Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Hobby

No, not cornhole... that's an old hobby. Though I almost beat dad the other day. Don't tell him I told you cause no one has ever beat him.

So... let me tell you of a new hobby I have developed over the past month or so. It's called 'track and field'. A highschool sport, yes. Why? you ask. We'll track and field is very exciting, fun to watch, the team is good, and I maybe have taken a certian interest in their coachy-coach. :)
But seriously, we went to Augusta this past weekend to an Invitational at Augusta Prep and our boys team took first and girls took second. They did AWESOME. Several kids broke their PR's. (personal record - for those who are not track and field savy) Including Andrew Riess and Hillary Davis who are pole vaulters. Their pictures are at the bottom... probably my favorite event to watch. As well as the 4 by 1.
Anyways, that's my new hobby. If you ever get the urge to come with, let me know!
It's crazy fun...
Wanna hear something else crazy? The Fritchmans were in Augusta last weekend visiting Amy's parents... so random! They came by to see us. They make everything fun.

Chatting w/ Coach.

Awww... buddies. TP and Coach.

Do we smile? Do we ignore? I dunno...

Hillary breaking her PR.

Andrew matching his PR... 1st jump!

Weeeee are the champions!
Boys with their 1ST PLACE trophy.

Friday, March 23, 2007

MS Retreat

The Annual RiverStone MS Retreat was this past weekend (now 2 weekends ago). We went to Cahutta Lodge up in N. Georgia. The cool thing about our youth group that’s different than others is that we have a highschool leadership team that plans pretty much everything. Cory, our youth pastor gives direction, but then this all-star team takes it and runs. Marie Claire and Ashley were the two point-people for this particular retreat. They were SUPERSTARS! I’m so unbestinkinlievably proud of them. Best MS Retreat we’ve had yet… They were running (Marie-dancing) around like crazies. And the best part is they were smilling the entire time. Lots of stress and pressure to pull something like this off – but they did it with absolute grace. Other awesome highschoolers – Grace Ann, who gave the girls break-out group talk (SO good), and she helped a lot with the planning as well; Kurt Miller, who also gave a talk Saturday afternoon and was a team leader… Best Mario I know! Also many others I didn’t mention but am equally proud of…

It was so cool to step back and watch. Cory asked me on the way up if it was weird not being in some kind of leadership role… Truthfully, it is weird. Even kind of hard! But I had more joy this weekend, sitting watching these kids carry out the retreat they’ve carefully planned and worked so hard on, then I EVER had at a youth retreat.

The most rewarding part, I’m sure they would agree, is to sit in worship and watch the middle schoolers press into the heart of God, and seek his face and be filled with the joy of realizing who they are in Christ.

Now I’m crying, so here are some pics… :)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Give the World a Blug

Things around here have gotten so busy!!!
I guess because it's spring and everyone is freaking out... It's escalating quickly! (Annie-4u) Spring Break is a little over a week away! What are ya'lls plans? Anything fun and exciting? All of Cobb County will be in Florida so I'd much like to avoid that area.
Here's a funny story for you:
So I went to eat pizza with Annie and Ashley and Molly and Emily Tuesday. (Gilmore Girls was a re-run) I haven't laughed that hard in a LONG TIME. Those girls crack me up. Things overheard - "I'm gonna stare - real mean!" (molly) and "Loud noises. I'm not a fan." (Ash)
Good friends are soooo... good. It's therapy. I'm glad God made us this way.
Well, I'm headed to a track meet in Augusta this weekend with Dominion. Pray we get there safe and there are no injuries. It's supposed to be 87 degrees Saturday!
Bring on the sunshine!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Alright already, gosh!

Its been a while...
Don't blush me Annie & Moma. Just cuz I've missed a couple weeks, well, really that's pretty horrible. I would disown someone who commited such a blog felony. (blelony) That was dumb.

Anyways, I'm in St. Simons this wknd. One of my favorite places ever. With some of my favorite people ever. Here are some funny things the boys have said since I've been here Thursday night...
1) We were in the car going to return some movies. Carebears and Batman. The boys were arguing over if it was "Care-A-bears" or "Carebears". But it sounded more like "Carahbayers". Pretty funny.
2) Amy asked Eli what he wanted for breakfast and he said, "Ummmm... a gorilla bar." Ha!
3) Then at dinner Asa and Eli were sitting in the booth in booster seats and Asa got really frustrated and yelled "Momma, get me outta here, this thing is givin' me a wedgie!" Yelled it right in the middle of Pizza Inn. Hilarious.

Amy and I painted ALL DAY yesterday. The guest room and the hallway and her office. Looks great but we're both hurtin' today.
The boys are on their way to a friends house right now so we're hopin to hit the beach or something.
Anyways, good to be back... haha. :)
I still have to blog about the MS Retreat. It was SO good.

Friday, March 2, 2007

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

"But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficeint for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. Tht is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Someone really sweet wrote this as an encouragement to me. I thought it was cool... It's hard for me to boast in my weakness (see mom's blog) , but I have a lot to learn! When I step back, God can move. When pride is dead in us, we will see God lifted high in all of His glory.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Oh the flu... we love you. (NOT!)

Well, now moma b's got it... oh great.
She finally agreed to go to the doctor today and they confirmed it. So more perscriptions and steroids for the b girls. Yuck. But it's good to have a friend to be sick with... as aweful as that sounds. We will get better together. Take care of eachother. John-John's the only one who hasn't gotten sick yet. Pray it stays that way. Mikie B is super-duper busy all the time and recovering from the flu-like cold he had early this week. All this to say - stay far far away! :)
Lots of funny things said when you have a fever and on lots of cold drugs though... ask my T.A.'s at Dominion about Tuesday. I should start writing them down. Probably only funny to me though. Anyways, thanks for your prayers and comments on mom's blog. (Tatum, Amy and Ryan-hilarious). They made me smile. Goodnight, and I'm praying that you NEVER get this crap... it's bad. Love!
Annie - Do good tomorrow speaking at Cornerstone. You always do. I wish I could be there!