Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MOPS Reminder

This Thursday...T-Minus TWO days!

MOPS this week is complete with lovely moms, beautiful children, wonderful wives and DeLiCiOuS food!  We will be sampling crock-pot goodies, learning how to make our lives easier with meal planning and getting a TON of yummy recipes.  It is a meeting sure to make the hours of 3:30-6:00 happier in your home!  Dinner made easy....MOPS style!

See you all there!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


                     It is Time for us to spread the word of God through Christmas gifts again! 

     Samaritan's Purse is an organization that helps get packed shoe boxes to children around the world!  Not only does it provide fun and necessary things for kids that have little to nothing, it is also a great way to spread the love of Christ through our caring and God's word!  

National collection week is Nov 14-21.  We will be, as a MOPS group, putting boxes together at our Mom's night in Oct 27.  I have included a list of approved and unapproved gift ideas!  This is also a great way to start the holidays off with your family!  So don't hesitate to do a couple shoeboxes of your own at home!  Also, here's the website to help you if you have any questions on how to pack your shoe box!

click on this link (or put it in your search area) http://bcove.me/hd9t30be to see the impact of your shoebox!

small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc. 

pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc. 

toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc. 

Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries) 

In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.) 

Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans


At the next MOPS meeting (Thursday the 27th) we will be doing a Crock pot tasting and meal planning meeting! We want to do a cookbook to hand out also.  So, if you have any favorite recipes that you would want to submit to Nikki, that would be GREAT!  We need them to her by this Friday, the 21st that would be awesome!  You know, as moms and wives and women we work under pressure, so the time crunch will help motivate you to get in your recipes, I'm sure!   

Send them to jekki99@comcast.net

Thanks, Ladies!  Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Happy October!

How about this weather!?  God's Season of Autumn is sure GoRgEoUs lately! Now that the school routine has been in full swing for two months, it is time for some Battles to reappear!  The newness of school, seeing friends again, and a new teacher wear off.  The earlier dusk, cooler weather and late nights with Friday night football begin.  And so do the new battles.  The "mom, I'm bored."  And the "I don't want to do anymore homework"   begin to roll in!  So how appropriate, that this week we are talking about just that!  BATTLESHIP!!

Battleship:  And the How to Discipline without making it a battle!  LOVE THAT!  I am sure we all try to be patient and encouraging 100% of the time.  But God made us HuMaN!  And let's be real, sometimes we  raise our voices and are short.  And that is...well.....not really effective! Am I alone here?!  Yeah, didn't think so!

So, join us, this Thursday, October 13 for Battleship!  Leave encouraged and with some new tools for making a more peaceful home!  Come to chat, refuel, and enjoy some delicious food!

Food Provided by Monopoly, Mad Gab and Jenga!