Monday, December 20, 2010

TGR Christmas Party

Ducky doing a cartwheel.

D Man being a boy, hitting his friends with the pool noodle.

D Man and Santa

Ducky and Santa

Our children don't believe in Santa but they do believe in Jesus.
We participated in this because it was a function for the gym.
We don't want our children to feel totally left out:) They have friends and we have friends there to.

Ducky doing a front flip into the pit.

My husband doing a flip into the pit, CRAZY

Who's This all about???

Our son is on Praise Team.
He sang during our Christmas Family Experience.
The whole night was about the story of Grinch and how the Grinch found out what the true meaning of Christmas is.
D Man had so much fun in this performance, I'm proud of him for stepping out of his comfort zone.

Cindy Lou ,D Man and The Grinch.

The Set, we have an awesome church.

Cindy Lou and Grinch

Light show of the The Nativity


Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Craft

"Our Gingerbread House "
As you can see we had to cups to hold up our house, well my friend and I thought we would have the children make this gingerbread house and that didn't happen, we had to put it together and then the children decorated them. It was so funny. But we had fun.

Well when I moved the cups the house crumbled.
Here is the finished product.

We also did a paper bag Gingerbread house and some other worksheets, Thank you Nicole.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Psalm 23

1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

I have been studying this verse the whole month, I challenge you to read it daily and rest in God's presence.
Have a blessed day!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nativity of Jesus Ornaments:)

Thank you to Bernadette for a wonderful day of crafting at her house.

Luke 1:31-33 (New International Version, ©2010)

31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

Matthew 2:9-11 (New International Version, ©2010
 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Luke 2:4-5 (New International Version, ©2010)

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Luke 2:8-11 (New International Version, ©2010)

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Luke 2:16 (New International Version, ©2010)

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Luke 2:6-7 (New International Version, ©2010)

6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

Happy Birthday Jesus Party!!!!

Thank you Ms. Kelly for having all of us for a wonderful party.
Her daughter decorated this sign for the party.

We did a Nativity Craft, we don't put Jesus in the front until Christmas.

D Man gluing his Nativity pieces on.
Oh, You might be asking what does the bow mean,  Well What God wants for Christmas is YOU!!! That's what the bow is for, we are his gift.

Beautiful Cake.

We had to two cakes, we had alot of children at this event.
D man and his friend from

Ducky with scarfs, Ms. Kelly played music and we played freeze tag.

Our finished Nativity Craft.
Jesus is in the back until Christmas.
They also got a muffin tin and every time they do a kind act they get to put a piece of raffia in it to build Jesus' bed.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Crafts 12/1/10

Paper Snowflakes Made Easy
By: Robert Kelley

Today we got together with some our friends from Our Home School Group and made some Christmas Crafts. I love Kids Zone, its a wonderful website, lots of crafts and worksheets.

For the Hand print Wreath, I didn't have construction paper so we painted white paper, red and green and then traced there hands onto the painted paper.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Minoan Civilization-Lesson 12 ( 2200 B.C.)

The Minoans were named after one of their rulers, King Minos.
The picture below shows them bull-leaping this was there sport of choose, it was like gymnastics.

The Minoan Civilization lived on the island of Crete near southern Greece.

They are not sure what happened to Minoan Civilization.
There are many theories:
One of them is that there was an volcano that wiped out the Minoan Civilization or maybe it was a tsunami or maybe a earthquake. I guess we aren't suppose to know, This is Mystery of History.

Putting God Back in the Holidays...

I love this book, I heard about on the radio and bought right away.

 The chapter on Christmas, it talks about welcoming the Lord to Your Home for Holidays.
They say that every year they have a dinner at the beginning of the holidays and they leave a chair out and place setting for Jesus. You set out your fine china and have a party with Jesus. You give every aspect of your holiday season to him. We did this and I believe it really helped to keep our perceptive about the holidays, it's not about the stocking,tree,santa,presents etc. It about our Savior that was born for us. I hope you will ponder this post and think about what Christmas really is.

 Our Christmas Tree
Our star represents the Star of Bethlehem.
Have a Blessed Christmas.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Photos

Aren't they cute. The really do love each other.

My handsome boy

My beautiful girl.

Every year we take individual photos
of our children. Here are a few, the rest are
for Christmas... See you then.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Our 10 Year Anniversary!!! 11/11/2010

Our 10th Year of Marriage!!!!
My husband surprised me with taking me to the mall to get my wedding band and engagement ring fixed. The wedding band had been bent, I don't know what happened,really. The engagement ring hasn't fit since we had children. It will be so nice to have it back on my finger in a couple of weeks. Then we checked into the hotel we had our reception which had a oceanfront on the 7th floor, it was beautiful!!! There was chocolate covered strawberries and champagne in the room when we got there. Then we went out to dinner at Outback.
Outback for Dinner

Our hotel

Our Room

Chocolate covered strawberries and Champagne.
I got us Fritos and Bean Dip, we ate ALOT of this on our honeymoon.  

Me and My Lovely Husband:)

Sunrise from our room

Our View



My husband and I.

Our Room from the beach.

This is on our way out.

Thank you to a wonderful husband that has been there for me and our family.
I couldn't have asked for a better man.
Happy Anniversary to My Husband.
Many Blessings to our years to come.