Sunday, October 31, 2010

Psychology 421: Avoiding Mental Breakdown

MOPS is excited to have Lara Williams coming to talk to us again this year. She will be speaking to us on "Rightful Inheritance"

We also have a fun craft that we are making for our children. So make sure those pencils are sharpened and those pens have ink, because we are going to be in-store for another incredible meeting.

Remember we drop kids off at 9am (not before) and class starts at 9:15 sharp. See you Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Costume Parade..

Sad that we got rained out for the pumpkin patch, but some of us still made the best of it by heading to the church for a costume parade.

Tickle Taste Bud Winner from 10/19

Congrats to Meredith Rodrigues on her winning dish Apple Dumplings. I heard it was delicious, there was none leftover when I got there. Here is the recipe for you to make for your family.

Apple Dumplings
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
2 cans crescent rolls
4 granny smith apples
In 9x13 pan put in water, 3/4 cup of sugar and 3/4 stick of butter. Put in oven and preheat oven to 375. (Take pan out of oven and stir)
Peel apples and cut into quarters. (16 pieces)
Wrap each piece of apple with a section of the crescent roll.
Place wrapped apples in water/sugar/butter mix.
Sprinkle with remaining sugar (1/4 cup). Cut the remaining 1/4 stick of butter into 4 slices and 4 pieces each to top each crescent. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 375.

Meeting with Gary

What an awesome meeting we had with Dr. Gary Chapman. Truly a blessing.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Child Psychology 301-Love Languages of Children

Moving right along in our class schedule, working towards our degree in Momology, you will be attending Child Psychology-301 on Tuesday.
As announced, we will have author Dr. Gary Chapman as our speaker. He has written many books, but most people are familiar with "The Five Love Languages". He will have a table with some of his books for sale. He will also autograph them if you desire.

Dr. Gary Chapman will be speaking to us on The Love Languages of Children. There will be a special time for question/answer at the end.

Class begins promptly at 9:15am, so drop those kiddos off at 9am, as you don't want to miss a second of this meeting. See you Tuesday!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Top 5 Reasons to Join LCC MOPS

Drink the water at Life Community you will be guaranteed a spot at MOPS.

1-Where else can you get 2 weeks worth of home cooked meals when you have a baby.

2- Where else can you make a craft for under $2 without the aid of a coupon.

3-Get that recipe, that famous recipe, that everyone has been talking about.

4- Where else can you make a "prego" joke and your fellow MOPS sisters will completely understand you.

5-Learn how to make a meal for your family for under $5.

submitted by Kimberly Shepherd
(MOPS Mom of 3, expecting her 4th child in Nov)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tickle Taste Bud winner for 10/5:

Angela Rascoe had the winning dish with her Breakfast pizzas. Here is the recipe to make this one for your crew.

Breakfast Pizzas
One pack of English muffins
One pound of HOT sausage
One jar of cheez whiz

Cook sausage and drain. combine cheez whiz and sausage until cheez whiz melts. Spread onto half of english muffin until you use all the mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. I doubled the recipe for MOPS

Winners are:

The Gold Circle Veggie Tales Ticket winners are:

Jenn Butterfield -2 tickets to 1:30pm show

Tanya Bryant-2 tickets to the 6pm show

Congrats ladies.

Friday, October 8, 2010

And the winners are:

Congrats. The winners of the Veggie Tales Tickets determined by in order are:

Hannah-4 tickets to 6pm show
Janet S.-5 tickets to 1:30pm show(newborns(Kenny) even need tickets per ticket place)
Erica-3 tickets to 1:30 show
Laura D-5 tickets to 6pm show(Caleb needs ticket per ticket place)
Jade-realized she was going to be out of town so.....
Leslie number was pulled-2 tickets to the 1:30pm show...

Don't forget we have 2 sets of GOLD Circle tickets valued at $25 a piece, which includes a special meet and greet to be given out at the MOPS Picnic Saturday. You must be present to win.

If you are interested in the 3 dollar off ticket coupon let us know.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Veggie Tales, Sing Yourself Silly: Tickets Giveaway

Is your family a FAN of Veggie Tales? 

Would you and your family like to see them LIVE? 

Thanks to Bonnie, with VeggieTales Live! We are giving away family packs of tickets!!!  How many?  Well....

10(yes you are reading correctly 10, TEN) to the show at 1:30 on Oct. 13th AND
10 to the show at 6:00pm on Oct. 13th

HOW can you enter to win??

1.  Attended the Oct. 5th meeting?  (leave a comment, saying "PRESENT" and share one thing you learned/enjoyed about the meeting)
2.  Follow MOPS Publicly at LCC blog, GO TO FOLLOW US on left sign in the margin
3.  Friend/Like MOPS on Facebook

Leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry 1, 2 and 3....(three chances to win)
Winners will be selected by and posted on Friday, October 8th.

We will also be giving away 2 sets of Gold Circle tickets (valued at $25 each) for both the matinee and evening performances. These will be given out at the MOPS Family Picnic Saturday. Must be present to win.

Not to worry, if you are not selected, Bonnie has given us a MOPS coupon for $3 off each ticket purchased.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Physical Education and Recreation 202: Self Defense

Double knot your shoe laces...Tuesday we will not only learn how to defend our physical bodies but our spiritual bodies too!

Why and how should we memorize scripture? HERE is the answer and a great reference

Don't forget to bring your items for our Service Projects, mentioned HERE

October Service Projects

We have 2 service projects we will focus on in October--we will be collecting items for Elizabeth's Closet, and we will be collecting items to donate to a local high school in order to provide low-income students with basic toiletries and hygenic products.

Elizabeth's Closet is a storehouse of supplies for eligible families who are finally going home from Women's Hospital with their NICU "grads." The items currently on their wishlist (especially the items in bold) include:

Frog positioning aids (available through their Adopt-a-Frog program)

New bottles with nipples
Hooded towels
Receiving blankets
New or gently used infant clothing, especially preemie & newborn size clothing for girls
Diapers, newborn or size 1
New or gently used Boppy pillows (positioning aids often used for breastfeeding)
Head-molding helmets
Onesies, size newborn or 0-3 months
New or like new baby furniture & equipment (give us a call to check for need). Please make sure these items are clean and in good working condition.
Scrapbooks or scrapbooking supplies
Gas cards for families who must travel long distances to be with their babies in the NICU
Grocery gift cards or vouchers
Restaurant gift cards or coupons
High back, reclining high chair (great for infants & toddlers with special needs)

The items we will be collecting for the high school include:
sanitary napkins
lotion (for men and women)
safety pins
deodorant (men and women)

**Please bring donated items to the meetings.  There will be a box for you to place your items.**

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tickle our Taste Buds Winner 9/21: Apple Cream Cheese Bake

Congrats to Joanna Tyler for her winning dish. The picture above is not exactly this dish, but it comes really close. It was so yummy. Now time to make it for our families.

Apple Cream Cheese Bake
2 tubes crescent rolls
2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar (divided)
1 tbsp vanilla
1 can/jar apple pie filling (I used the jar from Cracker Barrel)
2 tbsp + 1 tsp cinnamon (divided)
1 stick butter, melted

Press one tube of crescent rolls into bottom of ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish. Mix cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and vanilla; spread over crescents. Pour apple pie filling over cream cheese mixture. Place the other tube of crescents over the apples, pressing seams together. Pour melted butter on top. Mix 2 tbsp cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar; sprinkle over butter.
Bake at 375 for 30 mins.