Friday, August 29, 2008

Hillsong Pastor Michael Guglielmucci on Today Tonight

Healer (Cancer Faked) Mike Guglielmucci

Thursday, August 28, 2008

PK Retreat

This past weekend I was able to be a part of the Indiana PK Retreat. They didn't have these when I was growing up, so this was my first one to go to. The entire District staff is a part of the retreat and ministers to the PK's all weekened. Of course I'm too old to attend now, but my brother, Nathan has been leading worship at them and he asked me to sing on the worship team along with his wife, Kelly. I don't get to sing with him very often, so I really enjoyed it. He does an outstanding job with worship! The entire weekend was great! The kids really entered in to worship and prayed around the altars. Many were touched and I also really enjoyed the girls breakout session where I got to be on a panel for girls to share things and ask questions to us "older PK's." One night for dinner was a country/western theme so that explains the picture with my dad. All the district staff dressed up and served the kids that night.

Being a PK growing up wasn't always easy, but I'm so blessed to have the parents I do have and I learned a lot about ministry before being in full-time ministry. I saw good things and bad things, but my parents did a good job protecting me from the bad things in ministry. I'm proud to be a PK because of my parents and they did an awesome job instilling Godly values and morals in my life- even when I didn't want them to! Yes, as a PK you may have stricter rules and disciplines, but it's only for your good in the end! I'm so glad my parents didn't let me do whatever I wanted, b/c who knows what kind of person I would be today? Not all PK's are perfect and not all PK's are bad kids! We're normal just like everyone else, but it is a special privilege and an honor to be a PK! Yes, people in your church will expect more out of you and some will expect you to never make a mistake, but that's just part of it. We all live to please God and not men.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fun at McCormick's Creek State Park

We live about 10 minutes away from McCormick's Creek State Park and it's beautiful!!! Here's some pics of the boys having fun at one of the playgrounds! Check out more pics in the Family pics link!

Bowling Night

Last night we took the boys bowling with Ronnie's parents. They've been once before, but since playing bowling on the wii I think they enjoyed it even more this time! Sad to say, but with the bumpers up, Joshua and I tied!! Obviously Josiah likes to throw his ball up in the air as he throws it!! I think waiting for Johsua's ball to get to the end of the lane took longer than anything! Congratulations to Ronnie for winning with a score of 178! (His best game ever!) We won't mention my score!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Josiah's first day of Pre-K

Josiah has never been to preschool ever until this year. We signed him up for 3 days a week and unfortunately we didn't get him into the morning class b/c we weren't registered early enough....since we just moved here two months ago. So, he's going from 12:30-3:00 pm. I was a little concerned on how he'd do b/c he normally takes a nap during this time, but he's doing great and he absolutely loves it! After lunch he goes upstairs and gets his Batman backpack all on his own and puts it on 15 minutes before we even need to leave!

The first day I tried to stay for a few minutes and I was helping him cut out some pictures of food and he turns to me and says, "Mom, I want to stay here all by myself." I asked, "Do you want me to go home now?" And he said, "Yes." So, I hugged and kissed him goodbye and drove home feeling like my 4 year old no longer needs me around. It was sad, but of course I know he still needs me and will love me for a few more years anyway!

When I picked him up I had Josh with me, so Josh didn't want to leave b/c he wanted to play. So, he came home and said, "Mom, I want to go to school!" Sorry Joshua, you're not old enough and I'm not ready for that either!

So, Josiah is loving school and is growing up way too fast!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

College Get Together

As most of you know, I got together with three of my CBC buddies last weekend....Bethany Scottberg, Kristy Matthews and Kelly Weinberg. Of course we all had different last names back then!!! A huge thank you to Bethany for planning our weekend!!! It was a blast!!

Shopping, eating, talking about the old college days, laughing at old pictures and remembering how silly we were (and still are!). It was like a high school sleep over!!!

Now, I can finally post some pics!!! And of course there are more in the family pics link. And yes, you guys can be considered as part of my family!

Mount Baldy

Ok, so I've been behind on my posts, so I'm just now posting pictures of when we took the boys to Mount Baldy in Michigan City, IN over July 4th!!! My brother's kids were also there. There are huge sand dunes there and once you get to the top you run down to Lake Michigan. As you can see it was windy and chilly that day, but that didn't stop the kids and my dad from getting in the water! Enjoy more pics in the family pics link!

Lake Placid IN Campground

Last weekend we took the boys to the A/G IN Campground, Lake Placid, to have some fun. My parents have a cabin there and my brother's kids were also there too. So, they went inner-tubing behind the Sea Doo and had fun jumping off the diving board and sliding down the Iceberg. There are more pictures in the family pics link!!!