Thursday, September 04, 2008

Teaching the Youth...

Cale, myself, and another young couple have been teaching back in the youth for almost a year now. About 2 weeks ago one of the other leaders taught about relationships. God put it on my heart to continue on that topic. I had shared my testimony months ago to just the girls, but I knew it was time to share with the whole group. I taught on Sunday & Wed and it went really well. We have a great bunch of youth & I'm really starting to feel more comfortable standing in front of them teaching! I have to remember that I'm there for Jesus and it's not about me, but what God has done in me and brought me through! These aren't the scriptures that I taught on, but we played a game with the youth & these are the ones that came up...
  1. Ephesians 2:10 - We are the workmanship of God
  2. Joshuah 1:8 - Keep Gods Word before you
  3. Psalm 5:12 - All things are possible

Remember it's All about JESUS!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


We took these pix for my dad's bday present! I just wanted to share with all. The one of Cale, Me, & Jax we might even use for our Christmas pic...Cale's hoping so anyway!

Julie's Bday Party!
My aunt turned 40 yrs young & we decided to have her a surprise party! We rented the local ballroom & started the planning! She's the decorator & so it was a little difficult to not slip & tell her all the fun we were having getting it together. We actually thought of the party a year earlier, but didn't start planning until about 6 months before. We were also planning a wedding so we could be snicky & ask her things like her fav color, decorating tips, etc. So the day before, which happened to be the 4th of July we decorated the ballroom in red & black! It was so pretty & we couldn't wait til she saw it! It was so hard not to tell her that night! The plan was for her friend to ask her to go out an hour away for dinner for her bday! Well the plan fell through b/c Jules said no, she didn't want to go! GRRR....she wasn't playing well with others! So her sister, the one that was planning it, said she was just going to have to make an emergency call & tell her she needed a bow made for a wedding cake she was doing! She call her last min & Jules was like,'You owe me, b/c I'm about to head out of town, but I'll come help you!' Her sis had told her she had to do a cake for a 'wedding' (my aunt does cakes & is really good at it if I do say so myself) & the bride & groom forgot to get a topper for the cake so Julie was going to have to do a last min bow! No one in the fam can do a good bow so we were hoping she would take the bait! She did & when she walked up the stairs she was so surprised! Her sis had went to the local stores & picked out a few outfits for her to put on! It was so much fun! Julie is always doing stuff for the family & that day it was her time in the spotlight!