My Monday mornings normally go like this. I get up about a quarter to six shower, eat breakfast, watch some news, wonder if my kids are going to be getting up or if I'm going to have to motivate them to get out of bed, then head to church about 7:00. I know I could probably wait a little bit longer before heading in but I can't help it. I'm just used to being up and getting my day started. My kids do a great job getting ready for school and out the door in the mornings too. Betsy and I are pretty blessed by some awesome kids. I know for some it's not that easy. Monday's I head in to church and I start working on the staying connected newsletter. I've really enjoyed getting these together since March and I hope you all have enjoyed getting them. I've only seen a couple unsubscribes since they've been going out. :)
I usually get some of the easy pieces put together in it and then come back to write this up. Sometimes I'm not sure what to write and sometimes it comes easy. A lot of times something will happen over the weekend and I decide to write about that. Well this last weekend a lot happened and in a way I'm exhausted. Exhausted in a good way. The kind that fills you with excitement and energy. I've been told when people go to the gym and they work out they're tired but energized. I've tried... I'm not a gym sort of guy. But the events over the last few days were tiring but exciting at the same time and I thought I'd share a little bit of that with you all.
Thursday my wife Betsy and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. I guess that's a pretty big milestone. That really took a back seat of for exciting news for that day. After 8 years of asking since my youngest's daughter Chloe could talk we finally gave in and got a puppy. Chloe has wanted to be a veterinarian since as long as she's known what one is and loves animals. We surprised the girls after school with an 8 week old Aussie Border Collie we named Millie. She's going to be a wonderful addition to the family. With a new puppy in the house it's caused for a few disruptions in sleeping patterns at night though. We'll get through it though and the end result will be a well trained loving family member. The weekend just came with a couple naps.
There was no time for naps though on Sunday. Sunday was a fantastic day. It was a busy day but it came with so many great things. It was great to see folks join us in a safe way for worship in the morning. We're still working out some of the kinks with live streaming but we're getting there and thank everyone for hanging in there as we try and transition to that. Thank you Jason too for all the hard work he's putting in getting everything set up. It's truly a blessing to have him behind the board working on everything. We had some great music for the service as well. It's been great to be able to have some of the choir members providing special music. After worship was our drive-thru chili lunch. So see folks come through and pick up the chili was great. Saw many familiar faces and met some new folks just coming though for a lunch. After lunch we hosted what I hope is an annual pumpkin carving event. We had 8 families come together in the fellowship hall for a fun time. We had a devotion to go along with the pumpkin carving and KEYC even stopped by and did a story about what was going on. You can check out their news story by clicking HERE. It was great to see families together in fellowship. There were some pretty creative and spooky pumpkin carvings as well.
All in all this weekend was amazing. Busy but sometimes those are the best kind. Next weekend we'll see what happens. I'm thinking a Halloween nap will be happening for sure.