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Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Anniversary TCC!

This past week our church, Treasuring Christ Church, celebrated their three year anniversary. At the fellowship we had a time-line up on the wall showing different highlights in our past and how the church had started. I was really blessed by the time-line because it evidenced how our church had been prayed over and sought for years before the first meeting. And how our pastors prayerfully went about starting the church. I started attending TCC about 6 months after the first meeting, so I've been there a long time but I wasn't there in the beginning when the origins was explained so it was fun to learn about.

Serving on the fellowship committee I have the unique opportunity to serve food when we all eat together. It's pretty much the highlight of any fellowship for me because I get to talk to almost everyone at our church. It's brief, but I do get to look them in the eye and have a conversation with them. And they're always glad to see me because they know I have the food. Even though we aren't a big church (150 strong!), it can still be difficult to see everyone on a Sunday and so it's nice to be able to just say "hi!" to those I often miss.

For the fellowship I made a cake in the shape of a church. Here are a few photos:

For a while people wouldn't cute into it, but then a certain 4 year old lopped off the steeple and the cake got eaten. Which I'm thankful for because I didn't want to bring the whole thing home with me. It was really fun to get out all my cake tools and decorate it - but I haven't done anything like this in years so I was a bit unsteady. But it turned out pretty well. So the next time you need a church shaped cake (or a house) let me know and I'll show you how to make one.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

At long last - a post!

Sorry that we've been gone for so long from the blogging world. It's taken us a bit longer to get back to "normal" than I thought it would. But at long last we're feeling like we're at home and things are going really well. Every once and a while I do wander around my house wondering where something is, but for the most part I feel organized and settled. So now we can be back to communicating to the outside world.

I think in the last week and a half I've seen my husband work harder than I ever have before. He's cleaned carpets until 2:30 in the morning, installed lots of cabinets, hooks, rods, and blinds, and built me an attic! Well, he didn't actually build the attic, but he did take a non-functional attic and made it very functional. And that's just a little taste of what he's been up to. I am very appreciative of all the hard work that he's done, especially since he did it all for me. Britt probably didn't care too much about doing all these things, or at least he wouldn't have cared about doing them all in the first week. He did it for me so that I would feel more at home and settled here. And I love him so much more for it!

I don't have any pictures from the last two weeks, but don't worry - you'll get a few shots of Charissa soon. Or you can just look at the slide-show again. :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words ...

We had our wonderfully talented friend Kristin take pictures of Charissa for her birthday. We had so much fun while she took the pictures and the results are AMAZING! I love these pictures! So, for your viewing pleasure, you may look at them by going to the Charissa Treece Slideshow.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

A Day with My Daugther

There are few days when I get to spend hours upon hours with my daughter; so when I do, it is pure joy. Even when things get difficult (dirty diaper, finicky feeding, whimpering and whining, real rebellion), I am thrilled and humbled by God to be able to spend time with my daughter. She is truly a blessing from God.

Thankfully, today was one such day. It was one of those days in which I can only wonder how long God will allow me to enjoy the company of my little girl and how short that time will seem. I am keenly aware of the fact that, whatever time He gives me, soon it will be gone and we will fly away.

This thought brings me to tears, but those tears bring my job as a father all the more into focus. The time that my daughter and I share together will be short, so I must be diligent to redeem it well for the glory of God in Christ.

So how did I use my time with my child today? How did you use yours?