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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Trying to catch up................

I know, I know. The blog has been out of commission for a time. BUT, I have a good excuse, I mean, reason.

The True Woman Wyoming Conference was held on April 24 and 25 and LITERALLY, I ate, drank, slept and lived it for the couple weeks leading up to it. Whew - - so much time and preparation went into it by so many people. I was honored and blessed beyond measure to be a part of the planning process and then experiencing the "bringing to fruition" part.

BUT, this post is not about the conference. I will be posting some pictures and an update on the True Woman Blog in the next day or so. Make sure you check it out!

My goal for this post is to catch up on some random events and photos not associated with this conference.

Enjoy!


We've had several very warm days and the little ones love walking down to the park. Timothy is especially happy as he slides down the curvy slide.


Savannah is content to sit and watch Timothy act crazy.


This day was even hotter, but in Savannah's opinion not quite warm enough to swim......



Timothy disagreed! I told him we could put some water in the pool and put his feet in. However, I told him he could not put his swimming trunks on. Well, he DID obey.......



Here's the gang trying to figure out the equal distribution of weight on the teeter totter.



Our church recently did a play called It's Cool in the Furnace. The story is from the book of Daniel about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.



The 'cool choir'.

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The song in the furnace and the very cool special effects.


Spaghettios - yum!


Bath time!



An impromptu tea party in the hallway.


A homework assignment blessing!

A very important skill that is focused on at school is writing. All three girls, especially Allie and Sarah, are given periodic writing prompts. Their task is to write and edit a rough draft, proof the draft, and then present a final copy in their best handwriting. The kids are then graded on 6 point rubric to determine writing proficiency.

Sarah recently brought this letter home, and I wanted to share it with you all.

The prompt was to write a letter to the author of your favorite book. (Sarah said she picked this book instead of the Bible because the Bible had so many human authors.)

This is copied exactly as Sarah wrote it. Beautiful job, Sarah!


Dear Keys for Kids Company,
The best book I have ever read was Family Devotions in One Year. I really like all the stories. The stories go back to how to be a Christian. The kids in the stories are kind and loving to their parents.

Many verses in this book teach me to love the Lord whether I'm in school or at home. My sisters and I take turns reading the verses each day, and then my dad reads the story. When I listen to a verse, or read the verse myself, it always sinks into my brain, and when I do what the verse says it moves down in to my heart and stays there for eternity.

I have one story in my head at this time that I really liked. It was the story when a girl saw a car wreck and she had to be a witness to the police. She was frightened to do it, but she prayed to God to give her courage. The book, Family Devotions in One Year talks about Jesus Christ, so I know it is my favorite book.

Sincerely,
Sarah Hubert

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebrating the
resurrection of Jesus Christ.


As Pastor Jack said in today's service, "The empty tomb is God's "Amen" to Christ's "It is finished."



Timothy especially enjoyed dipping the eggs.


Lindsay and Sarah


Savannah was very careful to look and not touch.


After a nice ham dinner, we made Resurrection Cookies.

Timothy is pounding the pecans that represent Jesus' beatings.



Allie reading about the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. (Luke 23:27)
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Each of the kids tasted vinegar.


John 19:28-30 was read by Sarah.
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All the ingredients getting mixed up together.


After folding in the chopped nuts, the "rocky tombs" were put into the oven for the night. It was sealed shut until morning.



Opening the oven and looking inside the tombs.
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Allie getting ready to bite into one. They actually tasted VERY good.


Handsome boy practicing music with the praise team.


Timothy has a special microphone that he practices with. Today he was thrilled to be singing Mighty to Save with the praise team as they warmned up before the service.

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And he got to play the guitar!

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Beautiful baby leaving her hat on!




Lindsay showing off her new Easter dress.


Sarah by the lilies.




A brief photo opportunity -- We only had time for one try because a stray dog came running over to us and distracted everyone. Oh well, it is still a picture success if all 5 kids are in the same place looking approximately the same direction.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Videos from AWANA games

Here are some videos from the recent AWANA games that I finally got downloaded.


Lindsay doing the Beanbag Relay

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T & T Girls doing the Beanbag Toss event.
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Sarah in the Marathon Relay.
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Allie in the Knock it Down event.
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Friday, April 10, 2009

More snow at the end of March

Another big March storm hit dumping over 1 1/2 feet of fresh snow. The kids took advantage of schools being closed and played in the back yard.



Snow gymnastics



At least it's a soft landing.


REAL snow cones -- just add flavoring!



Sarah mixing a bunch of flavors together.




Allie's not so sure about this mid-afternoon snack!


Snow teeter-totter. Look at how high the snow is!

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