This is the after shot. Everyone fed and happy. We took some time to give thanx for the year by giving some time and space to write down our thoughts, which I advise anyone to do. I suppose everything in the blog is a highlight of my year, so if u havent made it in here, unlucky! Only joking...sometimes I just dont have my camera with me....
We also sang a few thanksgiving songs and watched a thanksgiving episode of 'Friends' So here are some things I'm thankful for this year so far, off the top of my head:
January - too far back can't really remember anything. I think Kenny moved in around this time but not sure. Anyway I'm thankful for meeting Kenny and for getting some help with the rent!
February - went over to London for the Youth Alpha conference, loved the singing led by Tim Hughes and got to see Naomi for a bit!
March - Charlie, Maggie and Eva came home, which from a pure selfish point of view has been great. Without wanting to rub salt into Jen's wounds, its been great being part of Eva's growing up stage. I played my last game for PSNI, before getting injured, again, but scored 4! The 4th one I got busted but still managed to take it round the keeper....also went to California for the 'Purpose Driven Youth Conference'..great time with Dave, Alan and Claire, but never got to meet that girl that I love, but cant remember her name...
April - At the start of the month we had the Dromore High weekend, focussing on the Holy Spirit. That was a great weekend. We heard that 7 young people became Christians during the Youth Alpha, but just being part of other young people's journey of how God wants to be involved in their lives is a pretty special thing and one that I'm thankful for
May - nothing comes to mind...oh apart from that dance with Jennifer Garner! I guess I have to be satisfied and thankful for that one and only meeting with Lisa, the physio from Dungannon , who now lives in Stranmillis...anyone know her and could get her number???
June - Dave and Heather's wedding. Had a lot of fun with Alan and Claire writing the bestmen song/speech - we still need to go into the studio and record it or lay the track down....the World Cup started which is always a good thing and I was thankful to watch Argentina play some amazing football in the early stages. We also hammered CJM, the day after the wedding. I'm thankful to my team!
July - 2 football camps, one in Ballysillan one up north with Baptist Youth. Loved going to the Milk Cup matches and singing all the Norn Iron songs
August - I'm thankful for not going on holiday...but i'm thankful for hanging out with my sister and spending time with her, walking the dogs and stuff
September - the Mannafest volunteer overnight was great fun. I'm thankful for being involved in Mannafest and the Y1 training. Norn Iron beating Spain. What a night. A better result than beating the English. David Healy. What a hat-trick. Good times Neilers! Toby mmoved in as well and I'm thankful for some help with the rent!
October - I'm thankful for the opportunity in Killyleagh, working with Carol and the young people. Alton Towers was good and r spontaneous trip to London Baby! Got to see Naomi again which is always good. The Murder Mystery Night was very fun and I'm thankful for meeting new people
November - I'm thankful for the opportunity during Dungannon schools week. 700 pupils. I'm thankful for finally getting my assemblies ready to publish - watch this space. I'm thankful that the new James Bond film is actually very good and that Daniel Craig didnt ruin the iconic role. Im thankful for spending time with my dad and I'm thankful for thanksgiving for this opportunity to be thankful and give thanx. And thank you for reading this!