Friday, September 2, 2016

Another Road Trip to Glen Rose, Texas

 We went back to Glen Rose, TX in June for some fun with friends.  It was right after we received a ton of rain and the area around Glen Rose has flooded.  Despite not being able to go into the water we had a really fun time at Dinosaur Valley State Park and Downtown Glen Rose.

We stayed the night at the Best Western in Glen Rose. I would highly recommend this hotel, the rooms were nice and the kids loved that there was more than one pool. They also had a great breakfast and of course we made our own Texas State Waffles.

I loved browsing the shops on the square. We ate lunch at The Green Pickle. They had the best burgers and of course we tried the fried pickles.  The pie and soda was amazing at Pie Peddlers. 

We also drove over to City Beach Park in Granbury to spend half the day. The beach was a little washed out from all the rain but we still enjoyed it. They also have a little splash pad for the little ones. Adults can rent Paddle boards during the summer.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Global Giving Day-She is Priceless

“She Is Priceless” is a campaign to make a difference in the lives of oppressed women.

A pearl is a healed wound.  An oyster protects itself from irritation and suffering and the result is a priceless pearl.  The women we support have endured unthinkable suffering in their lives and often feel forgotten.  We are joining together to remind the world that every woman matters.

She is priceless.

Here’s how it works:
Choose an organization from the list below
Click learn more and donate to the cause of your choice
Grab a free image to share on social media or take a “selfless selfie” with your favorite pair of pearl jewelry and use the hashtag #putonyourpearls

Join me tomorrow as I put on my pearls and share the She Is Priceless Campaign.  I would love for you to share the link to your post in the comments below.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bible Journaling #illustratedfaith

I have always been a crafter, I inherited that from my mom.

When I was a kid my mom used to have a table at the local flea market. She made and sold bible stands. My stepdad would cut out a heart out of plywood and stain it. My Mom would then add pegs to the top on the back for the stand. She would then add a small bible, with a porcelain dove above it that had a ribbon in it's mouth.  Last she would add white and peach lace (it was the 80's y'all).  I loved helping her make these.

 It looked something similar to this only heart shaped.

I have been a scrapbooker forever, but now I just don't have time anymore. I started seeing people bible journaling on Pinterest and Facebook. So about a month ago I purchased a Journaling Bible and some supplies.  I love how it causes me to stop and really focus on the verse I am journaling.

There are several different versions of journaling bibles out there but the ESV Journaling Bible was the one I chose. I also purchased some Illustrated Faith bible journaling supplies from Dayspring.  I love the illustrated faith paints and washi tape. I have a little obsession with washi tape.

Here are a few of the pages I have made in my bible. I would love to see how you have been illustrating your faith!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Odyssey of the Mind

My oldest daughter has been in Odyssey of the Mind at her school since 1st grade. This group is all about Creativity. At competition level each group is given a "problem". This year their problem was Aesop Gone Viral.

Aesop Gone Viral
Teams will create and present an original performance about a fable gone "viral." The problem will include a list of fables attributed to Aesop. Teams will select one and portray it, and its moral, as going viral - that is, being shared throughout the community and beyond. The performance will be set in a past era and include a narrator character, an artistic representation of the fable's moral, and a character that makes a wrong conclusion about the moral and is corrected.

They had so much fun their first year competing and they worked so well together. They won 2nd place at the Regional Competition but did not place in the top 3 at the State competition. None of the kids were upset they were just so happy to have to experience of competing. It was such a great experience!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Prayers for Ecuador

As many of you have heard, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck near the central coast of Ecuador on Saturday night causing devastating damage.

Carlos, one of my correspondent children I write to is from Duran, Ecuador. We are still waiting to hear if any of the compassion children or family members have been affected. Prayers for this country would be greatly appreciated at this time.