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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Teen Revival Tomorrow Night!

Our 3rd Annual Teen Winter Revival begins tomorrow, Monday evening, March 1st at 6:30 pm..."Teenagers of Prayer."

The teens are excited and so are we! We covet your prayers that all goes well and that the Holy Spirit will speak to the heart of every teen in attendance about the importance of learning to communicate with God.

More updates to follow. Busy Busy!

We also had a great day at church with over 25 teens in attendance on Sunday morning and about 20 back tonight. Dan and I are really proud of our kids! They all pitched in and did their assigned duties after church tonight to clean up the whole church. All the decor is up and the church is cleaned and ready for lots of teenagers!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Darren LOVES his train!

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Here is a short video clip of Darren singing Casey Jr. with his Thomas train set! He will literally play with this train set and all his animals on and off ALL DAY long! He loves it. He also sings the song "Casey Jr." many many times a day. I DEFINITELY have it memorized! He's a cutie pie!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

It is Good to Be in the House of the Lord!

Enjoyed a great Sunday at church! We had several kids out of town this weekend, but still had a good group with a good spirit.

We had a good time practicing after the service tonight with our teen ensemble singing in Teen Revival. What great kids we have!! Such sweet and willing hearts. There is nothing quite as sweet as watching young people sing about the things of God and knowing that they mean those words from their hearts.

Afterwards, shared some chocolate cake and some laughs with a few of our teens. Isn't it fun to serve God?!

Teen Winter Revival is ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW! Woo Hoo! We are excited and so are our kids. Dan and I watched the clips recorded for the skit video last night and had MANY laughs! Crazy kids! Excited about a revival night just for teens to have a good time of fellowship with each other, but MAINLY to be challenged in the area of prayer! Pastor also preached a GREAT message about prayer tonight.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thanks, God, for Family!

Fun day playing with my bud! He LOVES his train track right now; calls it Casey Jr.!

We also played the game "Come When You Are Called!" Not an idea original to me. Darren would go and hide anywhere he wanted. I would call his name in a normal tone, and if he wanted to "win" he had to come running as fast as he could when he heard his name and say "Yes ma'am!" He loves doing this and it is a great way for him to learn to come the first time he is called. He is such a good little man!




Had a fun date with my Babe! I love Thursday date nights! We had a delicious meal at the salad bar and then finished a few finalizing plans for Teen Winter Revival which is only a week and a half away! Hard to believe. We are excited!



Thank you, God for the AMAZING family you have given me!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Great Time Today!


Dan and I enjoyed spending the day at Golden State Baptist College with Karen and Jezzel! What a great place! We enjoyed being a part of the classes and chapel and seeing the great spirit of the young people. Darren enjoyed playing with Jason and Mary Azzarello's boys!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Fun Valentine's Weekend and day off for Presidents' Day!

We had a nice weekend! Dan and I went out for a Valentine date on Saturday. Darren stayed here with a sitter while Dan and I went to the city to a VERY nice restaurant called Joe Dimaggio's! What an amazing man God has given me!! He knows how to make so many "memorable moments!"




























This picture is of Darren and Faith on Sunday. They are such good buddies!


These pictures are from our nice "family date" this morning! Dan did not have to teach school today so we slept in and then went for a late brunch at Denny's! We got a coupon for 25% off of our entire breakfast! What a treat to get to go out as a family in the middle of the day!! Looking forward to the rest of the day just being lazy together!










Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ladies Winter Banquet Pictures...

Here are a few photos from our Ladies' Winter Banquet. We really had a great time!
The theme was "Polished As a Palace" - Psalms 144:12 "That our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:














Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hmmm...

Do you think Darren shows any signs of becoming a perfectionist like his mother?
You judge...




This is what I found when straightening up before bed. I had asked him earlier just to put his toys on one of the tables. I was CRACKING UP when I saw them all standing erect and perfectly aligned! Too funny! He's a cutie!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mmmmmm.....!



Ever had a chopped salad? It is simply called a chopped salad because all the ingredients are chopped to roughly the same size. (Which makes it much easier to eat in my opinion; plus you get a little taste of every flavor in each bite.) It is a yummy way to have lunch!

You can be creative, add whatever you like!

Here is my creation from lunchtime today...

Blue Cheese Chopped Salad

The following items chopped and tossed with Raspberry Olive Oil Vinaigrette Dressing...

Iceberg lettuce

Red cabbage

Pecans

Blue cheese

Craisins

Cucumber

Mmmmmmm!

A YUMMY way to be healthy!

(I also added a turkey burger. I bought some of the already frozen patties and just cooked one up with the same dressing as my salad plus a bit of salt and pepper. No bun, just enjoyed it's flavors.)



Friday, February 5, 2010

BaDoons!!

That's what he calls 'em!



There is a lady in our church who brings balloons for the kids every Sunday morning. Darren just LOVES that! When he was little, before he learned her name he called her "BaDoon!" Just thought you might enjoy a fun picture of our very fun little man!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Who says serving God isn't fun?!

Great evening with the teens, as always!

We had 16 go out soul-winning and over 20 teens in church! We didn't have much time actually out soul-winning, but still saw 4 saved! Praise the Lord!

Gearing up for our 3rd Annual Winter Teen Revival on Monday, March 1st, 7:00 pm! Going to be some great singing, skits, preaching by Pastor Mark Lewis of Vacaville and of course...pizza and pop! The kids are getting excited and so are we! So great for teenagers to get together with other Christian teens for a fun time of fellowship and great preaching.

Also, really excited about our first Teen Ladies Winter Banquet. All the girls are buying their formal dresses and getting excited. So am I!

Thanks, God! Serving You is so much fun!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Gore!"...

What? Perhaps you don't know what that means? Here, Darren will explain...


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Darren was playing golf this evening with his sword! I was showing him how to hit the ball (sort of!) and I would say..."Fore!"

So he started playing. He would hit the ball and say..."Gore!" Dan and I had a good laugh over that one!

He is so much fun!