Monday, August 11, 2008

It's a New Week...

Last week has come and gone and a new week has begun!
We kept busy last week with VBS.
It was a blessing to have visitors, including our own neighbors!
The children were challenged, learned Bible truths

and had ones they already knew reinforced,
and they had lots of fun, as did the adults. ;o)

Here were a few photos...
(pics are a little grainy)



Ally and I at the registration table
(Ahem, those are dinosaur hats we are wearing.
The 2, 3, and 4 year olds kindly let us borrow them for the photo.)


Carolynne doing a craft in her class


Beth working on a craft in her class


Will working on a craft in his class


Ally reading
A Virtuous Woman by Clarence Sexton
as we wait to deliver snacks to the rooms

Ally made the snacks for VBS all week.
Here is what she made one of those nights...


She had a lot of fun making those
and the children (adults, too) had a lot of fun eating them!

On Saturday, my beloved and I celebrated our anniversary.
We didn't do much that would be considered romantic
but we did enjoy our day together with the children.
We are thankful for the years the Lord has given us
and for what He has done in our marriage. ;o)

Yesterday was a wonderful day in the Lord's house.
In Sunday School, we are beginning a new series
(after being in the book of James for over a year Ü )
on studying God's Word.
It has already been a challenge and a blessing!
Pastor's sermon, in the evening, was about forgiveness.
What an admonition it was and a blessing to hear!
I hope y'all had a blessed Lord's day, too!

Today we plan to resume our homeschool work,
in addition to keeping our home and other things.
I hope to tweak our sequence of events (a.k.a schedule)
and get a final draft of our resources
for this upcoming homeschool year.
Speaking of this upcoming homeschool year...
a fellow homeschooling mama is having a giveaway.
Visit HERE to check it out.


I hope y'all enjoy your Monday and have a good week!



"I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness:
and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high."
~ Psalm 7:17

13 comments:

maranatha777 said...

What a busy week for you :-) I love the photos you take! They bring us so close to your family!

We are enjoying our Marine until Friday. I will hate to see him leave. :-( He will be in Okinawa for about a month and then off to the sand box! The up-side is that we get to see our Soldier in October as we make our trek to Oregon!! Praise the Lord for His goodness to us!

God bless you, dear friend!

Kate

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

It looks like you had a week full of fun and blessings.
Ally did an excellent job on those snacks... so cute!
And tell Ally also that I love her striped dress... did she sew that herself?
And Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby :)

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

What a fun week you all had! Those are some cute cookies :D.

Happy anniversary to you and your DH!

Hope you have a great week
~Amy

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a wonderful week! I love the hats! and those cookies are too cute! happy anniversary by the way!
P.S. come get your award! huggles!

Elaine said...

Cute snacks! I was wondering what you use to put your signature on your photos?

Melody said...

Those snacks are cute!

I'm looking forward to reading about your schedule. We start school this week too, and as a first time homeschooling mama I'm trying to figure out how to juggle everything.

Kristi said...

We finished our VBS this week too. We had so much fun!

I LOVE Ally's cookies. I can see sugar cookies and wafers are involved...was that marshmallow noses? And what is on top of them?

~Kristi

Lisa said...

I enjoyed your pictures. I love Ally's dress and she did such a great job on the cookies. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband.
Blessings. Lisa

1Cor1031 said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I love reading your blog and seeing the updates :) What was your theme at VBS?

OH - thank you, thank you, thank you. After a lot of prayer and your post on SOW, Joel and I decided to go with it and I LOVE IT! Only problem is I need to buy more books for some of the resources... Well that is not that much of a problem :)
God Bless and Take care
Tanya

MrsMelody said...

Looks like VBS was a hit. :) Isn't it great that we in this country can do programs like VBS? Tell Ally her cookies were adorable. I also thought her dress was very pretty.

Enjoy your new year of school. The public schools here start Aug 25th. My dd is excited, but my oldest would love to extend summer break. Pretty typical :)

Happy Anniversary! I wish you many more years together.

Blessings,
Melody

Kristy... said...

I love VBS....

I would also love to get my hands on one of those PIG cookies! YUM

what a talented girl you got there..

HsKubes said...

Thank you for the anniversary wishes, Ladies!

Kate ~ I'm so glad you enjoy looking at our photos. Oft' times I think that I may post too many!
I'm so excited for y'all that you are enjoying your Marine! What precious time! Praying for y'all and for him!

Pam ~ Thank you. We did have a week of fun & blessings. ;o) Thank you for your kind words to Ally. She enjoyed making those cookies.
The dress she was wearing she did make herself. She enjoys sewing like Mama. ;o)

Amy ~ From what I understand, they were yummy cookies, too. ;o)

Michelle ~ Thank you! The hats were a nice added touch. ;o)

Elaine ~ Thank you. I use Flickr to add my signature. ;o)

Melody ~ How exciting you are embarking on your homeschool adventure! I will try to share our schedule when I am able. Praying for you!

Kristi ~ I'm sure you had a busy week of blessings, too, with finishing up VBS.
Regarding the cookies... yes, those were marshmallow noses. The nostrils are butterscotch chips and the eyes were chocolate chips. ;o)

Lisa ~ Thank you very much!

Tanya ~ Our theme at VBS was Digging for Dinosaurs. The children really enjoyed it.
I'm so glad my post on SOW was helpful. I pray it is a blessing to you and your family!

Mrs. Melody ~ Yes, it is a blessing that our churches can reach out to our communities through VBS!
I pray the upcomind school year goes well for y'all, too.

Kristy ~ I'm sure Ally would love to share the recipe. ;o) I heard they were yummy!


~ Christina

PlainJane said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
LOL, love the hats!
The snacks are sooo fun ~ I'm sure everyone ohhh'ed & ahhh'ed when they saw them - too cute to eat! Great job Ally!!! It looks like a fun time was had by all.

We are sooo looking forward to school starting - just need to survive canning/harvest and take a couple short vaction trips - starting school Sept. 8th - decided to do a little modified SOW, with mostly Bible & Bedell Curriculum.

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