Monday, December 11, 2006

Wedding BELLS

Saturday several of us headed to Tyler for Chris and Amy's wedding. First, we met at the Renshaws for lunch. Oh my gosh, their 3 girls have GROWN! Kennedy is almost as tall as Coreen! And sadly, they didn't remember us from when they were little. Kennedy and Stephanie are in the 6th grade and Stephanie is in 3rd.

Here are some pics from the day...
Mr. and Mrs. Drake cutting the cake

How 'bout them Dawgs?!?!

Kayla & Clay with their kids, Shannon, and Ashley


Todd, Megan, and Jolie--quite the entertainer she is!

Me, Jill, and Shannon

The Renshaw bunch

Me and Todd

Greg, Jeff, and Todd solving the world's problems

The girls

Unfortunately, Stacy Colvin is only in the group pic. She was a busy bee being part of the house party. Sorry, Stace! :)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I’ve really been slacking at updating this blog lately. You’ve probably stopped checking to see if I’ve written anything new. :) I caught up on reading all of y’alls blogs this afternoon. I love all the pics and all the deep thoughts. But after reading everyone else’s, it makes me think I really don’t have anything to write about. :) But today I do…

Last night my church hosted Mission Colleyville. It’s an outreach where we invite less fortunate families, especially focusing on the Hispanics in the area, to come to our church for the evening. We have each family register when they get there (that’s where I worked for most of the night). Then they get a free meal, a concert by the Christian group Salvador, a box of groceries from Feed The Children, and a voucher to come to our “toy store” in a couple of weeks. They set up a huge white tent in the parking lot that seated 5,000 inside and it was overflowing. Unfortunately the fire marshal made them turn off the heaters because they were a fire hazard, so it was quite chilly all night. Jay Lowder from Wichita Falls preached while another man interpreted the message into Spanish. There were 75 decisions made and 3 baptisms. They announced this morning that approximately 5,300 people came and looking at the registration cards, there will be about 4,500 kids needing toys. And our goal is to give each child 3 toys. It was such a blessing to be a part of this last night. We lost our pastor a few months ago and therefore several hundred members since then, so I was curious to see what kind of response we would get. But God's plans are so much bigger and better than ours!!!

I enjoyed time with family over Thanksgiving. My niece Reanne spent the night with me. She wanted to put on Aunt Mandy’s makeup so of course I said yes. Is there another answer to such a cute face?!?! She had a blast. It reminded me of when I was little and did the same thing. I can remember my brother coming in my room and telling me, “I didn’t know we were playing circus. I want to look like a clown too.” Sad thing is that I don’t know how to put on makeup any better today than I did then. :)

I was quickly reminded that whenever you get out a mirror or a camera, Reanne loves to look at herself and pose. She acts like a pro. We even watched “What Not to Wear” together. Apparently she likes that show and Rachael Ray. Why does she like to watch a cooking show at such a young age? Because Rachael Ray likes to talk a lot, just like her!

Have a good week!