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!
|Steph, Erin, Lawton, & I|
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!
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).
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!
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!