Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Boo-ya!

Have you ever "been Boo-ed?"  Well, last night we started to "boo" our neighbors.  A fun little game to get into the holiday spirit.

You can get as creative as you want in making your boo-bag or boo-basket.  There are plenty of fancy basket ideas on the Internet or make a colorful bag or even fill a plastic pumpkin with some goodies.  Because we wanted to keep it simple and inexpensive, I found some brown bags I already had on hand in which the kids decorated with stickers and crayons.  I found some Halloween themed trinkets and treats at the grocery store and we stuffed our bags full.  We attached our boo-poem that I found here to the front.  (You can also use the one here)  Then off we went to "Boo" our neighbors!

 I found some Halloween themed trinkets and treats at Giant grocery store.  Plastic rings, stickers, Halloween tissues, pretzels and glow bracelets (I bought a whole slew of these last year after Halloween on clearance)..

The kids stuffed the bags full of goodies! 


I folded the sign and attached them to the bags with a ribbon on the opposite side that Kaiden and Madelyn decorated.


Since we are the ones starting the Boo-ing in our neighborhood we picked 4 neighbors to "boo."  If all goes well, they each will "boo" 2 neighbors and it should take off from there.  The kids were so excited to run up to our neighbors doors, leave the bags, hit the doorbells and run!  It was hilarious to watch them!  
Hopefully we will start seeing the boo signs pop up on all of our neighbors doors in the next two weeks indicating who's been boo-ed!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Does It All Really Matter?

I have been reading Francis Chan's book "Crazy Love" with a group of women at our YMCA.  We meet every week to discuss each chapter.  It's been an excellent book so far and hopefully will help bring me back to the place I need to be...daily study in God's Word.

We recently discussed something that made me think of this video that I had watched years ago by Francis Chan.  I shared it with the group and wanted to share it with my readers.  I recently put it into my "reality check" folder (I keep this folder on my computer to reference when I need a reality check!).  It reminds me that what happens here in this short life on earth DOESN'T MATTER!  We need to keep our vision on our eternity in Heaven with our Lord and Savior.  What you worry about here in this life is so trivial when reminded how short our stay here really is.  It's often easy to live for "this world" when we all should be focused on living for "His world."  Love this illustration!