Friday, August 31, 2012

Heart of the Matter~A Heart that Serves

In our last Heart of the Matter post, we talked about having a heart ready to serve.  We also talked about serving others while still keeping our home as our priority and focus.  Here are some simple ideas:

~Involve your family.  One of the many things I love about my family is that we serve the Lord together.  We’ve always strived to be involved in one another’s ministries and to work together.  If Patrick was planning a youth activity I would be there to help organize, make the food, or just be the “extra” person to laugh and have fun.  Have your children help stuff bags full of tracts and invitations to your church, then go together and hang them on doors in your neighborhood.  When I planned a Mother Daughter Banquet, I had Patrick and Josh be the servers.  Find ways to serve together…they will be some of your sweetest family memories.

~I love to bake.  If you’ve read my blog for even a week, you’ve probably seen plenty of things about food.  God lets me use something I love to do to be a blessing to others.  People love to have homemade goodies delivered to them.  Learn to make bread, or muffins, or yummy cookies, or pop open a cinnamon roll can….the point is to show someone you care by taking time to make some goodies for them.  Something can be baking in the oven to be a blessing to others while still focusing on your family’s needs.

~Embellish a dishtowel for someone. Not too long ago I posted about making some for some special people along with the link for the tutorial.   It’s easy and can be whipped up in no time at all.  It’s the perfect gift to bring to someone to tell them you care.

~Send an encouraging note.  We have some of the best supporting churches.  One of those is Lakecrest Baptist Church.  They have a ladies group that sends me an encouraging note and gift on a bi-monthly and sometimes monthly basis.  This month they sent a wooden picture frame that had been painted with butterflies and buttons glued to it.  In the picture part, they put in a note saying that they are praying for me.  What a blessing that is to me! Someone took time to make me something and to pray for me.  It’s a two in one!  And I know it would be a blessing to someone else, too.  You might even involve your children in painting or making a small craft like a bookmark to give to others.

~Simply invite someone to come to lunch in your home.  Find someone that may normally never get invited out.  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy and your house doesn’t have to be spotless.  Give someone your time, and let your children see you open your home in service for Christ.

My prayer is that God will use my life daily for Him.  Whether that is to those in my home, or reaching out to those outside of my home, I want to be constantly serving Him.  Oh how I want that Servant’s Heart!

It's cancelled!

After much prayer, Patrick and I decided I needed to call the Immigration office in Guadeloupe (OFII) and try and cancel my overnight appointment in St. Martin.  Baby Micah is just too little to be away from his Momma all night.  So, I called and called and called.  Sometimes there was no answer, at other times I was told another day or time to call back.  Finally on Wednesday I got through.  When I began explaining my situation to the immigration official, she said that my class had already been canceled for Friday.  I'm not sure why, and I didn't ask.  I was just very happy!  Thank you to everyone who has been praying.  I should be receiving a new appointment some time next month.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Food for Micah

 Because of my St. Martin trip, we had to start Micah on cereal a little earlier than we normally do.  Patrick loves to be the first one to feed them their first bite of real food.  He always starts by praying with them. 
Then, it's time to try and get that baby to eat some!  Micah actually did pretty well and managed to eat a few spoonfuls.  My baby is growing up!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tomorrow, Mom!

This was our conversation after our morning prayer time around our breakfast table:

Me:  Good job praying!
Callie:  Momma, Micah not close his eyes.  he he
Me: No, but one day he'll be bigger and he'll close his eyes and do a good job praying, too.
Silas:  Mom, tomorrow Micah will be a big boy like me and he'll close his eyes and fold his hands and pray.  Tomorrow, Mom!

Oh, that' so true my Silas.  It will feel like tomorrow.  Time goes by too quickly and it will feel like only tomorrow when my baby boy will be walking, talking, and even praying like a big boy.

