Monthly Archives: June 2008

>Mexico or bust…

>Tomorrow is the big day….We are leaving town hopefully by 7am. Today I have to finish packing and get the house all cleaned. Last night I finished the last of the craft preparation. The village we are going to visit has other vbs groups this summer. In order to not repeat crafts and stories…we came up with all our own crafts. We based it all on the life of Joseph. His stories went along great with our theme, “Because of his love and faithfulness…” I am totally stressed about the crafts. I hope they all work and are liked.

For the first day we have the story of the coat of many colors…The craft is a grid like coat printed on card stock. We will glue small squares and rectangles on the grid…making a coat…of many colors.

Second day is the story of the Cup Bearer and Baker. Joseph interprets their dreams. We have the pull apart plastic cups and they will decorate the insert. Of course the insert has the memory verse printed in Spanish. I am really excited about this craft. They will be able to use their cup everyday and be reminded about this lesson.

Third day is the Pharaoh’s dreams. Skinny cows eat fat cows…Skinny sheaves of wheat eat the fat ones. We are making cow sock puppets. Hopefully this works! It did at home….

The last day is Joseph forgiving his brothers and giving them food to eat. That day we will focus on forgiveness…Joseph forgave just like God forgave us and so we need also to forgive. The craft that day is the Wordless bead necklace. Same concept and the bracelet…it just hangs around your neck in the shape of a cross. I am really excited about this day also…

Of course there are a bunch of lose ends that never got addressed. Skits are one of them. We will see how story telling goes…

I am sure it will all come together…God will use us just as we are needed. I just really like to have everything planned out…down to the last letter. I will let you know how it goes. We will be back soon with lots of stories….Till then…


>Stories, stories and more stories…

>It’s been FOREVER…I know! I’ve been lazy/busy/really beat! So, I’ll start at the top!

I had a great mothers day! Jason made me breakfast in bed. We got a bunch of flowers to plant in the back yard, spent time with his family. I finished off the day watching DH with my gals. We had a blast…

Candle is still missing. We have no idea what happened. I feel like someone walked into my house when my back was turned and took her. Of course Amelia is still crushed. We have our good days though. I found a bunch if pictures of them together. That helped a little.

Shane is out of school for the summer. Amelia will be done at the end of this week. I can’t believe I will have a first grader! No more kiddos in preschool! CRAZY!!!

Shane told me a funny story yesterday…He said he met a spider on the back patio. The spider’s name was Billy. Billy was angry and wanted to bite another spider,Willy, a black widow. So Shane squashed Billy. Billy was a Daddy long-leg.By the way Shane LOVES spiders…they are his favorite!

I had another run-in with a spider this week. There was a giant Wolf spider having a party on my living room floor…He was huge! I was so brave! I dropped a giant glass bowl over him. Jason rescued me. As soon as he was in charge I jumped on a chair! There was NO way that arachnid was crawling up my leg. We enrolled him in the Spider relocation program. He now lives in the back yard.

We are nearing our Mexico trip….I’ll write more on that later.

We had a blast with Liese and Danny! Of course the dummy that writes this blog didn’t get any pics of her and her besty. I am ashamed of myself! One of the youth pastors from our church is going to the Ukraine in August…I’m gonna see if I can come in one of his carryons

That’s all for now…