Friday, July 31, 2009

Show us your wedding

I decided to participate with Kelly this week with pictures of my wedding. This is a subject I could talk about all day! It was a wonderful day. I tell Michael all the time that I want to get married him of course.

The Day before the wedding my bridesmaids and I all wore matching shirts to have our nails, fun.

My Bridesmaids (left to right): Kiah (sister), Rachel (cousin), Jec (long time friend), Jen (long time friend), Punky (sister), Megan (flower girl)

Groomsmen: Back row: Mark (friend of Michaels), Josh (my brother),
Front row: Joshua (friend), Michael, Steve (michael's brother), Nate(Michael's newphew).

The Whole clan....The goofy grooms man holding the flowers would be my brother!

Heres a picture of the flowers. Trying to be frugal I made all the floral arrangements. Guess you can tell that.

It was such a fun day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Trivia Time

On the first night of bible school, I asked the girls (I'm teaching the teens) some questions to spark their interest in the theme, "Creation". It really worked. One question really got them to thinking....searching the Internet...and asking me to tell them. I'm of course dragging it out and not telling them the answer till the last night. I have to get them to bible school somehow....I'd hate to be the loser teacher without any students.

So here's the stumping question...

What animal hops, carries it young in a pouch....and is green?

If you know the answer, comment. If you get it right you'll win...absolutely nothing but intrinsic pleasure. Can't wait to hear your guess!

Monday, July 27, 2009

VBS Pictures

We made it back from the meeting in McDonald, TN. It was so good. We got home about 12:30 am on Friday night.

I took the dreaded Pre-k test on Saturday. I'm not sure if I passed or not. I should know in four weeks. If I passed, I'll let you know....if I didn't, the subject won't be mentioned again. Teachers, always tell you to get a good night of rest before a test. They are right! It makes a difference! I was falling asleep during some of it.

Mom had her first radiation treatment today. They get you in and out of there quick! If only every appointment was that fast. I'm sad she's having to go through this but I see the hand on God on the situation. He already knew the outcome before we even knew she had cancer!

Bible school started tonight. Teenage girls are intimidating. It went well...I think.

I'll leave you with decoration pictures.

The auditorium

The days of creation (in reverse order)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Catching up!

I officially made it through a week of pre-school seminars with my good pal Lorie. Everyone keeps asking if I learned anything...I can honestly say no. It was a bunch of review about educational psychology and assessment techniques and other boring stuff. I'll take my praxis test Saturday morning to finish the process of getting my prek endorsement. Fun times!

I mentioned I'd post about our weekend getaway. We went to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for a day and night. We had the best time together.

Our only picture...not so great, I know.

This is Bro. Wayne Sextons church. The Sunday after we were married we went to his church so we decided to go back on our anniversary since we were so close.

My awesome husband bought me a pandora bracelet with a heart charm. I have no idea how he knew I wanted one. And I don't how the catalog was placed on his dresser a month ago! I love it. I'm needing help explaining to him how I'm gonna need a new charm for each holiday....and Labor Day is coming up soon!

And of course we got the Anniversary Willow Tree figurine. Love it!

Later this week we'll be going to Michaels' Dad church for their youth meeting. I'm super excited about it. Last year we only went to one service because we were just getting back from our honey moon and Michael was starting a new job. This year we'll get to be there the whole time.

Today I have have the tarp pulled out and am painting...again.

Next Week: Bible school

We are busy busy. Summer is quickly coming to an end. So Sad!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The past 365 days

It's hard to believe that the Lord has already given Michael and me a year together. It has honestly been the best year of my life. There's nothing like the peace of knowing that you waited on the one that God would have you marry. We enjoyed a nice weekend away together. I'll post about that later when I have more time. This week I'll be driving to Athens everyday for preshool training. It's going to be a busy week.

The past year has been filled with
· Breath-taking views of Niagara falls
· walking around Canada
· Butterfly observatory
· Board patrol yelling at us (Michael, I’d hate to say it but I told you so)
· Hugs-n-kisses
· nightly prayer and devotions (one word…Apostable)
· a new job
· boat rides
· Styrofoam cutting
· walks down our road
· driving by possible houses
· touring possible houses
· church services
· laughing days
· sobbing nights
· death of a loved one
· illness of another loved one
· warnings for expired tags
· warnings for not paying parking fee
· a new niece
· a new tractor
· 18 tomato plants
· first meal at home: Pancake breakfast
· Many ruined meals….(whoops)
· Walks at the park
· tennis matches
· sleeping in Saturdays
· Dollywood at Christmas
· Fireworks on the fourth
· Adventure on the Ocoee
· Graduated Sister
· Ruined cell phones (who would have thought…2 in one week.)
· Barking at dogs
· Crowing at roosters
· Rooster catching neighbors
· Lawn-mower riding kids
· Craig’s list browsing
· Police at school
· Being mistaken for a “young driver”
· Car- reposing (not our's)
· Totally bombing a newly wed game
· singing in the choir
· singing in the car
· Hosting a Christmas party
· A companion to listen
· many MANY bowls of popcorn
· sweet texts
· changing tires (in the rain)

It has been good.

Sunday's Scriptures

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

--Matthew 19:6

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bible School Decor

The girls came over yesterday and we worked on decorations for Vacation Bible School. We had a great time and finished a lot. I'm really excited. And if I do say so myself....the decorations look great! (more about those later)... Allison

A glimpse of Kiah


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fourth of July

We had a great fourth holiday! We started off with a cookout/swimming at the Reids and ended with fireworks.
Waiting on the fireworks. (and Yes, I am so sporting the Aunt Jemima hair-do)

Long-time friends.

Sweet hearts

I love our lil foot picture. Can you tell which ones are mine and which ones are Michael's?

I have to apologize for the bad firework picture. It's as good as it gets.

We even saw Joshu-way, Heather, and Shayla

Saturday, July 4, 2009