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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Color Dash!

This past weekend I did something I've never done... compete in a 5K! Ok, well it wasn't really a competition... and I didn't run, I walked almost the whole way. But it was a great experience!

I'm not into exercise a lot... my parents both try NOT to sweat as much as they can. I grew up that way somewhat too... but I did sweat during this race! It felt good to exert myself and meet the goal of completing the race.
This race was called the Color Dash, and it was fun because race officials threw colored powder on us as we ran/ walked by. They gave us temporary tattoos, and my 7-year-old saw it and saw, "Mom, nice ink!' (Where did she hear that?! I really don't know...)
 This is my hubby and me after we arrived to the race, in our nice, new, clean shirts...
More pre-race pics... after we threw powder on each other, and a few others did too...

 The race began, and we had to do two laps around the park...
 I followed this fireman for a while... I kept thinking that I was glad that I didn't have to wear all that gear... he must've been really sweating!
 Here's me during the race... proof I really did it...
It's hard to see in this picture, but there are tiny runners WAY on the other side of the park!

 Post-race pictures... my hubby showing the powder on his arms...
 After everyone had completed the race, they had a color explosion where everyone threw their remaining color... I didn't like that part... (cough, cough...)

 My hubby got this cool pic during the color explosion...

On the way home, reflecting on it all... so happy that I finished! I did it! What a great accomplishment for little ole me!

Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. 

1 Corinthians 9:24
[ The Need for Self-Discipline ] Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

Hebrews 12:1-3
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Crafts

We have been busy this summer with baseball, swim lessons, family visits and more. But summer is one of my favorite times for crafting! Since we don't homeschool in the summer, I usually have a little more time to craft. I love to craft and be creative!
 This is the same wreath that we made at MOPS this past year. I found some fun garland at a sale after the 4th of July and added it to the ribbon. I love it!
 I found this clay cross at Michael's and painted it. I tried to match the colors of our house. It is simple, but I like it. I did glue some felt to the back, so hopefully it won't break when it gets windy.

 This past Monday, we went to Michael's because they had their t-shirts on sale this week. (3 for $9) We made Bethany and Caleb's to be "lego" shirts, from this Pinterest idea. They are kinda fun. We like to decorate shirts during the summer! (I think they were trying to be lego guys...)
Mallory decided that she wanted a purple shirt made into a dress. We got this idea from Family Fun magazine. We trimmed it into an A type of dress, sewed the side seams and she has a new dress! We stamped the pink flowers on it too.
Another Pinterest idea that I liked was the pen holder bookmark. Mine did not turn out perfect, and I may need to do it again, but I learned a bit while I did it! It will be nice to have a pen attached to my journal now! It was pretty easy to make, and only took me about 1/2 hour.

What about you? Have you done any crafts this summer? I'd love to hear about them!

Luke 9:23
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

Acts 5:30
The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross.

1 Timothy 2:9-10
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The County Fair!

Last week, our daughter Rebekah entered a photograph into the county fair. She won third place! It was the first year that she had entered, and she was excited to win anything! Her lovely photo was of yellow tulips from our front yard this past Spring. Here is her photo:

 When we were there to see the photo, we walked around and saw the animals too. Caleb got to run around with some goats!
 We really liked the pattern on this big pig. There was another that looked like it had scallops!
 Mallory loved petting all of the animals that she could. Here she is petting a baby cow. So soft!
 Mallory loved seeing the rabbits, and took several photos of them...

 Rebekah worked at the Good News Club booth, to recruit kids to the club during the school year. She has worked in the club with our local elementary school for the past few years.
I saw several cakes and craft entries by some of the girls in my American Girl classes. Here is a flag cake made by one of the 9-year-old girls. Great job!

Have you been to your county fair lately? What did you enjoy about it?

Genesis 1:24
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.

Exodus 12:12
“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.

Mark 1:12-14
At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness,  and he (Jesus) was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
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