Friday, February 8, 2008

Turning Fifteen!

Niece Larissa and Nephew Conner at Huber's a little over a year ago

Wow! It is hard to believe that our beautiful niece has actually turned 15 this week! When Kenny and I first started dating she was 6 going on 7 and in first grade. She has turned into an amazing young lady, academic scholar, cheerleader, and so much more. We hope you had a very special birthday, Larissa, and we hope you have a great weekend celebrating with friends and family. We wish we could be there!

This week has been very hectic for us. Between Gideon being sick, Kenny being sick, and just the demands of our jobs it was pretty crazy. I stayed up most nights until about 11 or 11:30 doing various teacher duties. I was also asked this week to head up the writing process for our elementary school's curriculum guide in order to qualify for accreditation via ACSI (Asssociation of Christian Schools International). I am excited about the prospect, but already have most of the elementary staff overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of what is being required of them on top of their regular duties. Please pray that the Holy Spirit directs me as I try to encourage them in this process.

It is going to be a busy weekend as well. Kenny has a men's breakfast and speaker tomorrow morning and then we have a wedding and reception to attend starting at four. On Sunday, we have a Valentine's couple's dinner to attend sponsored by our church. We are definitely looking forward to a time of focusing on each other as a couple.

Next weekend marks exactly one year since Kenny arrived in NJ. It has been an amazing process and we thank all our friends and family who supported us through prayer and amazing acts of kindness this past 12 months. Thank you Lord for your blessings!
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