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Searching for Answers

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We all go through life and wonder at times how we got to were we are and why things happen the way they did.  I’ve often heard the most heard sound in heaven will be “ooohhh”..

I’ve had my trials through my life and I am still surprised at times how awesome my life has become.  It has not been without a lot of tears & work but I finally feel whole.  I have often found myself wondering why things happened in my past the way they did and what exactly am I suppose to take from my trials.  I have read devotionals, prayed, read my bible and tried to listen to for that whisper some are fortunate to hear.  But I never felt it was truly answered until I heard Rev. Dr. Hikmat Kashouh from Lebanon.  He came to speak at my church Forest Hill http://www.foresthill.org/watch-and-listen/weekend-message/things-unseen/leaving-nothing-behind.html and told about the troubles and persecution of Christians in the middle east and he said he was asked how can he keep going after all he has been through and his reply was “so I can show others how to live with grace”.  And there it was my answer I have been waiting to find.  I survived my troubles and love God to show others who have been through similar experiences that they can survive too.  We are truly lucky to live in a land where we can worship and love who we want.  And I am truly lucky to have heard my whisper from a pastor all the way from Lebanon..  Thank you Rev. Dr. Hikmat Kashouh

Let it snow let it snow let it snow

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Savannah has had some pretty amazing teachers over the last 3 years at Calvary and each year when I think they can’t get any better they do. This year has been a whirlwind of learning and fun projects. She has been star of the week, Shared different chores such as line leader, lunchbox helper, chair stacker and my favorite on vacation helper which basically means you can sit back and relax unless someone is out..

As I said this year has been pretty awesome there are 7 of her classmates from last year that are in her class and of course her bff Lexi is there. One of the newer boys in the class is Devin. Devin has stolen the hearts of several girls in our class namely Savannah. She tell’s me all the time Devin is her boyfriend and she is going to kiss him when she get’s big. I’m thinking to myself already?? boys already?? Luckily Devin’s mom ROCKS and is very understanding of my dear daughters love for her son. haha..

Each day the kids break off in groups and play together Savannah and Alexis don’t get to be together in group because they are bff’s and play too much together or so I was told by miss Savannah. Last week Savannah came home and told me (with a dreamy look in her eye’s) that Devin was in her group and they played (Tangled) which if you don’t know is the updated version of Rapunzel from Disney. So I asked her a few more questions about her group and she happily told me “I was Tangled, Devin was Flynn Ryder & Alexis was the Horse.” I died but I also felt Alexis was getting the short end of the stick and asked her if Alexis wanted to be the horse and she said “YES” she did she was my friend” and trust me she is her BEST friend. They have been in the same pre-school class since they were 2 and Savannah LOVES her to death.. Not many days go by when I am not asked “well is Alexis gonna be there or is Alexis gonna wear that”.. They say if a friendship last 7 years then it will last a lifetime.. I am going to do my best to make sure she knows this little girl a lifetime.

Today at preschool Savannah came out SUPER excited. The Miss Robyn & Miss Lynn had given them a potion to help them create snow and it went a little something like this..
1. Put Ice Cubes in the toilet
2. Put a spoon (that they made in class) under your pillow
4. Sleep with the penguin Miss Lynn sent home
5. Put your PJ’s on Backwards.

I’m half kinda hoping it will snow because she will be so disappointed if it doesn’t.

Let it Snow Let it Snow

Let it Snow Let it Snow

Oh and one more before I sign off Savannah has been learning about Indians at school this week.. When she sang this song and I replied aww.. they shot the buffalo and bears.. she said “it’s ok it was for their food”..

Charlotte Christian Knight Lifer Class of 2028

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Today was parent teacher conference day with Charlotte Christian to see if Savannah would make the cut for Junior Kindergarten in the fall of 2014. I have to say I was a little nervous but for some reason I was relaxed. I have always felt that God has great plans for Savannah and that maybe why the calm overcame my nervousness.

Not only did she do well in her assessment she did EXCELLENT. They said that academically she would be ready for Kindergarten but tires quicker and there are a few things that with age she will catch onto.. with that in mind she will be headed to Junior Kindergarten.. So Savannah will be a member of the Charlotte Christian Knights Class of 2028!!

I think she is excited to start this new Journey too!!

Ready For Junior Kindergarten

Ready For Junior Kindergarten

Easter 2013

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Easter is always a fun time!  We celebrate the life of Jesus and that he died for our sins.  What better time to celebrate!  It’s especially fun with a child.  You get to share this special message and all the fun activities that come along with Easter.

This year Savannah walked in her Easter parade at school and the theme for her class was “Sunday Best” lucky for us that theme was easy peasy lemon squeezy..  All the kids did great and I think she had an awesome time!

