Friday, October 31, 2008

Missions Conference & Board Meetings

We have been a busy lot this last week! Stephen is the promotions director for the Home Missions Department of the Western District UPC, so he represented the Home Missions Dept. at Bro. Randy Keyes missions conference last Friday and Saturday!! That was a wonderful experience!!! We took Adam and Misti with us we were all thrilled at the awesome experience!! On Saturday, we went to a luncheon at Bro. Keyes' house and they shuttled all of the children to John's Incredible Pizza. Believe it or not this mommy let Cherish go! There are pictures of her in the van!! She had a blast, of course!! She made a friend from that church earlier in the year at District Conference! Her name is Olivia Morris! She is Bro. Don Morris' daughter, he is Bro. Keyes' personal assistant. She is in several of the pictures with Cherish! Olivia is 2 months older than Cherish! Darling little girl!!

We got home on Sunday morning at 1 am and had church on Sunday both am and pm. Then had to leave at 11am on Monday for District Board Meetings in Bakersfield. I am on the Ladies Ministries Board and Stephen on the Home Missions. The ladies board was a wonderful time! We all worked so great together and feel good about our progress. Late on Tuesday night, several ladies, myself, Amber Gilliam, Ronda Hurst and Darla Young all made a Walmart run! I laughed so hard I was sore the next day! I have a picture of that "Late night crew!" Thank you Bro. Richardson for taking the picture!

So, for the last 7 days we have been CRAZY busy!!! We are exhausted but in some crazy way, refreshed!! Stephen says that it is because we have been overly busy with something bigger than our own world! Whatever the reason, Thank God!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

That's Crazy

Okay, our children embarrass us all sometimes!! Last night was bible study at church, Stephen did a great job teaching about "Terrorists in the Tabernacle!" Which was about watching out for the well meaning people who cause discord against the church, people in the church, or the pastor. That spirit of , "I just want to tell you how I feel!" It was fantastic because we all know that those types of spirit can get a hold on a church and wreak havoc. Well, right in the big middle of the message, at a very quiet second, I'm on the second row from the front and Cherish is just watching her daddy and she hollers loud enough for everyone to hear, "I gotta go potty!" Long and drawn out like she's singing it!!! I could have died!!! The whole church was laughing, I was shocked and couldn't move!!! Her daddy said in the microphone, "That's OK honey, so do a lot of other people!" I took her out with tears running down my face, I was laughing so hard! When I got out to the foyer, I said, "Cherish, you have to whisper that!" She laughed and said, "That's crazy!"

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cherish at Japanese Kitchen

The Sunday school class that I teach is next to Cherish's class. So I snuck over there and got a picture last Sunday and took a picture of her! Thought I'd share it!
Then on Tuesday, we had to run errands in Fresno, which is about 15 minutes from us, and we went to our favorite restaurant, Japanese Kitchen. Cherish was using chopsticks with the child ends on them, and I thought it was so cute, she ate her entire meal with them!! She was showing off for the camera, she doesn't usually eat with her lips so gross and poked out, but this really turned out cute!! She eats onions like most children eat french fries!!!
(It is a video clip so be sure to click the arrow!"

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ohio Slideshow!!!

Finally, here it is. My sister, Candace made such a cute slideshow that she inspired me to work hard on this one. If you find flaws, don't tell me! LOL!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

We are home!!

Well, we are home!!! I have to say that we had a wonderful time!! Relaxed, Relaxed, and Relaxed!!! I'm working on the pictures and will get them on in the next day or so!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thank You, Candi!!

A great big "Thank You" to my sister Candi for making this trip to Ohio possible!!! You are always thinking of others and we do love you "LOTS!"

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Heidi is HOME

Thank You, Jesus!!! Heidi went home yesterday!!! To God be the Glory! May God give Loretta and John peace and rest while caring for their beautiful perfect newborn baby!! Congratulations!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Heidi is doing good today!!

We just spoke with Heidi's mother. They have taken her off of the antibiotics, are starting to ween her from the seizure med's and she is doing well. She is awake and responding today! They were getting a crib ready to take her out of ICU and to downgrade her!! This is really exciting and we are giving God all of the glory!!! Her mommy said that she herself is running on adrenaline alone! Keep her in your prayers for strength and rest!!!

From 95 to 60

We got here to Dayton, Ohio last night!! It was 95 degrees on Monday at home and the high today here is supposed to be 60 degrees. I am freezing!! I know that 60 isn't cold but that quick of a jump is COLD to me!!! They are laughing at me drinking my hot tea!! On top of all of that, the "Ohio Sleepies" have set in!! That is why I love to come here!! Dad's place is beautiful and the view front and back of the gorgeous trees in various shades of fall colors and the drying corn fields is a sight to behold!!! I have only been up 3 hours after the late night arrival! Now I'm ready for a nap! We are setting the pace, I do believe!! Cherish is in little girl paradise!! Spoiled rotten and totally out of control on her new Princess Sleeping Bag Mattress!!! (Papaw got it for her!) After I wake up, in a day or two, I'll update!! LOL