Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Church Related News

So the news just keeps coming... First it was Cara and I joining a wonderful church, and now it is more church related news concerning me.

I am going to be getting baptized next month!!! This is what I have been waiting to do since we started going to church. I never got baptized when I was younger because my parents wanted me to do it when I felt I was ready. For a long time I shied away from church because I didn't have the greatest experiences with church when I was younger. But now, I can honestly say that I am ready to make one of the greatest public proclamations of my faith. I am growing so much spiritually and it all is just so exciting.

If you would like to attend the ceremony, please let me know. It is tentatively scheduled for November 9th, but I will get a final confirmation later this week. Once I know for sure, I will make sure those who want to attend get the information they need. Those that can't attend can be certain there will be plenty of pictures. There is no way Mrs. Wallace will let me experience rebirth without taking tons of pictures. :-)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We Have A Home Church!!!

Earlier this morning Cara and I made a decision that is just another piece of the changes we are making in our lives.  This morning we joined Destiny Worship Center, a Disciples of Christ church near our house.  That’s right folks… I am officially a DOC!!

Cara and I have been “dating” the church the past couple of months, as Pastor Ward says, and decided that we really wanted to join.  We called up both of our families and told them we were going to join and asked them to join us in church.  So when we got to church this morning we took up an entire pew. When it was time for invitation we got up from our seats and headed down the center aisle towards the altar.  As we passed each row and people noticed we were coming, they started to cheer.  When we made it to the front the men’s and women’s ministries surrounded us and the pastor welcomed us to the church.  It is something I will never forget.  This is the first time I have ever been an actual member of church and it feels pretty good.

For those of you that don’t know, I have not always been a guy who wanted to go to church.  I remember a time when my mother had to drag me into church kicking and screaming.  Those times are over.  Now I can’t wait until Sunday morning so I can sit in church and worship with my wife.  It is a great feeling and I am only sad that I didn’t find my way to this point sooner.

Hooky Day at the State Fair

We made it out to the fair this past Wednesday for our hooky day from work. We did everything from watch a performance by African acrobats to buy shoe cleaner from one of the smooth talking vendors (I have yet to go to the fair once and not get talked into buying some kind of product I don't really need...). We had a great time and I was able to ride the famous State Fair of Texas ferris wheel for the first time ever. I think hooky day at the fair is going to become a yearly tradition for our family. I hope some of you can join us next time.

Here are some pictures from the day. Sorry there aren't more, but we were having so much fun walking around and people watching that we forgot to take more pictures.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Color Purple

Today we had the privilege of attending a showing of The Color Purple at Dallas Music Hall. I had no intentions of seeing it while it was in town, but my aunt mentioned she wanted to see it and it seemed like it would be the perfect birthday gift for her after the Aspen trip she gave us. We turned it into a Wallace family event and bought tickets for us, my aunt, and my parents. I must say we all had a great time.

If you haven't had a chance to see the play yet I recommend you go see it. The show is still playing through October 19. It is just as good as the movie, but has some nice songs added in to add some lighter moments. I can't wait to get to New York City sometime so I can see the play on Broadway with the star cast. I'm even man enough to admit that I got a little teary in the finale. So if you are into theater at all I suggest you go see it.

For more information on show times click here.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hooky Day Is Coming...

The PTO forms have all been submitted and signed so it looks like a day of playing hooky is all good to go this week. We are taking a random day off work this week to go enjoy the State Fair of Texas without having to fight the crowds.

If you are brave enough you should come join us. You know how to reach us if you would like to join in the fun. If you can't come that is fine too. As usual, there will be many pictures taken and I will share. :-)

(Actually, we have quite a few events going on this week so there will be some nice pictures posted very soon...)