Monday, August 20, 2007

Work, Teeth, Pool, Young Life, 11 days!!

It's been a while since my last post--I know. Its been really busy at work lately(hence the dark circles around my eyes. We are trying to complete a project(see pic) and we should(have to be) done by next Friday! Why next Friday? Well, for one, ECU plays Virginia Tech on Sept. 1st, and then Kelly and I and some friends are going to Ocean Isle for the week!!

Madison has teeth! Two of them on the bottom row. I didn't know babies got teeth that early. She's actually been pretty good (kelly might tell you differently) She is rolling over, laughing, trying to talk, feeds the dogs, does her own laundry, etc. Next week, we may teach her how to ride a bike. We took her to Green Valley pool tonight(thanks Jeff and Becca!) She loved playing in the water with her mommy. We had our annual Young Life leader's retreat this past weekend down at Lake Tillery. We had a great time hanging out and fellowshipping with the other leaders. One of the highlights of the weekend was hitting golf balls into the lake off of the dock--especially when we lit them on fire at night!! I finally broke my 0-for streak on fishing when I caught 6 little bream on my favorite lure--the diving cricket--if you don't have one of these lures and you want to catch some fish, you need to get one. We took Madison to the lake with us and she had fun sleeping in her sun tent. Speaking of Young Life--I am now starting my 9th year as a Young Life leader. I have been blessed by many relationships with high school kids--some who have already graduated college, which makes me feel old. The guys that I am leading this year are all seniors at Grimsley High School here in Greensboro. One of the ways that Young Life is able to function in Greensboro is through fundraisers such as our annual Golf Tournament and our annual Sporting Clays tournament. I am on a team this year with 7 of my good friends. If you would like to sponsor our team, you can follow this link http://sites.younglife.org/sites/greensboro/Open%20Content%20Pages/Sporting%20Clays%202006.aspx All donations are tax deductible and if you don't donate--that's ok, just pray for my ministry with these high school guys!
I received my season tickets to the ECU games last Wednesday and on Friday I got my tickets to the Virginia Tech game. My dad, mom, Jimmy, and I are heading up to Blacksburg on September 1st on what should be an awesome game. ESPN Gameday is going to be there (its the first game for VT since the awful shooting that occurred last year) so it should be a pretty hyped up game. VT is ranked 7th in the country in some polls so ECU has its work cut out for them, but that's why you play the game.
That's it for now! I'll post again soon--this weekend probably!

4 comments:

Brad Barrett said...

Those greensboro guys are fortunate to have such a dedicated leader! Enjoy the retreat & journey to Blacksburg. I'll look for you guys on gameday!

not justin smith said...

ECU + DUI + VT + ESPN GAMEDAY = NATIONALLY TELEVISED EMBARRASSMENT

Charlie said...

Not Justin! Let me know how NC State's game against the powerhouse Wofford goes...

Marshall Benbow said...

About that ECU/UNC game - congrats.... Dang it.