Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday Easter Service 2011

Easter Sunday is always such a special day! This year was no exception! We made a huge push to have all of our Outreach kids who come on Sunday evenings attend and help with the special songs. They practiced for weeks and did such a great job! Each class had a song they sang. Quite a few of the kids got stage fright and sat glued to their seats when it was their turn! :) We had a wonderful day with 105 people from our community in attendance! Now if we could just get them all there every Sunday! Funny thing is that everyone who was there with the exception of two people from out of town, consider our church to be their own! They all come, just usually not all on the same Sunday.

Heidi, Dave, and Troy sang with the teen class...."I've got a Mansion" and "He's Coming Soon"

The Teen Class

Sis Shirley's class....part of them

Patti's class

Only a few of Troy's class came up.....he has the rowdiest class of the bunch!!


So glad we serve a risen Saviour!!!

Happy 17th Birthday Lauren!!!

We were able to pull off a surprise birthday party for Lauren this year. I about had a nervous break-down trying to get it all together at the last minute but, it turned out great! Lauren is redoing her room in black/ hot pink so I used this theme for her decorations. It was so much fun!! I love doing this so much....wish I could start some kind of party decorating buisness!

Lauren's favorite cake is carrot cake. It was so yummy but not the easiest thing to decorate! Homeade cream cheese frosting isn't very stiff..... It isn't the most beautiful cake but, it did taste good!


Happy 17th!!

Madison, Lauren, Katie, and Tara

These girls were laughing so hard, trying to pose for this picture that they blew all the candles out before we could even take one picture! We had to relight and do it again. :)

Alex loves to open presents so he was right there helping tear into everyone. Each time they opened a gift, he thought he had bought it for her so he would tell her it was from him. Finally he exclaimed in amazement, " Lolo, I can't believe I got all this stuff for you!!!" Gotta love the innocence of 3 year olds!

Little Miss Maddie Snodgrass....look at those killer blue eyes!!

Where oh where did my baby girl go?

Happy Birthday to a bright ray of sunshine in our house!!! Love you Lo!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011


In March we celebrated my moms b-day a few days early since she was headed down to Alabama for a visit. She went to see my sister, Penny and her family for about 10 days. Tyler, Travis, Andrea, and Alex went along for the fun.....what a shock it was to our household!! Utter silence with only Lauren and Luke here!! We decided it definitely cut down on the laundry and dishes but, we didn't like it at all!!! By the end of the visit we were about ready to go roam the streets and haul home whatever kids we could find! :) They had an awesome time visiting their cousins and made memories that will last a lifetime!! Thanks Uncle Robert and Aunt Penny for letting them come!!!

Alex and Alexis Auer helping Nana open her presents!

Lauren celebrated March by making her first major purchase in life....a car!! After searching for weeks we found exactly what she was looking for, a PT Cruiser with a sun roof and the color gray! She held those precious dollars in her hand for one last time before we headed out to sign the dotted line! All those hours of working when she didn't feel like it paid off! She is now the proud owner of her own wheels.....paid for with her own $$$ So proud of you Lauren!!

February Fun

February is such a dreary month to me!! I really don't like the cold and I'm just counting the minutes until warm weather takes over and I can pull my flip flops out! :) This February was extra dreary since Troy left for a 1o day missions trip to India. To ease our lonliness we took a day and went to the new "bounce house" we have here in Cape. It turned out to be a really neat place for all ages! They even let the parents join in the jumping! I opted to watch and take pictures!

Lauren...worn out after hours of chasing Alex and Andrea around!

Luke looks pretty tired here himself!

Andrea taking a break and building some block houses

Travis takes a flying leap down a long slide

Alex taking a turn

Tyler....I think he was caught off guard on this picture!

This is definitely a place we will look forward going back to!!