A classic Christmas show of excitement!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This is our elementary Children's choir. They sang this song on December 16th in "big church". The preschoolers also played the bells that day. I am grateful this Christmas that my savior gave me a great staff (Robin, Sharon, Pattie, Paul and Becky) leots of great volunteers and especially tons of great kids at church. "My other kids!"
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
12 more days of the Christmas season left do I am going to do something a little crazy. I am going to attempt to post a video or picture each of the 12 days. Each one will have something I can say my Savior gave to me this year. So the first day my Savior gave to me David's first ever christmas performance, a great preschool, a great staff that works for me wassial! I do have a great recipe for wassial (which I doubt I will share).
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
We started our new series in Kid Kove Sunday called the Gift. Sunday's main idea was that God gave the Most. I showed this clip from Godtube (see above link). We had a fairly emotional response from some kids - including my two oldest. I had some good conversations with Blake and Tanner afterwards, which led me to feel good about my choice in showing this video. The room was very quiet when we showed the video- pin drop quiet. My feeling was that sometimes the true story of Jesus gets so sugar coated and we take it for granted - even kids do. This was a real reminder or picture of what God actually did. It is unsettling, but sometimes even kids need to be "unsettled". In perspective I would say we showed this clip to the elementary aged kids and had surrounding discussion both before and after the clip. We had a lite and funny skit and a magic trick and a power point so it wasn't all "heavy". Needless to say this was not without controversy. Parents have been supportive yet concerned, which I appreciate. I am interested in the constructive comments you might have in my choice to show this clip. Also I urge anyone to watch this to bring back the true meaning of Christmas to all of our hearts! Any parents attempting to clean up after a children's pastor can also watch it and get a good idea of what we watched.
One other God thing about yesterday and this clip. Pastor Ott and I never talked but while I was showing this clip in Kid Kove he was telling the story in the adult service! It gives me goosebumps!
Friday, November 30, 2007
After we set the tree up star, our cat found a comfortable and sweet smelling place to sleep. She didn't appreciate the flash though.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
David and Chace got into the Historical nature of the holiday!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I am thankful for so much including my savior, my family, my health and my job! Bu this Thanksgiving I want to say thanks to the troops who are fighting for our freedom! Thanks to my brother-in-law Matt who is serving in Afganistan
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Three years of grandprix racing - all six trophy winners.
Blake's Sandspeeder next to the model (A Burger King toy).
Does he really think he is cool? C'mon!
Sponge Bob Square Pants!
Such a great smile!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
It's funny how little things hit you after you have lost someone. We showed this picture of my mom and us three kids during a video at my mom's funeral. Then a few days alter we are going through the Swiss Family Robinson tree house at the Magic Kingdom with my own family. Blake and Tanner were up ahead a little and looked down and said hi Dad! I snapped the shot and felt this wave of both sadness and joy come over me. It was a nice memory. Like a gift from God saying you have the memories Marty, now be a great dad! Please no comments on my socks!
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
The new Veggie Tales movie comes out January 11th. I have to admit it, I am really pumped to go and see it! We are kicking around the idea of doing a private Parkway screening for this like we did The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Stay tuned and check out the teaser from Kidology.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I know I said last year I didn't want to do a Trunk or Treat, but we did it this year. What can I say October 31st is on a Wednesday. Well it was a big hit! We had over 50 cars there which was nice because we had lots of kids. We also had a costume contest and the student ministry sold eats so overall it was a good night with low amount of work and money invested. Anyway the Martins went as Star Wars characters. No pictures because our camera's batteries were no good but we have some from our Disney vacation when we went trick or treating at the Magic Kingdom.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I finally got some pictures up on the blog from our Disney trip. Sorry it has been a little crazy since we got home. The weather was really nice - no rain and in the 80s and we had a terrific time. It was nice to get away and nice to come home after 16 Days! We totally loved our condo down there though.
Also Patsy had her birthday yesterday - so be sure to wish her a happy day!