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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

School's Out!
Today was Rocket's last day at preschool for the year. He was very emotional, and refused to say goodbye to anyone because he said that he would be going back next week. He cried on the way home and then decided he wanted to go back to say goodbye to everyone, but they were all gone by then. The preschool has been a blessing to me because of the love they showed Rocket. I brought the director of box of chocolates to say thank you, and she said "well you shouldn't be thanking me! We didn't do anything for YOU", and I said, "Well, anything you did for Rocket, you really did for me". On the way home I realized that I really understood what Jesus meant when he said "if you have done it unto the least of these, you have done it unto me." Becuase we are his children, he feels blessed when we are blessed.
Anyways, as another way of thanking the preschool for all they did this year, I painted a mural for their new classroom. I finished just in time for the end of the year. The project was really fun, becuase no one seems to appreciate my artwork more than preschoolers. I also really learned that doing artwork for a good cause is sometimes much more rewarding than doing it for money. Here are the pictures:

Monday, May 15, 2006

Pirates for Jesus Apparel
I'm just testing the waters here. I never intended to go into fashion design, but here is my first Pirates for Jesus t-shirt designs. What do you think?
This is the front
This is the back

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Pirates for Jesus
This is a conversation I had with Rocket last night before he went to bed. We were singing 'Jesus Loves Me' (as we usually do) and when we got to the part that says "He is strong" Rocket asked:
"Why is Jesus strong?"
I said, "Because he made everything."
He said "Oh, did he make pirates?"
"well... he made people, and some people become pirates."
"Did he make me?"
"Yes, he sure did!"
"Oh... then can I become a pirate?"
"Well, I guess you could."
He says, "What do I have to do to become a pirate?"
I replied, "Well you would have to have a big ship and live on the ocean and say 'arrrrrgh'"
"Oh! Well, if I were a pirate I would not love Jesus and he would not be in my heart" he said.
"Why not???"
"cause pirates are bad."
"well, if you were a pirate, you would be good right?"
"Pirates can be good??"
"Yes, they can be good too."
"Ok, than I will be a good pirate- a pirate for Jesus."
What a better goal than to be a pirate for Jesus?? I hope I can find a shirt that says 'Pirates for Jesus'. I will buy it for Rocket.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Rocket Science
This is a picture we had taken last Saturday as we visited Matt's work for family day. It was an incredibly fascinating experience as we all discovered the production involved in making a real rocket. The best part was that we all got free hotdogs for lunch. Refer to the featured picture: if we were standing right there 24 hours before we were standing there, we would have all been incinerated to death (good thing we weren't huh?). That is a real rocket that was static tested the day prior. For some odd reason, they test the rockets horizontally... in my opinion you ought to test something in the same position you plan on using it in. But, hey, I'm not the rocket scientist, right?