Margaret (Curtis) McDaniel + Curtis McDaniel = Curtis.Squared

September 30, 2013

Latest RUF Update

For those of you that would like to know more about our ministry at Purdue University, please feel free to click the link below.

The Boilermaker Chronicles: Off & Running!

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September 23, 2013

7 Months. Where did the time go?

Anna Banana is now 7 months old.  Curtis and I are still amazed how time flies!
Milestones this month include getting her ears pierced, switching from pacifier to thumb sucking, eating a variety of food (bananas, apples, mangoes, peas, carrots, oatmeal, rice, green beans, avocados, sweet potatoes), biting her lower lip, using her back leg muscles to prepare for crawling, and getting excited when she sees Lion-O.  She also met her aunts (blog post to come soon)!  For those of you ready to see some pictures, I have included a large selection:

Yummy avocado!
Hanging out with Hazel
Spending time with all of the Allen kids (Hazel, Jonah, Gideon)
Chilling in the laundry basket
Flapping her wings
Kissing/Licking her Mommy
Biting her lip
It's getting more challenging to get Anna to sit still for her monthly photos.

Now her headband is like a long bow tie

Getting awfully close to crawling

And these last few just make me melt!!!

September 20, 2013

Installed & Ready to Minister

On September 8, Curtis was installed as the RUF campus minister at Purdue University.  Although he was already serving in this capacity, we waited until college students were back to take part in it.
Our family with some of the RUF students who attended.
The installation was composed of several commissioners of the Central Indiana Presbytery.
We were happy that the leadership of our new church, Two Cities, were involved in this!  Our two ruling elders (on left) and our senior pastor were a part of the commission.
Dr. Guthrie even came for the occasion!  Curtis loved sitting under his teaching at Covenant Theological Seminary.  They also co-taught Sunday School classes together in St. Louis 5 years ago.
All of the elders laid hands on him and prayed over him as a part of the installation process.  It was such an encouraging evening!
We finished off the evening with a beautiful spread of food!  The ladies at Two Cities were thoughtful and made sure we had a very nice reception afterwards.
Anna was so proud of her daddy!  This was one of the only dresses that I picked out for her before she was born.  I was glad to debut this one at such a special event.  :)