Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Lil Man!!!

Happy Birthday to my Bubby!!! He just turned 2 years old! (Yes, I 'stole' this picture off of his Mommy's blog, It's a Wonderful Life.)

I can't believe that he is 2 years old already....he is growing up so fast! Where does the time go? I was talking to my bestie (Bradyn's Mommy) the other night, and I got to hear Bradyn say my name...and I'm not gonna lie, it melted my heart!

Happy Birthday, Bubby! I hope you had a fun time at your party with all of your friends! Auntie K can't wait to see you in a few weeks! You've stolen my heart and I can't wait to give you a big hug! You're growing up fast, such a handsome lil fella, and I can't wait to see how God unfolds your life. You already love Jesus with all of your heart and He has great things in store for you! I love you, lil man!!!

Auntie K

Another Week Gone By...

Well, another week has come and gone....without much to blog about. The work week went by pretty good with Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday nights filled with church activities. Then Saturday afternoon we traveled to Joplin, which is about 2 hours from Kansas City, to sing with MoMass! We had a great trip and MoMass was amazing! God moved in and did some great things! Needless to say we didn't get back home till about 1:30 in the morning then had to get up for church this morning. lol But..I will say that church was awesome today! We had our annual Missions Conference Sunday led by Nathan and Melody Harvey. Bro Vic Votaw did a great job preaching today! God did some awesome stuff! So thankful for what God is doing at TLC!

Monday, August 23, 2010

What's Been Going On....

I can't believe its been about a week since my last post. So..this post is to let you know that I'm still alive! :) Last week was a very long week yet it seemed busy. My sister Darla and her husband Jonathan also came into town for a couple of days. So I spent quite a lot of time with them as we won't see them for 6 months. They'll be heading to Vanautu next week for some missionary work. But we had a great time hanging out. This weekend was a blast! One of my besties, Melodie, came up for the weekend and we had an awesome time!!! Didn't get much sleep but it was worth it! Lots of talking, lots of laughing, and lots of reminiscing...can't go wrong with any of that! :) On a side note, I'm still working on creating some creations that I will soon be sharing! :) Can't wait to share them with everyone! Hope yall have had a great start to this new week! I'm exhausted and fixin' to get some beauty

Until next time!

Monday, August 16, 2010

"We, The Beloved"

A couple weeks ago I did a post about our young people. 3 of our young people have started a new band at church called, "We, The Beloved"! They are awesome!!! Just a side cousin is the drummer! :) I wish his mic would have been turned on...but this was their first time playing and singing together! (The way the blog is set up you can't see the see the full view, you can go to and type in We, The Beloved.)

Here is a video of them playing during Vindicated Student Ministries service!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Coming Soon...

I'm excited about the things to come! I wish I could give all the details right now, but I can't just yet. :) Don't you just hate it when people do that?! LOL Let's just say that my creativeness has gotten outside the box the last couple of weeks and I can't wait to share! :) Stay tuned!

With that being said...I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend! I've had a good weekend...although I'm not ready to go back to work tomorrow, its been good...a much needed weekend of just hanging out, talking and hanging out with friends, cleaning, working out, and just doing whatever needed to be done. Although didn't get as much done as needed, still felt good to do what I could. :) We all need weekends like that right?! :)

Hope yall have a great week!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Funny Moment in the Ford Home...

I have to say that this was quite the funny moment in the Ford home today. LOL Of course I'm not posting the pictures that my Mom took of my Dad and I laying in the hallway...that is just not okay! LOL But this one I will post...I was laughing so hard, I couldn't even screw the screw in the right hole. I'm sure it didn't have anything to do with the angle I was having to be in or anything. LOL Just picture this....look at the picture above...see how big the hallway is? Yeah, its not big enough for two people....Dad laying down in the hallway and I'm laying half in the hallway and half in between the hall and the dryer. LOL Yeah, lets just say it was NOT comfortable. LOL All I can say is that WE had no idea what we were doing. After much groaning, laughing, and frustration...Mom finally called some guy they know and had him come over and help fix it. LOL Thank the Lort! :) Hope this brought a smile to you today...its okay to laugh...Mom and I did...Dad, not so much. LOL

Heart and Spa

All I can say is that we have the BEST First Lady ever!! Sister Gleason is amazing!! She is over our Ladies Ministry at church and she schedules "Heart and Spa" night at her house every so often for different age groups. This last Monday was for the Single Ladies. I have to be honest and say that I didn't really want to specific reason, just been in a weird mood lately and "wasn't feeling it". But I am so glad that my deary friend, Crystal, made me go! LOL I honestly have to say that I had a great time! Sister Gleason spoke into us and it was right what I needed to be reminded of. I love hearing her speak! Afterwards, we had a time of refreshments, hand paraffin, foot massage, hand massage, face mask, and a professional massage therapist came for a back massage! It was wonderful! Thank You Sister Gleason for speaking into us and taking time out of your busy schedule for us.
**Sister Gleason has other pictures...but the one above is the only one I got...Me and Crystal after she got her face mask on. She's going to kill me for posting this. LOL**

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fun in the Square!

