Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mexico Mission Trip

James will be leaving for a Mission Trip to Mexico on Saturday morning bright and early. He is going with a team from Boyd Brothers. They will be pouring a foundation for an orphanage in Sabinas Hidalgo, Mexico during the day and teaching Vacation Bible School at night. After they leave, another team will come in to build the walls, and so on until the building is complete. We ask that you all pray for this team to have a safe and productive expedition. This is a list of the men going: James Morris, Steve Bredigkeit, Lee Wagner, Chris Cooper, Gaylon Benton, Kevin Spivey, Scott Norton, Austin Norton, Scotty Riggs, and Eddie Yell. They are asking that we pray specifically for the following:

· Safety and protection of the team and family members left in USA
· Success of the construction project (remember we aren’t contractors)
· The children and the directors of Douglas Children’s Home
· Pastor and members of Templo Belen de los Asembleos de Dios
· Children attending VBS
· Opportunities to share Christ and influence lives
· Team’s ability to handle the heat
· People who are covering our responsibilities at work
· Problem free crossing of the border
· Good health and protection from diseases
· Plane, car, and van free from mechanical problems

I have added a link to the blog they will be using so that we can all monitor the progress. It is labeled "Mexico Mission Trip." Thanks for your prayers!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

CBD Recital 2008

This is the Corky Bell Dance Recital 2008. These are pictures from Emaline's ballet and tap routines as well as her receiving a 3rd year trophy. James met her on stage with flowers when she received her trophy! She danced so beautifully!! We are so proud of her!! Through three costume changes, two tights changes, and three hairdo changes, she acted like a pro!! It is amazing how complicated recitals can be for a 5-year-old. And of course, it only gets better!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Tribute to Ms. Val

We would like to tell you about a wonderful woman!! Val, or Ms. Val as we call her, Emaline's Sunday School teacher, wonderful woman and friend, lost a hard fought battle with cancer just a little while ago. We met Val right after we moved here and joined our church. She used to work in the office at the church and never failed to greet us with a smile!! We were thrilled when Emaline moved into her 3-4-year-old Sunday School class. Val was an amazing woman, and she will be missed more than I can express. Please pray for the family she left behind: Ray her husband, Andy her oldest son, and Jimmy, her youngest, who will graduate from high school next Thursday. We love this family very much!! May God be with them through this loss!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

KCS Recital 2008

What a beautiful ballerina!! Tonight Emaline danced in the Kingwood Christian School (KCS) recital with all her ballerina friends!! They danced beautifully and had a very good time!! The third picture is of Emaline and her teacher, Ms. Robin. This is Emaline's third year with Ms. Robin. Thanks Ms. Robin for another great dancing year!!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

News and Updates

Wow! What a year we have had! I finally finished school on Thursday! Now what? Emaline has a lot coming up! Tomorrow is her last soccer game of the season, so the party is after the game. This past Tuesday was the tumbling show which was very cute. On the 10th, Emaline has dance recital #1, followed on the 17th with dance recital #2 at the BJCC. We will have wonderful company during the week of 17th! Grandaddy and Grandma Karen should both be here!! Emaline will graduate from preschool on the 22nd. Then...time for a break!! I think we will all need one by then!!