Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
These trees were used for the ornament exchange. My Outlet ornament was chosen by Adam and I know it will hang proudly on their tree for many years to come. I went home with a special Charlie Brown Christmas ornament and recites the verses in Luke announcing the birth of Jesus...it is very cute (thanks Beth and Rich!).
I was the ornament raffle girl. I added in a math lesson as I was calling out the numbers...for example instead of 12 I would say three times four!
Toward the end of the night a dance party broke out (okay I had something to do with it breaking out)...we moved the tables and the rest is history. I am happy to report that many learned the Electric Slide (my signature dance).
This was Shannon's final official event on the Outlet social team. I personally will miss planning Outlet events with her...yet Shanifer party planning is still in business...just in new ways. This is a group shot of the leadership team. We gave Shannon the serving tray as a thank you for her service...as it says on the plate..."Thanks for plugging us in!"
Anglea, Shannon, and I "pre-dancing!"
Lots of love from the boys for John
And some of the boys showed their love again by decorating John's baby...I mean car.
Monday, December 17, 2007
The queen for this year was Heidi with 17 Buncos for the year. Kim crowned her at the start of the night. I had the most losses for the year...
I am totally fine with being the "BIGGEST LOSER".
Friday, December 14, 2007
Diane loves the "Yankee Swap" or as we on the west coast call it...the "you can steal gift exchange." Thank you Sheri and Becky for a fun night and to Nickki and Allison for opening up their home. The tree is very beautiful ladies...nice work!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
This weekend was Journey to Bethlehem at my church (Journey of Faith). Here are some fun shots of the girls from my Bible study who were in the cast...it was so fun to see them in character. When I went tonight...the streets were filled with people!
Krista as a storyteller.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
So here is the story of how I got this year's tree. Shannon and I started at the local tree lot in the Gundo. Unfortunately the trees were a little too big for my apt. Shannon was dressed up in her winter wear so we documented our stop at the tree lot with a photo. So we were off to Rite Aid to get one of the Charlie Brown trees (we knew they had good ones because we both got one there last year).
So last year...when we got the rite aid trees it was a bit of a challenge to get the tree cut and off of the wooden stand. This year was different....God is so good...He blessed me on Saturday night. When we went to Rite Aid the Svendsens and the Arnolds were there picking up some things. Erik offered to help me get my tree ready for its stand...he had a handy chain saw that was the perfect size for the job. Nicole...smiling proudly at her husband's handy work.
Decking the halls!
And one more of the tree...I hope you all get to see it in person...I am excited to come home to lights on the tree...smell of Christmas in my apartment...and all of that good stuff.
Merry Christmas everyone...let us continue to celebrate the season remembering that God loves us so much that he sent his son Jesus to be born to die on the cross for our sins.
Thank you Lord!