Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Giving Jar

Every year we stuff stockings for kids who are homeless. We save up money throughout the year in each of our moonjars -a mini bank, with seperate sections for saving, sharing, and spending. At the end of the year, in December, we contribute what we have in our sharing jars to our family "Giving Jar". This year we saved up 131 dollars; just enough to spend about 30 dollars each for 4 kids. Each kid in our family stuffs a stocking for a girl or boy our age. We go to Target, and pick out things for our girl or boy, such as: mini toothpaste & toothbrush, a book, a T-shirt, pens & a pad of drawing paper, a toy, a game, chapstick, and any other items that we'd like to add in.
Once we've put all the goodies in the stockings, we tag them and take them to the Long Beach Rescue Mission It feels good to give to people who might not have much, and it's fun to pick everything out for "our kid".
Happy Holidays!!
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


This year's Nutcracker was a huge success! Micayla did wonderfully as a Little Sentry, and I had a blast dancing the part of Clara. Here are a couple of pictures....
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FAITH - Fine Art in the Home

The girls tried out a new art teacher this week. They have had a variety of art teachers/lessons over the years; this one proved to be a fast favorite. They were told they could paint on the floor of the art studio (the instructor's garage) and then given canvas to do their final painting on. Michelle (the instructor) gave them tips on creating their art, at the same time allowed for complete creative expression. The girls can't wait to go back!