Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A Quick Catch-Up Before the Massive Picture Posting Begins!

I realized yesterday that I had never posted any pics of some rather important events that have occurred over the last month.

Here's the quick catch-up. Judy, one of my dearest friends in the whole world, had her sweet baby girl a few weeks ago!! I cannot get pics up on my blog...most likely b/c I don't really know what I am doing on here most of the time, but if you want to see pics of sweet little Reid Louise Mitchell, you can click on Judy's link on the right side of the blog. She is a cutie-pie and I can't stand it that I haven't held her yet. Congrats Brett and Judy!!...you are dear to us and you are going to be AMAZING parents!!! Love you tons!!!

On another note, we did the annual strawberry picking outing with some sweet friends and had so much fun. We made a day of it with lunch afterwards where...get ready for this...I gave Timothy his first piece of a french fry! Shocking I know...Judy, try not to pass out (I think I'll still hold off on the donuts until at least a year:)haha!!) It was lots of fun and Emily picked lots of great berries and we came home and made jam without preserves...thanks Ash! The girls always have fun together and they even got to enjoy strawberry popsicles after we were done.

The Kramer's also hosted our big Season Finale LOST Party. This year it was downsized a bit because the finale aired the night of our Comunity Group gathering which takes place in our home. Thankfully lots of our fellow CGers are avid LOST fanatics, so we had our regular group and a few others over to watch. We had food that was of course LOST-themed including a cake that I worked on for a couple of hours. I am already excited for the big finale next year. I couldn't fit pics of the LOST party in this post, so they will come later...stay tuned!:)

Finally, I had my last "official" night as a youth leader with our teens a few weeks ago. To say that it has been hard to step down is a ridiculous understatement! I am really sad about this change and at the same time trusting that in my obedience in stepping down, God has something else in store for me and my family right now. My group of girls graduated and I knew last Summer that I had clearly heard from the Lord about this being my last group for awhile. I look forward to still hanging out with all of the teens and helping Derek host things for his guys. I know that God will provide other ways for me to serve, but this is a very hard transition because I so love working with the youth!! The night was really special. They prepared frames with photos and the teens wrote such sweet notes. I will cherish it always! (more pics of this night to come as well)

For now, that's all I've got! I've caught a little cold from my kiddos and have many household chores calling my name...and Timothy will be too here shortly:) Timothy has his 9 month check-up tomorrow so I will be posting his stats tomorrow if time permits

Georgia, Emily, and Bella holding their prized picks of the day

Timothy tackling Emily...he's starting young!

My sweet senior girls...aren't they a gorgeous group of girls (inside and out)? I am so proud of them and can't wait to see where God leads them!!

Derek and his guys on the Senior send-off night, which was my last night as well. His guys are so much fun...what a bunch of goof-balls!!
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Kevin and Ginny Moore said...

So fun to see so many great pics! Thanks for sharing your heart about missing your girls. I know you have a gift for working with youth and so if God called you away from that it was for a good reason, I'm sure! And I know he'll probably put you there again someday. :) I saw your comment and I'd LOVE to talk, yes I'm 1 hour ahead of you now... good old Eastern Standard Time Zone!!! I miss you tons and can't wait to catch up, it's been forever. I am still really busy unpacking and getting organized and poor Jack is having a really tough time adjusting, so I'm busy but can always make time for you!

Sorry this comment was so long, I should have just sent you an email! Love you!

JSM said...

Number one: thanks for the shout out about our sweet little squeaker :)

Number two: a PIECE of a french fry? a PIECE???? you are such a tease! No doubt it was washed down with kale juice and a healthy heaping of kumquats...

Number three: Em has on THE MOST AWESOME shirt at the strawberry patch

Number four: I foresee many an occasion where Em will be lying on the floor with her brother on top of her, but more often than not, not by her choice!!