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7 Quick Takes Friday - June 15th

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The calm week of June is over...unfortunately.  Back from vacation, wedding was wonderful (a few pics below), and the regularity of this week (which I long for so terribly) is already over!  So, just two days before the two week storm begins!  All good stuff, but way too much stuff!

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Steph, Erin, Lawton, & I
The wedding was so beautiful!  From setting up on Thursday to our girl's night to the rehearsal and then the wedding on Saturday it was SO wonderful to see friends, catch up with all of my 'back home' people, and relax with my family!  Congrats to Erin & Lawton, may this be the beginning of many happy years together!

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Last night was our volunteer appreciation dinner at work/Church - where I am sorta a volunteer except I am actually a staff member (no appreciation for that!).  Set Up was so long, but incredibly worth it since all of the volunteers had such a great time!  Wonderful for us to say thanks, but am glad we aren't doing it again until next year!

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A long, long time ago - I can still remember...we had a Fall Dinner Theater for our high school youth and we gave away a Saturday of Service to someone in the community.  Well, they cashed in and we went to weed today (SO easy and they fed us lunch), but only 2 kids came (both of whom were NOT at the dinner theater OR are attending the trip that it supported)!  It was nice to have some one-on-one/two time with them though.  I hope they continue to be involved (both are looking for something to do this summer to keep them busy, but yet relaxed).

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Tomorrow is SonFest at my priest-friend's parish!  He'll be getting into the Dunk Tank to raise a little money/fun.  I'm hoping my 27 year track record for bad aim will be broken as I try to send 3 softballs sailing toward the trigger!  Maybe I should skip the line and just stand with a water balloon ready to throw right after he gets out!  Definitely better aim!

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This coming week I am traveling to Black Mountain for a week-long leadership training camp for the teens for both Dioceses of North Carolina.  It should be an interesting week.  When I was in high school I attended a leadership camp like this called Catholic Leadership Institute.  I made amazing friends,  had a blast, and can probably trace it as the reason I am a youth minister today.  Not necessarily a good one, but I do what I can.  Please pray for the conversion of hearts and the formation of leaders!

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Well, that's all until next week.  I might be able to snag a blog in while I'm away (hopefully it will include some down time for the leaders - a little like a retreat!).  Now off to dinner with a great friend who I don't see nearly enough!

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