Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
*I know my siblings won't love having their pictures from 'back in the day' posted, but they weren't half bad looking then...really. :)
Here's a poem that we were given when he past away:
Don't grieve for me now I'm free, I've followed the path God laid for me, I tood His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or to play. Work left undone must stay that way, I found God's peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void, please fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, are all the things that will be missed.
Do not be burdened with grief and sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much, good family, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief, don't be weighted down with undue gried. Lift up your heart and rejoice with me, God wanted me now--He set me free.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
and print off the Tag coupon on this Target site. You might have to search for it. (It's on page 3 of the toy coupon list)
For the books: Go to: http://toysrus.shoplocal.com/ToysRus/default.aspx?action=entryflash&promotioncode=ToysRus-091101&DisplayPageNumber=1 and on page 14-15 you'll find the books. Click on them to print out the reduced price and effective dates to take to Walmart for the price match. You can print off the first coupon a couple of times and use the $5 off coupon for the books at walmart.
You also get a free ABC book here http://www.leapfrog.com/en/freebook/splash.html when you register for the leapfrog program.
If Target gives you issue with the Target coupon, tell them other people have used it for the Tag Jr. That might help.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Before heading to the store we talked to the kids about what we were doing and why we were doing it. They know that Dan and I have been to Uganda, Africa as well as Jamaica where there are many kids/people in need and so this helped to make these places seem more real. We talked about the fact that we were giving them these shoe boxes not because the items inside were full of great meaning, but because we are showing them Christ through our actions of love and caring for people we have never even met.
They were of course very excited to pick out things and fill the boxes...we filled a box for a girl and a boy...next year we will probably do 2 boys b/c Seth will be old enough to enjoy picking out the items for the box. It was a great time! We didn't buy anything else at the store, the kids didn't ask for anything for themselves...even though we did have fun looking at all the fun toys in the toy aisle! :)