Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Ok. So for quite some time now Jason and I have been working with Evie on writing her name. She is 5 and we thought it was high time she was able to sign her own name to cards and such. But she has been rather stubborn about it. Until today when she finally did it! All by herself.... on the side of the bunk bed.... with a hot pink permanent marker....

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ballet Magnificat! Omega Performance

Thanks to the many volunteers and a few months of hard work, the Ballet Magnificat! Omega performance of Hiding Place was a huge success Saturday night and was performed to a sold out auditorium of 465 seats! God really blessed the effort put in by all and there have been many emails asking when they can come back! Enjoy some pictures of the evening!

A whole bunch of tickets!

Poster and ticket book ready to go!

The ladies of Ballet Magnificat! Omega

The lovely table Sherry Gorman set!
Sherry and all the ladies worked very hard on meals
and the dancers were very impressed telling
Sherry it was the best food they've had!

Set up time!

Warm up


Sharing the gospel!
Erin Beaver, tour director extraordinaire!
She is an excellent speaker and it was a blessing to hear her share!

the Earley's and the F18 Hornet

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

valentine's day flowers

If you know me at all, you know that I am not a big fan of candy. So Valentine's Day and Halloween are horrible holidays in my opinion, and Easter isn't far behind, in the amount of candy my kids get. But this year I caved in and decided to make these cute lollypop flowers for Katie to give out at her class's V-day party! I got the idea from Disney's "Family Fun Magazine" and the flowers were super easy to make. Here are some pictures of the work in progress and the final result. The pics aren't the best, but hopefully you'll get the idea. I wasn't thinking when I took these pictures at midnight, that I should probably keep the flash on. Tired brains and picture taking don't mix. Nevertheless, enjoy!

Cut out all your leaves, flower petals (3 hearts) and flower centers
(2 patterned pieces of paper)
Crease the hearts, then glue them together to make a petal.
Glue your leaves together as well, then glue the leaves to the hearts.
(You're meant to write "happy v-day, I love you" etc. on the leaves!)
A stack of flowers
Make sure you put your hole in the middle!
The flower centers need holes too!
Stick the pop down the through the middle of everything!
(The example was shown with dum dums,
but I could only fine tootsie roll pops.)
All done! Very colorful!