365 Days of Gratefulness | Day Nineteen


Mmmm! I’m grateful for yummy summer fruit!


The Flag was Still There

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed…” [Dwight D. Eisenhower]

“We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” [Abraham Lincoln]

“And still we can see, as the years have gone by,
there’s a dream in our land like a flame that keeps burning.
And the lantern of hope from the harbor still shines.
Those who seek freedom’s dream to its light are still turning.
Now we look to the skies, and we lift up our eyes,
for we know with the dawn we will see our flag rise,
see it rise!”

Day Four * Soul Survivors * VBS 2010

Day four already…. It’s been a fast week – and a very good one.  Today we had a volcano eruption, another visit from Captain “C” Weed, and a lot of fun.   I spent the morning with the geckos.  The Groovy Geckos.  The Geeky Geckos.  The Green Geckos.  They have a lot of nicknames.  🙂  It was a blast watching them make beautiful crafts and put together toddler puzzles as part of the relay game. 😉

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Day Two * Soul Survivors * VBS 2010

It rained this morning…. all morning.  That didn’t stop us though – we just moved the outside activities inside and kept on as usual.  🙂

Today I tagged along with the “Praying Pelicans” (6-8 year olds).  They each have such fun personalities and great smiles.  They’re pretty funny too…..

“Is this (honeydew melon) just a green cantaloupe?”


“Don’t hotdogs come from giraffes?”

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Soul Survivors * VBS 2010 * Part 1

VBS started today!  I’ve been looking forward to this week since…. Well, since last summer. 🙂  I love everything about VBS- the kids, my fellow helpers, the songs, the crafts, the games.  Sometimes I think that I’m even more excited than the kids are!

Each day I pick a class to hang out with… I take pictures of them throughout the morning.  Today I spent time with the “Monkeys” – the 4 and 5 year olds.  (And yes, their class name is the “Monkeys”… I’m not just picking on them! 😉 )

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The Sound of Summer * Macro Monday

Today may be the first day of summer according to the calendar, but I think the first day of summer is really when you start to hear the locusts (or are they cicadas?).  One day you hear them and you know it’s summer – and then one day it’s quiet again and you know it’s fall.