Summer Update #1

Greetings Friends and Family!
I thought it about time to get into the 21st century and do some blogging. (BLOG=short for web log--like an online diary for the technology impaired)
Perhaps it will be a fine way for everyone to keep up with the Joneses (thus the orginal name!). Check back occassionally to get the latest!

Still working in the youth department at church. I just finished our summer camps here at the church. We had two jam-packed weeks of camp, and the campers and counselors really seemed to have a ton of fun and have an awesome spiritual retreat.
I had a minor trip to the EMERGENCY ROOM on the first evening of camp. Embarrassingly enough, I was cutting some wire for skewers for our evening hot dog/smore roast when the wire had the audacity to jump up and hit me in the EYEBALL! Yes, the actual eyeball. I won't go into details, as I've found that such descriptions make many people go a bit weak in the knees! Let's just say there was blood... Part of the adventure came in finding the hospital, being that our camp is 30 miles from the small town of Nowhere, South Carolina. All is well, though--a minor corneal laceration...and I'm all better now.
I'm glad that our busy season has come to a close, and we'll drifting aimlessly into the Fall. Aimlessly because our youth pastor and his wife will be leaving at the end of this month to start a church near uptown Charlotte...more on that in the future.
I'm getting ready to finish unpacking boxes from my move to Rock Hill in December (gasp!)...it's been a crazy busy year! Also looking forward to PAINTING my bathroom a lovely shade of off-white. Yes, friends, off-white...very risky, isn't it?

Update on Jerod:
He's still tall. :) And walking taller after back surgery in June...thank God, pain is all gone, and he's just doing some extra healing these days. I still won't let him do much...much to his constant dismay. The really good news is that he starts a new job in a few short weeks at a new school in Davidson, NC (quite the commute, but worth it, we hope!). Check it out at www.woodlawnschool.org. He'll be teaching third, fourth, and fifth grade math and some science too.

Well, that's enough for now. I hope to post some photos of our European vacation soon (yes, the one we took in April...didn't I tell you it had been a busy year???).
See you on the blog!

1 comment:

Marcie Yon said...

I shutter to think of the all the blood. I hope all is well and there wasn't any permanent damage to your eye?

So married life is all it's cracked up to be, uh? I'm sure and Jared are having a wonderful time. I'd love to see pics of your delayed honeymoon.

Things are pretty much the same around Woodruff. My parents are back to their antics. Mom moved out about a month ago now and has filed for divorce. I'm am desperately trying to stay out of the middle but still seem to be the go-to-man. I do know that dad wanted to try to reconcile and has requested they go to marriage counseling. My prayers are in that basket if you know what I mean!

Jason and I are still hanging in there. We don't have any wonderful surprises like Julia and Ed, yet. We both would like to have more but just need a little more stability before adding to our family. Jason is beginning to look at other states for church jobs. It seems the well is dry here. He's sent out at least 20 resumes to churches in the area with little to no response. Last month he sent out 3 resumes (each to a different state) and has heard from all three churches and is even into second steps with 2 of them. I don't know if the Lord is telling us to get ready to be mobile again or just reminding us of His call while we stay here and wait. Actually I think I could do either way at this point, though I don't relish the thought of moving again so soon.

I'll try to get you a picture of Edy soon. She's just growing so fast. It's amazing. Love you! Marcie