Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Dreaded Oral and Practical Exam

Jon has been studying for his O's and P's for the majority of this semester. Well the time finally came for him to take his exam so that he could become a certified mechanic. He tested all day Tuesday, Thursday evening, and Saturday morning. I am happy to announce that he PASSED both sections!! He has to take the written test durning finals week and after he passes that he will be a certified mechanic!! Thank you for those of you who have been praying for him. Please keep the prayers coming as he finishes up this semester.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lifetime

This is it the ultimate goal that I have been working towards over the last 13 months...Lifetime. This is what weight watchers calls it when you reach your goal and maintain your goal weight for 6 weeks. I did it!! I have graduate into my new life at my new weight. I still plan on attending my weight watchers meetings, but now I do not have to pay. God is so faithful!!



This is me this morning getting ready for the day.


Me and my big pants



Flowers from Janet, She is just amazing!! Aren't they pretty!!



This is me at my weigh-in!! I did it!! She's writing it down in my book. This is the last entry, because they gave me a new book now that I am lifetime!



This is at the end of my meeting, durning the time they give out awards. I received "the key to weight watchers". Linda decided to show off my big pants.


Picture time!! This is Anna and I. I would still be wearing those big pants if it wasn't for her. :) Thank you!


This is my friend Amanda. She is also my Tuesday weight watchers leader and 5K buddy. She brought me balloons and so much encouragement. Thank you!!


This is Karla and I. We are newer weight watchers buddies, but I look forward to the day that I can celebrate lifetime with her!!


This is Linda and I. Linda is my Monday weight watchers leader. If you need a recipe for anything this woman has it. She is such a great resource! Thank you for all of your support!!


This is me with my weight watchers leaders. Over the course of the 13 months I have been on weight watchers I actually had 5 leaders! These two are my favorite...don't tell.



My biggest supporter, my husband. I could not have done this without him. He gave my health and lifestyle to God in prayer long before I knew I needed help. Thank you for going to the source and the one that changes our hearts!!


Finally, me with the balloons Amanda gave me!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

JAARS Pizza Party

Friday evening (10.30.09) Jon and I went to a Pizza Party to learn more about JAARS. In a nut shell JAARS is an organization that partners with Wycliffe. Wycliffe is a missions organization that does Bible translation. JAARS was created to support the Wycliffe missionaries so that they can completely focus on the Bible translation work they are doing in sometimes rural and remotes parts of the world. What surprised me was just how many people were at the meeting.

Jon and I have a desire to be missionaries someday, so we had so many questions. The JAARS recruiters were great and did their best to answer all of our questions. What surprised me was just how many people were at the meeting. We are praying that God will lead us to the right organization. Who knows, maybe someday we will be with JAARS?

The other thing that we did was we invited Terry Heffield, a JAARS recruiter, to come to church with us Sunday morning. It was such a blessing to have him with us. We are so glad that we had the opportunity to spend some more time with him. Our church’s choir performed the entire service yesterday and it blessed all three of us. I hope that someday in the near future we are able to go visit JAARS in North Carolina and visit with Terry again.

Please continue to pray for us as we begin to take steps toward Mission Aviation.

Halloween and Fall Festival

What a fun weekend!! Saturday evening we had our annual Pumpkin Carving Costume Party!! You had to come up with a costume for under $10.00. It took Jon and I a very long time to decide what we were going to be for Halloween. You see I like to dress-up, but Jon does not. After suggesting about 50 different ideas, he finally agreed to dress up as Salt and Pepper (thanks Bobbi for the suggestion). We had so much fun at the party. We carved a mummy on a pumpkin and we tied for best pumpkin with another couple.

Then Sunday we welcomed in the month of Navember with the annual Fall Festival at the church. Sunday evening we were in charge of the Tic-Tac-Toe booth at Fall Festival. The kids had so much fun, more candy then they need. Some people even had trouble figuring out what we were supposed to be. It was great! I am already trying to come up with ideas of what we could be next year!

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