Friday, October 31, 2008

Call me crazy...

Which I might be. I've joined NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). I have definitely never done anything like this, but I have been so delinquent in my blogging for the last six months or so with all this studying nonsense that I thought it would be fun!

The goal is to post every day in the month of November. This will be challenging for me, and I'm sure some of them will be short, silly, or stupid, but I'm going to try! Fortunately, I have a lot of things to catch up on after my test tomorrow, so I'll see you then!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


There are many exciting things coming up in the next few months, so I thought it would be fun to start myself a little countdown. I love this time of the year. I love the weather, I love the holidays, I love that it means I get to see my family more. I love it all!!!

17 days until my next test.
22 days until all my college girls will be reunited for the weekend.
43 days until Thanksgiving.
45 days until Laura's birthday (I threw that in because she just started a blog!!!)
71 days until Christmas.
75 days until I leave on my first ski trip with my high school girls.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


All eight of these crazies were at small group tonight. It was our biggest small group ever. And it was a little out of control!! But you just have to love them....I mean, look at them...

Monday, October 06, 2008


Last weekend I was at Pine Cove with our high school students. It was so much fun to get away from the city and enjoy some concentrated time with my girls. Since my small group has doubled in size in the last couple of years, we actually had a cabin to ourselves this year and didn't have to share with another small group. The feel was a little different than our junior high retreats. It was more laid back, and I think a little more focused on spending time with the kids. There was great worship and great teaching.

One of the most fun parts of the weekend was getting to play Flamingo Football. This game is guys versus girls full tackle football - but the guys have their ankles tied together. It is quite amazing! Kyla & I were on the same team, and I felt like I was reliving my flag football intramural days from college. Our girls were a little slow on picking up on the in's and out's of football, but by the end of our second game they had almost gotten it down. Sadly, our team lost both of our games, but we had a blast! Kyla & I realized that our distance running training does nothing for the muscles you use to sprint, throw, and tackle. We were both SO sore! It made me feel old.

Before the spoons tournament Friday night.

Waiting their turn at the zipline.

Flamingo Football!

Kyla & Lisa before Flamingo Football.