MOPS. Mothers of Preschoolers. What a great organization to encourage and unite moms in such a crucial stage of parenting. I had never heard of MOPS until we moved to Florida and my friend, Andrea (blond hair, brown shirt in this first picture), convinced me to join the group she was attending. What a great decision that was! Seven years later... it was time for me to say farewell.
What a trip it has been! This post includes my pictures from those seven years, and all the amazing women I got to know (Many of whom are my great friends today, whether they still live in this area or have moved on).
Each meeting consisted of: great food (brought by different members each week), a video or speaker, discussion time and every other week, a fun craft!
Making manicotti to take home!
Keenan and Tucker!
My friend, Andrea, and I, due a few weeks apart!
These two were Such awesome coordinators!
Baby shower to welcome Moriah!
Robin, Andrea and I and our new babies!
Lasagna fundraiser dinner!
Sonic donated free drinks for our meeting!!
Baby Moriah with Miss Mary (all my kids LOVED her!)
We know how to Eat!
Caroling - so much fun!
Goodbye to Vanessa!May
Look at the size of that group!
With three week old, Xavier!
2011 (I have no MOPS pictures from this year, since Philip deployed, the kids and I travelled a TON (missing lots of MOPS meetings), and then when Philip got home, Caleb was born... busy year!)
Jessica, our fearless leader =)
Pretty nails at spa day
Pinterest party - burlap wreaths!
Packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Our fundraiser dinner! So fun!
Fun Easter tree craft!
Baby Sadie's first meeting!
Fun photo booth picture at our fundraiser
Pretty ladies in May
Paint party at our last meeting of 2013/2014!
What a BLAST it has been and so incredibly hard to say goodbye to this phase of my life! I have been deeply blessed and bettered by this ministry. I love you all!