Wednesday, November 29, 2006

OH Christmas Tree!

Surprise! I woke up from my Sunday afternoon nap to find Dave
and our
friend Dave bringing a Christmas tree in the house!
Yeah, I love the
smell of a fresh Christmas Tree!

Dave & Dave :)

It's that time of year!! Have you decorated for Christmas yet?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Small Group SPA Party!

What a blast! I had a Spa Party for my 7 grade girls small group and their moms. We all had so much fun. The night was filled with laughs, good smells, manicures, and pedicures. I had the daughters serve their mothers and then the mothers serve their daughters. It was a great night of bonding with my girls and their moms.

(Coral also helps with our 7th Grade Small group, she is on the far right in the back row. Her daughter Alivia is also in our group.)

(Time for some yummy food!)

(I was afraid that not everyone would fit in our living room, but we made it work!)

(Nails, and Satin Hands! We even had a Mary Kay Consultant from our church come to help pamper the girls and their Moms.)

(My favorite part...pedicures!)

(Group pic of all the moms and the small group, we also had Amy, the Mary Kay Consultant & friend from church and also my friend Mel there to help.)


This is the second time in 26 years that I haven't been home for Thanksgiving. But even though we were not able to be with family during Thanksgiving we were invited to share in an "American Thanksgiving Dinner" with our "family" from Kings Valley. The Bickfords invited us over for an amazing Turkey dinner! The Lamos', Ingersoll's, and Mason's were all there to share in a great night. Thank you Bickford's!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Jesus Videos

In case you haven't seen these videos, they are hilarious... Dan (Lamos) used one of them last night in his message. They are a great illustration of how people outside the church view what we do. Plus as I said they're just really funny. To watch the other videos go to Vintage21.

Monday, November 20, 2006


So here's my first attempt at designing a hooded sweatshirt. I took the logo that Kory Pence so skillfully designed for us and made it into a hoodie. I'm excited to see how they turn out. Hopefully we'll have them for January. We'll see. The chest logo is going to be raised and the other two will be screened, with the "KV" wrapping around the torso. Just figured I'd show it to everyone. You like?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Dave Goes to Church

Here's a video we made for this Sunday's Worship Service. It's the first in a series "Dave Goes to Church". This one is all about finding a parking spot. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Power of a Praying Wife

A few months ago I was asked if I wanted to be a part of a new small group from our church made up of women that would be going through the book, "The Power of a Praying Wife" by Stormie Omartian. I jumped at the opportunity because one, I heard that this was a "MUST READ" by my Aunt Joan and two, I wanted to be a part of a small group, and three, I thought this would be a great opportunity, not only to receive spiritual accountability but build new friendships at the same time.
We have been meeting now for 5 weeks and the book and the small group have been amazing! Each week we go through one chapter and then answer questions from the study guide. Plus we have a great time of prayer for one another and our husbands.
I want to challenge any wifes out there that haven't read this read it! Is praying for your husband a priority right now? If it's not, I challenge you to begin praying each day for your husband and watch and see how you will not only grow closer to your husband but also grow closer to Christ at the same time! The book is not all about "Change my husband Lord!", but it focuses first on..."Change me, Lord."

Our Small group consists of...Crystal, Melanie, ME, Corinne, and Andrea

Friday, November 10, 2006

A Boy and His Gator

Just in case anyone out there that knows Chris hasn't seen this, you gotta see it. If you don't know him it's still funny.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Booster 2006

This past weekend we took a group of our students to Booster 2006, at Bethany Bible College. It was awesome to experience what Bethany Bible College is like, it made me miss college life! We had a great weekend, there was amazing worship times, powerful speaking, crazy activities, and a great hockey game! Each year they have the Bethany Hockey team vs the "Alumni" (all the youth pastors that bring their teens) well Dave is an "Alumni" just not from Bethany...but he still got asked to play! It was sooo much fun cheering for him and a few other guys...Tim, Brent, and all the other "Alumni". We hope to take a group this spring to experience Indiana Wesleyan! Go Wildcats!:)

Group from KV Youth...there are a few missing from this picture:(

The Worship time was awesome!

My wonderful hockey player!

Lets just say...the "Alumni" didn't win:( But it was soo much fun cheering for them!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Trunk or Treat

What a blast! We all had so much fun last night helping out at King Valley's annual "Trunk or Treat". Over 200 kids came! With all the parents and helpers there, we had over 350+ people at last nights event! The first hour the kids come and play games and win heaps of prizes while they eat popcorn and cotton candy. The second hour the kids are lined up outside and go to over 50 different Trunks to get candy. So many great costumes and cute kids! As you can see Dave, myself, Mel, and Brent got into the costume fun of the night. Brent is "Mic.Steamy" Mel and I are 70's girls, and Dave is Billy Madison.