Saturday, January 15, 2011

Project 365 - Week 3

Week 3.

Can I just tell you how happy I am to have my laptop back!!!  Those of you who love your iPad please don't take offense, but I don't like it at all.  While there are so many great things you can do with it, it is certainly not made for blogging!  I am very thankful to be back on my MacBook!!!

I loved seeing all your pictures last week and we had 32 people join us!  I want to encourage all you who are new to not get discouraged if you miss a's going to happen.  You can skip it or you can recreate what happened and take the picture on another big deal.  It's just great that you are documenting your families life in pictures!!!

Before we get started on my week, I want to ask you to pray for a blogging friend.  Many of you may know her, Joanne at The Simple Wife.  She had a stroke on Tuesday and is fighting for her life.  They currently posted that they desperately need the swelling to go down in her brain.  Please, please pray for her and also for her family!  Thank you.

Here's my week:

We had a "survivor-ish" ice breaker game in children's church this morning...
2 teams 
each member races to get pieces of a puzzle
then try to put the puzzle together before the other team

 team 2 
and it neck and neck!
 the finished puzzle.
our verse for the day.


 Some one forgot to tell Mother Nature this was Arkansas!!!

Happy 1-11-11!!

tonight I tried a new recipe for whole wheat cinnamon bread.
This is SO GOOD!


So incredibly happy to have my MacBook back!!!
 Jared had to work through dinner tonight so Steve and I took advantage of that and a gift card we were given and had a date night!  This was our dessert.....A.MA.ZING!

I volunteered to sell tickets at our HS basketball game tonight.  At half time, the boy in the drumline did a fun routine!

  Jared warming up at all-region competition.
He made 1st band, 2nd chair!!!!  
we are so proud of him!

Time to link up and share your week in pictures!


Tiffany said...

I love seeing your ideas for Children's Church. I teach Children's Church, and, I love new ideas! I'm looking forward to participating in Project 365 this year...Thanks!

Kim said...

Yay for the Return of the Mac! :) I felt the same way about the iPad when I was using my MIL's to try and blog when my hard drive died.

That dessert looks SOOOO YUMMY.
Your whole weeks looks great -- even the snow that I can enjoy through your photos :) [Much better than "enjoying" it myself. LOL]

Will be praying for Joanne and her family.

Have a great week!

sara said...

Tiffany, if you come back to read this...I can't get your blog to come up!!!

Valerie said...

Sara, Tiffany's blog has been being redesigned, and maybe that's why it isn't available. Try it again - I just got it to open.

Valerie said...

Guess I should have told you that Tiffany & I know each other. I told her about your blog back when you were studying Noah in Children's Church, because she was also teaching about Noah!

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much, Valerie! I did notice when you click on my name there are two "A Walk By Faith." You have to click on the second one or just follow the link that Valerie gave....

H-Mama said...

My girls would be so jealous of your snow... and Hubs and I your date night. Fun. ;)

Congratulations to your Jared. I know you must be proud!

I'm slacking on my 365. This is not a good sign. Boo!

The Bug said...

Arkansas is looking like Ohio! Sorry about that :)

Boy that dessert looks REALLY good!

That One Girl said...

Mmmm that bread looks FAN-TASTIC! Even my lil girl said so... ;-)

I look forward to a time when hubs and I can go out on dates again. Only a couple more years before I'm sure that we will be able to go out for a couple of hours and not worry about the (now) 12 year old and (now) 7 year old getting into trouble or burning down the house with a errant Rammen Noodle disaster!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Fun pics, as always. And you are making my mouth water, as always!

Susan said...

The bread looks mouth watering.

Would have loved to have heard the drumline. I simply adore live music!


My husband played clarinet in his marching band, my daughter played french horn and was drum major her senior year, and my SIL played quads on the drumline. I love drumline competitions. Would also love the bread looked good enough to eat.

skoots1mom said...

love the bread...and the dessert, oh my!!
fun times...
we're finally thawing out here...
have a great sunday...Go, Falcons!

Amy said...

So glad your computer is back...what a relief. I remember those trying out for all region choir days, my stomach still gets butterflies just thinking about it...but CONGRATS!!!

That cinnamon bread looks good and looks like a great way to spend a snow day...yummmy WARM bread.

