Thursday, September 1, 2011

Intent To Return

I decided to check and delete all my spam and it occured to me it's been a long while since I've posted. A whole year worth of seasons has gone by. It's been a year filled with memories with my children (both of whom are rapidly leaving the "child" designation behind) and new friends.

Last year we began attending the Pointman Bible Study group. We've continued attending these meetings and made some wonderful friends there. After a few months attending, we realized we needed more, and so we began our search for a Church. We found that Church in a local Assembly of God, where we made more good friends.

Between Pointman and our Church I recommited my life to, and both my children discovered, and accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. To say our lives have changed since that time would be a huge understatement! To elaborate in an adequate manner would take a novel and I'm not quite up to that so will settle for a brief update for now ;)

First, I apologize for the removal of many of the photos. It was fun while it lasted but I discovered a photo from my flickr was posted on a "suspicious" site and so chose to err on the side of safety. The initial "change" was a "batch" thing, which means I need to "fine tune" a bit. Some may return, while some others may be removed.For those of you who post pix of their younger loved ones, something to keep in mind. At the very least, keep your eyes open. It's sad. It's unfair. But it happens.

It's been a fun, eventful summer for us, and we're looking forward to an equally fun and eventful season ahead. Nathan took a hunters safety class and passed with flying colors. He is now practicing his target shooting every chance he gets in preparation for his first hunting trip, with a couple friends from Pointman in October. Lindsay and I cheer him on and are looking forward to some creative fun while he's out and about with "the guys".

The other big event this Summer was Nathan's Birthday. I still can't quite get my head around the idea that he's a teenager, and in his second official year as one at that. 14 years old. Seems like just yesterday.... I had a heck of a time trying to figure out how to decorate his cake this year. Little boys are so much easier to please in that respect. It hit me one evening, the perfect idea, and he was thrilled with it! Susan, a good friend from Church helped me decorate, as well as found the accompanying plates, napkins, etc. for us. It was probably the most fun I've ever had decorating a cake!

Nathan's Birthday cake
Nathan's Birthday Cake slice

WE vacationed with Grandma and Grandpa at the beach
Beach Walkin'

We went to the fair. Went fishing on the lake, and tried our hand at crabbing with Susan. We watched a parade, and of course worked on our garden.

All in all, a busy, at times exhausting, but a really fun, and truly memorable summer.

And so, realizing attention spans are limited, and I have every day for the rest of my life to update, I will leave you with a promise to try to update on, at the very least, a semi regular basis, and to also do my best to keep things at least a bit interesting, perhaps even at times entertaining, or educational, or...


Kim said...

Mom! So thrilled to see an updated post! I will try my darndest to follow in your footsteps in that regard (we both got our driver's licenses, so how hard could blogging possibly be???)

Do let me know when girls weekend is happening...perhaps I can send a fun "survival" kit. ;>

HDMac said...

((((((((((((Connie))))))))))))))) you have no idea how often you have been on my mind and in my prayers!!!

First, the most important PTL for your recommitment and the kids giving their lives to our Savior!!! :) I am so happy! Secondly, it was so wonderful to hear from you! Bless your heart, dear friend. I look forward to reading more on your blog. No one shares like you, with such entertainment!

Sending you hugs and prayers and good thoughts! And thank you for the encouraging words. It is now 57.2 lbs and I continue to keep on! lol Hugs, Marcia

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Thank you both for your comments!

Marcia, thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers, and for sharing in my joy of my children's salvation. Keep up the good work! You truly are an inspiration!

Kimmi,I'm still so proud of you for all your accomplishments, including getting your license! I know! Since you have your license now, maybe you could drive down and join us for our girly weekend! I'm sure both Nick and your boss would understand ! ;-)

Alexandra said...

Happy belated birthday to your son. Mine turns 14 in December. They do grow up way too fast!