“God is not a belief to which you give your assent. God becomes a reality whom you know intimately, meet everyday, one whose strength becomes your strength, whose love, your love. Live this life of the presence of God long enough and when someone asks you, “Do you believe there is a God?” you may find yourself answering, “No, I do not believe there is a God. I know there is a God.”~Ernest Boyer, Jr.

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your might.~Deuteronomy 6:5

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No Greater Joy

Friday we experienced the joy only christian parents can, after weeks of talking about God, Jesus and sin as I was putting Caleb to bed Friday he said "mom can I ask Jesus into my heart right now?" So I got Daddy and we talked a little more and he prayed, asked God to forgive his sins and take away all the badness.
The Lord your God is with you,

He is mighty to save.

He will take great delight in you,

He will quiet you with his love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17
I thank God for my tenderhearted boy and pray he will grow into a God loving, fearing man. Found this verse on my friend Jen's site, God is mighty to save and heaven is rejoicing over a young soul saved!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Hot pink and feathers

This weekend I had the pleasure of doing a baby shower for my girlie Mel. I have been so excited about this because Mel is such a good friend and so much fun. She is a lover of all things girlie and thinks outside the box, so for her I wanted a fun non-traditional baby shower.

Our "theme" was the letter B for Bree and feathers...I am now obsessed with feathers how fun!Even her corsage was a feather plum with the letter B

Instead of cake we decided on the oh so trendy cupcakes, I had Dan build the cupcake tree and I dressed it with a hot pink tutu
The cupcakes were one bite Flourless Chocolate with Raspberry butter cream and Vanilla bean with Lemon butter cream
And what party would be complete with out a chocolate fountain. Mel's shower defiantly had a party feel, it was just fun!

Of course I did not do all this on my own it was a group effort of all Mel's Girls!

Now just waiting for Miss Bree to make her arrival...Best Wishes Garvich Family!

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Week

Ok so it's a new week and time for me to get back on track eventhough this week is going to be busy too. So with that said here is what will be on our table this week

Monday-Grilled Flat iron steak, with smashed potatoes, green beans and Onion rings
Tuesday- Linguini with Pesto, Chicken, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes
Wednesday-Proscuitto, goat cheese, and peach panani with Fresh Salad
Thursday - BBQ Pork Ribs with fresh corn, and slaw
Friday - Pizza night
Saturday- Hot Wings with Veggies

Monday, July 14, 2008

Busy Days

I have been a bad blogger as of late! what can I say we have been busy but yet not does that make sense? Last week I had to recover from Caleb's birthday bash and it did take a whole week plus I was getting ready for our church's vacation bible school which starts tonight.

After weeks of no rain we finally had a good rainy day no storms just a nice summer rain
So the kids did their favorite thing...put on the boots and played in the rain and mud!
Mom I'm a messy girl...i have no pics of Caleb afterward but it was bad let me just say I think we are still finding mud!

Saturday was the kick off party for VBS, it was a fun time of hotdogs and kids playing in the Church parking lot.

It's hard being soo cool on a purple Bratz bike....
but my husband can do it!

I made beach theme cupcakes for the party
sun bathing bears
Of course the kids enjoyed them!

For those of you who follow our weekly menu I appoligize for the past 2 weeks we have been without a plan and I have just been cooking by the seat of my pants using whatever we happen to have on hand...I promise I'll get back on track, next week :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Indiana Caleb and the Basement of Doom!

This weekend was Caleb's 6th birthday and what did he want...why Indiana Jones of course! We decided on an Indy adventure with games and clues that lead you to a treasure.

Our story was that the "bad guys" were trying to steal the Ark from Indy and we had to follow the clues they left to find the Ark before they did.

The first stop on the adventure was the mummy gallery, we broke up into 3 teams and each team had to wrap a teammate up like a mummy. Their next clue fell out of the "mummy paper"

The next stop was poison dart danger, each child picked a blowgun (straw) and they had to see which one could shoot a poison dart (Qtip) the farthest. Sorry no pics of them actually doing this but it was funny!

The next stop was supposed to be the Big Dig but due to a pre-party rain storm we decided digging in the mud was not a good idea and it turned into the Big Find. Dan hid 6 rocks in Jimmy's side yard and the kids had to find all 6 to get the next clue.

Their next clue lead them to our back yard for a Water gun Shootout this of course was a favorite with the boys they could have played this all day

The next clue was that the bad guys had just finished eating dinner and left some clues in the left over food. They had to find the dinner feast and dig through the left over food to find the last clue that would lead them to the ark
Monkey brains (jello) Snake eyes(grapes) and beetle guts(spaghetti)
Kids ready to dig it...it became a free for all!
Clean up time
Now on to the Basement of Doom! Our neighbors David and Kristie let us use their storm cellar to hide the Ark it's dark, smelly, and even had a skeleton hanging from a nail!

The ark is found!
Carefully caring it out...they all are very careful not to touch the Ark!
Taking it back to base camp
Splitting up the "booty"

With the adventure over it is time for some cupcakes...Happy Birthday Caleb!
Birthday Boy enjoying his cupcake
Looks good Cooper

Avery digs in!

It was a GREAT party and I am so glad we spent so much time planning it, Caleb had a GREAT ADVENTURE DAY!