Youth Christmas Banquet 2016

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It was a beautiful night. And a tasty night. A few details and credits before I let pictures tell all. Continue reading “Youth Christmas Banquet 2016”

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Youth Camp-Out

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I love these people! Youth camp-out was a success I’d say. The weather was perfect…warm sunshine during the day with chilly nights that made you want to pull in a little closer to the fire. Lots of great memories were made and marshmallows were roasted.

I may not be the most observant person I’ve ever met but I loved watching these young people and the different gifting that each one has. I can’t wait to see what God is gonna do with this beautiful group of people. You’ve got the servant-that is found quietly picking up trash or bringing someone coffee, then there’s the conversationalist-that is constantly starting great discussions with a small group around them that everyone wants to be apart of, the listener-simply being a sounding board for those around them, the cheerful one-making everyone’s day, the giggly one-who’s laughter is contagious, the musical ones-who play guitar and mandolin getting the crowd singing, the observant one-who notices when someone needs a hug, the thankful ones and the list goes on and on….each one is gifted differently and that is why we need each other.

A weekend like this is only a success if everyone gives of their talents, gives a little of themselves, gets a little vulnerable and opens up. I’m so thankful that we have such a great group of young people that give 100%. I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend together! But oh, I ate way too many cookies! Haha

Here are a few snapshots of our time. 

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This dear lady pulled more than her share of the load….let’s just say that she is amazing!

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Football can get intense with this many guys.

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Two of our chefs!

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…and another great cook! =) She makes the best granola, just saying!

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Morning faces with that first mug of coffee.

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I was so thankful for this pop-up on the chilly nights…thanks to a great friend for letting us borrow it!

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No one was exempt from clean-up duty.

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Leonard kept these pots full of fresh coffee all the day long. We went through pounds of it!

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While his wife kept everyone full and happy…they make a great team!

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This guy….be still my beating heart.

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There was no lack in cute babysitters all weekend long! =)

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Yogurt parfaits…one of my favorite things in life!

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Saturday evening Daniel Esh came and shared on the Kingdom of God. It was really good but I ended up in the pop-up with Olivia during most of it. She did super well the entire weekend but of course there were times when she just needed some quiet.

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Sunday morning we had a time of worship and then Lester led in a study of the book of Esther. It was an open discussion and very interesting to learn some history that I hadn’t known before.

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And that’s a wrap!

Life is best when shared with friends…lets have a repeat of this event again next year.

Christmas {youth} Banquet

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It was a gorgeous night with gorgeous people. The brilliant idea came from Kelsey to plan a Christmas Banquet for the youth. I think it was a success and hopefully to be repeated in years to come. I only wish we would have had a photo-booth set up with all the props that go with it, because everyone came so handsomely and beautifully dressed. Continue reading “Christmas {youth} Banquet”