Leading Worship In a Gold Dress

When I thought about a new blog post this week, I thought about how seemingly obvious and cliche it would be to share about Snowzilla 2016, the blizzard that Mitch and I binged watch movies through this past weekend. But after talking about it, looking at it, walking through it and digging my car out from under it, I'm over it. So here's all you get:

(well, this was supposed to be a picture of Mitch in a window with mountains of snow outside, but I forgot to load the pictures in....so until I do, just google snow pictures. :o)

But a few weeks before Snowzilla....

Restoration turned one.

 

Translation: not only has Restoration made a beautiful start within the Reston community, but I HAVE MADE IT A WHOLE YEAR. And with no plans of moving, that's quite a big step for this wanderer. And so to celebrate we chose an Oscars themed Sunday complete with red carpet, mini oscars, a birthday cake, photo booth, and the worship team and our pastor wore

 

fancy clothes.

Now before you think I have a closet full of glittery dresses (if only!)...I somehow scored this gem the day after Christmas at a Macy's One Day Sale. And it was perfect. AND highly marked down.

So much of the morning was about surprises...photos everywhere from the past year, to fading in Oscar speech cut off music during announcements....which somehow didn't faze Tim a bit. :o)

We also shared this montage I put together from all the videos of the past year. I am thankful that I stumbled into this new love of videography this past year and had a plethora of pictures and video footage to choose from. I love this church. We talk about Jesus and loving people and pray together and then we throw an awesome birthday party and play games and laugh with one another. These folks are keepers.

And I may be working every upcoming party around a gold theme.... gotta get my money's worth out of that dress!