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I am so proud of some of our youth group students who helped collect food for our local food pantry tonight.  We call the event, Faceless Hope.  Each student paints a mask which symbolizes their story or testimony.  Last week they went door to door handing fliers out to let the neighborhoods know.  Tonight during trick or treat hours we collected the food.  It is such a blessing to see them in action loving our community.  :)  I don't have the pound total yet but when I do I will give you and update!  :)   How are you being a blessing this week to others? 

The cutest trick or treaters

We started our evening with the jack-o-lantern pizza from Papa Murphey's.  Cute and yummy!  It had a ton of cheese on it too...I am a Wisconsin girl so lots of cheese is AWESOME!  In our town we had trick or treating tonight so here is my adorable bear and lovely unicorn.  First we went to a church where they do "trunk or treating."   It was a bit rainy/misty here tonight so we did not go to many houses after we went to the church.  My daughter was having so much fun she could have kept going.  

9 years

Let me just say this and get it out of the way, CANCER SUCKS !  As I write this I can picture all the events leading up to this day 9 years ago and the agonizing days following.    My mother was diagnosed with ALL  (leukemia) in March of 2002.  It was my senior year of high school and I recall my mom getting sick and sick enough where she called me to come home from school to take her to the clinic which was just a block away, but she said she could not drive.  At first  they thought it was Hepatitis but then I believe it was March 8th when we finally got the diagnosis.  I know the next day I went to school and everyone was acting normal but I felt like nothing was normal, I secluded away from my friends and went to the best teacher ever and cried on her shoulder for a few minutes.  Mrs. Wakeen... you were an awesome teacher that were anyways but you went above and beyond and I was so blessed!   My parents let no time go by as my mother started chemo and radiation rig

Cookie cutter prints

HAPPY HALLOWEEN    Only a couple more days until Halloween so we are squeezing in as many fun activities as we can.  Recently I purchased a big cookie cutter set from Goodwill so I am trying to get as much use as I can.  

Melted Crayon Pumpkin

I saw this on another blog a week ago and I can't remember I'm sorry I can't give you credit!   So I started doing this with my daughter using the hair dryer but the crayons fell off from the air of the hair dryer.  So my hubby came over and started helping.  Then he got a great idea and went to the  garage and came back with his heat gun and I think he had more fun then Selah and I.  WE LOVED IT!  :)  First with the hair dryer.  Moved onto the heat gun.   ALL DONE!   Some of the color's mixed and we got to talk about what colors would make when mixed together.  

The Lump: A Gynecologists Journey with Male Breast Cancer, REVIEW and GIVEAWAY

The title and sub title of this book caught my interest immediately.  "A Gynecologists Journey with Breast Cancer"  makes your head turn and think, "did I just read that right?"  Yes, it is very ironic and rare for a male to develop breast cancer but then a male gynecologist...kinda makes you chuckle which is true when many of his patients had a little laugh too.                                                         This true story read very quickly and the author was real in expressing all the stages he went through from denial to anger and frustration.  For me it is always hard to read a story dealing with cancer because my mother passed away from Leukemia 9 years ago.   It was a nice read for me to reflect on my mother but also hear a success story.  Doctor Alan starts his book discussing high school and how he came to choose medical school.   Enter to win your copy: &

Non spooky spider web

The first thing I did was add a few drops of dye to some glue to make really pretty glue.  :)  Very simple and inexpensive.     The first thing we made were some colorful spider webs.                                                                 Good Job, Selah! This was my example.    After the web's we did some more fun ones.   My hubby found  HELLO KITTY... Do you see her?  HOW COOL!  :)

Pumpkins everywhere

  Here is Selah's carved pumpkin she did while at her friends.   This is in our neighborhood...I really liked them!  :)                        This is Selah's sticker pumpking... Tangled of course!  :)

7 month update

It is so hard to say my little guy is 7month's old!!!  He is such a cutie and a cuddly boy but I sure am praying his tooth comes in soon.  Today was a rough day for him and for mommy!   He is also a wiggly boy and this time it was hard to get a good photo with the 7 month sign.  LOL

Halloween Safety Tips

HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.     Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house. Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible. Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses. Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls. Eat only factory-wrapped

Worship Wednesday

This is a new band my husband introduced to me, Anthem Lights!  :)  I like!  :)

Fruit or Nut?

Think about it? Are you producing good spiritual fruits or are you being a "religious nut"? This did make me chuckle at first but very true.  What fruits are you producing?