Have a great week.

momma frans said...

oh my goodness, that snow is nuts!!
that dessert looks so yummy!
congrats to jared on making 1st band! thats so exciting for him!!

hahai.ponce said...

Great to have your laptop working again!

posted my entry just now :)

BARBIE said...

I love the puzzle scripture! I have not taken but one photo this week. Should I still link up, or maybe I'll wait until next week. I've been in a little bit of a funk. I am definately praying for a miracle for Joanne.

RaD said...

Our music teacher loves the boom whackers the boys were using on the chairs. They are so much fun to play with and to watch in action.

Congrats to your youngest son on
his recent musical accomplishment!

That dessert does look awesome. I thought for a second it was a double decker s'more. That would have been funny because I posted pic of our s'more dessert from Thursday night.

LuAnn said...

Congratulations to JAred !!!!! How exctingf for him.

That dessert - WOW and you had to share it.

Glad you got your laptop back too.

Blessings to you this week!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Love whole wheat home made bread and the cinnamon sounded to wonderful!

Desert = Amazing!

I am seriously thinking about switching to a mac the next time I get a new laptop, any suggestions?? Have you ever used a windows based computer. Do you find the mac to be better for blogging, pictures, videos??? I am wondering if it would be a problem to convert all the word documents I have over to a Mac??


McCrakensx4 said...

Trying to get back into the swing of things! lol Great week...can't not believe all of that snow..I have been hearing and seeing all about it on FB...crazy. That dessert looks so very yummy and made my tummy grumble at 830 in the morning! And I wish I could bake break like that; it looks delish. And great job Jared...what an accomplishment! Have a great week!

Mimi said...

What a great week and what a great accomplishment for your son.

I left a comment on the blog and am lifting your friend up in prayer.

Hugs & love,

Mimi said...

What a great week and what a great accomplishment for your son.

I left a comment on the blog and am lifting your friend up in prayer.

Hugs & love,

Seizing My Day said...

Love the kids puzzle!! =) Sweet! and that dessert... Oh my!!

rita said...

LR, AR has more snow than IN!
Mouthwatering bread, the recipe?
Thank you for your example as a mother, wife, pastor's wife, friend to many; and to both of you for taking time for each other. Of course, a date + dessert all the better!

Lisa said...

Yay for Jared! Im so glad you have your Mac back...familiar is good when it comes to computers.

I cannot believe how much snow you have! Crazy.

Ladynred said...

Wow! the the cinnamon bread and the dessert looks good and yummy. I love your Macbook!

Rebecca Jo said...

I love that idea of doing a race to get a scripture together... I may have to snag that idea for our youth group

Angie said...

My hubs and I used to be youth pastors. Miss all those fun games/activities.

The bread looks yummy!

Congrats to Jared! I made it to regionals, but can't remember my chair. Must have not been as impressive as 1st band, 2nd chair! Way to go!

SusanD said...

The cinnamon bread looks delicious. I know you are so glad to have your Macbook back. Great pics. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Lori said...

Give a hug to Jared - Yay and congradulations!!!!!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I'm so far behind... Will I ever be able to catch up? LOL

Mine's here.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I'll include Joanne in my Prayer. Hope God will give her some miracle and make her well.

Anyhow, that puzzle in your post look so creative and the message is very inspiring. It seems like you guys had great week despite of the snowy days. Mine is up already and thank you for hosting

He & Me + 3 said...

Yum to that dessert. I swear you eat the yummiest food every week. Love the ice breaker game idea and wow to your snow fall. I would love a macbook. I have a mac desk top. But would love a laptop too.

Pamela said...

I taught Children's Church for 20 years. I get so much joy out of seeing others touch the lives of the ones in their care. The puzzle is a fun way to teach Scripture.

debi9kids said...

Saying prayers for Joanne!

LOVE the puzzle race at the church. I miss teaching Sunday School and Youth group. I did it for YEARS and had to stop when my twins came along.

The bread looks very yummy. Do you have a recipe to share?

Rach@In His Hands said...

Ooo, I'm liking that puzzle game! I've done something similar in the past and the kids loved it!

I am drooling over that dessert! Wow.

Debra said...

Sorry I'm so late linking up's been quite a week and I've been under the weather, so now I'm so far behind on everything! I'll have to read your post later, now I need to practice some music, before I go to church tonight. :)