Friday, September 28, 2007

Cyndi's Birthday Party

OK, this is birthday party number 2 of 4. This is Cyndi DeGarmo. She and her family have been part of our church for a long time. Her husband is bravely serving our country in Iraq and should be home close to the beginning of the new year. We took Cyndi to a restaurant downtown called, The Italian Kitchen. I had never been to this restaurant but it was wonderful. It was very elegant and the food was very good. Just as the last time we all had a great time. Cindy, Happy Birthday to you.
Of course we do not promote wine or drinking alcohol, but I could not resist this sign since we are all good friends. Hope you have a great day and thanks for checking in with us.

Family Fun Night At The Fair

Well, September is almost over and I wanted to make sure that all of my posts make it to the right month. This past week has been very busy and I am glad that it is Friday. On to the post. A few days after we took the Kindergarten to the fair, we all went back as a family. Here are a few pictures of the evening. Hope you enjoy...
Here is the big Longhorn. I just can't get over how big this guy was.
Jake and the Longhorn. I knew that he would love this animal.
Mom and Christa with the Longhorn. Can you tell we were amazed?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Happy Anniversary Faith Baptist Church, 26 Years

Again, I forgot the camera and missed a great blogging moment. So you will have to use your imagination. It all started yesterday when our bus crew met together and decorated the bus for a birthday party. It was great. Red and yellow streamers and blue and green balloons. We then went bus visiting and had a great time. We then went back to the church for an Anniversary dinner. We all shared a great time of food and fellowship and then some gave testimonies about their favorite memory of the year. We got up this morning and headed out to the bus route and to practice music with the song leader and the Ladies Ensemble. The morning service was great and our guest speaker, Dr. Tom Lancaster from Germany preached a powerful message on being thoroughly right with God. What a day!!!!! We ended a great evening service and enjoyed a time of fellowship after church. As I reflected on this day, many memories are brought to mind. I vaguely remember the house that we held our first service in. Then the fellowship hall of the Seventh Day Adventist Church that we rented. Then there was the building that God gave us on Montgomery Street were we served the Lord for 17 years. Now in the new building that we have had for 8 years. (I guess it will always be the new building.) I thought about the people that God has brought into our lives. To many to name and so many that have blessed and encouraged our family over the years. And now as Jake and I have the honor and privilege of serving the Lord in the place where for me it all started. I can not be more grateful to the Lord for the blessings in my life. I am excited about what God has for us to do in this place and am looking forward to being used of Him as a couple. Some people down through the years have said that they regretted their family being in the ministry and I have always felt sorry for them. For me the past 26 years, even though I have not always lived here, have been the most wonderful years in the history of our family. If God blesses us with children, I can not wait to tell the all the things that God has done in this place. The only thing I can think to finish with is..."To God Be The Glory Great Things He Has Done..." Please excuse my ramblings and thank you for stopping by and checking in.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

New link to our Ladies Ministry Blog

Just a note to let you know about the new link to our Ladies Ministry Blog for Faith Baptist Church. Check it out under the Church and Ministry section of my sidebar. Look for Ladies JOY Fellowship. I thought that you might enjoy seeing our meeting and Ideas. Hopefully, they will be a blessing. My mom is working on getting it all set up so check back often. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kindergarten's First Field trip: Spokane County Fair 2007

Kindergarten's first field trip was to the Spokane County Fair. We had a great time. Here are a few pictures of our day...Enjoy!! The first thing that we did was the pedal tractor pull. The kid just loved this and they did a great job. If you could pedal the weight all the way to the top this was called a "pull out". Many of our Kindergartners got "pull outs" and got to go to the next rounds. They enjoyed the activity very much.

We then headed to see the animals. We saw horses, cows, goats, sheep, lamas, chickens and rabbits. Our favorite was the Texas Longhorn that you see in the next picture. This was the largest animal that I had ever seen. When he stood up he was taller than a man. The boys just loved it and the girls were amazed.
We then moved on the the craft booth. A pottery business here in Spokane, the Whimzical Wheel, had a ceramic bee that the students could color with Sharpie markers. They put a wiggly eye on it and made a necklace out of the craft.
Coloring the craft and having a great time.
Deaconess Medical Center, a local hospital, sponsored a prize wheel. Each child got to spin the wheel to win a prize. They won things such as backpacks, water bottles, magnet frames and lunch packs.
This a group picture with cut out pictures of two news casters on our local news. The kids just thought this was great. We had a great time but all went home very tired.
Mom, Dad, Christa, Jake and I all went back to the fair on Monday and also had a great time. Hopefully, I will be able to post more pictures later. Have a great day and thanks for taking the time to stop by and check in with us. We love you all!!!!

FBA Kindergarten Classroom Theme: Cowboy and Cowgirls

I know this post is so long over due. We have been so busy. Here are a few pictures of my classroom. I was looking for a new theme this year. I came up with a Western Theme and Cowboys and Cowgirls. I hope you enjoy these pictures.This is the right side of the chalkboard. The easel that my husband painted for me and the flags that we use for our pledges.
My class. We have nine students in our class. Four girls and Five boys. Five English speaking students and Four Russian speaking students. This class is a little older than the last class. I have a few students who are already six. This makes a difference in the personality of the class. We are already having a great time.
These are our sticker charts. They are doing a great job and learning so many things. By the time we take a nap they are ready to sleep. We will only take a nap until November. Then we will just have too much to do.
This is our good work board. We have not had any graded papers yet so we are waiting for our first ones.
This is the main bulletin board that will be changed every month. The next one will be a fall theme. I will post more pictures of the next boards.
This is the left side of the chalkboard with our color crayons and Sparky the pointer dog. We are now in the third week of school. We have had a few challenges but we are learning so many knew thing academically, behaviors and socially. Please pray for our class this year.