Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Trip to Big Mama's House

Some time last year my sister, Cristi, and I took all of our kiddo's to Corsicana to visit our grandmother; affectionately known as Big Mama. We had a great time and my grandmother loved getting to see her great-grandchildren. Unfortunately, we don't get to see her as often as we would like. We love her and she loved seeing the kids!
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Monday, January 14, 2008

Update to Rope's Course at Falls Creek

As I have posted about before, the kids always have an opportunity to climbed on the ropes course at Falls Creek. Well, these are the pictures of Zhakery climbing last summer. He has made it to the top to ring the bell the last 2 years. It is amazing to watch how fast he moves to the top. As most of you know, Zhak is about 6 feet tall so he can actually reach the next level each time he stands! I always love the day of the ropes course!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ropes Course at Falls Creek

I am so excited! I made this collage (using Picasa) of Jakob climbing on ropes course last summer at Falls Creek Youth Camp. This is the 3rd year Jakob has climbed and each year he gets a little higher. We have to remember...Jake won't even be old enough to GO to youth camp until the summer of 2009! The perks of being a youth pastors son. I would imagine that by the time he is a youth he will have it mastered.

I have some great pictures of Zhakery making it to the top and ringing the bell which is 35 feet in the air! I will post those soon. In fact, I even have shots of Rylee giving it her best try. ME you might ask...HA HA HA HA! Many of you who know me know that I am terrified of heights! No ropes course for this Mom...I cheer and encourage from the ground. Jeff has helped with the ropes the last two years, but the first year he did climb a pole that was 35 feet high and the goal was to jump off...yes I said jump off to a net. WHATEVER!

This is always an awesome day for the whole group. The workers discuss how it feels to be encouraged and to step outside of their comfort zone. Then we discuss how it is so scary trusting others even with the ropes and harnesses. All of this is related to the security we have in Jesus Christ and how he calls us to bold and courageous for Him.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Scrap Booking 17 years worth of photos!!

Okay, so my two boys birthdays are coming up at the end of January and the first of February (so much for good family planning) and I decided to put together two for each child. I have been working like a mad woman trying to organize the most current events in their lives as well as the baby pagers I already have done. I got this wild idea last weekend...this is my way of doing things, and I thought it might be a cool thing just from me on their 15th and 12th birthdays.I want to have it completed by January 19th because that is the day of the family birthday party!!! Crazy or not, the kids have always gotten a big kick out of all the pictures we take so hopefully this will be special just for them. Of course this does mean I will need to add to my daughters by June!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

My first post!

Hello Everyone!

Well this is my first post. I have a friend who posts regularly and she seems to have a blast doing decided to give it a try myself. I'm going to use my space to post thoughts and events that take place in the world of Bradford.
By the way, the picture is our family kitty named Tiger. He is an awesome kitty...eventhough he does have a thing for our Betta named Blue!