Tuesday, August 28, 2007

EMT down, only Paramedic to go!

Randy got his final grade from his EMT class today. He got an A!!!! Yay! He got a 97 on his final. Don't I have a smart husband?!! I am so proud of him. So next time you see him, congratulate him. He started Paramedic classes today, so keep praying! Thanks!

Just us being silly!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Wow! That is the closest word I can find to convey what I am experiencing and feeling right now. As you know, Randy & I are a part of a new church in Mansfield, TX. We have been a part of THE COMMUNITY AT LAKE RIDGE since it launched last summer. In that time we have had various roles and been involved in several different areas of service. The most recent (well, current) is our role in helping to lead the children's area/ministry - KidRidge. If you are interested in how we came into this role, email me sometime. It is way to long to include here! Lol! :) Anyways, we have been helping lead this area since around last October. That was when the most kids we had on one Sunday was maybe 25. Now we have 60+! How does that happen you ask? How is it that in roughly 10 month we have more than doubled? No, we haven't had any new babies born in our church (yet! We are expecting 3 by the end of the year!). We have grown because our church is growing. New families seem to be coming in every week.

Randy & I were getting ready for today yesterday and I was going through some of the old sign in sheets. On a Sunday in November we only had 13 kids! This past Sunday we had 61 and today had 55. Seeing us grow and increase in size that much has been a blessing and very humbling to know God is allowing us to be a part of it. People in the Lake Ridge corridor really seem to be seeking out a church family where they can live in community with other believers and grow in their faith. It is awesome to be a part of what God is doing in this area of the Metroplex. So when you think of Dallas, just say a prayer for our church family. Pray that we would be able to reach those families who are looking for a place to call home. Pray that Randy & I would have the wisdom to lead KidRidge to be what it needs to be for the kids. Pray for the people who TCAL will reach over this next year. Randy & I joke that this time next year we will have 120+ kids. Actually it may not be far from the truth, the way we are going now. I know God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called, so I know that He will see us through whatever lies ahead for our church and us. I am so thankful to be a part of it.

Psalm 22:27 - All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,...

Oh, and we had an end of summer Luau party for our kids today. Silly me forgot to take my camera! Wish I had so you could see all the fun they had. Oh, well. Here are some pictures from back at Christmas time. Yes, we were much smaller then!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Our Apartment!

Here is our new apartment - almost fully unpacked and decorated! It has taken a while, but we are almost there. Thought you might enjoy a peek in. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

More weddings!

We went to another wedding this weekend. This time our good friends Rebekah Scivally and Lucas Winslow got married Friday night. The ceremony was sweet and simple. Here are a few snapshots of the night:

We also had the chance to catch up with Shane & Amy and Abby. Abby and her friend Kora had a blast playing chase after the wedding was over!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Tag - You're It!

Surveys are out, tagging is in. Since I was tagged by Brian Franklin, and this is becoming a chain effect, I think I must oblige in order to not be left out.

4 jobs I have had:
  • Secretary, Photographs by Lawrence, Marietta, OK
  • Babysitter (too many places and people to name here)
  • Staff Accountant, Fossil, Inc.
  • Senior Accountant, BancTec, Inc.
4 films I could watch over and over:
  • One Night with the King
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Cars
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (I know, that is more than 4 but when you group them they count as one!)
4 Places I have lived:
  • Marietta, OK
  • Ada, OK
  • Dallas, TX
  • Grand Prairie, TX
4 Favorite TV shows:

  • Smallville
  • Numb3rs
  • I Love Lucy
  • Any old re-run (The Cosby Show, Full House, etc..)
4 Favorite Foods:
  • Cheesecake
  • Strawberries
  • Enchiladas
  • Chicken-fried Steak with gravy (yum!)
4 Websites I visit everyday:
  • Hotmail.com
  • Facebook.com
  • Myspace.com
  • Blogger.com
4 Places I would love to be:

  • Camping with Randy
  • Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Australia
  • With family - wherever
4 Favorite Colors:

  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Chocolate
4 of my heroes:

  • My parents
  • Mike & Karen Smith
  • Beth Moore
  • Randy (my hubby!)

I tag Sarah Williams, Shannon Mints, Daniel Dugger, and April Dooley.

You need to do this, because as Jack Anderson would say, "I asked you nicely."TAG, YOU'RE IT!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Baptism at the lake!

Last night we had another baptism service with our church, The Community at Lake Ridge, at Joe Pool Lake. 8 people were baptized! It was very exciting and amazing to be a part of the service. Our church is growing each week! Randy & I have been able to be in the service for the last 2 Sundays and we are just amazed at how many new faces there are. We don't even ask if it is someone's first Sunday anymore, because for most of the "new" faces, it isn't! They think it is ours! They ask how long we have been coming and we say, since the church started and it is amazing how many wide-eyed stares we get. :) We just laugh and say,we're in KidRidge most Sundays, so we don't always get the chance to meet all the new visitors.

Here are the pictures from last night. Enjoy!