This has been another great year for the Croswells! I know that God has great plans for 2012 and I can't wait to see what they are! Today I am reflecting on what has gone on this year, so I thought I would share our year with you.
January-We took the biggest group of students to Winter Weekend and we had a blast! I also started my third semester in college! I was also named the varsity cheer coach for DHS.
February-We enjoyed some of the most beautiful snow that East Texas has ever seen. We also celebrated my 29th birthday and Boomer's 5th birthday.
March-We went on our 3rd annual young adult camping trip (which is always one of the best weeks of the year) and we celebrated Ashby's 3rd birthday.
April-I worked this whole month as a long term substitute teacher for Freshmen World Geography at the high school which I really enjoyed.
May-I finished up the Spring semester with two A's and two B's and I started preparing for cheer camp.
June-I started the summer session at school and began cheer practice. This would mark my last summer classes!!!! That was a huge relief!
July-This is always the busiest month of the year for youth ministry, but it is also the most fun. We went to the Bogg church camp and we brought quite a few first timers with us and were able to grow many friendships that week. Then we spent a week in McAllen, Texas which I think may be the hottest place on earth. We met a kid named Mike who was struggling with who God is and why he needs a relationship with him (remember him because he will show back up in this blog).
August-I started back to school and football season began. The cheerleaders got lots of compliments on how much better they looked than last year which I was very proud of. September-Josh and I celebrated 9 years of marriage and took a trip to Branson. This was the first trip we had taken by ourselves since our honeymoon. Needless to say, we had a great time!
October-We had our Harvest Fest at church and there was a record turnout.
November-We found out that Mike from McAllen got saved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was great for all of our kids to hear because it showed them that mission trips are definitely worth all the work! We had a great Thanksgiving with our family and Josh was able to see his Aunt Dell with his mom and sisters. Josh and I decided that I will not work when I graduate. In a few years I might but for now I will just stay home with Ashby :)
December was another great month. We celebrated another birthday for Jesus and spent lots of time with our family.
To sum it all up, this has been another great year! We have a great family, a great church and God has blessed us in so many ways. I don't know what 2012 has in store, but I hope that I can live the life that God wants me to live and be the example that he wants me to be. I pray that all of you have a great New Year's Eve and a blessed 2012!
Until next year...