Saturday, June 11, 2011

365 Pictures 5-11 June, 2011

Another week has gone by & soon another one will begin.  This week was busy with VBS at church.  It was a lot of fun but made me tired.  The next two weeks I will not be able to post pictures as I will be gone on a mission trip.  I will be going to Teen Missions International in Merritt Island, Florida to lead a team of 22 7-9yrs old as they learn to be a missionary.  This age group are called Peanuts.  My team is called the cookie command team.  We will be baking cookies, bagging them & putting Bible verses in with the cookies.  Then my kids will go an Air Force Base, present the gospel in songs, drama, & puppets to personnel serving there.  They will pass out the cookies, visit with the people & will tell them about the plan of salvation using wordless books and/or bracelets.  When I return, I will have plenty of pictures to share.  Now for this week....

Sunday 5 June 2011
Getting ready for VBS - Big Apple Adventure (New York City).  Tonight was our VBS kickoff, with hotdogs, snowcones & other fun things do to.

Monday 6 June 2011
My pastor pretending to "Rock It" opening morning for VBS

At the airport with my son Wood.  He is talking to his brother one last time until 30 July & saying goodbye.  He went to Florida to Teen Mission International to help lead a team of 21 teenagers to Russia on a mission trip.  He is in Florida from 6-25 June, then off to Russia.  He comes home on 30 July.

Wood with his dad & trying to text his girlfriend one last time before getting on the plane

Tuesday 7 June 2011
Day 2 of VBS - Our song leaders Sydney & Shelley.  The kids love them.

Wednesday 8 June 2011
Our theme was Big Apple Adventure - New York City.  My room was Grand Central Terminal and I taught about missions.  This is a turn style my husband made for my room.

Each day the kids were given tokens to drop in the bucket so they could get into Missions.  3rd grade class coming in.

Thursday 9 June 2011
We had a huge rain storm come in & dump 3 1/2 inches of rain in two hours.  This is the rain running off our porch.

Friday 10 June 2011
Had to post one deer cam pic.  Another nice buck & raccoon enjoying supper together.  This may be Bucky but not sure.  He does have a nice rack forming though

Saturday 11 June 2011
Today I made my dish bag for my mission trip & a matching pillow case for my travel pillow.  In the past I have used my son's dish bag, but he had to take that one to Russia with him.  Between my two boys mission trips, that dish bag has been to Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique - Africa; Switzerland, England, Ireland, Wales, Samoa & Australia.  Now it is head to Russia, Mongolia & China.  Lucky bag.

Well, that is all I have for this week.  I will talk to you in two weeks, will miss seeing the weekly post but I'm really getting excited about my mission trip.  This is my 3rd year leading peanut teams & my largest team.  My first team had 7 kids, my second had 11.  This year I have 22!!!  Have a great two weeks. I know I will.
God Bless!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

This is my son, Josh's, first mission trip with Teen Missions International.  He also went to Africa but to Tanzania & Mozambique for the main part of his trip & to Switzerland for his debrief camp.  He was 13 years old & turned 14 when flying to Switzerland.

Teen Mission International - Zambia Foot Washing Team 2005

This is a slide show of my son's, Wood, mission trip to Zambia, Africa with Teen Missions International.  He was 14 when he went & left part of his heart in Africa when he came home

Project 365 22 May - 4 June 2011

Hi all,
I missed last week, so I will be posting two weeks worth this time.  Summer is here & life is getting busy, and I need to remember to take my camera with me.

Sunday 22 May, 2011

Going home from church and saw this storm building up.  We were blessed that it went west of us.

Monday 23 May, 2011
Deer cam to the rescue.  This is not Bucky, but another buck, doe & raccoon all getting supper together.

Tuesday 24 May, 2011
Deer cam at the salt block.  Another buck, but not Bucky, he missed the camera's this week

Wednesday 25 May, 2011
No picture today

Thursday 26 May, 2011
My son Wood took these with my camera
Bunny in our backyard munching on grass

And Grouchy watching, wishing she could go get lunch.

Friday 27 May, 2011
No picture today

Saturday 28 May, 2011
Muffin Day recipes are on my Good cooking blog, look for link on the right.
These are chocolate chip muffins made with applesauce to make them low fat.

These are called Gingerbread muffins, but taste more like Molasses Cookies

Sunday 29 May, 2011
Some of my church family - We had a church worker appreciation service, outside with cake & ice cream social following.  The night was perfect & a great time of fellowship

Monday 30 May, 2011
This isn't Bucky either because he has a strip of white on his right side, & this one doesn't but he has a nice rack forming; starting to curve up.

Tuesday 31 May, 2011
A baby squirrel & baby rabbit have a stand off in my front yard

Wednesday 1 June, 2011
My cats sleep in the most uncomfortable places.  Motor loves to use my Wii fit as a pillow.

Thursday 2 June, 2011
Finally got a picture of my female Oriole when sings to me every morning.  Also a male house finch.

Friday 3 June, 2011
Dead cat in the living room - really Motor came into the dining room, gave us a talking to, then went to the living room & played dead.  When we turned on the AC, he was magically revived & got up to do something else.  I guess he thought the house was getting to hot & he was going to die of heat exhaustion.

Baby squirrel digging for nuts in our backyard.

Finally found one but a car drove by & scared it up our tree.

Saturday 4 June, 2011
No picture today.  I was busy finishing up packing my 20yr son for his mission trip to Russia, near Siberia.  He leaves tomorrow & will be home 30 July.  He will spend two weeks in the swamps of Merritt Island, Florida at the Lord's Boot Camp with Teen Missions Inter. for leadership training & then team training.  Wood is the assistant leader of a teen team.  His team has 21 teenagers ages 13-17.  The team finishes trainging in Florida on 25 June & then head to Russia until 20 July.  On the way home they will get to travel by train through Russia, Mongolia & ended up in Beijing, China to fly back to the states.  My son has gone with this group before as a teen member to Zambia, Africa when he was 14 & Wales when he was 16.

Well, that is my week.  Hope all of you had a great week.  Look forward to seeing your pics.