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Time flies… February 7, 2008

Filed under: Faith,Family,Life — mandy @ 7:14 am

My my, how the time has flown by since my last post.  I don’t even know where to start to get up-to-date. 
I guess I’ll start with the Christmas holidays.  I got to spend lots of time with my family, which made me very happy.  On Christmas Eve we went to my mom’s parents and sang Christmas carols around their retirement complex.  We didn’t see a whole lot of folks, but those we did see really seemed to enjoy the music.   The rest of the holiday was filled with traveling to Dallas to visit my dad’s folks and the rest of our cousins there.  New Year’s day was spent at my Uncle Marion and Aunt Judy’s house.  It’s a tradition 🙂 
January seemed to go by so fast.  I’m in the thick of preparation for YEC.  I think it’s going to be a great one!  We’re going to be at a new venue, the Special Events Center in Garland.  I’m absolutely loving it here in Leander.  I am subbing in the school district and have enjoyed getting back in the classroom.  I also love, love, my Upward basketball teams.  I coach 2 teams.  k-2nd and 3rd-5th.  They’re so much fun to watch!
Things at the church are going really well.  The Upward basketball program has been very successful for our first year.  We get to see lots of parents and other family members of the players every Thursday and Saturday.  One Saturday there were about 200 fans there!  The  youth group is going well.  We have about 5 that come on a regular basis.  Pray for boldness in our students as they share their faith with their friends at school.  I’ll be starting a girls Bible study next week.  I’m very excited about that! 
After the first of the year, a group of ladies at our church decided it was time to get in shape.  We are using the Weight Watchers model and meet every Sunday to encourage one another.  It’s been really fun so far.  I’m determined and know that the Lord will give us all the strength to stick with it. 
I just got back to Leander after a long weekend in Dallas.  It was my cousin Brock’s 1st birthday party.  He sure is growing so fast!  I got to see friends and family and watch the Giants win the Super Bowl.  Doesn’t get much better than that!
 Alright, now that I’ve rambled on, I’ll wrap it up.  I have a few prayer requests this time.  1. Pray that I’ll be able to find a full time teaching position.  2. Pray for my great Aunt Nan.  She has some health issues and will be going in for surgery soon.  3.  Pray for FBC Leander and the surrounding community.  That we will be a light in the darkness.Thank you for your support and encouragement.  I love hearing from ya’ll.  Let me know how I can be praying for you!