My dear readers, let me introduce you to my new piece of sanity.
No more searching for hours for my keys, remotes, wallets, etc.! Oh my gosh, I love this little device. I bought it for Dan for Christmas and he didn't seem too excited about it, so I took it over and now it's my peace of mind.
I love it. When something goes missing, I just head to my fridge, grab my remote and a tiny alarm goes off and tells me where my junk is. Beautiful. Look where my little remotes go:
Every other year in our church the youth ages 12-18 put on a 15 minute play with all the other church branches in our area and then on the same night, all the plays are put on. They are called Roadshows (because we travel to different church buildings to put them on). So for this years Roadshow the theme was "Books" and our brilliant Roadshow writer came up with GREEN EGGS AND HAMLET! Seriously, how cute is that?!?!??!!!
We kind of have an advantage though because in real life he (Ken Daurio) is a fabulous hollywood screenwriter! He's also the fab husband of my super fab amazing friend Michelle (luv you, Michelle).
The script is hysterical... the songs are brilliant... the whole thing is to die for. I'll post the script sometime and you'll see.
So, where do I come in on this? Well Dan and I were asked to do sets and costumes. SUPER CRAZY!!! The even crazier thing is that we are excited! We've done this for the last few Roadshows, but this time it feels different because our son, Patrick, will be in it, so we want it to be extra wonderful! Also, all our friends are in charge of the whole thing, so we want to help them out.
I will be keeping you posted on how things are going... the show is on February 24. YES!!! That soon!!! OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
About once a month at church I have to do a 20 minute presentation called Sharing Time for about 70 kids ranging from ages 3-11. I love doing it... I love the kids. It's such a blessing to spend 2 hours a week with such lovely, sweet kids... Even the naughty ones! :)
This month my subject was prayer and how it brings you closer to Jesus. For my presentation, I focused on the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den. I created 12 lion puppets out of paper bags and gave them to the 3 and 4 year olds and then told them that they were in a lion's den. I then picked two older boys to be Daniel and King Darius. I then told the children that I was going to tell them the story of Daniel and every time I said the word "lion", they were to roar. Also, Daniel and the King and the lions were to act out the story. They loved it... especially the little lions ! They were so cute!
Here's the story in case you ever want to use it for a Sunday School lesson or family night lesson.
There was a new king of Babylon. His name was Darius. King Darius chose men to help him and Daniel was their leader. The other men did not like Daniel. They did not want him to be their leader.
The men knew Daniel prayed to God. They went to the King. They asked him to make a new law. The King made a new law. It said people could not pray to God. People who did not obey the law would be put in a LION'S den. The LIONS would eat them.
Daniel prayed to God three times a day. The wicked men saw Daniel praying. They told the King. The King knew Daniel must be put in the LIONS den. The King tried to think of a way to save him. The law could not be changed. The King told his servants to put Daniel in the LION'S den. King Darius told Daniel that God would save him.
The King fasted all night. He could not sleep. In the morning the King went to the LION'S den. He called Daniel. Daniel answered. The LION'S had not hurt him. He said God had shut the LION'S mouths.
The King was very happy. Danel was safe because God helped him.
After the presentation, I handed out "lion pops" made out of Cocoa Krispies with a little tag on them that reads, "I'm not "LION"... My faith in Jesus Christ is strengthened when I pray".
So, after having nightmares and daymares and horrendous thoughts about losing all my pics and files on my computer (no, I'm not good about creating CDs), I sent Dan off to Best Buy to alleviate my stress. He came back with a Western Digital My Book.
It's about the size of a small CD holder book and just sits by my laptop and backs up all my files automatically. Can I get a HALLELUJAH?
Now, I can spend sleepless nights worrying about something else...