Thimble Thoughts: September 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007


We began working on our displays last Saturday. Our team is the Pi Gamma Eagles. The kids were making a nest to place on top of their mountain.

Justin, Jeremy, and Clint were paiting the mountain, which was made of chicken wire and brown bulletin board paper.

This is Cassie working on our banner, which displayed our team name, verse, and Pi Gamma letters.

Here's Bruce and Justin spray painting the eagle Bruce made.

Clint drew the eyes on the eagle.

Yesterday was another workday. Michael and Garrett helped Clint and Justin hang our clouds.

And Cassie continued working on the banner.

Ethan, Nathan, and Nathaniel worked on their team display, which was the Nu Delta Fishermen.

Our team colors are brown and yellow. Cassie stenciled yellow eagles on brown T-shirts. They turned out really great!

Justin, one of our newbies in SIGMA, is doing great! I hope he keeps up the good work.

It wasn't all work on workday.

We were blessed with the presence of the "wee people." This is Ashlyn. If you'll recall, she's the one I kept for a weekend a few months ago. Still a cutie, huh? Ashlyn is Brother RJ and Mrs. Liz's youngest child.

This picture cracked me up. The haze you see was not caused by my camera. It was caused by all the spray paint the kids were using.

This is the Nu Delta banner.

Elizabeth and Nathan working on the Fishermen display.

Dana Weaver and her husband, Brother Chris, are the sponsors of the Nu Delta team. She's working on fish for the banner.

This is Michelle. She and her husband, Brother Jeff, are helping in SIGMA this year. It was her birthday yesterday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHELLE!

Michaela enjoyed her chicken nuggets and fries that Brother RJ brought back for her when he picked up lunch for everyone. Michaela is Brother RJ and Mrs. Liz's oldest child.

Mary Grace is the youngest child of Brother Jeff and Michelle. She is such a wonderfully sweet baby. Just look at that smile in her eyes, would ya?

This was the finished product of our team's display.

This is the ALMOST finished Fishermen Display. They worked to finish some this afternoon.

This was Hannah's dessert. Just click here to find the recipe at Blogger's Recipes.

The kids were dismissed from church a few minutes early so they could come eat before the rest of the church got down there.

I printed off something about the eagle that I found here at Anne's blog and Monica, one of the Pi Gamma Eagles, passed them out as people entered the fellowship building.

It blessed my heart to see daddy at RUSH night enjoying the food and watching the kids go nuts. He made our team a crockpot full of BBQ wings and mom made Hannah's team a slew of tuna salad with crescent rolls and yeast rolls. Mom also made round brownies with powdered sugar for our food table. Thank you, Mom and Dad! We appreciated it....and so did
our tummies!

The teams were in their place screaming their cheers and taunting their opposing team while the church stood in line for their food and ate.

Mrs. Liz and Michaela and Sis Crystal were pouring drinks.

The Fishermen were in place ready to yell at the Eagles.

And of course, the Eagles were in place yelling at the Fishermen.

This was Hannah's first SIGMA Rush Night. She had a really good time.

Caleb, aka Todd, made eagle wings from brown paper and flapped his wings and squawked as Clint ran around the room with Caleb on his shoulders.

More taunting from the Fishermen...

...more thinking of cheers to yell.

The fun came to an end, the judging was over, and the Pi Gamma Eagles won by just 30 points. It was a close run.
Here is Brother Chris and Mrs. Dana with their team, the Nu Delta Fishermen.

Bruce and me with our Pi Gamma Eagles.
Several of these kids did a great job working on the display, but I have to give a special shout to a few that went the extra mile:
Tyler Cleary, Clint Hendrick, Cassie Hendrick, Jeremy Harmon, and Justin Morrow. Y'all worked sooooooooo hard!!!!! You did good!


