Friday, May 30, 2008
The difference is this time I have a chance to win one in a contest- okay so my chances are slim but with 4 boys, a husband and a dog plus countless boys friends it is imperative I have a vacumme cleaner! oh did I mention they play sports?
you could win one too- but I hope you dont cause I want to win:)
66 percent of the 8th grade who made honor roll!
Way to go Aaron!
The boys in Aaron's row were all a bit shorter than he was but you can not tell in this picture- it was quite comical - however the boy three seats over from Aaron had a lot to be proud of he was an all A honor student and got the Presidential award for honors signed by President Bush! I thought that was great- three other girls in the class had All As 3 years in a row while at the middles school- now that is saying something!
Mr Argiri- Principal and Mr Bennett- Asst. Principal and Athletic director were both present to give the students there certificates and say a few words moving them into the realm of bigger and better at the high school next year- it was a nice evening-
Aaron was being a stinker and not wanting to get his pictures taken cause he wanted to get home and see the Pistons game:) but we managed to get this out of him before we left! Thanks to his "friend Megan" .....no really just a random Megan in the class:) We are proud of him!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Here is Micah trying to ring the bell at
the Methodist church
also marks the end of his band career.
At least for now- next year he wants to focus on
football and Basketball as well as adding
Spanish to his repertoire.
He has played an instrument since beginning kindergarten
on the piano- he moved to percussion's in the 5th grade
while still at Peace Lutheran- 5 years later this is the end of the road- kind of bitter sweet:(
Game 1....loss3-2 vs TFA
Game 2 ....tie 1-1
`vs New Albany
game 3 win 2-1 vs Michigan Rush South
game 4...win 1-2 vs. Crush
semi final game win ....2-1 vs a u-17 team from our own club Metro Stars
final game....2-0 1 vs another u-17 team from michigan Down river Nike
This last photo is my Romeo boys- Sebe, Zach Saul and David! They are all hoping to play together next years varsity team at RHS!
"I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me." (Romans 15:30)
Last Tuesday, Maria Sue Chapman, adopted and youngest daughter of Steven Curtis & Mary Beth Chapman, was killed in a tragic accident in the family driveway. Such an amazing outpouring of love and compassion followed, and the Chapmans have so much appreciated the many prayers and words of comfort that have been offered. They very firmly believe that it is only because of the grace of God and the many, many prayers of His people that they are able to stand at all today in the hope of Christ.
It is a long road ahead for them, so please continue to lift them up, specifically praying for:
- The Chapman family as they seek God for wisdom concerning the timeliness of returning to their home from their friend's house, and slowly re-engaging back into life-
Wisdom and discernment for those around them seeking to love, comfort, counsel, and encourage the family and friends affected by this tragedy, that they would know how, when, where, and what to share-
Steven and his community to be good stewards of honoring God in this process, and that they will be message carriers for the good news of the gospel and the hope we have in Christ-
All those surrounding the Chapmans who are being attacked on different fronts, that they might be able to take up the shield of faith and extinguish the fiery darts of the evil one, that they might be filled to overflowing with Christ Himself
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
From Beth Moore's blog -
OK, Girls, so what’s the plan for V-I-C-T-O-R-Y this summer? A more leisurely pace is terrific for the summer months if you have the kind of job (in or outside the home) where your schedule loosens up. Goodness knows, all of us could a huge let-up on the schedule and the stress. We need a vacation in the worst way. BUT, if you’re like me, 3 months outside the Word is roughly 2½ months inside a pit. I’ve found that if I’m going to live in victory, I’ve got to plan for it.
Summer brings a whole new set of demands to many women’s lives so here’s a little encouragement to keep our heads covered with the Word. If you’ve already got a Bible study planned for the summer, let us know in a comment what it is and where you’re participating…or if you’re just doing it solo. Our blog could offer some fun accountability. If you don’t have a plan, however, I’d like to propose one.
