Thursday, July 25, 2013

Still Here....

Yes, for any of you that may still be following my blog. I am still here. I did not mean to stay away for so long. Again, I will tell you that life just happens and one day it is May and the next its the end of JULY!!
Scenes from Kea's Field Day









We have had a full summer. Work, rain, work, rain, karate, mow the grass, rain, karate, laundry, bush hog the yard, work, rain... haa!!! well you get the idea any way! 

Besides lots of rain this summer we have been busy, but not as busy as summer's past. Bub decided not to play Legion baseball this year, which meant that baseball was over in May. We ACTUALLY had a break. For those of you that don't know....Legion ball is about 30 games in about 6 weeks. With all the rain that we had, I am very thankful for a baseball free summer. It is the first time in well, I guess 10 years!! Yes, 10 years! I love watching him play ball, but it was a nice break.

VBS started the day my boys got out of school. It came and went like a whirlwind, and I have no pictures. But I do have this video of our pastors.... they are such GREAT SPORTS!! (warning...you may need to run to the bathroom :D ) Oh...sorry, I could not hold the camera still for laughing!!

video


I usually take lots of pix on Family Night, but this year, we had a special event to attend that night, 
SIS got her CNA Certification!! She was in class every Tuesday & Thursday since November. And that night was her final night and they honored each of those ladies at the end of class. This is a big deal because she was accepted into a Nursing Program for the Fall, and having her CNA Certification is a requirement of the program (which by the way, she took her state test two weeks ago and she is now CERTIFIED!!)) So now she is ready for the next step to becoming a Nurse!!
 
Getting a big ole hug from her Instructor (a dear friend of mine from high school


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Way to go LADIES!!!

It is so cool how the Lord placed Sis in her class - I haven't seen her in YEARS!!

Next up was Youth Camp - AWESOME AWESOME!!!
Worship Time - (our Bub on the drums!! BLESSED!!)
Love how the Lord works and for the opportunity to be a part of these students' lives. Being in Children's Ministry for years, God has blessed us with being able to see them grow not only physically, but spiritually over the years. They are such a blessing, as well as our Youth Pastor and his wife!!  We had lots of time with the Lord, food, (always have food!!) fun, fellowship, tubing, ziplining.... I got pix of some, but not others!

Lesson time



Of course Kea is a "little youth"


Sweet girls


Love this boy!


Praising the King!


Suiting up for ZIPLINE!
Ready... when's my turn?? (no not really - I didn't want a turn)

video
 My brave Zippy!!! :)
Going home after a quick stop at Fro*urt. YUM!!
 Well, that's all the time I have for now..... hopefully I will finish catching up soon!!

Have a blessed day!


3 comments:

Sherry said...

Hi, friend! So glad to read and catch up on you and your family on here. I am glad you guys are having a great summer and to hear about the kids' accomplishments. I know you are a proud momma! Thank you so much for your encouragement and prayers!

Ibukun said...

Piper!
Boy have I missed your posts. You know the funny thing is that I was just thinking about you two days ago and wondering when you'd blog next. Happy to know that you're having an amazing summer with your family and with people you love. Congratulations to Sis on her certification. She should totally get to blogging and sharing her experiences like her momma. So fun!

Sherry said...

Hi, Piper! I know you are busy these days with family, but I thought you might be interested in meeting some other NC blog friends. I made this little blog last night with the hopes that it will grow and allow us to come together with other bloggers from our state and share stories about our lives in this great state. I know I have made so many wonderful connections with people like you through blogging, and I welcome the opportunity for more. Check out and follow the new page: http://tarheelbloggers.blogspot.com/

I plan to add link ups where we can link stories we write. :-)