Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Friday, December 17, 2010

An Enjoyable Week

Today was the last day of school before Christmas break. I really enjoyed my class this week. (Not that I don't other times, mind you.) I just enjoyed spelling being a special list and our reading story being a cute Christmas book. I enjoyed the fun out of the ordinary activities like carolling at the administration building and seeing the 1st grade program.

A side note about the carolling, I finally figured out why when we wrote a journal entry in November that almost my entire class named their turkey "Bert" (the name of the turnkey in one of their songs). Also at carolling I was able to introduce my class to my 4th grade teacher, who works in Admin. now. She was one of my favorite teachers and one of the reasons was Christmas time. We made so many projects that year, we must not have have done any work at all the whole last two weeks before break.

Rest assured, my class did work this week. I even took about five grades. One of the things I really enjoyed about my class today was looking at with them. They danced with Santa and it was very fun. I'm sure it was also monumental in their learning experience!

This week before break was a first for M. - his first semester tests. And for L. today - I feel so badly for him that he missed his class party (although he doesn't seem bothered by it at all) - he threw up at school and had to come home. But now, all of us schoolgoers are home and in 6 days Hubby will be off work for a whole week!

The only picture I have from today was with my sister and I wanted to post it, but it's too identifying. I was looking to find a good Christmas one to use and this is one of my favs. To me it says "home". I love to have only the Christmas lights and fireplace on.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Oh, Annette... 4th grade memories!! Do you still have your Snoopy stocking?? I remember that so fondly, despite my wonky handstitching. I still had that stocking into my early adulthood but lost it, probably during one of my many moves back then - and I'm still sad about it!!

    Enjoy your Christmas break! :-)

  2. What a lovely picture! Enjoy your time off and relax, focusing on the whole reason for the season, which you do so well anyway! Miss you dearly!

  3. KG - I do have the stocking! I've always been heartbroken though that my boys don't think it is as wonderful as I do.

    CH - We miss you too. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. ahh...praying for L to feel better. Beautiful picture and Merry Christmas to you, too!

    Enjoy your Christmas break :)


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