Friday, May 22, 2009

Jubilee Anniversary

Last weekend was our church's 50th Anniversary party! It went very well. We had over 100 guests.

And I was part of two choirs that sang. This is our College and Careers Bible Study group.

This is the Jubilee Choir.

The photos are courtesy of Chris van Popta.

On Sunday, we had even more guests (we believe) and held our services in the Ottawa Christian School gym. Funnily enough, the church had services in the 70s at OCS so it was a familiar place for a lot of people. I also went to elementary school there. We served lunch to all the people as well. By the end of the day, I was pretty exhausted but it was worth it.
We are selling t-shirts, buttons and mugs to fund raise for our school (that we are hoping to open in Sept 2011). If you'd like some of these products, let me know. I'll try to put up some pictures of them soon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Our house is looking a little more sane these days as we prepare to host my sister and her family this weekend. Since my last post, we have all the drywall put up that we want to put up and all the tape joints mudded. The next step is for Reuben to go over every wall with a fine tooth comb looking for depressions and ridges that will show up when we paint. It's amazing the imperfections in a wall that are really accented when you paint. I am so thankful (though I don't always show it) that he is such a perfectionist in this area because I know it'll make our home just that much better when it's all said and done.

In the meantime, I had my birthday. Reuben took me to the Urban Pear for dinner and bought me a lovely bouquet of pink lilies. And the next day, my sister arranged for a group of ladies to go out for drinks. I had a great time!

This coming weekend is going to be a busy one. We have been planning for a big party for our church's 50th Anniversary for about 8 months now and on Saturday night we'll be hosting 100 guests(plus our own church members) for a dinner and program. My mother, husband and I along with another couple in our church have been the main organizers. I'm excited but nervous about how it will all play out as it is a pretty big event. We are also organizing church services at another venue on Sunday so we have to worry about the details for that, as well. Yikes! The good things will be that there are many guests coming that I am excited to see not the least of which is my sister and her kids (and her husband;)) and also one of my fave aunts and uncles and one of my fave cousins (along with her husband and kids). Also, our former ministers and their wives.

So, our plans for the next couple of weeks include priming and painting all the walls and ceilings that have been redone and then start thinking about our kitchen!