Saturday, September 29, 2007

I Only THOUGHT I Was Wiped Out Yesterday

Bruce and I stayed up and chatted a little later than usual last night, but I was up and going on time just the same this morning. The kids and I made it to the church for workday at 10:00 AM, but the time had been changed to be there at 3:00 PM. Brother RJ announced that important piece of information at SIGMA Wednesday night, but I was probably talking or focussed on my score sheet or something because I missed it. It was OK though. We were able to get our display completed by mid-afternoon and just waited for Brother RJ and Mrs. Liz to show up so we could figure out how the tables were to be set up.

When everyone was gone, We helped Brother RJ and Mrs. Liz cover the tables with paper and set out more chairs. We were able to leave at 7:30 and we'll do those very last minute touches tomorrow afternoon between services.

I've taken several pictures and I'll take many more tomorrow. So you'll get to see our RUSH night pictures late Sunday night or most likely sometime Monday afternoon.

Right now I'm going to make my husband something to eat since he's been at work for 12 hours, pop it in the microwave for him and HIT....THE....SACK! Goodnight! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bugs bite!


Friday, September 28, 2007

Wiped Out!!!

This morning, the kids and I picked up Jeremy and ran to the church to pick up the van. Then we picked up Cassie and Clint and was going to pick up Crystal, but she wasn't able to make it. We went to the fellowship building to work on our RUSH decorations. I was really pleased with how things looked when we left. Jeremy, Justin, and Clint, along with Bruce, painted the giant eagle Bruce made while Cassie and I worked on the banner.

When lunch time came around, I whipped up some grilled cheese sandwiches for the kids and they must have enjoyed them because nothing was left.

We finished the mountain and the boys hung the eagle. All we have left to do is hang the gossamer from the ceiling, cover the wall with paper, hang the banner, make our T-shirts, clean the floor, and set up our tables. Good thing we have a loooooong workday tomorrow too. lol We worked for seven hours today and we're pretty well tired. Wiped out to be exact.

Cassie is spending the night with us tonight and she and Hannah are in the kitchen fixing their supper. I think they're going to bake some cookies later.

I have all the food squared away for our side of the fellowship building for Sunday night. Everything has been suggested and confirmed. So that's one worry off my mind.

Hannah's team is the Fishermen, so she's making a couple of dirt puddings in metal pails with gummy worms in it for their table. She's going to make a label for them that says "bait" or "fresh earth worms." Pretty cute idea, I think.

I have enjoyed working with some of the kids today. But I have to admit that I'm glad to see the day come to a close. In just about thirty minutes or so, I plan on asking Calgon to take me away for a little bit. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......first I must find some candles and my symphony CD. See ya later!


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

And The Entries Are.....

The kids and I entered some photography pictures in the fair this year. I entered this first one in the "two or more persons, black and white portrait" category.

I wanted to enter a beach scene and had two to choose from but could only enter one in the "seascene, color" category. So I had to choose between this one.......

...and this one. Asking different people their opinion, the bottom one here was ultimately entered. Once it was in its frame, it was really beautiful.

I told the kids that if they finished their school work on time, I would drive them around so they could snap some shots to enter. We made several stops and they took several pictures, but here are the ones they chose to enter.

This one is Justin's.

Hannah entered this black and white in a silver frame.

This was our first year ever doing this and it was a lot of fun for the experience. I told the kids that it didn't matter if we didn't win anything, I was just excited about entering something. Well, Harrison took this picture of these longhorns. I tried to discourage it because even with it zoomed all the way in, it looked so far away. But he really wanted those longhorns in there. So I let him take the picture. When he entered, he was given a ribbon and told that he would be receiving a check with his very own name on it. He looked up at me and said, "See!" I glanced up at all the other entries for 5 to 8 year olds and they all had ribbons and the promise of $1.00. Harrison was thrilled to pieces.

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Are You A Ham?

My husband has been after me for years to get my Ham Radio license. I haven't done that yet. But it looks like I might be getting it before too long. Brother Randy has given me the info I need to take my test so I may be doing that soon. Bro Randy has started a blog about his Ham Radio. You can click here to see that.

So are you a ham or know someone who is?


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Pink Giveaway!

5 Minutes for Mom is having a giveaway for this Dyson Vacuum Cleaner. You know how I love the color pink. So I had to enter! Plus, who can't use a new vacuum?

