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Friday, May 31, 2013

Adventures in Crafting

I quite enjoy "crafting." Creating and designing. Painting and scrapbooking. Cards and pictures. Really a variety of "crafts" pique my interest. Quite naturally, because of my own personal enjoyment I receive from creating things, my wish & hope is that my children will also have a love to create things.

So the other day I went onto my "Ideas for Kids" Pinterest board and found, what I thought would be a fun little morning craft. It included glue, salt, dark paper, and water paints (obviously water & paintbrushes also). The idea came from a neat little blog called jojoebi designs.

The idea of the craft is to put glue down on the paper in some neat design and then cover it with salt. After shaking the excess salt off you then use your paintbrush and water paints to lightly touch the salt areas and watch the colour spread.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Adventures in Community

There should probably be a lot of blog posts with this title. Because well, lets face it, we all tend to have a lot of "adventures" when it comes to community. It's not always the easiest to participate in; we don't always like who we're "doing" it with; we don't always agree with everything that goes on in and amongst it. But it's necessary. We were designed to be and live in community. We were created for it. And so we must try. We must learn to live together and learn together and grow together, and do this thing called life together, in community.

Ben and I feel that community is integral to our walk through life. It is a vital part of our growth as individuals, as a married couple, as parents. It is vital to our growth in our relationship with the Spirit, Jesus, and His Father. But just because we feel something is integral...vital...necessary...it doesn't mean its easy...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Adventures in Welcoming Spring

Spring has finally arrived! It has been one long winter...and when I say long, I mean loooong. It got to the point where I thought it would never end. Around Easter we had some really nice weather, and we thought we were in the clear. Then BAM! Another big dump of snow.
But alas, its gone, and spring is here!

Adelynne, Lexianna, and I welcomed in spring the other by blowing bubbles on our deck and running in the grass. Well, Lexi didn't run in the grass or blow bubbles, but she sure did enjoy the sun! And so did Adelynne. Oh my did she ever! And she loved blowing bubbles.