Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Program

The Pre-school and Kindergarten classes of LCS presented
Starry Starry Night, a Christmas play.
Drew: one of the wise men
Kade: a horse in the manger
The kids did so well.
Nonnie made Kade's horse costume. He was ADORABLE!!! He was going to be a duroc pig at first, but changed his mind last minute. He put on his costume for the first time and was so proud!!! He called Nonni on the phone and said, "You a good Nonni!"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Parade on the Square

The Christmas parade on the square was so sweet. I just love the feeling of "small town", USA. We rode the Levelland Christian School float and sang Christmas carols.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Feast at LCS

Drew said he was thankful for "my dad and we get to move to the country. I am thankful for my playground, my fort, Eva, my brother, my mom gives me candy, playing the wii, and my house."
Kade told his teacher, "I am thankful for my mama."

I am thankful for this sweet face...
and this sweet face.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cute Story

Ronnie and I have been attending Experience Life Church in Lubbock. Two weeks ago, they baptized 50 people. In the service we attend, we saw 10 of those baptisms. It was AMAZING!!! Drew and Kade were so fired up!

So, I wasn't surprised a couple of nights ago when I heard Drew in the bath tub telling Kade, "I baptize you my brother, Kade, in the name of Jesus."

Then I heard Kade say, "I baptize you my broder, Drew, in name of Jesus."

This went on for 15+ minutes until I heard Drew start to cry. I went in there to investigate the problem, and this was the story I was told.

Drew - "Mom, Kade is drowning me."

Kade - "No, I not. I baptizing you."

Drew - "Mom, tell Kade it isn't baptizing unless I hold my nose. Kade put me under the water when I wasn't holding my nose. That isn't baptizing. That is drowning."

LOL ;) Precious moments! Now we all know the difference in baptizing and drowning! ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

October's Events

===Drew's sixth birthday party===
Drew wanted to invite 4 friends over to ride bikes, play football, and decorate cupcakes. It ended up being a really fun and cheap party!Playing outside Watching Drew's new movie, How To Train A Dragon.
Decorating cupcakes in our undies! :)
Halloween 2010

Sweet faces ;)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Eventful Friday

On Friday the Kindergarten class went to the Corn Maze in Lubbock. They had a blast!!!Drew and Kade loved picking out pumpkins. Our "corn teacher" showed us all the products that contained corn. I was surprised to see batteries and Crayolas in her pile. She said corn produces over 3500 products. Hmm...
Kade was really listening :)

Before our adventures started at the Corn Maze, the Kindergarten class went to sing for the residents of Hickory House. What is it about listening to children sing and touching little chubby hands that makes older people smile? Some residents clapped and some cried as the children sang "Standing on the Promises of God".
What a great day!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Guest Blogger - My Salty Sister from Salt Creek Ranch

My dear, sweet friend, Jerri, posted this on her blog today. Her words encouraged me and stirred my spirit, and I wanted to share them with you today.

"September 11th 2010 we spent the day at our friends ranch and celebrated the day and our friendships both old and new, but we can never forget what happened on this day nine years ago.

