Chris's Change of Command

Chris's Change of Command

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, May 24, 2012

AWANA Awards

Monday night was the AWANA awards night to celebrate all the achievements of the kids this year.  My Cubbies were so excited and I loved being able to help them up on stage as they each received their award.  What a blessing it was to serve as a Cubbie leader this year.  Exhausting but rewarding!

Both Luke and Hayley did an awesome job this first year as Sparks.  Sparks run from Kindergarten to 2nd grade.  There are 3 Sparks books with Bible Stories, Bible verses, and activities for the kids to work on throughout the year.  You have 3 years to complete all 3 book in Sparks if you start in Kindergarten. Each book contains about 50 Bible verses to memorize and recite to your leader as you memorize them at your own pace.  This year being the first for both Luke and Hayley, they had to play a little catch up.  Not to worry, Luke completed all 3 books and review books to be able to receive his Sparky Award before moving up to T&T (Truth and Training) Boys next year.  Hayley completed 2 books and reviews and will be able to finish book 3 next year to earn her Sparky Award. 
So proud of both of them and love that they have worked hard and  accomplished so much in just a year.  But most of all, I love that they are hiding God's Word in their hearts so that they can call on the Truth from the Bible anytime they may need it in life.  What an amazing program AWANA is bringing children into a deeper in relationship with Jesus.  So thankful for our church and this program.

Hayely getting ready to head up on stage.

Luke waiting his turn...

His Sparky Award

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Camping at Lake Anna

We couldn't have had a more perfect weekend!!!  The weather was gorgeous so we loaded up the car Saturday morning and headed to the lake for another fun filled camping trip. Little did we know that when we got to unloading and setting up the tent, only the tent COVER was in the bag, NOT the tent!  Ooops.  Chris headed to the camp store and bought a 4 man tent and a 2 man tent (aka the smallest tent in the entire world) and saved the day.  The pictures pretty much sum up this family time.  It was AWESOME!!

National Zoo

It was a beautiful day to visit the National Zoo with some of our dear friends.  A good time was had by all.