Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A New Season Begins

Sorry that the survey in the previous post is not working properly. I have tried and tried to redo it, but have been unsuccessful! So far Vin Diesel is in the lead!

This is my last day of summer before school starts on Wednesday. It is a bittersweet time, but exciting things lay ahead. We start our house church (The Joshua Tree Network) on Sept. 9 with the first one being at our house, I have a new stamp club beginning Sept. 7, I start teaching sign language again for work which is always fun, and Troy's cousin, Abby is coming to live with us while she does her internship at the YMCA. In addition, Troy and I are competing in the LazyMan 140.6 Triathlon in September that the Y is sponsoring. We have 6 weeks to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2. ! It should be a lot of fun! We did one while living in St. Louis and it is motivation to get you moving! Speaking of moving, Troy and I competed in the Lytle Park Sprint Triathlon (300m swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run) in Mattoon on Saturday. This was my first tri in 4 years, but I did the AquaBike. I don't do well in heat and low and behold, the temperature was in the low 80's. I could have done the whole thing, but it was fun to try something new! Troy did fabulous! This was his first tri that he didn't take home any "hardware". He has been racing in the Clydesdale division for bigger men, but decided to race in his age group instead. Had he raced in Clydesdale, he would have won by 5 minutes, but he got 6th in his age division. It was his best race ever! I got 2nd in the AquaBike, but there were only 2 of us! Had I done the entire thing, I would have won my age group! I laugh because I am not a competitive person and do not consider myself an athlete at all! I consider it a true joy to just cross the finish line!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Survey...Who Does Troy Look Most Like?

Many times when Troy and I go out, people tell Troy, "Hey, you look like ____?"

Who do you think Troy looks like?

Upper left: David Evangelista

Upper right: Howie Mandel

Lower left: Robert Verdi

Lower right: Vin Diesel

Troy and Amy

Saturday, August 11, 2007

8 Months Down...

...and hopefully only 12-14 more to go. That is our prayer even though we are being highly optimistic if the CCAA continues at the rate they are currently going. Miracles do happen!

Friday, August 03, 2007

21st it is...

Of November. That is how far the CCAA went in referrals this month. Congratulations to all of those families who received referrals. Rumor Queen said there were many boys referred and several sets of twins! I have not come across any blogs out there to confirm this, but it is interesting. I am still waiting for our agency to post how many referrals they received this month. Rumors out there say November 2005 was a large month for log-in days and things should speed up.

This is the weekend for the Decatur Celebration... a weekend long street fair with bands, food, various acts, crafts, etc. This is a HUGE event for Decatur! For people who have moved away, THIS is the weekend they often come back for family/class reunions. Our neighborhood is full of guests! Troy and I are helping park cars at the church on Saturday since our church is offering free parking because God's love is free. Chris Rice is playing on the Christian stage Saturday night so we plan on seeing what he is like in concert.

On a personal note...please keep Troy and I in your prayers. We are launching the first simple church out of our house starting Sept. 9! We have been meeting with a group of people every Wednesday for the past 4 months on laying the foundations for this soon to be simple church network! Everyone is so excited and ready to start now!