors for her family.
4. A friend of mine in Seminary and his wife were very excited to be expecting their very first child in February. This past Saturday, I received a text message asking me to pray for his wife. She had gone into labor four months early. Unfortunately, their 1 lb baby daughter was born early Sunday morning and went to be with the Lord shortly after. Pray for Nathan and his wife. Pray that God will reveal His plan for their life to them. Pray that He will give them a peace that passes all understanding and that they will find reassurance in the fact that their baby girl is resting in the arms of Jesus.
I told my mom this weekend that I was "sick of bad news" and was so ready for something good to happen. It's crazy how God puts all of these things together and we have NO clue why He does what He does. However, we know that His plans will be revealed to us in His time and that having to wait on Him makes living our life for Him more exciting each day!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Last Sunday, most of my youth went out to Chunk to the camphouse and had a Halloween Happenin' full of good food, fun games, and just a lot of fun!! They had to dress up in an animated character costume. We had everything from Popeye and Olive Oil, Pebbles, Wilma, Batwoman, Piglet, Winnie the Pooh...
We had SO MUCH FUN!! This week was going to be JAM PACKED for me, but I was READY!! After my youth event on Sunday, I had another fall festival planned for the Wesley House. I've been going and helping some people from my church lead a Tuesday night Bible Study there for school aged kids and we have the BEST time. Those kids are precious and I just want to adopt each one of them!! A few weeks ago, we met and Walt brought ROCK BAND... they had never gotten the chance to play and they loved it! The weather was just plain nasty last Tuesday, so we had to reschedule the event. They are looking forward to it!
one of the girls had never gotten to play with an iPhone so I let her take pictures with mine! and this little cutie showed up at my front door on Halloween night for trick-or-treating!!
On Thursday night, Frank Eddins and I entertained at the Center for Pregnancy Choices Banquet in Meridian. Dr. Alveda King (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s niece) was the speaker and has an incredible testimony. I got to meet her after and she was really sweet!!
Kristen and me at the banquet
These girls are in my Sunday School class: Anna, Ashley and Kristen! Such sweet friends!
...and then it was HALLOWEEN!! What a day, what a day!! The Preschool/Children's Hayride was scheduled to be outside, but because of all the nasty weather, we had to move it indoors to the FBC gym. It was so much fun getting to see all the cute kiddos in their costumes!!
Me, Melinda, Julie & Leigh Me and Festive Julie
After the Hayride, my mom hosted a little Halloween get-together at our house for the family. Harper Anne arrived as a pumpkin to do a little trick-or-treating!
A complete doll!
My grannie Poe and Grannie
Erin and Harper
and of course, the Hostess with the mostess, my MOM!
One night last week I came home from a busy day to find this:
Lucy just totally helped herself to my bed!! She thinks she a queen for sure!