This summer I’m going to facilitate an 8-week Siesta summer Bible study on:No Other Gods by Kelly MinterI’ve told you before that I consistently do other authors’ Bible studies so that I can receive spontaneous words from God through other teachers. I have no idea how many I’ve done through the years, but for the last month I’ve been doing Kelly’s “No Other Gods.” I’ve gotten a ton out of it and have really enjoyed her writing style. The homework is not long and drawn out like other authors we know (let’s not mention names) and we won’t involve lecture-driven sessions, so it may be just the thing for some of you for summer. Not too much. Not too little. Kelly’s emphasis is on discussion, spending some really meaningful girl time together, and how about sharing some good food?
Here’s my vision for how we could implement her study in Siestaville: *We will launch on Tuesday, June 17th and “meet” EVERY OTHER TUESDAY (July 1st, 15th, 29th, August 12th) until we conclude our eight weeks of homework and accountability on Tuesday, August 12th. *We will each need to get our own copies of the workbook (not the regular trade book version but the workbook!) “No Other Gods” by Kelly Minter and have it well in your possession by the time we launch. (We aren’t able to get it for you through Living Proof but I wish we could.) Please don’t wait till the last minute to get it or you may not be able to start on time! If you have a LifeWay Christian Store, you should be able to find it on the shelf but the easiest way may be on line through the LifeWay Website.
Here’s the link: http://www.lifeway.com/e2/shop/?R=797560*You can participate solo but since such an important part of Kelly’s purpose through the study is fellowship, try as hard as you can to enlist three or four other women to meet with you in one of your homes every other Tuesday night as scheduled.
Five meetings this summer shouldn’t be too overwhelming and we can rotate houses if we like. Make sure that the women you invite to participate know that the evenings will be low on stress and high on much needed fellowship and rich discussion. Kelly calls this approach “The Living Room Series” because of its emphasis on a relaxed and refreshing atmosphere where we can develop some wonderful relationships in Christ. In this superficial culture that surrounds us, where friendship take place through text message (I’m guilty, too!), we have a huge deficit of pure depth in women’s relationships. Let’s make this real. The goal is to have those two weeks of Bible study finished each time you meet (after the launch) but the fellowship will still be worth your while if you couldn’t get all your homework accomplished. Let’s have lots of encouragement without loads of condemnation.
*On each of our meeting days (every other week starting Tuesday, June 17th to Tuesday, August 12th), I will “facilitate” by posting discussion questions or activities I’ve come up with based on our previous two weeks of study. You will then implement them into your gathering. (I will make sure the post is up first thing on those Tuesday mornings in case your meeting times are morning or noon rather than evening.) Your way of checking back in with me will be by telling me something about your gathering afterward in a comment to that same post. It will be left up all day Wednesday for your feedback. (For those of you not participating, it is important to know that we will not hog the blog all summer with this Bible study activity. It will only require a post or two every other week. We will have plenty of other things going for all our Siestas.)
*Several days before our every-other-Tuesday meetings, we will post a recommended recipe (of our own – probably from Melissa) for a dish to be prepared by one of you and served at that gathering. THOSE OF YOU NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE SUMMER SIESTA STUDY WILL STILL ENJOY HAVING A RECIPE IDEA. Recent posts and comments have been proof to me of that. For those who will participate, one of the really fun elements of Kelly’s series is great food. Talk about Biblical! Much New Testament community took place around the table in a long, leisurely meal. You’ll love the recipes Kelly’s included in the Bible study even if we pitch you some of our own ideas. Inviting all the participants to have a common dish every other Tuesday night will be just another way to fellowship as a large on-line Bible study group. It’s the beauty of the common table.
SO get back to me if you want to participate! I can host the first study night- or we can go during the day whoever is available- I will be doing the study regardless- so if you can only meet occasionally that would be okay too -just let me know!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Through him I have laughed, cried, shouted, danced, swayed, jumped up and down BUT today I mourn....
I received an e-mail from dear friends and then the e-mail was confirmed through my bible study time with Beth Moore
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed Wednesday by a sport utility vehicle driven by her brother, authorities said.
