We typically leave town on long weekends, but this year I don't think we've left town on ANY weekend. Totally unusual for us not to travel. But as the kids get older and get busier...I really didn't think they could get busier...we tend to stay in town. So this was our first year to experience our annual Memorial Day outdoor church service. And boy am I glad we did.
After setting up the chairs, the youth had their Sunday school class while the Worship team warmed up.
It was amazing to see how many people filed in after service started. Everything was full about 15 minutes after I took this picture. Largest crowd yet!
We were honored to welcome back Hack Bartholomew from New Orleans. He plays a mean trumpet!
THIS is how we have an outdoor church service! Feeling the music!
Our youngest visitor with Grandpa Mike. I will make sure we're in town next year. What an awesome day!
The church youth took a trip to Nashville Shores last weekend. I was "requested" to go along...oh joy...but went...and the 4 mom's stuck together and had a blast. But holy moly did it knock me out all week. (And just an FYI...this girl will NOT be going camping with them next week. ;)
We've done several trips with the "new" church youth leaders so far and I have to say I'm rather impressed. They might be flying by the seat of their pants, but they're doing a great job. It also impresses me that no matter what they are doing, they take time out to worship. It may be 10 minutes or 20 minutes, but they stop at some point during their "fun" and have a message. Believe me, it matters...and it's awesome!
Imagine my surprise when punk #1 comes down with a GIRL! :) Funny how "I think" he was just giving her a ride because she didn't want to go down by herself...that's what I'm going to keep telling myself! ;)
I wasn't exaggerating about this angle with the camera...IT WAS this steep! Good heavens this thing was EVIL! How I got punk #2 to talk me into going down it I'll never know, but my neck has suffered because of it all week! Dang it, the things we do for our kids! ;)
Waiting on Hunter and Marc to come down before we head home.