My mind went back to last night.  After everyone was tucked in, and I finished my turn in the bathroom, I saw the lights still on in the kiddos room.  I peeked in and saw that Elisabeth had joined Brenna on her top bunk.  Josh was on his top bunk on the bed next to them. The room was dark except for the soft yellow light around the top bunks.  Silas and Callie were sleeping all cozy in their own beds.   I listened in (for just a moment) and heard them pray for specific needs of our family (my St. Martin trip,  Callie to feel better, Souls to be saved in St. Barths, for the next school day)

 What a blessing it is for this Momma to hear her children pray...older ones and little ones as well. It truly does feel like yesterday when I was teaching my older three to pray.  Tomorrow came too quickly.  So I'm just going to savor the moment today.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Book Review~Living in an Imperfect World

The Lord has really used my summer reading to teach me so much!  One of the books He's used is "Living in an Imperfect World" by R. B. Ouellette.  As you can see by the worn cover, it's been read a few times.  Patrick and I have read it, as well as my 3 oldest kiddos.  We've all loved it! There so much deep truth in it, but yet in such a practical way. I highlighted so many passages that it's hard to only mention a few.  This is such a practical book that will give you answers to your questions, such as: dealing with injustice, overcoming insecurity, defeating discouragement, overcoming disillusionment, rising above depression, banishing bitterness, responding to ruptured relationships and facing false accusations.   
I really loved the chapter on dealing with injustice.  Bro. Ouellette says  "No one can keep us from doing the will of God.  Your response to injustice, not the injustice itself, determines the effect it will have on your life. We bear full responsibility for how we respond and act.  The good news is, you don't have to make things work out.  God will do that.  Refuse to retaliate."
I also loved the chapter on depression.  Bro. Ouellette has so much wisdom.  He said,
 "Just because you don't see the evidence of His presence, doesn't mean He is not at work.  Rejoice in the knowledge that no matter what happens, He will never leave you or forsake you.

I found that Bible Truth Music is having a sale on this book.  You can find their website HERE.

So, I have a  question for you...What have you been reading?  Has it been books that will draw you closer to the Lord and help you to have a desire to search the scriptures and be more like Christ?  I challenge you, don't waste those moments God has given you to be able to read. We're so very busy that we need to make the most of every minute of our day.  Do whatever it takes to draw closer to the Lord!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Are you ready for some football?

We sure are!  Patrick has always beena huge Philadelphia Eagles fan.  So, when he saw Eagles green nail polish in Florida, he bought it for us girls.  So, now we're ready!  Bring on the football snacks! :o)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Our St. Martin Trip

Thank you to everyone that prayed for me yesterday!  The Lord really had his hand on our family during my St. Martin trip. He's so good to us!  My three major concerns were: 1. My baby Micah and how he would respond to formula and a day without nursing.  2. The weather...Tropical storm Isaac was strengthening just east of us an we wanted our boat trip to be safe.  3.  My appointment in St. Martin.  We knew a language test was to come and if I didn't pass I would have to attend a 4 month course.  Well, Praise the Lord, He worked every one of those things out for me!

  So, how about joining me to my trip to St. Martin...
First thing before I left I set out everything for Micah.   Buying all the neccesities for my baby was a little tricky.  First of all they do not sell Rice Cereal here for babies.  I always start my baby on rice cereal for their first "food".   They did have Vanilla multi grain cereal.  (I could have chosen chocolate, but for a baby?  nope.)  Formula was a little tricky, too.  I found some already mixed and ready to go, but it was expired.  no, that won't do for Micah, so I went to the Pharmacy and they sold me the smallest can of powdered formula they had.  Unfortunately it smells (or wreaks as Patrick put it) like fish.  There is fish oil in it!  I also had ready a bottle, a beginner cup, and a pacifier.

 Then, it was time for good-byes.  I really did okay.  really.

 Then, Patrick took Josh and I to the airport.  Our original plan was to take the boat to St. Martin, but we didn't realize they don't have a morning boat on Tuesdays, so we had to take the plane.

