Tuesday, July 15, 2008

We now return to your previously scheduled blog...

Did you think we fell off the face of the Blog? Well, I guess we did for a while. If I had had the time, you would have had some fantastic posts! We've been so busy. Let me catch you up---Between work, t-ball, baseball, gymnastics, church, Vacation Bible School, a trip to Reed Gold Mine(and the discovery of gold!), Dad's b-day, Garrett's b-day, Mark's b-day, the Harrisburg Miss 4th of July Pageant, Harrisburg's July 4th Festival (2 days worth), Mom and Dad coming to visit, and day camp...we've had a lot to share. Unfortunately, I haven't made the time to share it. Here is my feeble attempt at getting back on track.

It all started when I agreed to be the director for our church's Vacation Bible School. I have loved VBS since I was a little kid. I look forward to teaching each year and was excited to have the opportunity to direct it this year. I still love VBS, but little did I know, that it would take over our entire lives for months! The theme this year was "Outrigger Island" and Mark will attest to the fact that luau supplies and Hawaiian decor began to pile up in various places around our home. Leis, palm trees, shells.. you name it, we had it! Conveniently, Mark had a conference in Orlando the week of VBS and missed the last minute chaos. Well, once the week started, the kids didn't make it to bed before 10:30 every night. They watched a lot of Boomerang that week while I melted into the couch. But all of the hard work was worth it! VBS was fabulous! It was the largest turnout anyone could remember and a number of kids made decisions to follow Christ. Our pastors each took a pie in the face because the kids raised almost $1000 to purchase Spanish Bibles for kids in the Dominican Republic. Wow! It was fun and I'm not exhausted anymore. We are just now getting rid of the last of the decorations and I think the kids will stop singing the theme song sometime around Christmas time.

1 comment:

Pikes Pickles said...

Jennifer-
It looks like you did an amazing job! Good for you! The children are so sweet!The little grass skirts are so sweet.

I am looking forward to "someones" birthday pictures posted on the blog as well!Happy Birthday to that "someone".