Easter Parade Calvary Pre-school 2013

Easter Parade Calvary Pre-school 2013

Easter Parade Calvary Pre-school 2013

Easter Parade Calvary Pre-school 2013

Ms. Kelly & Ms. Holly's Class 2013

Ms. Kelly & Ms. Holly’s Class 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the Easter Parade the kids all went outside for an Easter egg hunt it was a fun-filled day for all the kids!

My Little Bunny

My Little Bunny

The Hunt is on

The Hunt is on!

Pouty Bunny has made an appearance

Pouty Bunny has made an appearance 

All the bunnies.. And pouty bunny with her back to the camera..lol

All the bunnies.. And pouty bunny with her back to the camera..lol

Mommy & Savannah Easter 2013

Mommy & Savannah Easter 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fun festivities were only just beginning… Saturday morning we were up early and off to the Lazy5 Ranch for their annual Easter Egg Drop.. We met Aunt Shelley, Landon, Big mama & Nana for a day full of fun!!

When we finally made it to Lazy5 we ran all the way to the egg drop site and got there just as the helicopter was releasing the plastic egg’s lucky for us Nana was looking out for us and snagged a few eggs before we got there.

Our Day at Lazy5 Ranch

Savannah & nana

Who doesn't love an Bunny on Easter

Who doesn’t love a Bunny on Easter

Sweet

Sweet

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail..

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail..

Landon & Savannah waiting for the Wagon Ride

Landon & Savannah waiting for the Wagon Ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And we are off… The best part of the day a trip on the wagon ride to feed the animals.  This never get’s old and Savannah has the time of her life.  So glad we can share this experience with my family.

Yummmm

Yummmm

Fun times with Nana!

Fun times with Nana!

She is afraid of nothing.

She is afraid of nothing.

how about a little lick

Antelope Kisses

Reach high

Reach high

 

 

 

 

 

hmmmm Thank you

hmmmm Thank you

Big mama & nana

Big mama & nana

Can't go without feeding the Sheep!

Can’t go without feeding the Sheep!

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a fun-filled day at Lazy5 we woke up the next morning, went to church celebrated Jesus resurrection and headed home to hide eggs (which we are still finding) with the neighbors.  It was an awesome weekend and I can’t wait to share more with the family.

Brotherly Love.... Justin, Savannah & Jordan

Brotherly Love….
Justin, Savannah & Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touring Schools for Junior Kindergarten already

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Wow…. it is so true when they say time flies..  It seemed like yesterday when I was going to Charlotte Christian School to watch the boys play baseball or football.. and volunteer in the snack shack..

State Champions

State Champions

State Championship 2008

State Championship 2008

They won the State Championship in Football & Baseball  what an awesome year!!

And now I have walked back onto the campus to start all over again.. and I can’t WAIT!!  I toured the school and their program and message is awesome!  I just know Savannah is going to love Charlotte Christian as much as the boys did..  I have seen so many kid’s leave that school that are growing into mature, respectful adults and I am excited to walk that path with Savannah.  It was nice to see many faces that I recognized and I look forward to meeting the new faces as well.

After touring the school I came home and told Savannah all about it and how much she was going to love it and her response was ” I don’t want to leave my school” I explained to her that she will have to leave one day her school is only goes so far and she has to move on.. her response “I’ll freak out if I have to leave my school”.. hahaha.. She makes me laugh.

So far it’s been a great week.  Looking forward to the weekend.  I will leave you with a “Savannah random comment”

“Mommy did you go to yoga today“?

Yes Savannah I have my yoga clothes on.

“Those aren’t your yoga clothes those are your kitchen clothes”

hmmmm OK..

March 6th 2013

March 6th 2013

Learning the Disciples

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Happy Wednesday!!

Two weeks ago I had a mammogram and was called to come back in and have an ultrasound because they think they may have seen something that was there that wasn’t there before….. BUT don’t worry.. yeah ok the week and half that I had to wait for my appointment I have to tell ya I worried A LOT.  But by the grace of God I had my ultrasound today and nothing was there.  The cyst that they thought they saw before is gone.  So for that I am very thankful.. But just to put my 2 cents in I think there need to be more radiologists on staff to read x-rays immediately instead of stressing you out for no reason at all.  Just sayin.

Savannah has had a great week so far my sister-in-law Cindy picked her up from school today (which Savannah loved) and once I was done with my appointment we all went and got yogurt.  No Nap today for priss so it is early to bed tonight.  After yogurt Savannah and I went and met daddy at the golf course but as Savannah and I were getting ready to leave she HAD to show me what she got today at school.  When I got her bag down she pulled out this little blue New Testament Bible.  She proceeded to tell me that she got it today in Miss Dusty’s class for learning Jesus’s 12 disciples.  Check out the Link Below:

I have to tell you I am one proud mommy I think this is not to bad for a 3 1/2 year old!!  I know God has great plans for her!

Have a great night!