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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Valentine's day 2018

We had a different Valentine's party this year. In the past year at our church, we've had several homeschool families move or leave our church. When I began counting the group of kids, I realized that they are growing up too! I decided to have the party at my home this year, which is easier than at our church, which is much bigger and a place we needed to reserve in advance. We had four families come to the party (including mine). It was fun to let the kids play outside and upstairs while the moms talked. Mallory also showed off the chickens, of course. It was a fun time with lunch, sharing Valentines and playing a quick game! I didn't get too many pictures, but here are a few...

 Trading and opening Valentines...
 The kids had a great time together with their friends!

 On Valentine's evening, we ate a delicious, home-cooked lasagna, tried to watch a kid's Valentine movie, (couldn't see the whole thing) and then we watched the Olympics on TV. It was nice to have an evening at home together! (Rebekah and her boyfriend went out). I love my family and my sweet hubby! The necklace that I'm wearing below is from him!

What did you do for Valentine's Day this year? I'd love to hear about it!

1 John 4:7-8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Monday, February 19, 2018

100th day 2018

A few weeks ago, we had our 100th day of school... I almost forgot about it this year! We had been busy and it kinda snuck up on me! We took a day off from the "normal" routine, and read our books that we usually read, made our 100-piece cat puzzle (I didn't get a picture), made link chains of 100 links, and more. I wore my 100 button vest, and Bethany wore a shirt that had 100 fingers on it, we painted several years ago with handprints.

I felt like I was getting sick that day, and I wasn't up to the normal amount of work. We did make lists of 100 animals (divided into groups like mammals, birds, fish, etc.,) and a list of 100 foods (divided into grains, fruit and veggies, etc.,)

The girls have been really into making origami lately (in 3rd grade and 5th/6th) in their spare time, so they made origami 100s too! We made a picture using a black 1, 0, 0 numerals to create something. Bethany's was an octopus and Mallory's was an alien. We also made a cupcake together, and they cut out and glued on 100 sprinkles. It was a fun day!

 They had "sprinkles" of construction paper all over their hands! :-D

What did you do for your 100th day of school? I'd love to hear about it!

We read this parable on the 100th day of school too...

Luke 15:3-7
Then Jesus told them this parable:  “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Losing a friend...

One of my dear friends passed away last week. I was going to write a big blog post about her, but I don't think I can right now, it is still hard for me to think about her really being gone. I am still processing it. Since her funeral is today, I thought I would post the poem I wrote about her, Sharon. I will really miss her, she was like another mom in my life for a little while... (I cried just typing this...)

I lost a friend yesterday.
A dear, sweet lady, a mother,
grandmother, a mentor,
a diligent servant of God.

I remember all you taught me
about being a mother,
about crafting and decorating,
about just friendship.

I know you struggled
with health problems.
I know you struggled in
other ways too. But always
you had a smile.

I'll miss your caring,
kind, loving heart.
I'll miss knowing you were there,
just a phone call away.

It seems your life ended too soon.
But I know it is in God's timing.
So I will trust God.
I miss you, but find joy knowing
you are with Him.

I see you in Jesus' arms
free of pain, with a new body.
Goodbye, my friend.
I'll miss you, goodbye.

written by Jill Nadel 1/24/18
I found these Bible verses comforting...

1 Thessalonians 4:14-15
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. 

Psalm 119:50
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. 

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