Sunday, September 28, 2008

TLC Missions Conference & All Nations Sunday '08

We had a great time at the TLC Missions Conference & All Nations Sunday this weekend!!!! Yesterday we had a crusade in our Hispanic district of Kansas City! We had a great turn out!! Today was also awesome!! We had a lot of songs in multi languages, we had a flag ceremony, there were tons of people dressed in ethnic dress and we had a great time!!! We had record attendance today of 467!!!!! So exciting!!! Enjoy the pictures...and I also posted a video of part of worship today!!!
Check out this video: TLC Missions Conference 08

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I have been thinking a lot lately about life. What is it in life that drives you? What are the passions in your life? Why do you get up every morning, and go to bed every night to see a new day? Is it family? Friends? God? Relationships? Success? Work? What is it that pulls you every day? I was having a conversation with my cousin last night who is in her senior year of high school. And it just made me think. I challenged her to do what she wants to do in life. Make it happen. You know, a lot of people think that they can’t do a lot of things in life. But, really, if you set your mind to do it, what’s holding you back? Especially if you are young. You have your whole life ahead of you. Make your dreams come true. I know decisions are scary, and honestly, who really likes to make decisions, especially hard ones. Find out what your passions are, and live it. Make memories! When you’re older and you look back on you’re life and see what all you did, you will always remember that time when you made your dreams come true! Make it happen!

I received an email from a friend that she had forwarded to me. And it makes so much sense. It reads:
“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and its harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back. Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.”

Think about that. We have to make the best of every moment, no matter what comes our way. Yes, there are some tough things that come our way, but life still goes on. Make the best of the situation and be thankful that it wasn’t any worse. Sometimes Life can put us and pull us in directions that we don’t want to go in, but if we make the best of the situation and take God with us, He will help us through it.

I don’t know why I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Maybe its on my heart for a reason? Who knows. I know I’m speaking for myself, but maybe this will help encourage someone to get out there and fulfill a dream that they’ve always wanted to fulfill. :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Tennessee '08

This past weekend, I went to see one of my best friends, Jennifer and her husband Brady!! They just had baby Bradyn about 3 weeks ago. I am so glad that I was able to go spend a weekend up there!! I had a blast!! Bradyn is SO adorable...and Auntie Krista just had to spoil him a little. hehehe It just felt so good to hang out! On Saturday, I spent alot of the day with Shannon. He got a few people together and we went out on his friends boat for awhile. (Yes, I got sunburned lol). It was a lot of fun! We had lunch right on the lake, it was awesome and the food was yummy!! Saturday night, Jen and Brady, a couple of their friends, Shannon, and I went bowling. That was only the 2nd time I've been bowling, but it was a smokin' game! It was so much fun!!! I didn't get any pictures of us bowling or on Sunday. :( But it was a great weekend and I had a great time! Thank You Jen & Brady, and Shannon for a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Girls Night Out!

I thought I already posted these pics, but I didn't. A couple of weeks ago, my favorite cousin, Paulette, and her daughter Bethany and I went out!! We had so much fun...we laughed all night long! Of course, it doesn't take much for us to do that! haha They hardly ever get to go down to The Plaza and they had never been to The Cheesecake we went to The Plaza, had dinner, and then walked around for awhile. The weather was beautiful and we got some awesome pictures around The Plaza. :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Surprise Birthday Party!!!

So this past weekend, my sister Robyn and I threw a Surprise B-Day party for Jeff (Robyn's husband)! It was so much fun!!! And we actually pulled it off!!! He was SO surprised!!! We did a baseball theme and it turned out awesome!! I made the cakes and took them from Kansas City to St. Louis and they actually survived! haha! Anyway, it was a great weekend!!! Sunday we got a lot of the hurricane weather but it was gone by Sunday afternoon. Anyway, Happy Birthday Jeff! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Last Sunday, I watched Caedyn for a couple of hours during the Staff Meeting. He is SOO adorable!!! He is almost 3 years old now! Here are a couple of pictures while we were just hanging out! :) Love this kid!!! Poor baby has a boo-boo on his forehead.

Labor Day Weekend '08

This Labor Day Weekend was great! Amanda came into town again and we just hung out all weekend. We went to a T-Bones game, and went to The Plaza. But it was alot of fun and I'm glad Amanda got to come up! Here are a few pics we took this weekend...