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New Years review...

I know that back in August I did a review of all of the things that had happened since I got here, but I'm seeing these posts of "What happened in 2006" and I just can't resist. I'm skimming through old blog posts to come up with this stuff, so if you want to know the full story behind anything, click on the archives and check it out. Lots has happened, and I am grateful.

Jan: To start out the year, I got stuck at the top of the mountain with Tracy. Funny stuff, but was great for our friendship. I'm so thankful to have a supervisor who is knowledgeable and also someone I'm really glad to have as a friend.

Feb: I got started in my Bible study with Jeremy, Daen, Jarrod, Whitney, Jim & Shirley. It took us nearly the whole year to get through Luke, but that group of people has really helped form my faith over the last year. I also got my haircut short. Which I now adore.

March: I got visits from friends who were out on spring break, I saw David Crowder in concert, I hung out with our families over spring break and got to see what parenting classes really are about (craziness) . It really was great getting visits, fun stuff.

April: Had a fantastic Easter bbq, helped our families figure out what kind of programs they were going to enroll in at the end of the month, made it to Santa Fe for the first time.

May: Our 2005 families got promoted! It was a fun time. I also started helping out with the youth group by planning and pulling off a lockin. Remembered how much I love ministry with youth and young adults. My MIRYAP Lauren came to visit me, and then my mom did. I also built our behemoth display board for annual conference.

June: Went to NM annual conference, then IGRC annual conference. Was really glad to be back at home but ready to come back to NM too. My friend Holli passed away, which was difficult. I went and saw Beck in concert.

July: Saw the Goo Goo Dolls, Augustana and the Counting Crows in concert. I went to Denver on the youth mission trip, and came back knowing I really had to step up into a volunteer role with the youth. Actually witnessed monsoon season. Worried as my friend Ryan tried to get out of Lebanon safely, taught preschool music at vacation bible school. Processed applications for new families and did lots of prep for them coming in. Jeremy and Daen moved away. :-( It was a really busy month.

August: Moved families into apartments, after a huge process. It kept me busy most of the month. Read a great book with WOW called Mister God, This is Anna. Got seriously rained on at an Isotopes game. Went to the ABQ zoo for the first time. Love it.

September: Went to Dallas to visit my brother and his wife. It was good times. Got to see my US-2s in NYC. I'm sure I did more interesting things that month, but visiting NYC was certainly my highlight as most of the posts from that month were about that.

October: Back to my Tuesday night Bible study. We stopped right after Jer and Daen left, but we picked it back up again and added Halecia to the group. Good times for sure. Walked in the CROP walk with my families, went to the Balloon Fiesta a couple of times, got my hair cut short again (some day this will cease to be news, but it doesn't happen often). Also... Trick or Treat Not on the Street where we made an awesome haunted house type thing. Good times.

November: Tracy had her baby. A month early. That meant craziness for me, but Eddie and I can get through anything now. Then there was Saranam Sunday! It was all I worked on and it all paid off. I got to preach at Scott's church which was entertaining amidst all the craziness that happened that whole weekend. Whitney and Jarrod of the infamous Tues night Bible study got married. Went on a retreat with the youth, definitely love that decision to help out with them. Went to Dallas for Thanksgiving, and turned 24 and finally didn't have a disaster of a birthday.

December: Did Feed the Need with the youth group, lost a friend and a friend of a friend to cancer, got thwarted by lots of snow, but still got my families to explora, the children's science museum. Made it home and spent lots of time with friends and even finally picked out my bridesmaid dress for Rebecca's wedding. Got back just in time to ring in the new year here.

It was a busy year. It was a fun year. It was a year that I won't soon forget. A lot of firsts, a lot of great friends. No matter where I am I will always regard 2006 as one of those years where I learned difficult lessons, but had fun doing it. God has blessed me with an absolutely awesome placement site, some amazingly great friends who are there for me thick or thin, and a great job that teaches me new things every day. Here's to 2007 bringing great things to my life.
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1 Comments:

Hey,

Found you through google blog search because you mentioned Counting Crows. I did some writing about the band recently which I’m putting up on my blog in 5 parts.

Check it out if you want to:

http://krahn.blogspot.com/

By Blogger Michael Krahn, at 5:02 PM  

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