Favorite Things

I thought I would share a few of my favorite things that I am using this year to help me study God's word.

The first being the Scripture Reading Plan I am using provided by the Journey church. I like it because if you get behind it is easy to get caught up. :)

The second is what I am using to help me memorize verses. I have always wanted to memorize Philippians and shared that desire with my husband. He directed me to this site which has a VERY helpful guide to memorizing Philippians!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy (early) Birthday Sweet Emma!!!

The table for the Operation Christmas Child boxes.
The "prizes" aka favors Drinks
Popcorn & Refreshments (to come - hotdogs & nachos)
Keeping with the Carnival Theme
The Bouncy Castle
cupcake table
Emma's "pupcake" she ended up eating THREE that day!
Yummy Popcorn!
"The King" aka Emma's Prince is in the house
She's so happy "Seffy" is here that she can't contain herself.
On a side note...in Sunday School Sunday they stamped their fingers and named their friends on her paper they wrote "Seffy" since that is what she calls him. :) I thought it was cute!
Lovin' each other.
Sweet "big"girls there with their little siblings.
Dad's with the "babies"
Operation Christmas Child Boxes along with a few little gifts for Emma. We collected 10 boxes at her Birthday!!!!
Come on Mom! Hurry Up!!!
Eyeing the cupcake
Looking at her BF :)
Time to sing and make a wish!
While we sang, Emma sang too...it was precious. She has the biggest, happiest smile on her face.
2 out, 1 to go...
still trying...
STILL trying...
and still...
whew...finally...I hope she remembered her wish by then! :)
Clapping for herself and SO happy that she FINALLY got it all blown out! :) (NO they weren't trick candles!!! :) )
preparing to dig in!
mmm, mmm, good!!!
"Would you like a cupcake, madam?"
more fun!
she's checking him out
he's checking her out
boyfriend and girlfriend! :)
Emma with all the shoeboxes. :) Merry Christmas children around the world! :)
Sweet Emma -
We celebrated your birthday a month early. In lieu of gifts we asked everyone to bring a filled shoebox or items to fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Some even brought you gifts as well. :) We collected 10 shoeboxes to send to Samaritans Purse to be delivered around the world to other children in need. I hope that as you grow you will want to continue to do this to see that it is so much better to give than to receive.
We are so proud of you sweet girl. You are SO outgoing and don't meet a stranger...just like your "great" Papa. I often say that you two would have made great WalMart greeters. I am sure that he is smiling down on you. :) I have more to write on your actual "birth"day so I need to stop now. I love you so much and am so glad God gave us YOU!!!
Every late night, every cupcake, every sore finger (from cutting and gluing), ever penny spent, every minute labored was worth this day and the "magic" in your eyes. I hope your birthday celebration was great for you. After the party you exclaimed "I got to jump with all my friends!" I'm so happy you had fun, sweet girl.
I love you!!!


Terra Jones said...

WHAT a fun party!!!!!!! Looks like she had a blast!!

I love that you did Operation Christmas child gift in lieu of b-day gifts! I pray that she grows to love that tradition!

Kelly M. Parkison said...

I didn't mean for Seth to be a camera hog! Seth walked into church the day following the party ran into the room with a puzzled look on his face, and looked up me... "I wan jump Mommy." He had a blast, thanks for having us!

The Marshall Family said...

These are great! What a blow out. I really love the Christmas boxes idea, PERFECT!

Jennifer Faulk said...

What a great idea for the gifts! Operation Christmas Child is such a wonderful ministry.

Happy birthday, Emma!