I've always had a weird secret love for church directories. I remember when I was younger and would stay with my grandparents - one of my favorite things to do was to get out all of their church directories from over the years and compare families and how they changed.
So you can imagine my excitement when three years ago - a month after we joined our church - they announced it was church directory time! That directory has been my ultimate treasure over the last three years. I could win a contest if we had one over who has looked at it the most. I have made it my mission to learn who everyone in the church is by looking at that directory. Everytime we get an e-mail about someone who is sick or has had a family member die or has had a baby - I get out the handy dandy directory and figure out who they are (if I don't already know).
And I'm not alone. Laurie loves that thing more than me. She missed out on the last one because they joined a few months after we did. So every time she came to my house she would ask to look at. On her birthday this year - I decided to suprise her and get her her own copy. You would have thought I had handed her the keys to a new car she was so excited.
Well, we were both thrilled to find out that once again it is church directory time! We had our pictures made a few weeks ago and our lone 8x12 arrived in the mail yesterday (at the prices they had -it's all we could (or wanted to) afford)! I can't wait to get that new directory in my chubby little hands - you can bet I will be studying every church member!
(this is a picture of a picture because I couldn't get the scanner to work)