Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Break to Blog

I just finished my preliminary study of the last four chapters of Astronomy and will soon move on to Mass Communication Research Methods. Gotta love higher education!

I was completely refreshed, challenged and motivated at worship this morning. This is definitely a God-gift because I was up until 2:45 a.m. last night studying. However, I stayed awake and absorbed what I needed to hear today.

Eric and I took our first baby steps to getting involved at Trinity: we're going to "Step Out and Serve" two Sundays from now. I recently told a friend how nice it has been for the past year to "sit back and absorb." But, the recharging is nearly complete and we're going to give back soon! (I'm a "little" excited!) And, we keep meeting people we know or recognize at our church - a little disconcerting, but in a cool way.

Last night, the 6th of 12 (kids from my family) celebrated his graduation from high school. My bro, Toby, is 18 and living on his own now! I feel really old - and can't believe I graduated EIGHT - wait - make that NINE years ago! What really makes me feel ancient is that this HUGE guy was only 10 years old when I got married and left my parent's home:


... and that HE was a baby (not even 2 years old)...

...and my Janna girl was the cutest flower girl (and the best, I might add!) at 2 1/2 years old.


Everyone else has grown up too (and when I say "up," I mean "UP!"), and it was a fun to see everyone back at the old homestead for the evening.

6 comments:

pat ve said...

Great to see you and all the Petersen clan last night. It was a fun time. I'll never know what it is to be the firstborn, nor one of 12, but I can say that adult siblings can be the best buddies inspite of the way it was in the old folk's home.

Girl from Pennsylvania said...

12? Seriously?

Wowee. Your parents must be awesome!

Ali said...

12? really???! i'm sooo intrigued! where do you fall in there??!?!

Kate said...

I'm #1 - yes, the oldest, wisest most responsible one is me! (Is that a sad commentary on the rest of my siblings?) :)

Andi said...

Great family pics! I have some to post from the 60th party last weekend! Great news about your church...glad to see you finding a place. have a great week!! 3 weeks till hanging out day!!!

Dennis and Valerie said...

some good memories back at that old ranch, EH? (with a canadian accent)