07.02.19 TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, FROM THE SKY!

Our church, Trinity Baptist Church, recently broke ground and poured the foundation for our new Trinity Family Life Center.  After church Sunday when most everyone was gone, Roy and his spiffy Drone (Zelda) took to the air to capture aerial photos of the new building’s foundation and the rest of the church buildings, softball field and property.  As construction proceeds, we hope to share more aerial photos with ya’ll!

Sanctuary, parking lot to the right and parsonage to the left

Sanctuary in front by the road (Pumpkin Center Road), Education Building in the back and Youth Building, the smaller building next to that

The foundation for our Family Life Center!  It’s in the back of our Education Building and Youth Building.  The Family Life Center will be a two story, over 9000 square foot building.

Zelda zoomed higher! The small building to the right of the foundation is the concession stand for our softball field. Lots of good memories there for the Chauvin family!

and higher and higher!

The softball field at the back of the church property.  Both our sons played a lot of softball games back there. Lots of other church events have been held at the softball field.

A few of our favorite folks were a little leary of the humming Zelda taking their picture but they managed to smile so their picture could be taken! Thanks, Ms. Louise, Johnnie, Spot, and Leanna!

And Zelda Zoooooms down!

That’s it for now.  Thanks Roy (and Zelda) for these terriffic photos! As construction proceeds we’ll try to get more pictures and share!

Ya’ll have a very blessed week!

06.17.19 I Want to Be That House! by Liz Newman

I Want To Be That House! by Liz Newman

For as long as I can remember our house has been one with an open door policy.

Long before kids were ever even thought of, friends gathered here more often than not and you never knew when someone would pop in.

Admittedly, it was my husband who created this feeling in our home and it was one I had to adjust to when we got together.

But the older my children get the more I realize just how much I want to be THAT house.

I Want To Be That House

I want to be that house.

You know the one. The one where all the kids want to go.

The house where kids know they can show up and be greeted with a smile and a “How was school this week?”

The house every kid knows they will have fun at; but a house that will not hesitate to call their mama if need be.

The place they gather to on Friday nights to play video games way past their bedtime.

The house that allows mud on the floor, dirty socks and shoes thrown about, and 7 half empty cups on the kitchen table.

The house that isn’t mad when the nail polish spills.

The house that can handle the noise of 4 giggly girls plus 3 crazy boys. At the same time.

The house where there will always be fruit snacks in the pantry and juice boxes in the fridge.

The latest Playstation game.

Extra clothes and a toothbrush for whoever sleeps over.

Extra pillows.

Extra blankets.. I want this house to be comfort and happiness and love. Not just for my two kids but for their friends, too.

I want to be the house that my kids know they can bring someone for dinner that might need a break from their own house.

The house where someone can stay the night because they’re having a hard time at home.

There will be plenty of things I can’t do as a mother, but what I can do is love fiercely, and give you a home that feels so safe and secure you don’t want to leave.

I want to be that house. ♥

Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.

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Ya’ll have a Blessed Week!