A picture is worth a thousand words" Wednesday

Today's picture is 30 plus years old, yet it still warms my heart! This truly does represent Zach and Ashley's relationship. They loved each other! (Well, I am pretty sure they still do love each other! Or they had better or they will be in big trouble with Mom! Hehe). They played together so well. Zach was always so protective and such a good big brother and Ashley has always looked up to her "bubba" and would shed many a tear if he got into trouble! So sweet!


A picture is worth a thousand words" Wednesday

Can't beat a game of peekaboo!
Especially when they involve chubby little hands! Love it!

Emma, 13 months.


Our Senior Huddles Group

Larry and I, along with another couple have been Huddles Leaders at Hillcrest for 3 years. We were asked to take the Freshman class toward the end of their Freshman year. At Hillcrest, when you are Huddle Leaders, you take a class and you walk through their high school years with them. At the time, it seemed like a pretty long commitment but it has flown! They are now the Senior Class! They are in their last semester of High School! I can't believe it. When they were Sophomores, we told them when in January of their senior year, we would take them to Ruidoso skiing, so to start saving their money! Last night we returned from a four day trip with them. We did go to Ruidoso, but the snow conditions weren't so great. In fact, there was so little of the mountain open for skiing that our group opted to just play and have fun as a group...so our Senior Ski Trip was a non-skiing trip! We still had tons of fun. It does my heart good to see these teenagers! They have a deep love for the Lord, they want to make the world a better place and they can have good clean fun! We did lots of laughing, eating, playing games, singing, eating, a little sleeping, tubing, go cart racing, eating, shopping, pedicures (well not everyone but some of the girls!) and just being together. We talked some about the future and reminised about the past few years together. It was a great weekend. I love these kids. They make me feel young again! They make me feel good about the future of the church!
Here are a few pictures from the weekend.
The first is of our group minus the 5 who did not get to go! (We missed them alot!)
We surprised them with Hoodies as a token of our time together! You really can't see the graphic too well, but it says HYG Senior Huddles Ski Trip 2011...OR NOT!
Gangster Style!
Our group at the Pro Track Place
Go Larry!!!
On your mark...get set...GO!!!!!!!
When we were first asked to do this by our youth minister I had no idea what to expect. It seemed like a huge task. It has been such a joy, I have grown through them and I have grown to love them!!! They have bright futures ahead of them, it will be so fun to watch them and see what they do as adults!


A picture is worth a thousand words" Wednesday

Okay, three pictures.
Love the expressions on all three faces.Love the lift Clay is giving his brother Owen.
Love how this shows our little stairsteps!
Owen, age 6, Clay, age 4 and Will, age 3.


A picture is worth a thousand words" Wednesday

I already know one thing that Emma and Ashley have in common.
Their love for books!
Ashley loves to read and right now she gets to read a lot...to her precious little girl!
Emma will sit in your lap as long as you will read to her.
Ashley is SO good about reading to her...I imagine hours of her day are spent reading.
Keep up the good work Ashley! These moments are priceless!


Happy 1-1-11!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!
My prayer today is I will be more aware of my surroundings
and look for ways to bless others in all ways!
I feel so blessed by God and all that He has given us
and all that He is doing in our lives.
May this be a year for us all to serve Him in big ways!
My love to all and a very Happy New Year!!!