 I love our little airport.  Here we are walking out to our plane.

 Our plane fit 9 people including our pilot. 

 Here we are before we took off.  Pretty small runway, huh?  And there's the beach at the end, with the mountain shortly after.  But, these pilots are pros, so there wasn't any problem.

 Leaving gorgeous St. Barths...

 and arriving in beautiful St. Martin.

 St. Martin is about 37 square miles and is divided in two.  One side is Dutch and one side is French.  It has two airports.  Princess Juliana is the large airport most people fly into on the Dutch side.  We flew into the smaller airport on the french side, Grand Case.  Do you see it?  There's just one runway.

 Grand Case airport.

 I had called ahead to reserve our rental car from the local rental car place.  They are pretty cheap.  I found the guy in the red shirt and he led us away from the airport.  We walked for a little while then came to a house.  At this point Josh was a little nervous wondering where this guy was leading us!  In the driveway our car was waiting!  I actually think it was this guys personal car.  He unlocked our car and cleaned out his stuff.  Then, when I showed him he still left his matches, phone charger and MP3 player, he said just to leave it.  Okay.

 This dog has a collar, but usually you'll see lots of dogs in packs of 5 or 6 roaming around St. Martin.

We had a little trouble finding our appointment spot.  There are lots of one way roads that aren't marked in Marigot.  But, eventually we found the place. There were 16 other people there all with a 10 o'clock appointment.  It took a while, but eventually I met with the Social Worker.  My meeting went great!  I found out there are 4 visits at the government office left for this year on my Visa.  I told the lady I live in St. Barths, so she will try to work with me and send some of the paperwork to St. Barths.  It is obligatory for me to return for the all day Civic class on French History.  It's from 8am to 4pm.  They want me to come on the 31st.  So, pray about this.   I would have to go overnight because there isn't a plane or boat that leaves early enough.  She gave me my language exam and I passed!  100%  yay!!!!

Then, it was off to BK!  Josh and I were excited for some fast food and it was soooo delicious! (we don't have ANY fast food on St. Barths)

Then, we had time to do some shopping.  One of the necessities was to buy some Dramamine for my Josh.  When he went deep sea fishing in Florida he got really really sick in the rough water, so he was pretty nervous for a repeat.

Then, we took the 5:15 ferry and headed back to St. Barths.  The weather was pretty good!  In between islands the waves were pretty high and I only had to grab Josh's hand twice.  (I get that from my Mom,  She always has to hold someones hand when she's afraid.  I'm just glad I wasn't sitting by a stranger!)  Tropical Storm Isaac stayed off in the distance for our trip, which is an answer to prayer!!  And my Josh didn't get sick.  yay!

Arriving in beautiful St. Barths, but the best sight I saw was this...

My sweet husband (and amazing father to my children) and my little baby Micah waiting for us at the dock.  The day for them went really well.  Micah didn't drink much formula, but did eat 2 bowls of cereal.  Patrick said he was very happy and was a good baby all day.  Praise the Lord!

When I got home it was like Christmas for all of us.  We had so much fun opening our suitcases full of goodies.  I tried to buy some of everyones favorites.  Patrick even kissed the Captain Crunch bag, and Brenna almost cried over the lemonade mix!

Thank you, Lord, for such an awesome day. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

More work on my Visa

I guess I was a little nieve about getting a Visa.  I always thought that when someone applied for a foreign Visa and were accepted, then that was it until time to renew.  Well, I was pretty wrong.  Ever since I have gotten my 1 year Visa there have been appointments here, appointments in St. Martin, paperwork galore and taxes to pay. Whew!  There's so much to learn when you're a  newbie missionary!

 Last month I received an obligatory invitation (isn't that an oximoron?) to meet with a social auditeur and to receive information about living and working in a French country.  So, tomorrow Joshua and I will be heading to St. Martin for that appointment.  I'm not sure if this is the "language exam" appointment or not....but that one will be coming soon, I'm sure!

