Monday, June 15, 2009

VBS, weigh-in, and cakes...

That pretty much sums up my last week. :-)

We did VBS all last week, so we never made it to the gym. I knew this would have an adverse affect on my weigh-in, and although it was a set back, it was not devastating. On Friday I weighed-in and I had gained 1 lb.

Yeah, I was upset too.

HOWEVER, I went ahead and weighed this morning and saw I have lost 2 lbs. over the weekend, so I am not feeling bad anymore. ;-) Hopefully, the "official" weigh-in this Friday will show even more loss. ;-)

VBS was great. This is the first year I have done "Missions", and our project is putting together "Lifeboxes" for soldiers. The kids really came through with the donations, and it was all great. The lessons were great, and I think I would really like to do it again next year.

Moving on.... let me give a positive testament to "Coppertone Spray". We took "Little Mark" and a friend to a local amusement park on Saturday. I sprayed everyone down with the Coppertone before we went in. The guys even did their faces and the backs of their necks. I did my arms, but didn't do my face because of my makeup, and forgot the back of my neck/top of my back.
NO ONE got burned except for me...... and guess where? Yep, a little on the face, and the back of my neck/back. Moral of the story: Coppertone works if you use it. :-)

The reason we took the boys to the amusement park was for "Little Mark's" birthday. It really isn't for a couple of more weeks, but this was his "party" with the friends. He opted for something more exciting and just take one friend. It was fun. :-)
Well, except for the whole "sunburn" thing. :-) I made his cake again this year. This is a picture of it. :-)

I plan to do another one this coming weekend for the family party. He will be at church camp on his actual birthday, so we are having the parties a little early. :-)

Wendy Darling


Princess LadyBug said...

The cake looks great!

What's in a lifebox?

WendyDarling said...

Thank you, Princess. :-)

The Lifebox contains things for the soldiers like hygiene items and candy, toys, etc. It also includes devotionals, Bibles, Christian magazines, CDs, and things like that.

It was started when a military chaplain was asked for these items, and he ran out. He contacted the LifeWay stores and asked for donations. This became a mission project included in some of their VBS curriculum. :-)