Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Gobble till ya Wobble!!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Life Right Now.......

I was sure by now

God you would have reached down

And wiped our tears away

Stepped in and saved the day

But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining........

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Blessing Mix

Today we made a Blessing Mix to take to our Keepers group tomorrow. You place a little of each item in a plastic bag and tie on the below meaning of each item.

Bugles: Shaped like cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our nation's abundance.

Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country.

Candy Corn: The sacrifices of the Pilgrims' first winter. Food was so scarce that setters survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.

Nuts or seeds: Promise of a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with diligence.

Dried fruits: Harvest gifts from our bountiful land.

M&M's: Memories of those who came before us to lead us into a blessed future.

Hershey's Kiss: The love of family and friends that seetens our lives.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just Like Dad

Syd LOVES to be just like Daddy. A month ago they sent out the information for the Grand Prix. We asked Syd if she wanted to race just like Dad did back in the day. Her answer...."nope." We were shocked. Fast forward to 7 days ago and she is freaking about this race and she wants to be in it.....UGH. Really!!!??? You had 30 days and now we only have 7!!!!!She and Daddy pulled it off and got the car done. Below is a picture of her car and Tom's from 1985.

There was a lot of drama when we got to the race tonight. Her car was too heavy and she was going to be disqualified. There was a Dad there with a tool box. He pulled out his dremel and hollowed out the underside of the car. He saved us! Syd will be sending a thank you note this week.

Syd raced 4times.....3rd place in one and 2nd place in three other races....averaged out to a 3rd place finish.

Sydney and Tom with their trophies....Daddy with a 3rd place win back in 1985 and Syd with a 3rd place win tonight.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

We Survived

We survived our first Youth Group activity. When I say this to Madi she just rolls her eyes at me. She had a blast! It was called Black Out Madness and you had to wear as much white as possible. Theyhad black lights to make the kids glow. Most of the snacks were white so they glowed too. We got threre at the end of the night to see the toilet paper fight and it was something to see.....100 plus middle school kids glowing in the dark throwing toilet paper into the air.

We used:

-electrical tape on her pants with some of the fruits of the spirit.

-streamers on all of her belt loops.

-big white flower in her hair.

-electrical tape for Jesus on her t-shirt.
-white polish for her nails.

She had a great night and is still talking about it today!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Weekend Beach Trip

The little surfer girl.

The Mr. & Mrs.
I gave my sister several chances to take a "normal" pic. She was warned that this would show up on facebook or blogger.

Keepers Group

Awana....Western Night

Tricks or Treats

Happy Halloween!

The Hubbie.

Me aka being a good sport.

The ladies and some friends!

Blackhawks vs. Hurricanes