A couple of days before my niece left town, we decided to do a photo shoot together. We got a late start so we only got a few pictures...but we had alot of fun doing it! She was here for 3 weeks and I miss her so much!
I miss and love you, Ashlyn!!

This is my favorite picture ever!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

This afternoon after church we decided to go to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. It is such a cool building! We didn't have much time before they closed, so maybe we'll go back again soon...but here are a few pictures that I took. It is so beautiful inside...all marble and room after room filled with many different types of art. Enjoy!

Front view of the Museum

I love the huge badmittens there!

At the top of the steps at the museum looking back the very end is Theis Park.

The view as soon as you walk into the lobby of the museum

I love this picture!!!

Bethany and Ashlyn having a great time. lol

This is art? Really? Pretty sure we could do something like this and call it art. Just sayin. lol

So I've come to realize that I LOVE chandaliers!!

This is the Rozelle Court restaurant that is in the Museum....I am SO in LOVE with this European style! I can NOT wait to go eat here!!! Oh my word!

As we were leaving, had to get this one last view! What an amazing place!

Pasta con Broccoli

3-4 cooked chicken breasts, cut into pieces
Noodles (we used about half a box)
2 jars of alfredo sauce (of your choice)
1 can of diced tomatoes
2-3 florets of cooked broccoli
A little milk to stir around and make it easier to stir
Salt and Pepper to taste

We'll Miss You, Michelle!

Another dear friend of mine has decided to move away! Doors have opened for her to move to North Carolina! I am so happy for her since she has been wanting to do this for awhile...but I am going to miss her dearly. We haven't gotten to hang out as often the past couple of years, but we always seem to pick up right where we left off! Love you Michelle, and I wish you the very best!

Rachael took these couple of pictures of Michelle with Pastor and Sister Gleason before she it!

Pastor and Sister Gleason praying a blessing over Michelle....we have the best Pastor in the world!

Generate 2010

Vindicated Student Ministries (VSM) at The Life Church had their annual youth week this past week! I am so godly proud of all of our young people. They have such a heart for God and want to do His will.
Such an awesome group of young people!

Photo by: Rachael Bellamy...part of the VSM worship team
VSM worship team

VSM has a new band called "We, The Beloved"...they are awesome!!! I love that they are using their talent for God! I will try and get a video of them soon...

TLC "LIVE in the CITY"

Well, it's been a little over a week since I last posted's been a really busy week, so bear with me while I get this caught up with everything thats been going on around here lately. :)

July 31st was an awesome success as TLC had our "Live in the City" event held at Theis Park, near The Plaza in Kansas City. It was AMAZING!! A great BIG Thank You goes out to Pete and Ella Olsen and their team for putting such a wonderful event together. It was great success and we had quite a few visitors come out to see what The Life Church was all about!
**Pre-warning: This will be a lengthy post**

Some of TLC's members socializing and listening to whatever was going on at the stage at the moment.

Bro Gohdes, Bro Worth, and Bro Tinsley hanging out at the Prayer Tent

Hot-Dogs and Sno-Cones!

Jeff hanging out at the Ministry Stations

Kids Corner!

TLC's "Life Ride" Ministry

Bro Bellamy, Jared, Justin, and Chris

Justin- our music minister!

Pastor Gleason welcoming us and saying a prayer before everything started

Bro McDaniel...our awesome MC'er

Puppets for the kids!

Part of TLC Vertical Praise Worship Team

Hanging out and enjoying the music and each others company while welcoming the guests that came

Half of the Worship/Music Team: Ragen, Jared, Me, Jeff, Riss, and Robert.

The other half: Robert, Jared, Andrea, Chris, Crystal, Nicole, and Justin

Nicole on the 2nd keyboard and Jared on the drums

Worship/Music Team...what a great experience to be apart of!

Worshipping in the park!

Pastor Gleason sitting by his sister Pam, and mingling with other people from TLC

Hanging out getting ready to sing again...we all look was so hot out. This is Ragen, Me, Robert, and Crystal.

Enjoying each others company!

Another smiling TLC member!

Bro Larry Carter ministered with guitar.

Friends! Getting ready to sing for choir...Alveon, Riss, Nicole, Reegan, Belinda, and Rachael

TLC Vertical Praise Choir! "Heaven on Earth"....I LOVE Vertical Praise!!!

Crystal directing choir!

Byron on the bass and Jared on the drums

The Lifehouse Skit..."Everything"

The next 2 pictures are POWERFUL!!! We don't need the things of this world!!

Thank You Jesus!!

So thankful for God's grace!

The last thing we did was the "Cardboard Testimony" was powerful and we felt the presence of God so strong....even in the park! It was amazing! This brings tears to my eyes everytime!!

Pastor Gleason ended it with prayer and there were many that felt the presence of God right there in the park! Such a sweet presence of the Lord there.

Pastor giving an encouraging word

Worshipping God right in the park! So glad we have the freedom to worship Him wherever we want!