Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tent City 2010


This weekend about 40 of us from our church headed down to Tent City to serve with 1matters.org! We spent the afternoon serving lunch, and some of us spent the evening hanging out and listening to some great music! The kids had so much fun at night, listening to the music.  Keys 2 Eden played along with several other artists. 

We were definitely thankful that we had a home to go home to last night.  Many didn't. Many were just happy to have a tent that they could hang out in for the night. Happy that they had a winter coat or a blanket.  And happy that they had a couple warm meals for the day. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

The MadHatter







She found her Alice!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

Last night the kids carved their pumpkin! We didn't go buy three of them.  We just carved the one Nadine brought home from the pumpkin patch field trip at school! Which was a wise idea because the little ones didn't really want to get their hands all gross from the pumpkin guts! They toughed it out though! And the pumpkin is now carved!

There is also a Costume Psyche-up for Jourdyn's costume in the slide show!!! She's going to be the Mad Hatter!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

A busy Saturday...

Saturday morning we went to the Toledo Zoo for the Pumpkin Path.  The little ones dressed up and went trick or treating through the zoo.  Nadine was Laura Ingalls but she was missing her bonnet.  Rowan went a a robot, but we didn't put his legs or arms on and we also did have his head piece. They both had a great time! We also saw a magic show and walked the entire zoo collecting candy!

We will probably make this a yearly tradition.  The zoo did a fantastic job setting it all up!
 
The 8th grade football game was last night! Jourdyn once again played. And I once again headed to the game to cheer on the band.  I learned that as we go to these games in the coming years that we have to always sit on the Home side, even way our team is the visitors.  Because the band always plays to the home side. This is a pic of Jourdyn and her friend Becca.  The bottom pic is on their way off the field!  



Friday, October 22, 2010

8th Grade Night

This is football weekend around our house. Jourdyn played at the High School with the marching band for 8th grade night tonight! She did a fantastic job! It was freezing! We hung out with many friends that we ran into.  And we left after half-time because it was so cold!

Tomorrow she is playing at the 8th grade game under the lights for the whole game. We are wearing two sweatshirts, taking coats and blankets tomorrow!!! I'm not sure tha I'm gonna be ready for this every friday next fall for the next four years!!!!

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October 22, 2006


October 22, 2006 my grandmother passed away.  Today, Rowan and I went out the cemetery to visit her grave.  No one has been for quite some time.  I go every year on this date for sure. But I haven't been since last year, I don't think.  We found her and grandpa and we cleaned the stone off. We also found Aunt Sally & Uncle Jack, but the stones were so overgrown that we couldn't find the other sisters, which I believe are very close to them. 

Rowan and I had the discussion about Grandma not living there, but her body resting there because her spirit is in heaven.  He was very enthusiastic about making sure all the graves were uncovered and cleaned off. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!!


Last night, we successfully pulled off a surprise birthday party for Rob! Jourdyn did all the planning! She picked spiderman as the theme. She decided on tacos for dinner! Lots of people came over to celebrate with us! We put all 36 candles on the cake! It melted the frosting and the spiderman figure got awful hot!

Nadine's Last Girl Scout Event

On Thursday, I took four of my Daisies to Paint your Masterpiece for a pottery extravaganza!!! Nadine, Juliana, Lilly and Ava had a fabulous time painting converse-style tennis shoes! NExt week I'll get to pick up the finished masterpieces and I'll post pictures of their finished creations!
The girls had a lot of fun! We had pizza and juice boxes as well! I'm not leading the troop anymore. One of the girls mom's has taken over, however, I'm not sure that Nadine will still stay because now she is doing Bible quizzing and Caravans. She also wants to start soccer. 


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Human Trafficking Conference

My friends and I spent today (and tomorrow) at the University of Toledo for the 7th Annual Human Trafficking & Prostitution Conference.  We are learning about what is going on in the Toledo area. We have a huge problem with trafficking. Toledo is number 4 in the US! No. 1 per capita!!!

Renee, Mandy, me and Rebecca!
It is also my birthday today!

I had the opportunity to speak on Sunday.  Here's the link to the video. Check it out! Let me know what you think. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

I Peter 3:12

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Nadine has begun her journey in Bible quizzing! She is studying 1 & 2 Samuel this year! This was a memory verse from Sunday School I think, but still wanted to post it because it makes me smile!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I John 5:3

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ft. Wayne, Indian

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I had never been to Ft. Wayne, Indiana before this conference! I love it! We had a dinner break and decided to go downtown instead of to eat.  We found a beautiful botanical garden. Unfortunately we only saw it for 10 minutes! The downtown area is just beautiful!

The conference was amazing! God was so present, in such a real way! We were awestruck at his glory!

 
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