A Bit of a Reality Check.

February 16, 2008 at 2:54 pm (aww, jesus, kids, orchard valley, small groups, thoughts)

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This is Amanda. She just joined my small group a few months ago.

This morning at our FUEL meeting, I got to talk with Amanda’s mom for a while and she told me that Amanda has been trying to part her hair to the side “because that’s how Bekah’s is”. She also told me that the other day they were at the store and Amanda started running around the store whipping clothes off the clothes racks and chucking them in the cart. Her bewildered mom had asked what in the world she was doing and she said she was picking out Bekah clothes.

I’ve heard things like this from a few moms, which really makes me think about how I live my life.

These 6 year old girls want to be just like me.

I never realized how much of an impact I actually had on them. They want to talk like me, dress like me, do what I do. I’d better make sure I’m living every moment and breathing every breath for Jesus Christ and setting the best example I can.

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Our Mini-Adventure in the Chi.

February 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm (food, friends, fun, haha, kids, life, orchard valley, people, youth group)

So here’s a little review of what went down yesterday.

Once we got there we went to eat at Ed Debevic’s where Ben was horribly slammed by our waitress…

….her name was Ernie but we called her Bert.

Then to be funny Ben tried to get the credit card all wet and dirty before she came back…and he accidently dropped it in.

He’s just smooth like that.

After getting lost in a parking lot with no cars in it and hitting many dead ends….

…we finally made it to the bean.

We took HUNDREDS (no exaggeration) of stupid pictures of ourselves with the bean in funny positions.

But then we realized that being superheroes was much much more fun.

But being so super is easily tiring (and we’re not the kind that have super heat laser vision so it was really cold).

So the amazing 7 ran over to Caribou.

Unfortunately, poor Ron doesn’t like to run. He got stuck in the middle of the street.

Once the whole group was reunited we sat down and winded up having some very deep and meaningful philosophical and theological conversations.

Anna apparently was quite bored with us.

 By the way…this is Todd. He’s a stud.

On the way back to the van we sound some awesome artwork and this humongous steel swing.

 

 To pass the time on the way home we took billions of pictures and showed our support for TWLOHA.

 And that was our insanely fun day. (as short as I could make it)

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Webkins

February 3, 2008 at 5:58 pm (friends, fun, haha, kids, orchard valley, small groups)

I don’t really understand these things but apparently Hayley and I missed the memo that it was National Bring-Your-Webkins-to-Small-Group-Day, so in an effort to relate to our girls….

 we turned ourselves into Webkins. Haha. Beat that.

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Good Night.

December 24, 2007 at 11:13 pm (aww, christmas, fun, god, haha, jesus, kids, music, orchard valley)

Well I am exhausted. Christmas Eve at The Orchard was incredible….what else would you expect? We did Wizards in Winter by the Trans Siberian Orchestra with lights and smoke and the whole nine yards. It was awesome.

Well I hope you all have an amazinly wonderful Christmas and keep your focus straight tomorrow.

I’m off to bed. ((I already fell asleep with Naomi earlier and became the subject of much paparazzi who apparently thought it was adorable))

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Future Cosmotologist

November 18, 2007 at 6:38 pm (beauty, family, haha, kids)

Ronni just came into my room with mascara around her eyes, eyeliner across her nose and eyebrows, and a light pink lipgloss smeared across her lips…and everything else. She wanted to be “pitty yike bekah”.

Oh boy.

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By the way… she IS fed. Honestly. She just is very boney.

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Babysitter’s worst nightmare.

October 31, 2007 at 3:00 pm (kids, oops, pain)

Link.

Eeeeh.  I don’t even have anything to say about this one.

Unbelievable.

Thanks Los.

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How sad…

September 16, 2007 at 3:21 pm (blog, kids)

ok, so i finally get my blog started again and my internet poops out. I’m actually at the library right now and this is my lame excuse for a post.

In other news…

CONGRATULATIONS TED AND KATHRYN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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