Starting Seeds

Spring time... scarifying time...soaking time...transplanting time... weeding time...soon it will be planting time!The Farmer plants the crop (does the hard labor), but the Lord blesses the work. He makes it grow healthy and protects it. This year my prayer for this garden is for more than blessing the abundance, it is for protection from disastrous pests and massive quantities of weeds. We are drastically down sizing our gardening efforts compared to last year out of [...]

By |April 29th, 2010|Blog, Living Green|0 Comments

Piano Recital

The Kids had their piano recital on Sunday! They had so much fun performing the music they had been working so hard on. This was Kelsey's forth year, Austin & Megan's first year. Good Job Kiddos! If you quickly scroll down to the bottom of the blog you can pause the music... then hear the piano recital pieces by clicking play on the picture.

By |April 27th, 2010|Blog, Home School|0 Comments

Fun Things the Tolpin Kids have been up to!

Getting down & dirty making our own seed starting mix.Recipe: Equal parts-organic compost-perilite-spahgmum moss (optional)cheaper when doing a lot of seeds... makes more! Bonus: Fun for kids to "cook" soil!Water and let sit for 12-24 hours before using...-potting soilAfter scarifying seeds & soaking others for a week and a half... we transplanted the seeds into our homemade seedling mix!Silly times between doing school work... Enjoying one another!The past 2 weeks have been busy but fun!What [...]

By |April 27th, 2010|Blog, Home School|1 Comment

Pass It On Sale

Here is an event for all you garage sale and resale enthusiasts...This weekend April 16-181625 NE SAndy Blvd @ 16thOpen to Public:Free Parking & AdmissionCash PreferrredFriday.......10am-7pmSaturday........10am-6pmSunday..........10am-2pmNo bags, backpacks, or large purses allowed during any day of the sale.go to.... www.passitonsales.com

By |April 15th, 2010|Blog, promotion events|0 Comments


PERFORMANCE DATES Tomorrow, Friday 7:30 pm Sat, April 10th 2pm Thursday, April 15th 7:30pm Friday, April 16th 7:30 pm Saturday April 17, 7:30pm All shows performed with a live orchestra Run Time: App. 2 hours w/ 1 intermission Theatre Location: Mt. Hood Community College Theatre Go to: www.trueheartproductions.org/ for more info on this play about the life of Mary Magdalene

By |April 9th, 2010|Blog, promotion events|0 Comments
  • EasterREsources

Easter Parenting Resources

There are so many fantastic resources available today for teaching children about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, can't it? I am going to share the majority of what we have been using over the years during Lent and Easter Season.  When intentionally striving to leave a legacy of faith and a deep understanding of Christ, His death, sacrifice, and resurrection, one way to really help impress the [...]

  • Lamb of God

A Messianic Passover

 I am excited to share a glimpse into one of our family traditions, a Messianic Passover! Every year we seem to add new traditions or mix up what we teach on... usually our meals and teaching, worship and prayers all take about 3 hours and the preparation is about 5 hours of cooking and 3-4 hours of scripture prep. You can make this more or less involved depending on the ages of your children and [...]

By |April 4th, 2010|Blog, Holidays, Traditions|0 Comments