August 19, 2013

New Church Update

So, we joined The Church at Canyon Creek at the beginning of this year and I have to say we really look forward to Sunday mornings! Going to church is something we really want to do and not something we do just to be obedient. Our Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) class is so encouraging and we have the best conversations. Our teacher Keith is so patient with us all as we derail his lesson plan with conversation all the time! 

We have already made great friends- my biggest fear in leaving our old church. We are both in Life Groups, volunteer at the church, and have met so many great people. I am so thankful for our new church!

Carrie and I volunteered at an event hosted by Vicki Courtney (center) last week. It is called Virtue en Vogue and makes me excited for Abby's tween years. It was a modest back to school fashion show with a message from Vicki about seeking worth, value, and "likes" from God and not the people around you. What a great back to school message!

Marcus and I are not the only ones growing in our new church- this coming Sunday is promotion Sunday and Abby will move into the Pre-K class, called the ducks. A big part of our reason for looking at a new church was finding a place with kids' church. We didn't want Abby to join us in "grown up" church until she was older. Marcus wants her to know salvation before learning about hell.

As a Duck, Abby will be part of the kids that attend Kids' Praise. It is for Pre-K through 2nd grade and mimics adult church. They have worship music, offering, and a message. But, it is all tailored to their age group with a puppet show included! They learn how to act in church and get their own message for a few more years. She is pretty excited to be a duck!

Leaving a church home is scary and I know first hand how sad I was thinking about all my friends at church without me. But, I also know that if God has another plan for you, His plan is good and you can trust it. He showed me that in giving us The Church at Canyon Creek this year. 

August 12, 2013

Fun Week with Cohen

We picked up Cohen on Wednesday morning and kept him for a couple of days while my sister was in back-to-school training. First on our agenda, a tea party! Luckily the birthday girl had an older brother Cohen could hang out with!

Lilia turns 5 in a few weeks and her Mom threw the cutest backyard tea party. They girls ate fancy food on china, made a craft together, pinned the tail on the pony, and wacked a pinata.

On Wednesday afternoon we cooled off in the pool and for a while were the only people there!

On Thursday morning, we went swimming with friends and then went to the mall for lunch and to see Turbo. It was cute and the kids liked it.

Our dinner on Thursday night was a bust, so we loaded up and went to Mighty Fine for burgers. Abby and Cohen loved washing their hands there and sharing a chocolate milkshake!

Friday morning, we met Granpa and Jacque at Main Event and took advantage of their summer pass program. Cohen beat us all in bowling!

And then, Jacque beat Cohen in rock wall climbing!

Cohen went home with them on Friday afternoon. Our weekend was pretty low key and we don't have much this week which is nice. We have been jam packed every day!

August 08, 2013

Recent Date Nights

We celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary in Fort Worth last week. I was in town for work and Marcus drove up for the night. We had a wonderful dinner at Lili's Bistro on Magnolia Street. It was recommended by several people in Fort Worth and we loved it!

Fourteen- I love seeing that number. Marriage is work and celebrating another year of making it work is important!

We also enjoyed a date night with friends just before our anniversary! We had dinner with our church friends The Betzens and The Sanders. 

Both have become really good friends of ours this year and we had great fun doing pizza and ice cream with them.

If you have not been to Lick on South Lamar, go today! It is all organic, homemade ice cream with local ingredients. It is delicious! We love the funky flavors they offer and their waffle cones are the best!


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