Sunday, April 29, 2007

Who's Your Craw-Daddy? it is...the Crawfish Boil Post.
Saturday Austin Stone had their "Family Reunion" Annual Crawfish Boil and Baptism.
The day was beautiful and sunny (I got fried!) Temp was about 85 I think.
George and Denise's son Conner was baptized!
(the family we stayed with when we first moved to Austin)There were about 50 or so people who were baptized! It was such a beautiful picture to see the people coming down to the lake lined up ready to publicly declare that they love Jesus!
Here is a video of Conner getting baptized! George and Denise baptized him! It was really cool!

My job was to watch Holland and sort of keep an eye on Soren...although he took off and was playing with friends and finding dead crawfish. Here is a
sweet picture of Miss Holland...
After the baptism came the crawfish...They ordered 800 lbs of crawfish! yuck!
They also had Gumbo, corn and potatoes. We were thankful for the corn...although it was spiced up. Everything has to be spicy here.
The crawfish really grossed me out. Even though they are dead, they still look alive.
Here is a demonstration from my friend Jeff, on how to eat a crawfish...

It was Hilary and I's first experience with crawfish.
Here is Hilary...

Here is Me...

They had a "Louisiana Style" band play, it was fun! Here is a video...little did I know that Conner and Soren would come along dancing with their "Special Friends"
Here is the video...

This is little Micah and he had a "cowboy" outfit on! I had to get a picture...
Here are some friends!

The overall experience was GREAT!!! It was a fun day. I'm still not sure what I think about the crawfish. I heard lots of gross stories beforehand that tainted my experience a little. Mostly having to do with crawfish eating poop.

Video Problems.

UGH!! It's 3:00am and I can't sleep because of a stupid headache.
This is SO frustrating!
Another thing that is frustrating is that I took some fun videos today on my camera and I'm trying to download them onto Google video and for some reason it won't let me, and I figured out that it will only take videos that are no larger than 100MB. I guess mine are bigger. But they are only a minute or two long. I'm not quite sure what the deal is...
Would love anyone's input on what to do. Can I somehow resize it so that it's smaller, or is it a setting on my camera?
I downloaded a Google Video Uploader that is for videos larger than 100MB but it is taking FOREVER to download them.
Any suggestions??!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Craziness of my Life!

Some things I'm looking forward to...
Wednesday night 4/25 -- MASSAGE!!! (I got a $100 gift certificate from work for Christmas!)
Thursday night 4/26-- evening with Brett, my hairstylist, is always interesting!
Friday night 4/27-- Prayer night, I'm leading worship!
Saturday 4/28-- "Family Reunion" with my church, The Austin Stone, there will be a baptism, bounce houses for kids AND adults, live music, and a crawfish boil! I've never had crawfish before...I don't really know what to do!
Sunday 4/29 -- Church...I always LOVE church!
Tuesday 5/1 -- I lead worship at my community group!
Wednesday 5/2-- I head back to IOWA!!! I get to see my family!!! That night, I will meet up with the 24-7 (college ministry) band and lead the girls that I lead last year, in a devo/bible study about trusting God with the future and having an eternal perspective.
Thursday 5/3-- Hang with the family. That night, 24-7
Friday 5/4-- At some point while I'm home I get to meet up with a high school friend!
Saturday-Sunday 5/5-5/6-- Lead worship with Greg at Parkview!
At some point while I'm back I will hang out with friends! I can't WAIT!!!!
Tuesday 5/8-- Head back to Austin.

Would love to see my Iowa peeps, let me know if you will be around! may 2- may 8.

I promise that I will get you updated with pictures once things calm down! Here's what you can look forward to hearing about...
Dara's Visit
Melody's Shower
Easter Weekend
Women's retreat
Camping trip

Friday, April 20, 2007

He Came to My Rescue...

I have had some major "Blogger's Block". I am sorry for the lack of posts. I feel like blog-worthy stories are piling up and I don't have the time to post about them, but someday... I will get back on the train. I promise!

Today I have been singing this song...

Falling on my knees in worship
Giving all I am to seek Your face
Lord all I am is Yours

My whole life I place in Your hands
God of mercy humbled I bow down
In Your presence at Your throne

I called You answered
And You came to my rescue
And I want to be where You are

In my life
Be lifted high
In our world
Be lifted high
In our love
Be lifted high

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Beautiful Melody!

Beautiful Melody!Here is an amazing article that my friend Melody wrote. It was put on our church website, please read it and be blessed! She is truly amazing!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Might to Save"

Wanted to share this song with you that we sang at church on Sunday. I can't stop singing it!!

"Mighty To Save"

Everyone needs compassion
A love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
A kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations

He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as you find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender

Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing for the glory of the risen King...Jesus

Sunday, April 08, 2007's Been Awhile

Sorry it's been so long! I'm surprised that I haven't gotten any emails from my faithful readers wondering what has happened to me!!
I hope to get back into it and give you all updates on the last couple of weeks.
I just wanted to say HAPPY EASTER!!
It's my first Easter away from home and it's a little sad. But the Lord has provided a lot of fun things this weekend and I'm excited to share them with you and will hopefully have lots of stories and pictures for you at the beginning of the week so look for that!
Hope you all have a great Easter!
Much Love to you!