Mother's Day at Stonegate

Wow, Mother's Day! We created a photo booth, served donuts and spent the rest of the day passed out from all the activity. Or, maybe we simply crashed from snacking on all that sugar!

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By the way, if you are in need of a photo backdrop or other party decor, check out our rentals.


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Since becoming covenant members of Stonegate Church, we've had a really good time serving our new church family. It's also one of the best ways to meet people.

I've had a life-long love of photography and hospitality so it's not surprising that I ended up on both teams. Sometimes it's bit of a challenge because I double book myself. Thankfully, my husband, Shayne, is usually right by my side and he picks up the slack. All the ladies love how hard he works. Me too.

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One of the best parts of serving on the hospitality team is having easy access to 77 Donuts (that's the name of the donut shop...not how many donuts I devoured).

This past weekend, a new guest to the church offered to pay for some of the donuts. My husband, the donut runner, explained that we serve the donuts for free. It's just one of the ways that Stonegate Church demonstrates our shared passion for hospitality.

It's the small things that matter!

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We set up our tables while our kids ran up and down the halls. By the end of the first service, young Caleb, became a donut runner assistant to my husband. That's how you train up the next generation, y'all.

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This was our second or third time serving donuts but it was the first time I got to work with a new friend, Dena Tidmore. Our creative minds were in sync right away, and I look forward to working with her again.

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Behind the scenes, Shelly Slack kept the donuts rolling out (And, we could use a few more volunteers. Hint, hint.).

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Happy Mother's Day to my mom, Rose Marie Kauhane, and the many other "moms" that God brought into my life.