Sunday, April 10, 2011

Busy Week

I have been wanting to blog all week and every time I sit down to blog there are SOOO many other things that take priority! So I will sum up our fun/crazy last week for everyone interested!

Since my last blog in chronological order... LOL

1st - last weekend we went to a West Africa Mission Conference (we being- Todd, myself, and some other great members from our church) It was a great conference where we were able to gather with others that have a passion for this mission work and also have experience in the field and this culture that we can learn from.  We were able to share stories, pray for each other, and gain wisdom. Overall it gave us some great ideas and direction for our work at FBC, strengthened the passion in our heart for West Africa, and was a great time of fellowship. If you would like more information about our Mission Work in West Africa - message me and I will add you to our newsletter!
Since we went to the conference we have been going "gang busters" on our West Africa Mission stuff. We ordered t shirts which feature the GO logo on top, we are working on our BIG fundraising banquet coming up in a few weeks, and working out plans for the summer mission trip! The Conference really gave us a great boost to get to work on our.. well work! We have a great church family that is working hard with us and we can't wait for whats to come in the next few months. I am so giddy about it that I will be sure to keep you all updated!

This week I also worked on some recipes. I am trying to perfect my Chicken and Rice recipe for our banquet, and made some of my favorite chocolate raspberry cupcakes for my mom. I will be posting the recipes under my recipe page soon but here is a little preview...

Another big thing on my TO DO list is finishing the plans for Owen's 1st birthday! I can not believe he is going to be ONE :( He is turning into such a little man. We are planning a LEGO party for him and have lots of fun things on the agenda for his party. Crossing our fingers for nice weather and lots of LEGO fun!!! (I will post lots of pics of the party adventures)

As we ended our week with a busy weekend we accomplished a lot and got to have a lot of fun! We marked off the carpet cleaning from our Spring Cleaning list, added even MORE mulch to our landscaping, and did a lot of laundry. On a fun note we got to see everyone dressed up for prom - 
It was like Owen was wondering "Aaron is that you?"

 Then to end our weekend we celebrated April Birthday's with Todd's family and even more special Todd's Nanny turning 90!

It has been a great week/weekend and will have many busy ones ahead! Really hoping I will get to blog and keep you updated on our adventures during the craziness to come!

Prayers and Blessings - Dawn


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looks like a great week. Baby Owen is a cutie pie and great big happy first birthday to him! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Please add my link or button showing you joined my party. Thanks.

Allison Nicole said...

Hello! I'm here from Debbie's & am your latest follower! Your children are adorable! Would love for you to come by my blog for a visit & maybe a follow back! Allison @ :)