Thursday, August 9, 2012

First Day of School 2012

Whatever you do,
work at it with all your heart,
as working for the Lord,
not for human masters
Colossians 3:23

Today was our first day of school.  The summer went by way too fast this year!  But the kids were all excited to get back to school and see their friends and meet their new teachers.  In fact, they may have been a bit too excited.  When I woke up to feed Luke at 3:50 am, I heard little voices coming from down the hall.  I went to investigate only to find this........
Emily was completely dressed ready for school and both the little boys were also awake and hanging out carrying on a conversation in Emily's room.
Our traditional first day of school photo.
As you can see, our kids go to school very early in the morning.
The bus arrives at 6:49 am for our youngest ones.
Jake- first year in high school.  He is playing football and his coach asked each member of the Warrior football team to wear their polo today, so they will become role models within the school.
Nick- 8th grade
Emily- 3rd grade
Her teacher this year is Mrs. Searcy
Matt- 1st grade
His teacher is Mrs. McDonald
Andrew- Kindergarten
His teacher is Mrs. Towe
Kate- Pre-k
Her teachers are Ms. Kim and Ms. Randi

The two verses we are going to work on at the beginning of this school year are fairly popular and well known, but I feel that putting them into practice will really help make an impact on my kids. 

Our first verse is Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no control.

Our second verse is Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not human masters, since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

After such an exciting day, the kids were totally worn out and cranky.  Andrew curled up on my bed while I was feeding Luke and went sound asleep covered up with a towel before we even ate dinner.  He slept soundly after being moved to his own bed until this morning.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
Philippians 4:6

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