Monday, November 26, 2007

5 things I'm thankful for...

1) My Salvation. I'm thankful that I have a God who cares about everyone and died for everyone. That Heaven is a free gift and all you have to do in order to go to Heaven is believe Jesus died for you and ask Him to forgive you of your sins and He'll take you to Heaven when you die. That's amazing to me!!!

2)I'm thankful for my Family- my dad, mom, and two sisters, two brother in laws, and three nieces and two nephews. I'm thankful I was raised in a good Christian home, raised by two parents that love me and cared for my well-being. We never went without and were well fed and cared for. I have the greatest family in the world!!!

3)I'm thankful I went to a Christian School that was based on the Bible and was taught by teachers that cared about us and we weren't just another student to them. I'm thankful I was raised in the greatest church in the whole world, Calvary Baptist Church of Turner, Maine and that I have the greatest preacher, Pastor Steve Christner!

4)I'm thankful I have the greatest friends in the world. I can't imagine life without them! Just knowing that they're there for me whenever I need them means the world to me!

5) I'm thankful I go to the greatest Bible college in the world, Hyles-Anderson College. It's obvious they care about us as they train us to work in the ministry.

Friday, November 23, 2007

I finally got to meet my little man, Grayson!!!

Sarah, John, and baby Grayson flew into Portland on Thursday, Thanksgiving day. I went along with my sister Stacy to go pick them up. I was very excited because I was going to be able to meet my newest nephew!!! He was definately much cuter in person!!! (If that's even possible because he's adorable in all the pictures I have seen of him!) I have enjoyed holding him tremendously! He is a very happy baby.
Today while I was feeding him he decided that he would poop and then get it all over his auntie. It was all up his back. I had to wipe him down with wipes but I didn't mind at all!!! (He didn't even pee on me and he was without a diaper for a few minutes when I was wiping him off!) But after I finished feeding him, he threw up on me!!! :)
Here's a slideshow of some pictures I've taken of Grayson, so far. More will come later! :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I go home today!!!!!

I can't believe the day is finally here. I leave at 2:00 pm to go home! I am so very excited!!! I packed last night after I got back from work.
About my bus route, as of last Saturday morning we are still in first place. This Sunday was Colossal Frisbee toss. There was about 8 different guys that got on top of a bus and threw frisbee's. Each frisbee that was thrown had a number on it. Each number represented a prize. After it w
as finished they would come turn their frisbee in and then they would get their prize. My division had over 1,000 prizes! Some of them included a dvd player, portable dvd player, i pod, digital camera, girls bike, boys bike, skateboard, scooter, and many other prizes!!! One of the girls on my bus won a scooter. My bus route had four buses. My bus alone had 54! That's the most we have had in our section! We had a good day. I think we had around 170 but I'm not sure on the final number. I was told by my bus captain that we won the contest but it's not for sure yet! I really want to win really bad!!! Here's a slideshow of the pictures I took on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My second post for the week...

This is my second post for the week and it's two days in a row. Wow... don't count on that happening again. :) Just to let you know, birthday party Sunday is when we celebrate everyone's birthday that comes that day. Sorry I didn't explain it. It really helps because when kids say that it's their birthday you can say oh we already celebrated it. Remember birthday party Sunday? Plus it's something fun that gets the kids excited! Only six more days until I leave to go home!!! I'm really excited if you can't tell! :-) I can't wait to see everyone... especially Grayson! I can't wait to finally meet this handsome little man that I keep seeing pictures of!!! I hope he's ready to take lots of pictures!!!!! I miss everyone and can't wait to see you all!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Birthday party Sunday...

This Sunday was birthday party Sunday. My bus route ran two buses again. I'm not sure of the final total for the day but I think it was around 100. We had about 50 just on my bus, plus we have a few family's that drive in. Alina, Kiaralyn, and Giovanni came. I was so excited to see them!!! It felt like I hadn't seen them in forever!!! Both the girls insisted on sitting with me on the way to church and on the way back. Kiaralyn sat in my lap both ways and fell asleep! :) A couple of my other bus kids got mad at me because they weren't able to sit with me this week. Oh well. As of this past Saturday my bus route is in first place still. We have one more week to go!!! Here's a few pics from this past weekend! By the way only 7 more days before I leave to go home!!!

1st picture- Alina & Kiaralyn
2nd picture- Kiaralyn
3rd picture- Stephen & Cheyanne

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Candy Scramble Sunday...

Well, this Sunday was candy scramble Sunday. We had two buses again. Things went pretty good, better than they have been going. The mom with the four boys came back again and she brought one of her nieces with her. It's really exciting when you see adults come and they get involved. I think we had around 100 on my bus that day... I haven't heard the final number yet.Oh, I forgot to mention something. During the program every bus route is given a base number of riders for their route. Then the routes are split up into three different categories. First category are the routes that are the biggest. The next category are the next biggest routes. Then the third is the smallest routes. My bus route is in the second category. Each week, the route that has the most over the base wins the candy bar they are promoting that week. My bus route has won the last two weeks. They also list the standings of each category each week. The first couple of weeks we were in 4th place. The third week we moved to second place. Then last week my route ended up with 160 and we moved to first place! Well, the cool thing is at the end of the program each bus route that is in first place for each category wins. The girls on the routes get to go shopping to Gurney Mills and they all get $50. I have heard a lot about it and it's supposed to be a really cool place to go. Then we meet the guys for dinner that night. Well, my bus route really wants to win really bad. My bus route has never won anything so we are determined to win. Just pray that we do because that would be so awesome! I only got one picture for the week because my batteries in my camera died. The boys in the picture are Luis, Ariel, and David. They are some boys that ride my bus.