Head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom and enter yourself in this giveaway. And don't forget to link back to it. Have fun!


Say Howdy

The kids and I had a wonderful time with my parents last night. We went over to have supper with them. Daddy had gone to the store to pick up some things and then the kids and I came in and helped prepare the meal. We were supposed to go over tonight, but I have a pounding headache and I've been trying to get rid of it since earlier this morning.

Anyway, daddy has felt up to doing a couple of posts the last couple of days, and I know it would bless him for those of you that have been praying for him to stop in and say howdy.

Just click here to read his latest story of his trip to the store yesterday. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry.


Monday, September 24, 2007

How Well Do You Like It?

Hello, my name is Kristi, and I'm a carnivore. Yes, I like meat. I LOVE breads, but I do like meat. If you're a vegetarian, good for you. But this girl is a meat and taters kind-a-gal. However, in the last couple of years, I've come to despise processed meats. I don't eat hot dogs anymore. I prefer chili and slaw on a bun with no weiner. I don't care for lunch meats. I like deli meats, but I prefer a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to ham and cheese.

Today my friend, Kim L, sent me an email with a link to a site where they did a Mystery Meat Macrophotography.

I decided this would be a good lesson for the kids, so we looked at it together this morning. Click here to see the macrophotography and read about the pictures yourself.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Looooooooooooooong Sunday

Our Sunday began at 5:45 AM. Hannah woke me up so we could try an experiment that Brother Greg told her about yesterday. I'll have to research this, but we at least wanted to try it while we had the window of opportunity.

There's something about the equinox, that twice a year, you can stand an egg up and it won't fall over. Brother Greg and Mrs. Janet had a bunch of pictures they took of their experiment. This happens in the spring and fall. Pretty neat, huh?

This is our Sunday school teacher, Brother Ken.

From left to right is Pam, Amy (the mature person in the class), and Amy's husband Bryan. I'm mad at him, but we won't EVEN go into that right now.

When we came down from Sunday school, guess who was there...Daddy!!!! It was so good to see him in his place and he was thrilled and happy to be there. Touched in Spirit and blessed to be a part of another service. It was all over his face!

After morning service, we went down to the fellowship building where Chelsy was having a birthday party. This is Angie patting patties. GOOD PATTIES, ANGIE!!! ;)

Chelsy's cake. Happy Birthday, Chelsy! We love you! You're a sweet girl and we're glad you're Hannah's friend.

Joseph D was enjoying his lunch. He allowed me to feed him a few bites, but then wanted his mommy to finish. I guess he didn't like the way I was doing it or something. lol

These are the youngin's enjoying themselves.

Clayton was messin'. What are you doing, Clayton? Are you being good or getting into stuff??

Chelsy blowing out her candles. Did you make a wish, Chelsy? What was it?

Brother Jim and Angie serving up the cake, which was REALLY good, except Mrs. Angie shorted me on the icing. But she let me have an end piece.......after I complained about it. Thanks, Angie! You're a good friend. I'll have that peanut butter candy for ya next week.

Harrison enjoyed his cake too.

And I have NO idea what this look on Bruce's face is about, but this is another picture of him that makes me giggle. So I had to show it.

We stayed at the fellowship building playing Chinese Writing and Whale's Tails until it was time for us to be back at church at 4:30 for bluegrass practice and youth choir practice.

From left to right is Brother Gene, Bruce, and Mark.

Brother Wayne

And Crystal. The banjo picker wasn't there for practice. But I'll get him next time. Click Crystal's picture to hear us practice Have A Little Faith.

From left to right is Kendra, Justin, and LeAnna. They did a trio with the Youth Choir, but Kendra did the solo parts on the verses and she did a fantastic job. She has such a pretty voice and the three of them blended nicely together.

A bunch of kids didn't show up for practice. They must have missed the announcement about practice. But we still had a good many there. Click the picture to hear them practice Something Worth Living For.

I am so tired. It's been a great day, filled with many blessings from the Lord. Don't you just love days like that?

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