Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Suddenly summer!

Summer is a time for relaxing, reading, swimming, and doing a whole lot of nothing! Well, not the the Kirk household!
We began our summer by moving our good friend Larry into our house. He will be with us until he gets his knee
replaced and finds a house. Larry is a welcome addition to our chaos!
We then took a vacation to Great Wolf Lodge What an awesome time we had as a family. Over 80,000 sq feet of indoor waterpark!!!! and a fun game (Magiquest) in the hotel.
Our cousins from Lamesa came for a few days to swim and have fun!

We then had a brief visit from J's sis Kay and her family.
Vacation Bible School happened the week after the Adams family left for Colorado. I love VBS. What a ministry it is! We have over 200 children attend and the majority of the children are from the Daycare at the YMCA! How awesome is it to share Jesus with so many children. This year I switched gears and taught 2nd grade! I had been directing the nursery for a very long time. I knew I needed to change my ministry focus.
The Adams family came back through town, on an even
breifer (is that a word) visit than before! We did get to have breakfast with them, as well as J's cousin Sherry and her family from Grapevine. They were on their way home from a vacation in El Paso.
We got everyone back on the road to their homes and the girls and I packed for GA Camp. We had a wonderful 4 days of missions, Bible Study, Worship, and fun!
We came back home to clean house for a bridal shower of a wonderful newly married
Sunday we got to celebrated Father's Day with my dad and mom and Keith and Judy! What a wonderful day for family.
Monday we began Soccer camp.... Allison that is. Keely got to hang our with me!
Next week is Tennis, Larry's knee replacement, and a visit from Larry's son Josh!

And the summer is not even half over!
I love that my job allows me to spend time opening my home to lots of different people, and spending time with my family!
Thank you Lord for blessing me beyond measure.

GA Camp

GEM Camp - a camp for Girls Exploring Missions!
We had a wonderful time at Circle 6 Ranch in Stanton, TX! We have great Bible studies, awesome worship, and fabulous fellowship!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

I have had a great Mother's Day. I had breakfast cooked for me. I worshiped. And had dinner with a great mother and great mother-in-law and my sister.
This morning in church our Minister of Education made a great point. Not every woman has a child, but everyone has been touched by a mother. Some of our mothers have gone on to be with the Lord, let's remember them on this great day! I lost my Mother-in-law 2 1/2 years ago. She was a great woman! She loved the Lord and her family. She is missed! But God put another mother-in-law in may life. She does not replace Sue, she is an addition to my family. Judy loves the Lord and her family! How many people are blessed to have two fabulous mother-in-laws in their lifetime.
I have a great mother too! She has taught me many things. I can cook, do laundry, and clean house. She has also taught me to love my husband, love my children, and love the Lord. I am blessed to have a mother that loves the Lord and her family!
Thank you God for putting Godly women in my life!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Alleluia He is Risen!

I love Easter! Growing up I thought is was just about the Easter bunny, getting new clothes and hunting eggs! In 1985, I learned why we celebrate Easter. Jesus came to save us from our sins. We was crucified on a cross, buried, and rose again on the third day! So for 24 years, I have been celebrating a risen Savior! Thanks be to God for sending His Son to save a sinner named Heather!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I love going to church on Sundays. I get to fellowship with my Lord and Savior, fellow Christians, and children! What a wonderful day!
Sunday's seem to have an unusual business to them. We get up go to church, go out to dinner (or cook and clean), read the paper, get things ready for the beginning of the work week, and for some of us... go back to church, teach, and fellowship somemore! WOW! I am exhausted!
While on Spring Break I attended a Bible Study and we talked about the Sabbath. What is the Sabbath? I got to ponder for a long time the word Sabbath... What does it mean? What does it mean to a Christian? What does it mean to the world? What does it mean to me?
The dictionary says the following:
1. the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the day of rest and religious observance among Jews and some Christians. Ex. 20:8–11.
2. the first day of the week, Sunday, similarly observed by most Christians in commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ.
3. any special day of prayer or rest resembling the Sabbath

To me Sunday is not a day of rest. And for those of you who are ministers... it definately is not a day of rest for you! I think I, like most of those around me, have become set in our ways and think Sabbath is Sunday. That is when we go to church, pray and rest. I think I experience Sabbath on other days. Sometimes Friday is my Sabbath. Sometimes Monday is my Sabbath. I need to set aside a day to have my "Sabbath". Reflect on God's Word, Rest in His arms, be refreshed in His Spirit.
When is your Sabbath?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring Break!

We had a wonderful time during Spring Break! We were sponsors on a youth ski trip with our church. We went to wolf Creek, CO. We enjoyed hanging with the youth and skiing~ Man you don't feel old and out of touch until you are with 30 teenagers.! The kids were awesome and so well behaved! We had great food (thanks Jill) and wonderful Bible Study (thanks Aaron). And wonderful fellowship with adults and kids! Allison and Keely loved playing with the Coleman boys!
The skiing was great! J skied 3 days and i skied 2 days. The girls attended ski school for 2 days! They are awesome skiers now! I can't keep up with them.. Allison was even going off jumps!
We rented snowmobiles and pulled the kids on intertubes and sleds. And had snowball fights! We had a blast!
Here are a few pictures I would like to share with you about our trip!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Catching up!

It has been some time since I have Blogged! We have been staying busy! We have begun and completed our upward Basketball experience for the year. Allison played basketball and Keely Cheered this year! We had a great time meeting new friends and seeing old ones too!
We have celebrated Valentines day! We had so much fun at our school parties. Then on Friday night J and I took the girls to dinner at Ogi's... A new restaurant in Odessa. They love going to high tea on Friday afternoons at Ogi's. On Saturday, Kelley, J's baby sister came for a visit! She brought her granddaughter Ariel with her.... It was great to spend time with them.. Although the visit was way to short.
We are now beginning soccer. Allison is the only one playing this season. Keely has decided to sit out again this season. So much more has been going on. Books have been read, teens have been hosted, Bible studies have been done.... I could go on! I am inculding a few pictures for you to enjoy. These are pictures of the last few months!