Friday, February 24, 2012

Free Write Friday

So, I'm sitting here probably being a little more melodramatic than usual.  Keith and I should have been more productive, but we opted for a Friday night movie on the couch together. We watched 50/50 which just stirred an odd mix of emotions inside of me.  It seems like a rarity in this day and age that we just take time to sit and write. Well, just like I encourage my little munchkins to free write in Writer's Workshop... it may also be healthy for me to do the same. I am positive some people are tired of hearing about our move to Malaysia; others probably want to know every detail. All I know is that I am completely and utterly overwhelmed by the thought of everything detail that must fall in place before we take our seat on that plane.  However, I am beyond excited when I picture our little family truly living a dream.  It is obviously an adventure, but it is much more than that.  It is a time in our life where we are being called to surrender. Every detail that must fall into place, all those intricate pieces of the puzzle I must hand them over to God.  I am being reminded daily, if not hourly that He is in control.  I must trust Him with everything.  This is a difficult task, but one that is so rewarding when I see Him nudging me to relinquish my grip. Thank you Jesus for the big adventures, but thank you Jesus that you hold all those tiny pieces that all fit together.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mister Postman...

I wanted to share with you a fun idea that you can use next year! I actually saw this at Jaxson's daycare and I just thought it was genius.  Valentine's Day parties are filled with chocolate, cards and my students trying to fit everything in a small gift bag or brown paper lunch sack. I will never go back to those days...

Our local Bi-Lo donated enough for my entire class...

All I needed to do was rid my craft stash of anything pick and red! 

This was such a fun activity for the students. 

All of the "mailboxes" turned out so cute!

I stapled the top and cut a slot for each mailbox.

Each student had a blast delivering their love notes and candy gifts to their classmates! 

~Happy Belated Valentine's Day~

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Moving to MALAYSIA

Hello beautiful readers,

I just thought I would update you on some BIG news!  I have been a little M.I.A. because I was pursuing our dream of living overseas.  I accepted a job teaching in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and couldn't be more excited. We have a lot to do in five months, so I'm not sure how "crafty" I will get to be, but please know that I have appreciated your support.  I plan to get "crafty in Kuala" once we get settled in. I should have more posts about our adventures there as well.

"Make your someday today!"

Happy Adventures

love,  Kristy