Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you had a fun evening. I can't beleive that we did not have one trick-or-treater! We were all prepared with candy and the decorations and no one came. I have to say I'm pretty disappointed. We did have fun at the Harvest Festival that we went to at church on Sunday evening. There were lots of cute kids in costume. Well...better luck next year I guess.

Snow, Snow, Snow...

Up in Montana winter has begun. My mom sent some pictures from the first winter storm that hit Sunday afternoon. Brrrr....looks cold!

Cute Niece

Our niece, Addisyn, is 5 months old now and getting very very cute. I thought I'd post a few pics to show everyone. She loves to smile, can you tell!?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Highlights from Clovis Hills

We've only been at Clovis Hills for a little over a month now, but there's already been some really cool stuff going on. We came in on the beginning of a building campaign. The church was trying to raise $1.6 million to prepare for the growth that is going to take place around the campus. In the next year a new high school, Jr. high, elementary school, and college extension campus will be opening across the street. An influx of thousands of families will be moving into the area surrounding the church. Clovis Hills needs to be ready to minister to these people, so they are preparing to add on to the youth building and finish the landscaping. We currently are at $1.5 million, and still moving. It was really cool to watch the congregation step up and get excited about being ready for the growth.

I got to be a part of one of the feature songs during the series. About 40 of us wrote our testimony in a few words on large arrows. On one side we wrote words describing our lives before Christ and after on the other side. It was very powerful, and really cool to be a part of. Check out the picture.

Now, we are in the second week of 40 Days of Community. Paul and I are hosting a small group for young married couples at our apartment. We are really enjoying the people in the group and are excited about what could come out of this. I'll write more in the future about Three Wishes For Clovis. Stay tuned....=)

Thursday, October 12, 2006


After lots of research I have succeeded in adding a new element to my blog that I think you all will really enjoy. On the right side under my profile you can see where you can subscribe by entering your email into the box. By doing this, you will automatically receive an email anytime I update my blog. This way, you don't have to continue to check everyday if I've updated or not, instead you can just wait to get an email and then go check it out. It's a fun easy way to always be up to date on my blog. Try it out...I think you'll like it!

Yea...That's my husband!

I sit in church every week with this big cheesy grin on my face while I watch my husband lead worship on stage. I always think that the people around me must be wondering who I am, and why I have such a goofy smile. They probably think I have crush on him or something...well I do! Then, I look around and realize, that actually no one is looking.

For those of you who don't know, my husband Paul is the new music director at Clovis Hills Community Church. Ever since I met Paul I have been impressed my his musical abilities and loved to watch him sing on stage. Now, I get to watch him every week, and I love it! He is doing such a great job and I'm so proud of him. I can't believe I get to be that girl...the wife of the good lookin' musician singing worship songs. He's so so good, and I must say looks very attractive up there.

Paul is in charge of the music and band. He spends his days planning the music for the services, coordinating the volunteers, rehearsing, and many other things having to do with music. He is loving it, and really enjoys the people he works with. It has been such a journey to get here, but we know that this is exactly where God wants us. I am reminded of that every week when I get to watch Paul thrive in his element.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Giants Game

Last weekend, Paul and I went up to San Francisco with Paul's parents, sister, and brother-in-law to see a Giants game. Paul finised his last college course, so the perfect celebration was for him to finally see a game at ATT&T Park. Paul is a faithful Giants fan (so am I now =) and he was tickeled pink to finally see them play a home game. We've seen them play in LA, but it's not nearly the same. The park was awesome, so clean and new. They even had a play area for the kids. It was really fun to be a part of all the team spirt and get to cheer for Barry Bonds without fearing for our lives. We rode the BART in from Walnut Creek and had a fun afternoon hanging out at the Embarcadero before we walked up to the game. It was so much fun to see Paul enjoy himself, he was like a little kid in a candy store. Check out his blog, for his perspective.

I Love Diet Coke...

I admit it, I absolutly love Diet Coke. I have to blame my sister-in-law for this post too, cause she is the one who got me hooked on the stuff. Plus, she wanted to know when she was going to make my blog, so here it is sis! =) I so enjoy my ice cold diet coke, it doesn't matter if it's in the bottle, can, or from the fountain. I love it! Paul says that I'm a "diet coke snob" cause I prefer it over diet pepsi. But hey, everyone has to have their little pleasure, and mine (other than chocolate, of course) is diet coke.

Funny Shirt

I hope this doesn't offend anyone. My sister-in-law's comment reminded me of this shirt. Since Paul does funny shirt of the week, I thought this one was definitely worth posting on my blog as another shout-out for breast cancer awareness month.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Funny Stuff

Ok, so I got this decoration to put on our door. It was only $1, so that makes it even better. I know I'm a big dork, but I just got a big kick out of it and was giggling the whole time I was putting it up. I wanted to be able to share it with all of those who will not see our door in person. =)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Think Pink

It's October, and that means it is breast cancer awareness month. So, I changed my blog pink to show my support. Breast cancer hits pretty close to home for me because both my grandmas suffered from breast cancer and my mother-in-law is a survivor. This spring will actually mark 5 years or her being cancer free. I have seen the destruction and pain it can cause to a woman and her family, but I have also seen the strength that it can bring out. For the last couple years we've participated in the Komen Race for the Cure with my husbands' family and it has been so powerful to see all the names of people that the runners wear to commemorate. It is amazing when you look at the facts:
  • Every three minutes a woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • There are over 2 million survivors in the US today
  • About 211,240 invasive cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year.
A Few other cool websites
  • You can check out more facts at www.breastcancer.org
  • Check out Dana's blog (a friend of Paul's). He and his band will be running in the Fresno Race for the Cure on Oct 28th and need more sponsors. This is a great way to support the cause and get involved.
  • Nicole Johnson does an amazing and very powerful skit about fighting breast cancer. You can read some of the dialog and/or order the DVD on her site. I saw the skit recently at a Women of Faith Conference and it was incredible. Check it out!

I hope this post will raise your awareness. I have so much respect for these women, my mother-in-law continues to impress me with her strength and positive attitude. Here is a pic of us just a few months ago.