The dude demands attention and the children are only too willing to give it to him. As a side note, I cannot imagine, ever, signing up to try and instruct 40-60 kids on my own. He really is that good.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Oh death! Where is your sting? Oh hell! Where is your victory? Oh church! Come stand in the light! Our God is not dead, he's alive! He's alive!
"Christ is Risen"--Matt Maher
Friday, April 3, 2015
Don't get me wrong--we've still got our new clothes, dyed eggs and enough chocolate and jelly bean eggs to give anyone a sugar rush! But most importantly, we've got the promise of new, eternal life that only he can give. What can top that?
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Reading...Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, The Christian Parenting Handbook by Turansky and Miller (bible study) and just finished Loving Our Kids On Purpose by Danny Silk (class at church). The first one is fiction and I'm really enjoying it, the others, obvs., are non-fiction but chock-a-block full of all kinds of great biblically based parenting tips. I've also got a stack of magazines (all fluff i.e. In Style, Harpers, etc.) thanks to LaLa. Finally, the Noodle and I have been reading Mary Poppins Comes Back on and off at bedtime.
Playing...Third Day. J and I have a date tomorrow night with another couple from our home group to go see them in concert. Yipee!!
Cooking...a new recipe in the crock pot tonight for dinner and just made these for the weekend. Let me tell you. De-vine!!
Drinking...coffee or water--depending on the time of day. Come tonight, however, I'll be pouring myself a glass of vino. Let the weekend begin!
Wearing...these fun polka-dotta TOMS. I finally bit the bullet and bought a pair. I thought these would be super cute for spring!
Thinking...about how I need to go fill out some paperwork for Mei Mei's speech therapy. More on that to come.
Creating...these cute tassels in pink and green for the mantle. They'll go with the watercolor doilies we made before Valentine's Day. I'm thinking they can take us through St. Patty's Day, Easter and even into May...right?! I'll be adding our Peeps bunting closer to Easter.
Watching...nothing noteworthy. We have rabbit ears for TV so that seriously limits what we see. The only movies we watch are those that we can rent from the library--usually stuff for family movie night. Most recently it was Disney's Mary Poppins and as far as adult fare goes, the last movie J and I watched was God's Not Dead.
Going...to pick Noodle up from the bus-stop and then head to the library. Let's get this weekend started!!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
the oven, that is! Like much of the country, we have been experiencing some pretty intense, cold weather. And I think I can pretty much speak for most people in our area that we are so.over.it.
However I also know that we've still got quite a few weeks left of these frosty temperatures so I'd better just suck it up and deal with it! That being said, since it is so cold outside, might as well do a little baking inside.
here, mint chocolate chip Neiman Marcus bars from here, and whole wheat blueberry muffins from here. Let me just tell you--the house smelled divine! The minute the Noodle walked into the house she took one sniff and said "You've been making granola, haven't you?". The kid knows.
Neiman Marcus bars are for a certain someone who has a milestone birthday that we're celebrating on Saturday. The granola is pretty standard fare around here--great for breakfast, lunch or a snack. As soon as it runs out I usually make more. The blueberry muffin recipe was a new one, but I make the banana whole wheat muffins all the time and so I'm sure these will be good as well.
Baked anything good lately?