Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MOPS Has Started!

You all know I just love my MOPS group!  This year I was asked to be on the steering team as the Group Leader Coordinator.  We have 15 tables, so there are 15 Group/table leaders under me.
Like I said the other day, I spent much of August preparing for my MOPS duties.  We had a retreat at the end of August that was all on me.

I had to buy gifts, make name tags, order food for our lunch, buy craft supplies, put together binders, and assign all 150 ladies to a table.  I also had to choose and buy the gifts that the table leaders give out during the year.  It ended up being a little more work than I had anticipated, and came with a few hiccups.  But it all worked itself out in the end.

Michael actually helped me export and import data (hello--his whole job!), which saved me HOURS of time.  He printed them for me, hole punched them, and even stuffed the binders while I was at work one night.  Bless that man!  I would have had many sleepless nights without his help!

Thankfully, for my position, most of the work is done up front.  I do have to meet with the girl's once a month, but those meetings will be much more low key and way less work.  I have a great group of girls, so I'm really excited for the year!

We've had a leadership meet and greet, and also we had a MOPS kick off last week.  Both events were full of yummy food, good conversation, and some laughs.  I am at the Starlight table this year!  My table leader is new to our group, but I already love her.

If you haven't noticed, our theme has to do with stars.  Technically, MOPS Int. has the theme of "We are the Starry Eyed".  However, there is a lot of controversy about it and the book that goes along with it.  So the church that hosts our group has decided to step away from the theme this year.  But we buy everything months before the first meeting and this was sort of a 4th quarter decision.  She we are still going with stars... just not the actually them.  

Each group leader had these blingy pocket mirrors to give out.  They could add tags or decorate them as they saw fit. There were so many cute ideas!

One of my favorite parts of MOPS is the food.  There is always so much yummy food to choose from!  We actually have one of these tables on BOTH sides of the sanctuary!

My table this year!

While I was at MOPS, I got a group text asking me to go on a play date. I sent them this picture telling them that they were missing out! :)

Logan actually went into his class without crying--which is literally a FIRST for us at MOPS.  And Olivia always loves her class.  Which is a good thing, because with this new role I'm in we are there every single Wednesday morning.

I'm looking forward to a great year, and I'm so glad we are finally back in the swing of things!

1 comment:

  1. And we are so glad you are our leader! You are doing a fabulous job :) Thanks for dedicating your time!