Thursday, February 28, 2008

I love these bugs!

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Final Countdown...

My sweet husband and I will be visiting our friends Jessica and Dustin in Dayton, OH at the beginning of March. Slim is really looking forward to some time to record and play with THE Dustin Burke. I can't wait to be with Jess. She is one of the few people who I have kept in touch with since High School. She is teaching at a woman's conference for Supernova Ministries.

Today is 2/25 and we will leave to see them on 3/6 making it less than 10 days away. We are going to freeze, but we are going to have SO MUCH FUN! They have 2 wonderful kids and live in a cute little house. AHHH I can't wait!

Here is a before picture of them. There will be an after pic of the four of us with our fun glasses!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


These are pics that I stole from Brandi's blog. This was at Steph's wedding. Brayden was obsessed with the photobooth, but somehow the pics that he and I took got lost never to be found again.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

a spot of tea

Yesterday, the ladies from my office, along with Aaron, went to tea at the Ritz to celebrate our record high month, in Naples.

It was fantastic. This was my second time going to have tea there, and I loved every minute of it. I will put the pics up later today. This is what the place settings look like...

... and by the way, I LOVE DEVONSHIRE CREAM! I found this recipe for it. I am going to try it out and see what I think. I will keep you posted!

8 oz cream cheese
12 oz sour cream
Juice from 1 lemon
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Blend all ingredients until smooth

Monday, February 11, 2008

Fresh Water in Africa and Cambodia

Last Sunday, the staff at Summit gave each person who was at church a bottle of water. On that water was a label that stated that over 1.1 billion people in the world still do not have clean water. We live in a country where we can just turn the handle on the faucet and have water that flows. We buy water because we don't always like the way that our water tastes- sometimes we even spend over 2 dollars on water because we think that it tastes better than the others.

We were challenged to give what we had on us to help every man, woman, and child... There is a mission that works with our ministries in Cambodia (Kampuchea for Christ) and Kenya (Help the Least of These). They can provide a water purifcation system to the families there. For only $20 they can have clean water for a full year. For some of us, we could spend $20 on a cheap dinner out.

I love the heart of Summit. I love the heart of the people who call it home, and those who were just visiting. With the spur of the moment call to help these people, over $7000 was raised in order to give water to every man, woman, and child.

Living missionally is not always packing up your belongings and moving to a third world country. I must admit there have been many times that I wanted God to call me to that, but I can live missionaly everyday. My challenge to you is to find something to which you can give your heart. I love this idea of water purification... maybe that is what God is asking me to pursue.

Being missional is not just meeting spiritual needs, but also helping with the everyday pressing needs.

Just some thoughts...

My sweet husband is starting a new blog

Check it out...

He will be blogging daily about his diet and exercise regimine. If you are interested in dieting along with him, he would be thrilled.

Actually it isn't a diet, it is a life style change.

Monday, February 4, 2008

what you all have been waiting for...

I know it is a bit blurry, but look at the sweet best friends.

Coming to a close... HOPEFULLY!

As many of you know, at work, I have been working to prepare all the documentation and silly paperwork for a visit from the state of Florida. This visit will ensure that we are now able to provide "personal care" to our clients. This means that we will be able to bathe them and help them with other non-medical tasks (ie transfering, grooming, etc.).

In some states, you don't need a separate license to provide these tasks, but here in Fl, you do! I have been working on this stuff since about May of '07, so I am definitely ready to see it come to a close.

Please pray for me tomorrow at 9 am. I am sure that we will do very well, but I still have a bit of anxiety about it.