Monday, August 31, 2015

Steering Team Intros...

Meet Megan!

Moppets Curriculum

Why ST? I really enjoy serving others and had such a great time last year, that I had to join again! 
Kids' names & ages?  
Caleb  8, Nathan  5, Lily  2
Last grown-up book you read & would you recommend it? I love to read anything and everything! I was kind of the nerd in high school who actually enjoyed the required reading in English and read classic novels for fun. The last book I read was The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Potzsch. I liked it!
Favorite restaurant & menu item? PF Changs! I always try to order something different, but most of the time, I end up with Mongolian Beef. SO yummy!
Something you've been meaning to do or learn? Scrapbooking my kids baby photos!! I have them sorted in photo boxes and some just placed in albums, but I pretty much stopped scrapbooking once my 2nd was born. Maybe when they go off to college....
 Last song you sang & when? "Let it Go" in the car with my 2 year old....As loudly as possible, of course!!
Strangest or most random thing you've done? Our orchestra took a trip to Europe my senior year of high school. One of my roommates and I ended up sleeping on the balcony in Chamonix, France because our other roommate was snoring so loud! I am not sure how cold it was, but let's just say we were in the Alps and had toured the snow capped mountains and a glacier that day. Crazy!
Favorite thing about MOPS? I love the fellowship with other mamas and the relationships that I have formed! 

Steering Team Intros...

Meet Kelly!

Newsletter/Giveaways

Why ST? 
Make friendships, be more involved
Kids' names & ages? 
Brinkley 3, Zack 5, Trace 7
Favorite dessert or snack? 
Hershey almond bar
You have 2 hours of unexpected free time... what do you do? 
Cut grass or catch up on DVR TV
What have you learned in the last week? I have time to exercise and it really hurts to start from scratch. I always say that I won't take time off and start over again
Favorite celebrity when you were younger? Joey Lawrence from the TV show Blossom
If you had an all-expense-paid vacation to somewhere you've NEVER BEEN, where would you choose? New England States in the summer or Carribean Islands without kids
Favorite thing about MOPS? Friendships and the break from kids to meet other moms


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Steering Team Intros...

Meet Anita!

Social Planner (MOTT/MNO)

Why ST? I really enjoyed all the great connections I built last year. I also love the additional support ST provides.
Kids' name & ages?  
Ellyana - 4, Emilia - 2
Biggest influence in your life? My dad - he always believed in me and gave me the push I needed to move forward. His words were always full of wisdom and love. 
Favorite time of the day? 7:00 a.m. Everyone is still asleep. I am able to have my quiet time, which sets the tone for the rest of the day
If you had an all-expense-paid vacation to somewhere you've NEVER BEEN, where would you choose? Machu Picchu in Peru
What have you learned in the last week? The importance of finding a balance between a "clean" home and a "comfortable" home. Learning to let go and choosing to spend time building memories with my family.
Favorite book & movie? The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and The Princess Bride  
Favorite thing about MOPS? The encouragement and support I receive from other moms. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Steering Team Intros...

Meet Katie!

Finance Team

Why ST?
Who wouldn't want to hang out with these super fun ladies?! But seriously, I love this ministry and want to encourage moms in this sometimes hectic phase of life.
Kids' names & ages? 
Avery Marie, 5 years
Landon Kyle, 4 years
Addilyn Kate, 18 months 
Last grown-up book you read & would you recommend it? Miracle on Voodoo Mountain. Yes, 100 times recommend it! It is an amazing story of a young missionary and her move overseas.  
Favorite restaurant & menu item? Chuy's in Greenville is super yum! It's the closest thing to 'TexMex' I can find. Being from Texas, Mexican food is a favorite of mine :) The 'big as your face' burrito is always a winner!  
Favorite celebrity when you were younger? Ben Affleck... Armageddon anyone?!  
If you had an all-expense-paid vacation to somewhere you've NEVER BEEN, where would you choose? Bora Bora 
Favorite time of the day? 8pm.. Bedtime for littles. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy them during the day, but there is just something special about a quiet house that I look forward to.
Favorite thing about MOPS? The awesome mommas, and friendships I've gained :)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Steering Team Intros...
Meet Jenine!

Moppets Team

Why ST? To get more involved.
Kids' names & ages? AJ - 2, and one on the way!
Favorite celebrity when you were younger? Gotta be the Backstreet Boys (still is).
What have you learned in the last week?  To listen to my body and actually slow down when I need to.
Last song you sang and when? Jingle bells with my 2 year old, today while he was dancing and singing it to.
Favorite dessert or snack? Anything chocolate or anything from back home (England).
Biggest influence in your life? Mum because she has always been a constant support and encouragement.
Favorite thing about MOPS? Getting together with all the other mums.

  


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Steering Team Intros...

Meet Margaret!

Crafts & Service Projects

Why ST? The paycheck is amazing! (She is kidding - there is no paycheck ;) Also, I can't imagine how empty my life would seem without ST in it!
Kids' names & ages?
Caleb 7, Cooper 5, Lucas 2 
You have 2 hours of unexpected free time... what do you do?  Browse Hobby Lobby or Ross with a Starbucks frappĂ©
Favorite restaurant & menu item? Olive Garden. Gorgonzola steak Alfredo.  
Last song you sang & when? Call me, maybe during our afternoon dance party!
Least favorite chore?  Folding laundry 
Book you are reading?  Wild Things- the art of nurturing boys.
Favorite thing about MOPS?  The authenticity of the moms
Yippee!  We're getting close!  Only 2 more weeks until the fun & flourishing begins!!!

Now is the time to start inviting moms you know who could benefit from MOPS.  
And also moms you don't know.  
We're not picky.  
In fact, we want EVERY mom to know about MOPS and feel welcome to attend! 

So keep your eyes open for mamas with young children and spread the word about MOPS.  
See y'all soon!!!