Juggling Life with Joy!

Juggling Life with Joy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kelley's Party

Here are a few pics from a birtday party that some of us did for Kelley! She never had a surprise party, so some of us decided to give her one! I can't believe we pulled it off! ha! Here are just a few pics that we took. And there were lots of giggles! Kelley really had no idea....She actually thought I was meeting with her because I needed to talk to her about something! Joke's on her!
We had a great time.
For those of you who don't know who Kelley is she is the preschool director at our church. She loves on the babies and kids in the hall. She was also a great help to us when we moved to Salem, because I had no idea where we were! I didn't even know where Walmart was....now that is bad! She is a great friend and I appreciate all the things that she does!
Lisa, Heather, me
Amber, Kelley, Teresa

The Birthday girl!

Some of the Randolph family

This is not such a good pic of my son! He ate cake and I took this before I was able to clean his face! HA! If you know Caleb it is hard to get him to be still for a camera!
Anyway, this is Jessica and her husband Gregg is our Worship Pastor at Bethel. They just came to minister to the Bethel family in February. We have been very blessed by the many things that Gregg is doing with our choir, and Praise Team. Jessica is a nurse and she also plays the flute! She has a servant's heart and a vey humble spirit. I am so excited to have them here. They have a son named Dawson and he is a great kid! He is one and very precious! I unfortunately didn't get a pic of Gregg. He was also taking pics where we were at and I never got the chance to take one! Until I am able to, you can just come worship with us and see him leading worship! LOL!
We have been blessed beyond measure by all the staff at Bethel and their families.

Caleb and Jess...sorry about the messy face!

A wedding....

In September, my brother is getting married to Tammy Boyd. She went to highschool with me and we were in the band together. She also played the flute. This is a pic that I took of them at a cookout that we went to while we were visiting my family in NC. The kids instantly fell in love with her and she seems to have bonded well with my parents and of course Richard. The important thing most of all is that she really loves my nephews Tre' andBraiden. I pray that they will have a great wedding and marriage... I will get to be a bridesmaid and Kaitlyn is a jr. bridesmaid and Kyndal is a flower girl! Can't wait to see them in their dresses.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Quick trip to NC!

I got to go home to North Carolina for a few days back in May! Me and the kids had so much fun seeing our sweet friends from Scotland Neck! Kaitlyn's friend Olivia was having a birthday party when we went home so we got to play outside and fellowship. Here are a few pics of some of the kiddos that we love back in good 'ol NC! We went home to also see my family and went to a cookout for my brother and his future bride Tammy! I will post something about that soon! While I was in NC, some of my sweet girlfriends and sisters in Christ went out to eat and catch up on life! It was so much fun! We went to TGIFridays, and then to Dunkin Donuts! And yes we had coupons! ha! I loved catching up! The next morning we were able to visit Dawson Church and hug on our sweet Dawson family. It was great to visit and spend some time with my BFF Charlene!Below are just some pics of the kids! Aren't they precious!
Caleb...bubbles! He said, " Wook mommy! "
My bestfriends child, Emma Kate! She is hilarious!

My sweet friend, Sugar's child! His name is Luke and he is a sweet baby!

Madelyn and Kyndal on the trampoline! Madelyn is Charlene's middle girl and she is a doll! Madelyn is Kyndal's Idol! She talks about Madelyn all the time!

Bibbity Bobbity Boo!

Kyndal Grace was in her second dance recital! She really loves dancing and doing ballet! I love watching her too! If you know my Kyndal you know singing and dancing is her thing! She is graceful for her age and she gets into her positions and makes sharp moves! We are so proud of her! Of course, I cried when I saw her! I hope this is something that she will continue to do throughout highschool!
Kyndal dancing on stage

Three friends who dance with Kyndal!

The princess!

I love this pic of her showing she has no teeth!

Kyndal Grace

Anniversary weekend in Charlottesville

Mark Hall
Casting Crowns!!!

Michie's Tavern

Inside the Tavern

The food was excellent!!!!

Almost a month ago Hilton and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary! I know! Wow! It's hard to belive! I still love him and I enjoy being right beside him all the way in our ministry. While at times it can be demanding ministry is so wonderful and I can't imagine doing anything else! So anyway, We hardly ever go anywhere with out the kids and we went away for night to Charlottesville, Va! Ok... our actual anniversary is April 5....but we were so busy plus I got Hilton a really awesome present! We got to go see Casting Crowns in concert! That is one of our favorite groups! Now....they were not at all about putting on a performance.... it was a worship service!!!! That group is so REAL! I felt like I could just walk right up to them and start a conversation. They didn't even try to "sell" their tshirts and CDS! (Which is a major turnoff to me, when you have a commercial in the middle of your concert to sell something) Anyway, I didn't know this but the band leader, Mark Hall is still a full time youth pastor in GA! wow! In fact, everyone in the band is in youth ministry! Most of the songs that the group sings has a story behind them. Mark told us a few and it puts a whole new meaning to the song. The only thing that the Mark did talk about was how he and his family give money to World Vision. World Vision is a ministry that gives money to help kids in other countries. It is a legit ministry and most of the money that you donate to your child goes to them! Check it out! Our family has a little girl and we send money to the ministry to help her family. We have the kids involved in it and everything. Anyway that is another whole post! After the concert that night if you turned in your World Vision stuff then you got a "free" book that Mark wrote! It is about his testimony and also about the reasons behind some of those songs they sing! I have cried at everyone I have read so far! You should get the book!

Anyway, it was a much needed trip! We went down the day before the trip and went sight seeing and ate at a place called Michies Tavern! It was the best food! See pics! It was near Monticello and sat back in those Colonial Times. Then we went to downtown Charlottesville... it is a pretty neat city! We can't wait to go back! Here are a few pics!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer Break is almost here!
So I am trying to make a calendar for the kids and was wondering what are you doing with the kids? Please leave comments! I am wondering what sort of maybe "cheap" or "free things" you are doing!