Saturday, June 30, 2012

VBS Day 3

This has been a very busy, but fun week. Not only have the kids had a great time, but so have the adults/teens who helped with VBS this year. On Thursday, Day 3, our lesson was "John Proclaims Jesus". (Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22)

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

We made cute fish magnets decorated with jewels, we played memory {I had a beach bag full of misc. items-they had to see who could remember the most items, once I put them away}, and Cameron stopped by our room with a bucket full of sea creatures! More games, music, and some yummy sugar cookies and it was time to go home. Whew....those 2 hours flew by!





Week 23: 52 photos/52 weeks
FUTURE

Couldn't help but think of the bright future this amazing bunch of kids have ahead of them!

king of the grill.......

Didn't take him long to try it out!
We had some yummy steaks for dinner today. I'm sharing the marinade recipe I tried.....
it came from my Betty Crocker's Great Grilling Cookbook.

Peppery Teriyaki Marinade
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 T. water
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. oil
2 t. brown sugar
1/4 t. coursely ground pepper
1 clove garlic, minced

Whisk together. Put steaks in gallon ziploc bag and pour in marinade. Refrigerate several hours. The steaks were very, very tender! D-E-L-I-S-H!

Destination Disney: Disney in Teal/Turquoise

Destination Disney: TEAL/TURQUOISE

This week was a favorite of mine! I love this color and was surprised by how much it is used all over Disney. I once again chose a favorite from each park:

I immediately think DHS when I think of the color turquoise! I love the retro tvs at 50's Prime Time Cafe.
Love the bright colors of It's a Small World in Magic Kingdom!
Jasmine looks beautiful in her teal costume, you can meet her in Morocco in Epcot's Word Showcase!
Would love to be sitting at this table right now eating bbq from Flame Tree....a favorite lunch spot in Animal Kingdom!

Friday, June 29, 2012

The BIG 5-0!!


Peter turns 50!!!
We've been married for 29 years and I've never been able to surprise Peter....UNTIL this year!!!!! I ordered his gift online and when it arrived, Nathan hid it at Mom's house. He picked it up earlier today and put it in the yard. He came inside and told Peter he needed him to come out and look at his scooter, so Peter went out with his tools in hand...SURPRISE!!!! He had NO IDEA!!! :O)
He loves, loves, loves his new stainless steel grill!!! He spent most of the day putting it together.
I took the morning off from work {thanks Beth!!!}, and cooked a big dinner and made Lemon Lush for dessert.
These birthdays are killing my diet!!!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER!!! your family loves you sooooooo much!! xoxoxoxo

P.S. Hoping you'll be doing the cooking the rest of the summer!!! :O)

Destination Disney: Disney in White

Destination Disney: WHITE
At Epcot, the first thing you see is the BIG WHITE BALL...Spaceship Earth!
At Animal Kingdom, you'll find that WHITE snow capped mountain that I love so much.....Expedition Everest!!!
At Magic Kingdom, a ride on the big 'ole WHITE riverboat is a relaxing way to see the park in a different way.
At Disney's Hollywood Studios, you'll find the cutest snowman! I personally think it is the perfect spot in Disney to get a Christmas card photo {too bad my family wasn't as into it as I was....no family photo for us}!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

VBS Day 2

This is so much fun! I have never helped with VBS before, I'm so glad I decided to do it this year. We had 8 kids in our class yesterday, today we had 10. They are having a blast and so are we! Today we made some cute frames for the fridge, and finished designing "scales" for our big fish on the wall.

Mom did our lesson today....."A Servant Girl Dares To Care" [2 Kings 5]


Mariah & Trey are awesome helpers!!

We played "Minute to Win It"......they loved playing this game!


Sydney bought "Dirt Cups" for snacktime :O)


See you tomorrow......Gracie, Lainie, Sydney, Brittany, Matthew, Chandler, Layah, Alison, Meagan, & Christian!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Top Ten & Pin It Tuesday....6/26

Crazy About My Baybah
Nathan is getting a bigger flatscreen tv with his birthday money, so he also wants a bigger stand. He picked out one of those generic Walmart stands {which we've already done a thousand times}, I want something different. Here's my idea: turn a dresser into a tv stand!









Unused dresser, some pretty paint, new hardware....and you have a gorgeous tv stand! Now to convince him....................

VBS Day 1

Well, we had our first day of VBS and it went great!!! Our class seemed to have a fun time and now that I've had the chance to see how things go, Day 2 should be even better! :O) The theme is Operation Overboard...........
Mom made the cutest cupcakes for snack time




Our lesson today was "Noah Depends on God" and we are learning the verse: "Trust in the Lord, with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5 and some awesome songs to share in our program on Sunday morning.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Misc. Monday

  • VBS starts tomorrow! Mom & I have 4th & 5th grades.....the theme is Operation Overboard and we have our room decorated, crafts & treats planned {with a little help from Pinterest!}, and lessons studied. It's a first time for both of us, but we are excited to help this year. Nathan will be helping again with the music. I'm so proud of him for helping with VBS every year {along with all the other teen youth}!
  • Peter's garden is looking good!! We should have some tomatoes and peppers soon!
  • Logan is hunkered down in Tampa, FL. Their tug was on it's way to TX when they had to go into port because of Tropical Storm Debby. He's scheduled to get off the boat on Weds....hope the flights aren't affected by this storm!
  • Peter turns 50 on Friday!! I've ordered him an awesome gift that I'm hoping to surprise him with. He is one of those people who loves to get gifts, but tries to spoil to surprise! I think I've fooled him this time! I'll share more on Friday...we'll see how this goes!
  • Work is busy.....but a good busy! :O)
  • Making plans for the 4th of July......I'll post more soon!
  • I'm loving my polka dotted flower pot on the front step.....a cheery welcome!