Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Young moms

For the past 8 years, my friend Sarah and I have led a young mother's Bible study group.

Every year we have some new girls;
several have been with us for many years.

 Silly photo!

We had a breakfast feast for our last morning before the summer break.

We end each year with a night out.
This year we went to Jason's Deli.

And went to see the movie, Miracles From Heaven.   We all bawled our eyes out!

It was precious getting to know these young moms!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Claire days

This past school year I have had the joy of watching Claire each Monday while mommy does her grocery shopping in town and also teaches some piano lessons for some homeschoolers.

Each week we have a preschool lesson.  Usually it is a repeat of what I taught my Sunday School 3 year olds at church.  Because Claire attends another church in another town, this gives me the opportunity to teach her Bible story lessons!

She loves craft time!
"I'm totally making something new...
this is going to be beautiful flowers, flowers in the sky!"

Sometimes we go out to eat....other times I fix dinner for her.
She LOVES rice with "sprinkles" (or furikake, Japanese seaweed and sesame seeds)


She is highly allergic to dairy (breaks out in rashes and boils) so I have to make certain she has no dairy products.  No fishy crackers allowed.  And no more Drubers donuts, one of our favorite places to go.  Sad.  I did find this dairly free mac and cheese!!

How she loves the outdoors!

Sometimes we go to the park


I have this centerpiece I put out for the spring.
But Claire thought the birds were sad so she wanted them out of the cage.

 She likes to imitate me.

How she loves the piano! 
One day she may play like her sister, mommy and my mother!
(just noticed that Claire put the bunny and the little flower pots on the piano.)

Claire and I were talking about storms.  "I don't like lightning."
I told her I enjoy watching lightning in the sky.  
        "Lightning is selfish!"
                 "What?  Why is lightning selfish?"
            "Because it hits people."
Oh, yes, I guess that would make it selfish.