Thursday, April 06, 2006

Random News and Notes

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a popular phrase we have around here, "Springtime in the Rockies". Well, we've had some very spring-like days lately with highs in the 70s. And today we have a Blizzard/Winter Storm Watch in effect until noon tomorrow. Weird, huh? I'll keep you posted...especially if we get a snow day tomorrow. I'm not planning on it, but it would make me happy if it happened to work out that way!

Remember back in January when my friend photographed John and Will for Pray! magazine? Well, I got some copies from her last week and their picture turned out great. If you can find a copy of the March/April issue, see if you can spot them! I don't know if you can buy it from Christian Booksellers/Retailers. It's a publication of NavPress and is a sister magazine to Discipleship Journal. I guess you could always try to find it online. Sorry I don't have a link.

John's sermon from last week won't be available online after all. A new girl was manning the sound booth and it didn't get recorded on Sunday. Sorry you can't hear it. It was a good one.

Here's a funny story I wanted to share. I was working in the library at the kids' school a few weeks ago helping the kindergarteners check out books. The kindies are only allowed to check out one book per visit, and they have to return their book in order to check out a new one. One little girl I was helping had forgotten her book and was so disappointed that she had to leave without a new one. I reminded her the name of the book she had out and she couldn't remember where it was. I asked her to get her mom to help her look for it. She told me she didn't have it any longer and when I asked her where she thought it was, her eyes got REALLY big and she told me she put it under her pillow and the tooth fairy took it. It was ALL I could do not to laugh. Too funny! I think she really believed the tooth fairy took it because she kept telling me she didn't have that book at home.

Last week I decided after a lot of though and a lot of prayer to sign up as a Creative Memories consultant. Creative Memories is a photo-preservation/scrapbook supply company. I've loved and used their product for nine years, and preserving my family's memories/stories is really my passion. So, it wasn't a big stretch to decide to do this. In fact, I've had people trying to convince me to do this for years. This time, though, the time felt right and I'm pretty excited about it. Yesterday I got my consultant kit and I was like a kid in a candy store. It was three boxes worth of stuff I get to play with! Poor John, he got a box from UPS too that had some copies of his Mark/Luke LTQ Bible studies but it got opened last. His books look GREAT by the way! I'm so proud of him. Last week when his parents were here we visited Focus on the Family (Abbey refers to it as Family Pocus) and they had copies of his studies in their bookstore. That was really great to see and we were all so proud of him!

We've had a busy week and are looking forward to having NOTHING to do tonight.

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