Thursday, July 31, 2008

"Art Night"

My friend Gwen who I had met at MOPS is an artist and we have been talking for awhile about getting together to paint. So on Tuesday night we had our first official "Art Night." She had converted her garage into an art studio and when I walked in I was in heaven. Beautiful still life objects, tables, comfy chairs, great lighting, easles, canvases....I was pretty stoked! I brought my friend Jessie with me and along with us was Gwen, one of her students, her mom and a neighbor. The evening was filled with great art, tastey treats, good music, and some fun fellowship with friends. Its happening once a month at her house and I am thrilled to do this again :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

High School Retreat





It has been a fun week camping with 20 high schoolers at San Onofre Beach... I love hanging out with these students. We surfed, played super hero smash, ate dough boys and had some awesome fellowship with God and with eachother. Its only been a day and I already miss them. I praise God for allowing me to be apart of such an awesome ministry...God is so good!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jen's Shower





On Saturday my friend Jessica and I through a shower for our good friend Jen. She is due in August to have a boy. She loves childrens books so we themed the shower to be like a library. Jessica had done most of the decorating and she did an amazing job...I got to have fun with the cupcakes. I was so excited to help through this shower for Jen...she is a great friend and so special to me...I can't wait to meet baby Elias :)

Hume Lake





Shane went to Hume Lake Christian Camp with the Junior Highers last week. Hume is such a fun place to be...whether your a camper, on staff or just family camping, it is a beautiful place...I can't wait to go again, I think its been about 3 years...maybe next year :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Micah's Big Brothers

Even though he is not there brother they sure do treat him like he is. Micah's cousins make him laugh, help him walk, and are constantly finding things to entertain him with. I just recently stayed at my sisters house this past week and it was such a joy to see these boys bond so well with Micah. I love you boys and I am so thankful for such wonderful nephews...you boys rock!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Family & The 4th

Last week we went out to Orange County to visit with Shane's family the day before the 4th since his sister and brother in law were out visiting from Colorado. We went to Beach Combers Restraunt for dinner out at Crystal Cove. It was such a beautiful evening at the beach...enjoying some yummy food, time with family and watching the sunset. Micah even found a friend to play with...she was twice his age!
Every year my sister has a 4th of July block party and she invites family and many of her friends to come join. There was a water slide, the kids did a bike parade, and we ended the evening with some great food and fireworks. With each year it gets even better :) Thanks Jenni for inviting us, it was a great time!