Friday, February 24, 2012

Adding more to our Life!

We have been attending our Church for a few months now, so we have decided we would like to get more involved in some of the ministries.  Chris and Tyler went on a ski retreat a couple of weeks ago with the youth group.  All the teens were talking about how Mr. Fresh is so awesome.  Chris is awesome with teens, he has such a gift with them.  So he is going to be a youth group leader, which is cool since Tyler is in there with him. 
I have been feeling called to do something too.  I always loved helping out with AWANA.  I have helped out with T & T girls (3rd & 4th), Cubbies (3 & 4 yrs old), and the nursery.  So, I volunteered to help out where ever they needed me.  Looks like I get to try something new this time, because they need me in Sparks (K-2nd)!  I get to be with Zachary & Logan in Sparks.  We start helping this Sunday!!

We have also decided to join the YMCA!  The kids and I have been going all this past week!  The kids love going to hang out there!  Tyler gets to go to the teen center, which he loves!  The rest of the kids are all together.  Kyndal is having the hardest time being there.  My poor baby just cries the whole time.  Hoping she gets use to it quickly!  I am really enjoying it.  Excited to start taking some classes like Zumba and Kickboxing!  I tried Yoga last night, and I am sore today! 
I am looking forward to swimming some this year with the kids.  We haven't been swimming since the summer before last!  I want to get Mason and Kyndal use to the water!  Maybe I can even get Chris to come swim and workout eventually!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Haircuts Are Not So Easy

Going to get haircuts with 6 kids is a tough job!!  I took the kids to Cookie Cutters and got the youngest 4 kids a haircut.  Kyndal does very well sitting there and letting someone cut her hair!  Not so easy on me, while I'm trying to stand there with her and the other kids are running a muck through the salon.  They were running around, going down the slide, playing on the other chairs, whining and complaining about anything they could! 
Kyndal had alot of fun walking around while the other kids were getting their hair cut!  Though Tyler didn't like following her around to keep her out of everything while I was with the other kids getting their hair cut!

I think Mason's hair looks more different than anyone else.  Here is a before and after shot of his hair!

Next time, I will definitely take Chris with me to help out!  Not a trip I want to do by myself again!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rock & Worship Roadshow 2012

On Saturday night, Chris, Tyler and I went to the Rock & Worship Roadshow!  It was a few christian bands at the Conseco Fieldhouse!  We went with some friends of ours. 
Some of the bands that were there are: MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North, Lecrae, Hawk Nelson, Disciple, and Sidewalk Prophets.  My favorite is Lecrae!  Here is one of my favorite songs that he sang that night:

All the bands did a great job.  They were sponsoring Compassion International!  They are a great organization.  Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children—enabling them to thrive, not just survive.  We sponsor a little girl in Ecuador through Compassion.   We use to think that we didn't have the money to help anyone out.  I never realized that it is only $38 a month to help a child in need!  I use to blow that much on eating out, for us it was a no brainer to not eat out a couple of times to help a child in need!
It was a really fun night out with my hubby and oldest son and our friends!!