Friday, February 27, 2009

The wedding ceremony of Q and U

We have been so blessed this year with Clayton starting school at Rhea Elementary. One of those blessings has been his teacher this year. She is so creative, clever, artsy and crafty...everything I am not!! I love her for this reason. Today I was subbing in another kindergarten classroom and the assistant told me I had to go to Clayton's room for the wedding of Q and U. Clayton had been telling me about this all week. They had a wedding ceremony with cake, punch, bride and groom, the wedding march and a minister. The girls were dressed as queens and the boys were dressed as quarterbacks. Clayton was the groom and quarterback Q. He got to walk down the aisle with Queen U and they became one. They even had to shake hands and promise never to part...how sweet!! Even sweeter though is that I was just down the hall and got to witness it all!!

Hymnal Dedication Service

We got new hymnals at our church through an anonymous donation...of course we had to celebrate! Our minister of music put together the most beautiful service. One aspect of the service was the children playing bells along with Amazing Grace. They were precious! Clayton did a great job! How grateful I am that both of my boys are lare being taught how to praise our Lord and Redeemer at such an early age!

A trip to Memphis

On Valentine's Day we headed to Memphis. For a special treat we told Clayton we would pick up McDonald's for the road. Both of the boys were really excited, but Jack was just tuckered out. He fell asleep after eating about half of his cheeseburger. I thought this picture was too cute to resist! Hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Lord's Prayer

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When I was in the fifth grade my dad took me to school. Fifth grade was one of the hardest school years for me. I didn't know anyone in my class and it was a new school. My dad and I started reading a Bible devotion together and quoting the Lord's prayer every morning in the car before school. I vividly remember talking with my dad about the meaning of some of those "big" words. He taught me what they meant by the things he said and the way he lived his life. Riding with my dad to school those years are some of my fondest memories from my childhood. I thought it would be a good idea for Clayton to learn it as well. He memorizes so quickly and easily. As he hides God's word in his heart I hope and pray that it will be a firm foundation for his life.

Free and almost free at Kroger

I got all of this at Kroger for less than $2!! Yes, you read correctly...$2!! I love Kroger! They are running another promotion where if you buy 10 participating items you get $3 off instantly. The pizza rolls and fruit snacks were a part of this promotion.

Pizza Rolls-4/$5-four coupons for $0.35 off and one coupon for $1 off. The $0.35 coupon is doubled and then each box is an additional $.30 off b/c of the promotion, making the pizza rolls $0.95 for five boxes of pizza rolls!!
Duncan Hines Cake Mix-Free with coupon from Kroger
Cottonelle-$0.99-coupon for $0.50 off, which is doubled making the toilet paper free!! The coupon was printed off at coupons.com
Fruit Snacks-$1.69 a box-I had two coupon for $0.50. They are doubled, plus $0.30 for each item b/c of the promotion. Two boxes of fruit snacks ended up being $0.78!

How wonderful!! If you have a Kroger plus card be sure your information is updated on their website. Fred updated our information (thanks Erica!!) and we now get coupons from Kroger all the time...such as a free cake mix!! You can't beat that!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Party

We are headed to a Super Bowl party tonight after church. I told my friend I would bring dessert. This is what I came up with... It is made with cocoa krispies, white icing for the laces and tinted green coconut for the grass.