The girl, Maria, was hit in the driveway of the family’s home Wednesday afternoon by a Toyota Land Cruiser driven by her teenage brother, said Laura McPherson, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The brother, whose name and exact age were not available, apparently did not see the girl, McPherson said. No charges are expected.
"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.'" Revelation 21:1-4
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
last night was Aarons last band concert for Romeo Middle school
maybe ever -as he has chosen not to take band at the high school next year-
It was a little bitter sweet! However it seems there
will a lot of football next year and band is not totally lost as
Noah will taking 7th grade band in the fall!
I celebrated my one year anniversary, if you call it that of finding out I had cancer, this past weekend was exactly one year and I walked in the relay for life in Romeo.
I am not sure of the totals but my team raised 14,000 dollars for cancer research! Amazing! our goal was 13,000. so we surpassed that. It was a crazy weekend but I walked 11 miles.
as a rule:) I try not to do that, not that I am not in shape- but I found out how out of shape I am.
We started the day with a survivor lap, followed by a spouse and family, and caregiver lap- they were both very emotional- the whole day was rather draining. one of the most moving laps was the luminary lap- teams sold luminary candles for 10 dollars a bag and you could write names in honor of or in memory of and they were lined up around the field- the whole field, this pictures does not do it justice but imagine the whole track lit up with luminaries, all with names of those who were still fighting/ but many of those who have lost there battle with cancer- hundreds of people showed up for this lap and ceremony to keep on fighting!
There was one church represented- the Orchards Community, a missionary church and this is my shout out them- Thank you! Not sure why more churches are not involved but I can tell you this- Pathway will be there next year! The orchards had a prayer tent which was where you could go and leave prayer requests for yourselves or and loved ones and from what I heard they were overwhelmed with requests!
One team brought wheel barrels for weary walkers- you could rent a barrel for a dollar a lap and have someone push you around the track- by lap 6 I was thinking about it but never followed through, by mile eleven I headed home to sleep in my own bed- thank goodness Zach had a game the next morning early and I had an excuse to go home!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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And with their clever plots and witty banter, adults can actually enjoy the show right along with their kids. It is win win for everyone involved.
“Lessons from the Sock Drawer” is the newest release in the VeggieTales® series. Bob and Larry kick off these silly shorts by digging into a dresser full of socks, which is also known as Larry’s “Veggie Vault”. The kids get to hang out with a story-telling donkey and a sock puppet while learning some valuable lessons.
When Edmund’s pet hamster disappears after he accidentally leaves the top off its cage, he writes to Bob & Larry asking for advice. While Bob feels like there’s no lesson to teach Edmund - after all, it was an accident - Larry feels quite the opposite! He has just the right stories with just the right lessons tucked away in The Veggie Vault!
Filled with hilarious video segments and music, “Lessons from the Sock Drawer” has 15 irresistible shorts together on one DVD for the very first time. Includes favorite Veggie moments, like “Dr. Jiggle and Mr. Sly,” “Larry’s Lagoon,” “Omelet,” “Going Up,” “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill,” and many more. Each story is woven together with new video clips, and as an extra special bonus, you’ll find segments from the VeggieTales TV show that have never been seen on DVD before now.
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Sunday, May 11, 2008
Wow! I look rough- but it is still morning, I have not even had a shower yet.....Micah wanted to make sure we celebrated.....thanks Micah! Breakfast was delicious, bacon, eggs and french toast. a late breakfast I should say, and Chinese food for dinner that I did not have to make. Who knew Chinese restaurant was open on Mother's day, Romeo is a small town!
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Anyway, the day was designed to spend time doing activities that City kids( if you can call Romeo kids, city kids) do not get to normally take part in.
There was a low ropes course and challenge activities, designed to help with team work, listening skills, cooperation and responsibility
leather making skills were taught and experimented with.... (Noah thinks he mike like to try this activity a little more, so Grandpa Dave if you have any of these tools save them for Noah:)
And I think my favorite was by far, the horse back riding. We left school about 8:30 am and returned about 5:30 pm. A day well spent with my son and I would not trade it for the world.
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- Micah's field day!
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