Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Shawn balancing himself on top of a telephone pole. Posted by Hello

Worship Team Retreat

Wow! This past weekend we had our worship team retreat at Sky Ranch in Van, TX. It was a total blast. The food was great, it was beautiful outside, and they have ropes courses. It was so neat seeing many of our worship team climbing a telephone pole and jumping onto a trapeeze. I'll post a picture after this post.

We had 21 people to show up which was pretty good considering it was Spring Break. I set up a prayer walk that went over really well. We stayed up till 2:30am around the campfire telling funny stories.

Congrats to Becky San Juan for claiming the best belcher contest. I came in at a distant 2nd place, but her belches were too powerful and frequent for me to overcome. Also it was a three way tie between Shawn, Becky, and David for the most wood gathered trying to keep the fire alive. They would dissapear into the night and come back lugging arms full of branches. And the best story of the weekend has to go to Randy for his wonderful telling of when he got up to pray in church as a kid and passed gas out loud. I don't know how you beat that story.

I finally got my new digital camera yesterday. My old camera broke the day that Rebekah was born. The warranty just now paid for it so it has taken that long to figure out what I needed to do about a new camera.

Rebekah is starting to smile. She has officially smiled for me 4 times and only once for Summer. I guess Rebekah laughes at my silly looking face and then looks at Summer and thinks...."mmmmm...Lunch"

I hope all is going well with all of you. Sorry it has been a while since I posted. It is tough keeping this thing up to date. Have a blessed day.


Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Rebekah with her eyes open Posted by Hello

Taking Charge

Sunday night was a nightmare for Summer. Rebekah kept waking up. We've figured out that she doesn't like to not be held. If she is by herslef in her bed she screams like you've never heard a baby scream. Because of this Summer was never able to get more than an hour of sleep at a time. Yesterday she was a zombie. So last night I took charge and was on a mission... (It is appropriate to hear the Mission:Impossible theme about now) ...A mission to get Summer some sleep but more importantly for Rebekah to like her bed and sleep in it. Ok, maybe just sleep in it. She doesn't have to like it.

I got home from the elder's meeting about 6:30 or so. I immediately sent Summer to bed to get rest. I put Anna in bed with Micah cause I new the mission was going to require a possibly noisy baby through the night. I fed her at 7:30 and she ate well. Step one of my mission was to put her in her baby bed while she was awake so that she could get the picture that she doesn't have to be held while she is awake. There was lots of screaming, but she eventually calmed down. She cried off and on until about 10:00 when she started wailing again. I went and got her at about 10:15 and as soon as I picked her up she stopped crying. She wasn't hungry yet and she didn't need a diaper change. She just wanted to be held. I fed her a bottle at 10:45 or so and she downed it. I then put her in her bed and hoped for the best. She slept from 11:00pm-4am which is a first. Yeah. I don't know if it had anything to do with my mission tactics for the night. Either way my mission was successful. Summer got some good sleep and Rebekah slept in her bed for 5 hours which at her age is great. We'll see if that continues as the days pass.

Have a blessed day,