Please pray for safe weather for us.  This is hurricane season and soon-to-be Isaac is out in the sea churning away.  Hopefully we won't feel any effects from it, but Josh is already planning on having a bag ready.  (just in case) 

Also pray for my baby Micah. (and his Momma)   I've never left him other than a quick run to the store, or a walk on the beach with my hubby.  Since we're not exactly sure what to expect at this appointment, or how long I will have to be in an office, it's just not feasible to bring him.  He's been exclusively nursed to far, so I don't want my little man to be hungry.  We've bought a bottle for him and some formula.  We've tried giving it to him yesterday with some water, but he actually does better with the beginner cup I bought for him in Florida.  We also started him on cereal this week, so he can have that,too.  Patrick is an amazing Dad and is ready to take care of our little one for the day.  I'm so thankful for that!  Just pray for this Momma who is fighting tears about having to leave her baby for the day. 

I'll post pictures when I get back of all of the exciting adventures that I'm sure Joshua and I will have in St. Martin!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

She's got a pony!

A ponytail, that is!  We finally were able to get my Callie Grace's hair into a ponytail!  yay! 
 My Callie has some cutesy-cute hair.  I love it!  It's light brown with sun-bleached blond highlights, and cute ringlet curls.  It's adorable....most of the time.  She definitely has her bad hair days and wakes up in the morning with a frizzy mess! :o)
 But, it's finally starting to grow long enough for a ponytail (with lots of barretts to help, of course!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Our Word for August~Heart of the Matter Studay

I love to go out to eat!   I love the whole experience of picking out what I want to eat and drink.  Then, to have someone serve it to me!  I didn’t have to cook it, and I don’t have to clean the dishes afterwards.  I can have everything exactly how I want it!  But, have you ever been to a restaurant and the service was bad?  I remember eating out for a special occasion with Patrick.  I was sooo excited to have the Raspberry Iced Tea and a Shrimp Caeser Salad.  My mouth was watering for it!  When I ordered, the server said they were out of Raspberry Iced Tea.  Hhhmph.  So, I got the Coke. All wasn’t lost,  I could still have that salad!  Ohhh, I couldn’t wait!  Then the salad came and all was well, until after a few bites…..I noticed the long, black, curly hair mixed in with the lettuce. 

Now, I’m not a super picky person at restaurants and I very rarely send things back, but this one sort of turned my stomach.  We waited and waited for the server to check on us.  That didn’t happen.  So, Patrick went and found her.  She seemed bothered by my request for a new salad.  When she finally brought me a new one, it was over a half hour later, and Patrick had already finished his meal.  So, I took it home.  In this case the server really didn’t have my best interests at heart.  She really wasn’t wanting to do “my will” as much as she had her own agenda.

 I wonder if the Lord ever feels that way with me?  That answer would be yes.  You could say that my “want to” is there (I want to put the Lord’s wants and desires before mine), but there are times where I fail.  I end up doing all the things I want to do and at the end of the day I realize that I haven’t given the Lord my best in service.  So, for this month in the Heart of the Matter Study, I have chosen the word “serve.”

Deuteronomy 10:12  And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

  To serve means to fulfill the will of the other person, to be in service of, and to be useful.  Jesus was the perfect example of being a humble servant.  Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” In giving His life for us, He fulfilled the will of the Father.   That fact that he came not to “be ministered unto, but to minister” shows He was a servant.  With Christ as our perfect example, Galatians 5:13 tells us that we are commanded by love to serve one another.    

So, how can a busy Mom and wife serve the Lord?  First of all we need to remember who the Lord has called us to serve.  The book of Titus tells us our job is to serve and love our husbands and children.  We are to be “keepers at home.”  Proverbs 14:1 says, “Every wise woman buildeth her house…”

I heard a very wise, Godly lady once say that her husband and children are her number one ministry.  What she does inside of her home is the focus of her life.  She is right!   However, this same lady uses her home and talents for the Lord every week.  She has people flowing in and out of her home seeking counsel and friendships yet she still manages to keep her husband and children as her number one priority…including home-schooling 12 children!  As a wife and mother, we must realize that our “home” is our number 1 priority and yet still not lose focus of serving the Lord outside of our homes.  

