Monday, August 27, 2007

Friend Day

Wow. Friend Day was awesome. I volunteered to do registration at Huber's, and it was such a blessing. I got to see faces that I have never seen before, and got to here what people thought of service as we checked them in for there fun filled day at Huber's. I have to be honest, it was very overwhelming at times. The total for friend day was around 2300-2400, however this is not why I was overwhelmed. There was one girl I checked in, who just had a blank look on her face. She had two young children with her, and she had a black eye. I know there are lots of ways to get a black eye, but I always try to remember that we don't know what people have going on in there lives. This young women was invited from an outreach our church did at the Mall just the day before. I went to the bathroom, and it hit me. I prayed that we would show Gods love to them, all the visitors who are just like I was, searching for him, even though I didn't realize that God is what I was searching for. I know what I have found since coming to New Vision, and I wanted them to have that too. I prayed that she would see that acceptance, and love of God's that New Vision offers. I prayed that God would protect her, and her kids, and that she would come back to New Vision. I prayed for all the other Visitor, and all those who attend New Vision, that we would show them what Gods love is like. I believe Friend Day starts a new Chapter at New Vision, we will see those people return, and they will grown in there faith and walk with the Lord, and they will get plugged in.

I have to tell you, I saw that young woman again before the day was over, and she had a smile on her face, as she was enjoying her day at Huber's with her family. It brought tears to my eyes.

Adam and I enjoyed the day with our family and friends. We ate some good food, and had some fun, and got to act like a kid running threw the Corn Maze, and Jumping on the Balloon Bounce. Check out my pics!

What an amazing day.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

A full weekend!

The puppies are getting so big. I have posted some new pictures on Flickr, and will post some in this blog. There eyes are starting to open. They are so cute. If we lived on a farm, I would keep them all.

I didn't work this weekend. it is the first weekend in a while that I have had off. It was nice to have the weekend off. Now I am counting down to our 4 day Labor Day weekend.

My sister was moving this weekend, and she had a yard sale, so I went over to help with that. She was selling a new couch and chair because she got a sectional for her new apartment. The chair goes perfectly in our dinning area, so we bought it, and we are still trying to figure out were to put the couch. I want to redecorate my whole house, paint and all. Adam isn't too excited about that.

Our stove has been acting up. The coil burners are a pain in the rear. While I was wiggling one of them to get it to come on, there was a pop and flash. And the light that tells you a burner is on stays on. Dummies Guide for Ranges #1: There is something wrong. So at this point, we need a new Range. But I couldn't keep that range the way it was because it was unsafe. So I look at it closer and see the problem. I set out on a mission to fix it. After getting the crap shocked out of me twice, I finally got it fixed. However at that point I never wanted to see that one again. So the rest of my Saturday off, consisted of installing a new Stove, and while Adam had ran out to pick the new one up, I decided to take down the Vent hood that went over our Stove. You see we have a new Over the Range Microwave that has been sitting in the box for a month, and I was just in the mood to get it all done. So Adam came home to a nice surprise. We didn't get the Microwave up (looks a little more complicated that I had thought), but we do have a new stove, and a beautiful chair for our Front room, and a couch that we don't know what to do with. All in all, we got a lot accomplished on my Saturday off.

Sunday started off with a great service. I took lots of notes, and saw how the message applied to my life. Prayer! I need to spend more time in Prayer with him. That is the road to the strong relationship I desire with him. The message was right on time as we prepare for Friend Day at Church. This coming Sunday you are all invited to Friend Day at my Church. At 9am and 11am. It is always a great message, and then we will all head out to Huber's Farm for a fun afternoon, and food, and it is all FREE! So come see what all the buzz is about, and then join us for a great day at Huber's. And if you have a Motorcycle, there is a group of Motorcycles leaving right after the second service.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Were are the puppies at?

We came home yesturday to find the puppies were not in there Whelping box. The box is 4x4 feet, and 2 feet tall with a door that only Laila can get out of. Laila took all the puppies outside the box. We found 1 inside Laila's Pen, 3 on the floor near the whelping box, and one all the way upstairs on Adam's bed. She is wearing me out. :o)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

They boys gave the puppies temporary names.

The boys have given the puppies temporary names.

The brown boy and brown girl, I call them the twins, and at first they thought of Thing 1, and Thing 2. But then they came up with Christopher and Columbus, and Alex will say, "Get it? Christopher Columbus". He said it really slow, and things it is knee slapping hilarious.

The white pup with two brown spots is Piglet, because, well, he is a little chunky.

The white pup with black spots, Dynamo.

The Brindle Girl, is Trini-mom. Get it, Like Trinidad, but since it is a girl, Trinimom! They are so Corny, I love them.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Puppies Have Arrived

The puppies arrived last night. Mom and pups are doing good. Laila doesn't want Trinidad around the puppies right now, she is being protective of her little ones. Here are some pics.

From Left to right: Brown Boy, White Boy with two brown spots, Brown Girl, White Boy with a few black spots, and last but not least Brindle Girl. Right Pic: Brown Girl (First Puppy born.)

Monday, August 6, 2007

Lake Trip 2007

We just got back from the lake on Friday and it was a blast. I would have to say that it was the best Vacation we have ever had. We went with a few other families and we really enjoyed spending time with them, and getting to know them better. We got to do a lot of things that we have never done before, and it was so nice to just get away from our busy lives.

We went to Lake Cumberland. We stayed on a houseboat, that was beautiful. It had 7 bedrooms, a great kitchen, and living area.

On the roof it had a lounge area, and a hot tub.

There was a tube slide off the back of the boat.

We parked in a little cove for the week, and relaxed, and sun-bathed, fished and swam. The water is very clear for a Lake, and it felt so good just to jump in for a dip anytime we wanted too. We caught so many fish it should be illegal. The boys woke up at about 6am every morning wanting to fish, and fished every night before they went to bed. I even caught a fish or two. We found out that Ham works pretty good for bait when you run out of worms. The boys even used there steak left over from dinner one night. The fish ate good while we were there. Little Adam caught an Alligator Garr while we were there.

Our friends that invited us to go have a speed boat. So we had a lot of fun flying the Manta Ray, riding in the 4 man tube (I got little bruised on that one), Adam concurred the Wake Board, and is Hooked (no pun intended Hook! :o) We body surfed, and Little Adam tried to water ski. It was a lot of fun.
Check out the pictures I have posted on flickr! There is a link on the main page of my Blog.
Check back for updates on puppies, we are expecting them any minute now.