Kathy is four years older than I am; growing up I was able learn through her mistakes. If she made a choice and got in trouble, I learned not to make that same choice. She saved me from experiencing lots of strife and grief in my own life.
Living with her these past few years, she continues to teach me through her life, only now I am learning how to show grace and mercy to others. Kathy is the most giving, loving person I know. I am truly blessed to have her in my life.
Thank you Lord for giving me the best sister a girl could ever ask for.
Last year our church volunteered at the rescue mission by serving food. This year Pastor arranged for us to also minister by doing a church service. Friday night was our first one and we are scheduled for one next month also. I would also like to volunteer at the thrift store one day during the week.
getting ready for the service
there was a great turnout and Lord willing
There were a few men and women that came forward after the service. Pray for them as they seek to know the Lord more each day.
I know it's been a while since I've posted much of anything so here is a quick update to get you all caught up to date.
A few weeks ago we had a visit from Paul's cousin Phil and his family. It was fun having them here and getting to know them.
They were on their way to California to a Robotics competition. Here is one of two robots that they were transporting.
I sold my bedroom furniture since we are in the process of getting things ready to move. My bedroom will be larger in the new house so I have decided to upgrade from a twin size bed.
This is the latest picture I have taken of the house. I haven't been by for a few days since I was away dog siting. However, tomorrow we have a frame walk through so I hope to get more pictures to update everyone on the progress.
Kathy and I had the opportunity to attend the Spring Ladies Retreat at Camp Ironwood.
Since we were driving to California Kathy decided we should leave the night before and head to the nearest Chick-Fil-A. We love Chick-Fil-A!
At the retreat we do a church challenge and our church won for the first time. We were so shocked, it was a GREAT surprise!
I've been staying busy with my cat and dog sitting jobs. It's nice to be able to help others and also give Kathy and Paul some time alone.
We are coming to a close with teaching Sunday School at church. It has been such a joy to watch these children grow.
When we started teaching the littles, these two precious boys spent the entire time playing in the nursery section, but for the last few months they actually sit with the other children and they listen to the Bible story.
Card making has also been keeping me busy... between making Angry Birds cards for my nephew Roger's birthday...
and making personalized Multi Purpose cards for some men at church...
and making 150 wedding invites for a friend getting married the end of July.
Kathy and I have made several trips to Hobby Lobby to look around and get ideas for decorating the new house. It's amazing all that Hobby Lobby has. We were playing around when we took this picture of me with this HUGE mug.
I am sorry I have been away for so long and I hope to get myself back on track with posting on my blog more frequently. Until the next time...
We are headed to a Ladies Retreat at Camp Ironwood. I know you haven't heard from me much lately and I am sorry about that. Next week I'll try and blog with more details of all that's been keeping us busy.
After cleaning the house I decided to walk over to the new house. Last Friday the slab was done and today they are starting the framing on the second floor. Progress! Things will probably start moving quickly now. I am so excited!