The purpose of this blog is to share with you a little of what God is doing in my life! Also, some posts will be filled with words of Encouragement! Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2013 In Review - November

November was filled with remembering our Veterans by hosting a Banquet for the many Veterans in the East Texas area.  The highlight for me was singing, with the ALERT choir, "Salute to the Armed Forces" and seeing the different men and women stand when their part was sung. :)  

Another fun activity was a trip to Dallas to spend a super weekend with Stacey Smith & Katie Blikstad.  The weekend consisted of a Jewelry party, shopping the Dallas malls, including Charming Charlies and movie night!!

The final event was hosted by Sharon Harmon was Missionary Prayer Night where we were to make a food from a different country and dress in the traditional garb!  

I sooooooooo wanted to buy these earrings!!!  Rather heavy but definitely stunning!!!

Our lovely hostesses, Stacie and Katie

Katharine & Siobhan enjoying time with Lydia!

Hannah & Lydia Blikstad - our other hosts!

Back row: Siobhan, Hannah, Kristin, Katharine, Stacie, Ellen, and Dorcas holding Audrey
Front row: Esther, me, Hannah with Lydia and Katie

Love that girl (Amanda Pendergast) - she's crazy!

The group!

Always have to have a fun picture!

India - Becca, Rachel, me and Kristin

Asia - Amanda, Siobhan, Joy and Crystal

Israel - Rachel, Elizabeth and Joanna Kane

Europe - Hannah, Rebecca, Dorcas, Amanda, Sharon Harmon

Enjoyed dressing up - these pants are literally one size fits all! :)

So glad to attend Lauren Howard's bridal shower - in a few months she will be Mrs. Sam Behr

So enjoyed having Emily Cade serving her at ALERT for 2 months!  Precious girl!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2013 In Review - Sara & Lucas Cherry's Wedding

Two days after Family Camp I was thrilled to board a plane and head northward to Pennsylvania for my dear friends wedding!!!  Sara Nelson married Lucas Cherry on October 20th on a gorgeous acreage overlooking the beautiful fall trees!  I thoroughly enjoyed helping with decorating, set up, and helping the bride!!!  Sigh...what a beautiful wedding!

Playing store with Silas - you pay for the merchandise then you get the money back plus candy!  I like!! :)

Shiloh showing off his purchases!

We have WAY too much fun together!

The lovely Bride, Bridesmaids, Flowergirls and Ring Bearer

Sara made a stunning Bride!

Sara, Stefanie, Katherine and Suzi

The theme word while setting up was "Random". I learned a lot of new ways to decorate "randomly"

Father & Bride

The gorgeous backdrop - home of Lucas's Mom.

The Happy Couple and bridal party!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2013 in Review - October (Family Camp)

October at ALERT means Family Camp.  Over 1000 people attend and have a spendid week rappeling, canoeing, doing archery, trail rides, sessions with Lew Sterrett and so much more! The theme this year was Colonial Times.
Time at the corral with Lew Sterrett - an all time favorite!

The amazing kitchen staff that kept us fed!!! Sabrina, Dorcas, Amariah, Rebekah, Rebekah :) and Emily!

Lake Day competition - sand creations!

The lovely Olivia and Mrs. Horsman at our campground check in!

My highlight of the week was the opportunity to put together the opening ceremony.  Major Zachry read the Bill of Rights while these amazing folks gave a small picture of each one!  It was awesome!!!  And...this Canadian now knows the Bill of Rights! :)

This young lad won the contest for the largest fish caught!
Nicknamed "Fairy godmother", Melonie Bogner is just that!  She brightens up our day and we always love having her around!

My boss, Major Zachry & Mrs. Zachry

So much fun getting to spend time with family - Whitney & Gloria Fagala!

Colonel Tanner and Jonathan Boulden in Costume

Lt. Horsman being held at gun point

Misja and Margaret making (and wearing) cotton candy!!

Singing around the campfire

Amy and Rachel

Mrs. Youngblood and Kristen.  Kristen has been a great asset to our office!

Face painting at Lake Day

Captain Switzer and Lt. Dudley - our master chefs for the barbeque

This young lad wanted to work at ALERT so his name tag could have "wings".  So mid week we ended up putting an eagle emblem on his name tag!  So fun!

The infamous dunk tank.  And when you can't hit the silly thing....rung at it and push it! :)

Love these girls - Christina, Siobhan, Elisabeth, Joanna and Zailynne

The Orr gals - Hannah, Rebecca and Kristina

Always enjoy meeting new friends - Mary Nicholson!

Monday, January 13, 2014

2013 in Review - September

September brought around another friends wedding - this time in New Orleans!  And I was simply thrilled that Mom & Dad were going to be there too!!!!
Classic New Orleans - perfect venue for a wedding! 

Waiting for the Chimney sweeps to appear!

The beautiful Bride.  I have never seen a bouquet like hers - it was a collection of pins!

Mr. & Mrs. Alex Montgomery!

Mom & Dad with Mr. & Mrs. Whitmore!

So happy to celebrate with the happy couple!

The next day I was delighted to introduce my parents to friends from Mississippi.  We even saw footage of their latest hunt - a 12 foot 3 inch alligator!

Singspiration - the Girl's House

Camps & Conference singing, "Excuses."

Hunter Kendall playing the trumpet with one hand, holding the bow in the other and Benj Cahill strumming the bow! Amazing talent!

Esther playing with her family.

The Morrison-Liu Family

Harp duet with Cherith Hendrich - "Holy, Holy, Holy/Holy is He."

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