Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Recap

Things have been busy around here, to say the least! With the start of the church planting residency, there has been no lack of activity around the McCullough house. Things have been busy for me {Erin} at work, and we are getting ready to gear up for another round of women's Bible study. Mike is working hard, splitting his time between the residency, our home group, Starbucks, and support raising. In the midst of it all, we have had some opportunities for random fun :)

Pumpkin Carving
We took a break from our normal home group study and had a night of pumpkin carving! It was fun to see everyone's creative juices flowing, and we were reminded of how blessed we are to have such sweet friends in our lives.

Trying to figure out the best way to carve a cat...

He designed this all on his own...

Finished products!

October 2012
The whole group with their pumpkin creations!
Impromptu Date Night
Mike and I were blessed with an impromptu date night to a pre-season Mavericks game. A friend had some extra tickets, so we headed out for an evening at the AAC. I wore blue to support my husband, but my heart missed the boys in black and silver ;)

A Spurs fan and a Mavericks fan...who knew?

We had pretty good seats!

Habitat for Humanity
Our home group has wanted to get more involved in community projects, so we had our first event with Habitat for Humanity. They are working on some revitalization projects in the community, so we spent the day clearing out an alley to make it safe for the people living in the adjacent homes. We are looking forward to doing more projects like these in the future, with the hope of "owning" a block of homes that we can care for and get to know the people we serve.

It was the first truly cold morning of the season!

Kids Karnival
Mike was asked to help emcee the annual Kids Karnival at Woodcreek, so we were able to see some old friends and help serve the kids and their families. We made our own costumes, and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. For the evening of the Kids Karnival, we were Clark Kent and Lois Lane!

I think we look pretty darn cute ;)

I was pretty proud of my little name badge...sadly, it was the only thing (other than standing next to my husband) that identified who I was supposed to be haha. Oh well :)

The jokesters- Mike (aka Clark Kent), Paul (aka Friar Tuck), and Scott (aka construction plumber?)