Friday, June 28, 2013

SPAM and Creation

     At Breakthru this week, the students were given a can of SPAM to create something with. The students, once they got over their disgust, had fun with their SPAM creations. When they had finished, everyone went around and shared/explained their SPAM creation.

     Then Matt taught from Genesis 1:1-2:3 about creation. He discussed that God gave dominion to man as a gift. He has the ability to gift us with dominion because He is the One ultimately in control. Then he moved into more of a discussion about how media distorts our view of ourselves in relation to the fact we are made in God's image. Then he finished up with a discussion about whether or not it matters if you believe in the six day creation. Matt posed this question, "If God is who He says He is and Jesus did what He did, is a six day creation really that hard to believe?".

      I loved the discussions the students had with Matt. I loved hearing them share their thoughts and back up their beliefs.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Centerville Road Trip

     Today the boys and I, along with Aunt Calli and Grammie, drove down to Centerville to meet my Aunt Nan and Uncle Kenny for lunch. We ate at Woody's Smokehouse. The boys did great in the car and at lunch. We only had to stop once on the way down and once on the way home to go to potty. It was great seeing my aunt and uncle. I'm so proud of how well the boys behaved.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Student Life Camp: The Kingdom

"may Your kingdom come,
may Your will be done on earth
as it is in heaven."
Matthew 6:10 (NET)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Game Day

     Today was Logan's second t ball game. He really loves playing and is improving so much! He was very excited because Grandma (Josh's mom) came to watch him play. We're so proud of how hard Logan works!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

First Trip to the Dentist

     The boys made their first trip to the dentist today. They both did great!

     Logan was a pro. He went back by himself and had the X-rays done. They got them all the first time. He did great with cleaning. She said he was a little wiggly because the toothbrush was tickling his mouth. His teeth looked great, and he should be losing some more baby teeth very soon. 

     Lucas was so amazing. He listened and did so well they were able to give him the big boy cleaning. He was so compliant they decided to try X-rays. They were able to get the front half. Lucas has 6 cavities! They all started on the side of the teeth. She told me his teeth are so tight that brushing wouldn't prevent the ones he has. We have to start flossing their teeth, especially Lucas.

     I'm so proud of how the boys did. They loved Dr. Yoon! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Stampin Good Time

     Carolyn and Lucas got a little crazy with the fish stamp at Chick-fil-a tonight! You can't see it very well, but Lucas has stamps all over his face and arms. Carolyn has them all over her arms to match Luc. Thankful for the teens who love my boys so much and pour into their lives!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Little Baller

     Logan is playing t ball for the first time this summer. He really loves it, and he practices and plays hard. He's definitely self motivated! His team is the Pirates. Here are some pictures I took tonight at practice on my phone.

King Tut and Big Trucks

     This morning we went the library to sign up for the summer reading program. Last summer was our first time. The boys enjoyed all the reading and trips to the library last summer and have been eagerly anticipating this year's program!

     First we signed up and picked up our reading logs and bookmarks. Then we chose our books and headed into the children's theatre for the King Tut story time. The boys were some of the most well behaved children there. They sat quietly and listened intently. A few things they learned about King Tut are:

  • He was a boy king of Egypt. 
  • He became king when he was 9. 
  • He had five chariots buried with him in his tomb. 
  • He lived 3,000 years ago. 
  • He had a mask made of solid gold that weighs 22 lbs. 
I was so impressed that they remembered all the those things as we talked about it on the way home. The library has some replicas currently on display. The boys loved looking at them and learning more about King Tut and his treasures.

     Then we went outside to look at the big trucks the city workers use to do their jobs. The workers are always so nice and talkative with the children. The boys loved climbing up into the trucks and trying out all the controls.

     The boys are so excited to start reading and earning rewards this summer! 

Sunday, June 9, 2013


     "Mom-my!" My little boys call for me what seems like a million times a day. Like an iPod stuck on repeat. Make no mistake. I'm not complaining. It's just the season of life we're in. Sometimes I enjoy and savor those mostly sweet calls for Mommy, but not near as often as I should. It does become a source of frustration. Why can't Mom-my have five minutes without hearing Mom-my?!

     The verse I'm currently working on memorizing is this:
"Call on me in prayer and I will answer you.
 I will show you great and mysterious things which you still do not know." 
Jeremiah 33:3 (NET) 
As I was working on this verse tonight, it dawned on me that my God has the opposite "problem" (for lack of a better word). He goes way too many moments without me calling His name. His desire is for me to call on Him, so that He can answer me. He doesn't have any of that "if I ignore them maybe they'll stop calling me" going on. He wants to answer. Just like me with my children, it's not always the answer that's wanted. But it is the answer that has my best interest and His plan at heart. Thankfully I don't have to second guess Him in my regard like I second guess myself about my decisions concerning my children because He created the big picture and holds it all in His hands. 

     I'm praying those "Mom-my!"s remind me to call on my Heavenly Father a little more often. 


Monday, June 3, 2013