Monday, September 28, 2009

Promotion Sunday & Carnival at SCBC...

Aug. 30, 2009

Today was promotion Sunday at our church! Michael, being the children's pastor was very involved in this whole day. We had worked long and hard on a new concept for the children's ministry called "The Treehouse at the Creek" ... since we are Simpson Creek.

We are so thankful to my mom who helped us write and edit the children's brochure! God has blessed us with very talented family members! Her and I combined spent about 60hours coming up with every aspect of this brochure helping Michael to start the children's ministry in a new direction!

The kids had so much fun and love the TreeHouse! Please pray that God will continue to bless this ministry as we look for new ways to share Him with the children here at Simpson Creek Baptist Church.

Here are a few pics from our very fun day!

 
Brochure!


Promotion Sunday Booths.


 
Michael spent some time in the dunk tank!

 
& the children lined up to dunk him!

 
He definitely got WET!

 
Pastor Mike showed up, but for some reason we couldn't convince him to get in the dunk tank?


 
The children enjoyed some other fun carnival games too!
 

 

 


 

Somehow or another... Michael ended up the coach of the church softball team...

Aug 2009

Add "Softball Coach" to your resume!

It was one of those... "I'm not gunna be here this week and the league starts... can you help?"... then Michael got stuck! But he did phenomenal! I was SOOOO impressed! On this particular day that I had my camera Michael was pitching. He has even had a few triples and they ended up 3rd in the league!





GO SCBC!!!


 Michael Pitching!

Summer Fun in WV

August 2009

Someone at church gave michael some tickets to a pittsburgh pirates game... we did not know however that we would be sitting in the boon docks! and... that there would be a two hour rain delay!!!  At least I got to use my rain boots! (o:




The View from out Target Parking Lot!


Pitssburgh... and its raining... and michael made me cross this HUGE metal bridge!
anyone else see a problem with this??



Have way across... trying to brave a smile!



Michael and the soaking wet pirates stadium!



At least I got to use my cute rainboots!



Waiting for the rain to stop ... and the game to start...



pittsburgh skyline...



more skyline



whenever someone hits a home run they shoot off fireworks! it was pretty cool!



the pirates pitcher was up to bat and was hit in his pitching arm... so a fight broke out!!!



 Fight!

 
This is our "pet" Cambi... her twin Bambi is somewhere around.



Go Cambi!

Michael's Office

August 2009

We have been working on reorganizing and decorating Michael's office. Here is our progress thus far!


Before...



Before...



After! Pastor Strackeljahn!



walking into his office...



inside the office...



the setup...



Michel took these pics at a carshow in louisville... and I made them art! We make a great team!



view from Michael's window.



Looking in...



Looking out...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Family Fun in WV!

July- Aug 2009

So excited that michael's twin brother, Samuel, his wife Sylvia and our nephew Caleb and niece Katherine came to visit!!! We had a great time visiting some parks, seeing some wild animals and hanging out and catching up. We hope they will come back soon!

Here are some shots we got from their visit:


Welcome to WV!



Caleb at the Blackberry Festival



more festival fun!



he loved the slide!



Michael with his twin brother Samuel, and Katherine.



Michael and Samuel enjoyed some fishing time!



Michael's fish he caught!



Caleb sticking his head through the fence just like the sheep!



Valley Falls State Park



Samuel and Caleb.



Samuel Strackeljahn Family... Caleb, Samuel, Katherine, Sylvia.



Katherine's first solid food! My cinnamon apples!



Helping Auntie Laura with the brownies



Cutie-pie Katherine.



Caleb loving on Katherine. He's a good big brother!



Our pet deer... as Caleb called them.



It was so great to have them here! we want them to come back soon!



we went to the wildlife preserve and saw some wild animals!

 
Michael and I at the wildlife preserve.



Caleb told me the owl was his favorite.



The big black bear.



Samuel and Caleb checking out the bear cave... I was happy hanging out with Katherine.



All of us at the park.
Caleb, Samuel, Katherine, Sylvia, Michael, & Me.



beautiful world!



Michael and I.



Katherine is precious!



The Strackeljahn's again. Caleb, Samuel, Katherine (asleep) and Sylvia



Family photo.



Beautiful natural stream in the road.

Come back Samuel, Sylvia, Caleb and Katherine!