Thursday, July 1, 2010

June Highlights

Wow, it seems like the month of June flew by and here we are starting on the second half of 2010. Robbie spent most of June studying, writing papers, taking tests, and completing assignments for the two online master's level courses he is taking as he works toward completing his MBA degree. I attended a once-a-week Bible Study where we are working our way through Beth Moore's Stepping Up study of the Psalms of Ascents and volunteered one morning a week at our local food bank.

At the beginning of the month, we attended the Biblical Life Ministries BBQ fundraiser. We have met Kelly and Kathy Johnson several times over the past eight years when they have been in the states on furlough from their ministry in Kenya and we enjoyed hearing an update about their ministry. Our dear friends, Don & Becky, will be traveling to Kenya to minister alongside the Johnsons for three months this fall. It was a nice evening out with good barbeque and a time to visit with friends.

We also went to see the theatre production of It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman at the new Wyly Theatre in Dallas. It was a great show with fabulous sets, wonderful costumes, and special effects that allowed Superman to fly. The only drawback to the show for us was that Lois Lane was played by a black actress. Honestly, she did a wonderful job with the part, however it truly interfered with the "reality" of the show because Lois has always been white in the comic books (where she was "born") and the show is set in 1939 when it was not common for white men to pursue black women. After getting past the mental hurdle of seeing Lois look so different than our expectations, we both truly enjoyed the show.

One final highlight of June for me was a trip to see my nieces in their dance recital. Robbie's schedule was packed, so Mama traveled with me. Nichole met up with me and Mama for supper before the recital and patiently followed me around those one-way streets as I tried to find us a parking place near the theatre where the recital was held. The twins did fantastic in their tumbling routine and Natashia totally impressed me with how much her dancing has improved as she performed with her clogging, ballet, and jazz classes. It was also nice to see the father-daughter dances - the twins danced together with Michael and then a few numbers later Natashia had her dance with him. Brenda fixed a delicious meal for us Sunday afternoon before we headed home, and I even got a new recipe (salad-on-a-cracker) that I made for my Bible study group the next week.

Can't wait to see what highlights July has in store!

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