Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Change

So...this week marks the beginning of something new in our lives. Sunday was my father's last Sunday as pastor of New Life Center, Garden City. Amazing. Almost 19 years have past since he started our church. They have been some of the hardest, yet most fulfilling, years of my life. I am proud of my parents. They started a church, and kept it alive and well through 19 years of good, bad and ugly.
Now, starting tomorrow, we will have a new pastor. Pastor Smothers is going to be a wonderful addition to our church. I am very excited about this change! But it is a bittersweet moment. A very important part of my life has ended, and something new is beginning. I thank God for my parents, for the Godly example they set for me, and for all their hard work in this ministry. And I wish them a sweet and peaceful start in this new phase of life.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

So, tomorrow is my birthday. I can't believe its already here! The summer just flew by, and I didn't even think of my birthday until last week.
We met my sister and her family in Lansing tonight for my birthday dinner. Its about halfway for both of us, so that is the usual meeting place. We went to Carrabas, which I love, and I was showered with gifts and cards. :) I have an awesome family!
Its hard to believe that I will be 31 tomorrow. Seems like just the other day I was 25! But now I am truly grown up. Weird. I still feel so young! (Yes, yes...I KNOW...I AM young!)

The girls bought me little gifts...I don't know what yet...I expect I will find out tomorrow morning. Scott got me the complete ten seasons of Friends on DVD....oh YEAH! (I am hooked...probably not the BEST show to be hooked on, but not the worst, either.)

My sis got me a gift card to Bath and Body Works....that is an awesome gift. If you know me well, you know I LOVE bath stuff!
My mom and dad got me a cute purse and a great new winter coat.
The coat reflects my individuality. Definitely. It is a mustard yellow (Dijon, to be exact) wool pea coat. I love it!
So far...its been a great birthday....let's see what tomorrow holds.

(Thanks for reading this ranting, late-night post....see you soon!)