Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday Reflection: December 30, 2018

Come and See - 12/30/18

The following day John was again standing with two of his disciples. As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and declared, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” When John’s two disciples heard this, they followed Jesus. Jesus looked around and saw them following. “What do you want?” he asked them. They replied, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” “Come and see,” he said.
John 1:35-39a NLT
God invites us on a journey.  He wants a relationship with you. This can be challenging since it's not simple. We cannot see Jesus like his disciples could.  Jesus responds in this scripture, “What are you looking and searching for?” He continued on by telling the disciples to “Come and see.” 
Reflection: Walking with God is an ongoing experience.  My goals for 2019 is to read and explore more into my Bible.  In order to do this, I will have to set some time aside at least weekly.  

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Your plans and purposes never cease to amaze me. To think that my Savior was present during the creation of the universe, yet He came to earth to be with me! We are so blessed that You revealed Yourself to us through Jesus. Thank You for abiding with us in the messiness of human life. In Jesus' name, amen. 

Weight Watchers: Getting Back on Track

I rejoined #WW about 2.5 years ago. I reached my goal and #lifetime around Feb 2017.  I was able to manage my weight and eating up to about May 2018. With our move, our cruise, and life in between, my weight and eating habits haven’t been the best.  So, I’m back to tracking and measuring to get back on track. #gettingbackontrack #bettertogether #wellnesswins 

Click the following — Weight Watchers Label to read more about my journey.

AHG PenPal: October-December 2018

This morning, I am getting caught up on blogging about Ashlyn's AHG PenPal.  The girls started writing each other in January 2018.  Check out their remaining letters below to each other.  I am missing Ashlyn's November letter she sent to Caroline.  I ran out of time to scan it because we were running behind on getting it into the mail. 

October 2018 Letter from Ashlyn:
Dear Caroline,
I am good.  There was a Halloween event in our neighborhood.  It was a Halloween event.  And we were getting lots of candy.  I was a mermaid for Halloween.  What were you for Halloween?  We got to ride on a horse carriage.  My face was painted.
Your PenPal,
Ashlyn Smith

October 2018 Letter from Caroline:
Dear Ashlyn,
How are you?  I am good.  Guess what?!  I got to be a flower girl!  And we got to dance!  My cousin Martin, Who is two, did a dance like side to side.  And I got to keep my basket!  Did you get to be a flower girl once?  So my dad is an engineer and I got to do the engineering badge.  Did you get to engineering?
Your PenPal,

November 2018 Letter from Caroline:
Dear Ashlyn,
How are you?  I am good.  Our next meeting, we are going to pack shoe boxes for poor kids in other countries.  Guess What!  I am working on the Archery badge with my daddy!  I am going to Grandma's and Nana's houses for Thanksgiving!  Do you know how many Aunts and Uncles I have?  I have 20!  And I have 27 Cousins!  How many Aunts and Uncles and Cousins to you have?
Your PenPal,

December 2018 Letter from Caroline:
Dear Ashlyn,
How are you?  I am good.  I am doing to my Grandma's and Nana's for Christmas.  After we open our presents we have a wrapping paper party!  We play in the wrapping paper, we make snow angels out of wrapping paper we have wrapping paper fights, and bury each other.  It is fun.  At AHG we made cards and ornaments for the people at the nursing home.  We will give them to the people when we go there.
Your PenPal,
PS. Thank you for being my PenPal.
Merry Christmas and a happy New year!

Click the following -- AHG PenPal: December 2018 letter to read Ashlyn's letter to Caroline.

Click the following -- PenPal to read about all the PenPal letters Ashlyn has written and received.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

AHG PenPal: December 2018

Ashlyn wrote to her PenPal about visiting the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on December 15th for Wreaths Across America.

December 29, 2018
Dear Caroline,
I am good.  I had to wake up early on December 15.  I had to go to Wreaths Across America.  Did you go to Wreaths Across America?  We had to get the lunches for my troop.  First we got to learn the rules.  Second, we got to wait because the families got to go first.  Next we got to look for someone.  I got to pick two.  Finally we were going to the bus but we did not eat on the bus.  Last I was going to the bus.  We left and when we got to our car we went home.
Your PenPal,
Ashlyn Smith
PS. There were jets in the sky.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

AHG PenPal: September 2018

Ashlyn and her PenPal, Caroline, are still going strong this year writing back and forth to each other.  We were behind for September, but Ashlyn finished her letter at the end of the month in order to get it in the mail.  Her letter focused on her grandparents coming to visit on Grandparent's Day at school on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Final Draft - September 2018

Rough Draft - September 2018

Here is Caroline's letter to Ashlyn for September 2018.

Ashlyn - Perfect Attendance for the 1st Grading Period

Ashlyn received a perfect attendance certificate for the 1st grading period this past Thursday, October 11th.

Friday, September 07, 2018

A Few of My Favorite Things

Ashlyn's second grade teacher assigned this heart as homework last week and I just thought it was so cute!!  Therefore, I had to share it with everyone.

People I LOVE:
  • Jesus
  • My Friends
Places I LOVE:
  • Church
  • Home
  • School
Things I LOVE:
  • Our cat Ellie
  • Games
Activities I LOVE:
  • Going to AHG
  • Reading Books
  • Riding my Bike
  • Riding my Scooter

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

AHG PenPal: August 2018

August went by quickly with back to school starting and the end of summer coming to a close.  This past weekend, Ashlyn wrote to her PenPal, Caroline, about school starting back up.  She drew her a picture of the playground at school too which includes four squares and the swing set.  Ashlyn has really enjoyed writing to her PenPal and watching the mail for letters.


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