Like most Americans we can each tell you where we were, what we were doing, how we felt and still feel about the events that took place in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
It changed me personally and profoundly but mostly, about my faith. I watched in horror and unbelief the events of that morning and realized that if I was going to be attacked for my faith then my faith needed to be real and authentically lived out.
I was saved and baptized as a young girl of about 12 yrs old (don't know for sure, I don't think it was written down) but after that, I seem to live through a long season of drifting away and then walking in sin. At the age of 28 I gave my life to the Lord.
Alone in my living room, I prayed the sinner's prayer with Pat Robertson on TV. That may sound strange but that is how it happened. I was desperately seeking God and in faith I prayed. The following Saturday while making the bed I remember just desperately wanting to be forgiven for all that I had done in my life and I literally fell on my knees and cried out loud to God "help me". During this time I used to stand in the line at the grocery store and watch the other women there. I realized that the women I admired looked nothing like me. They were neatly dress, their hair was fixed, they were confident and happy (looking anyway). None of them looked like they had a dirty house at home. I, on the other hand was a wrinkled disheveled mess, my hair a mess, the kids were a mess and the house was a huge mess!
On that Saturday morning, after I had been on my knees for a while I got up, dried my tears, and went on about my day. I can distinctly remember how my mind seemed to be screaming at me, you can't do this, you will never be loved, you can never be . . . you fill in the blanks - but my heart seemed restful and at peace. I realize now that God was quieting my mind and changing my heart.
I made more mistakes through the years and I was still looking for a church to call home. If you had known me during this time you would not have thought of me as a Christian. I was uneducated on the Word of God.
During the summer of 2001, I found a bible study called Breaking Free written by Beth Moore. I boldly and uncharacteristically for me, asked if I could join the group doing this study. The lady I asked said, "if you will do all the homework and come, you can join us".
I did that homework. I dug into the Word like never before. A couple of times when I had to miss the weekly meetings she let me borrow the videos to watch at home. It was during these times that the Holy Spirit washed me the most. There was just something about being at home and alone, I was free to cry as hard and as long as I needed to, that set me free and to finally understand . . . no believe, that not only could God forgive me but that He did forgive me and that I needed to forgive myself.
See I had asked God for forgiveness many many times in the past but I never believed that I could really be forgiven and I could never forgive myself. It was during this study in the summer of 2001 that God's truth broke through all my shame and I was finally set free from the chains that had been bound around me since the summer of my 16th year.
In October of that same year just after 9/11 I attended a walk to Emmauus, there I realized that Jesus was not something too far away for me to reach out and grab a hold of. He is Holy, He is high and lifted up but He is not unapproachable. His Word is true, His promises are true and He is Truth.
I pray each day that I live a life worthy of the One who died for me and that I show everyone who I meet the love that has set me free and can and will do the same for them. Some plant, some water, and some harvest. You never know what the Holy Spirit is doing in someones life and just how close they are to turning their lives over to God or maybe running from Him a little longer, a little farther or forever.
I can never forget where I came from and I will never forget the God who set me free, who hides me in the shadow of His wings, whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light, whose peace surpasses understanding, whose voice calls out my name, who set my feet on solid rock and who promises to never leave me or forsake me. His name is Emmanuel - God with us. He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, Alpha and Omega. He is the Ancient of Days and He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is the Name above all Names. He is Jesus.
And that is what September the 11th 2001 means to me

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tea Party at LCS

For letter T week we had a Tea Party at school. The girls wore tiaras and the boys wore top hats and ties. It was so fun! We read from Fancy Nancy's book on Tea Party etiquette. The boys pulled the chairs out for the girls, and all the students learned how to hold a tea cup with the pinkie finger lifted up ;) Fancy Nancy taught us a few words in French, how to put a napkin in our laps to eat, etc. It was so much fun!!! I love my job and this sweet, sweet group of kiddos!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First Day of School

Kade's first day in Preschool - 3.
He was all dressed-up with his Spiderman backpack!

Little Man
Drew's first day in Kindergarten.
For those of you who don't know...I am Drew's teacher this year!
The first day of class was really confusing for him.
He couldn't figure out what to call me:
"Mrs. Mama"
"Mama Jenkins"
and finally with Emma's help he called me
"Mrs. Jenkins"
Vacation 2010 - Sea World, San Antonio
Kade in the pool at the hotel
It was 2 feet deep on one end, and the boys LOVED playing in the water without their life jackets. I bet we stayed down there for 3+ hours.We went out to eat on the River Walk at Acenar.
Sea World.
Our last day in San Antonio we went to the Children's Museum (HUGE HIT WITH THE BOYS) and the Rain Forest Cafe. The boys loved the ball factory they had at the museum. When we sat down to eat at the Rain Forest Cafe', Drew grabbed my face and turned my head towards the elephants that were making noise. He said, "Mama, you gotta check this out!"
Before we left town we stopped by the Alamo Dome to watch the Cowboys' Training Camp.
Drew wasn't really impressed because nobody was tackling hard or making touchdowns. ;)
4th of July in Childress with Nonni an PaPa.
"Wait for it...wait for it..." ;)
Kade, Nanny, Nonni, and Drew

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