Friday, June 14, 2013
Someone needs to get back to blogging again...at least where she posts more regularly than once every few months. I shall try!
We just finished up a good, but busy week of Vacation Bible School at our church...my first time helping with one! I was in charge of snacks, and enjoyed it. Josh co-taught the older children's class. Our church used Answers in Genesis' Kingdom Chronicles this year. It focused on the armour of God (Ephesians 6) with a medieval flair: kingdoms, knights, castles and such. The snack book kept to the theme with a fun snack to go along with each day's lesson: Kingdom Cookies (chocolate cookie with half the top frosted with white icing, for the 'good and evil' effect), King's Cups (fruit slushies), Dragon Snacks (triangle corn chips, Bugles, and fruit gummies for dragon scales, toes and heads), Mini Pizza Shields (English muffin halves with sauce, cheese and pepperoni) and Moat Floats (root beer floats). I love creative food!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
|Part of our snowy backyard|
(I was slightly behind on this at the end of the month.)
Go to bed by 10:30 PM (Bombed this one.)
Become more involved in our church (A work in progress)
There you have it. I am encouraged by the progress. It is disheartening to see all the areas I did not do well in, but I will press on! Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Did you make head-way in your goals for the year? I would love to hear about it!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
|Reads, 'To my Valentine, I think you're the cat's meow'|
I enjoy vintage valentines, even though their sentiments can be a bit corny. :) I found some on this free clip-art site to share with you here.
|Says, 'Maybe I'm just "small fry" but I'm a "good egg" with a "heart of gold" Be my Valentine'|
|Reads, 'I yam crazy about you My Valentine!'|
Saturday, February 9, 2013
|Me and Grandma with the newlyweds!|
|Our cousin wedding tradition|
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
We are definitely back in Minnesota! I recently overheard a few older ladies in a quilt shop discussing the weather (it was a blustery cold day), and their conversation went something like this:
Quilt Shop Worker- You were brave to come out in weather like this!
Lady Shopper- Well, this kind of weather just begs for us to go out in it, you know, to see if we can master it!
Other Lady Shopper- Yeah, we are hardy Minnesotans!
I chuckled and quietly commented to Josh, You never would have heard that in North Carolina! There it takes just a few flurries for the stores to be cleared out of milk and bread and for schools to be closed in anticipation of a 'blizzard'! Gotta love those cultural differences. :)
We are back to nice winter temps this week...as I'm typing it is 23 degrees. And last night we got around 10 inches of fluffy snow. It is so beautiful. The two oldest boys were playing outside this morning and using dustpans to shovel snow! I wish I would have thought to snap a picture of them.
|Snow accumulation on our back deck|
|The almost-completely-sided garage with a new blanket of snow|