One of the prayer requests I have written in my journal is that of asking the Lord to let me be a blessing to others, but still keep my home my priority.  If we are creative with our time and responsibilities, we can still have an impact on others outside of our home and show a servant’s heart.  Next week, in our Heart of the Matter Study, I will share a few ideas of how to keep our families as the number one priority, yet still be able to serve others as well. (These are ideas that I try to do as often as I can, and some that I want to put into practice) Oh how I want God to use my life everyday for Him!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Happy 4 Months Micah Reuben!

Our sweet baby Micah has turned 4 months old. It's gone by so quickly!  He's doing so much now and seems to change his looks a little everyday.  He loves to hold toys and has a good grip.  He puts most things straight to his mouth.  He still drools bunches and bunches, and still spits-up.  He's a happy little guy and loves to look at his brothers, sisters, and especially his Daddy.  He's outgrown his swing, he kept doing mini sit-ups in it and he was about to fall out!  He does do a funny little "swinging" thing on his own though.  When I hold him sitting in my lap he likes to rock back and forth like he's in a swing.  I told Patrick he's trying to tell us he wants a Rocking Chair for his Mommy! :o )  He kicks when he's happy and it's sooo adorable.  He still does great at going down for naps.  I love that! But, sleeping well at night is not his favorite past time as of late.  Hhhhmmm.

We sure do love you Micah Reuben!  I pray for you everyday that you'll accept Christ as your Savior as soon as you understand.  It's the most important decision you could ever make!  I pray you'll serve the Lord with all your heart.   He loves you so much and gives such joy and peace!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Another new visitor

As I was doing the dishes, I noticed a large green thing pass outside of my window.  When I glanced over, I saw the biggest, greenest Iguana I have EVER seen. We have lots of lizards here.  We have the brown kind like the ones in Florida.  We have Geckos and we also have tealish medium sized ones that are all over our yard.  (they average about a foot long) But, this guy was quite a bit bigger than all of those.  Ewwww, I do  not like lizards! I screamed for Patrick to come look. And by then he was on our side porch.  lovely.

   Then, I decided  had to get a picture!
I inched open the door and he looked at me!  Double Ewww!  I snapped the picture and he leaped off the porch.  Who knows where he is now!  So, I had another new visitor and realized, I'm really not an animal person! :o)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Our First Day of School

Yesterday we had a GREAT first day of school!  Our schedule really did well and everything flowed soooo nicely.  I love it when the school year starts off amazingly!  Here are a few pics from our day.

Here's Joshua, our 11th grader.  A junior?  How can this possibly be?  He loves to do school at his desk.  He has such nice lighting there where it overlooks the window.  It's also perfect for when I hang laundry...when I'm done I can always jump up and scare him! :o)

Elisabeth is our freshman.  She does her work (along with Brenna) at the kitchen table.  She's our organized student and always has perfectly sharpened pencils! She also started Algebra this year and is taking French.

 Brenna is in 8th grade.  She has 5 classes, plus I'm giving her Home Ec after she's done.  Notice her green topped pencil? 

 Silas and Callie did great for their table time.  They are so proud of their creations.

 Of course they proudly displayed them on the fridge.  Silas is really into drawing whales. He's doing really good!  Can you see it on the blue paper?  Callie decided to make whales, too, but she colored 10 instead.  I love their creations!

 Patrick was excited for their first day and made homemade chocolate chip cookies for the students and hand delivered them.  They were so good.  What a Dad!

 The above picture describes homeschooling perfectly!  Joshua is studying and working at his desk in his bedroom, with a watch to make sure he's setting a good pace, and with a chocolate chip cookie.  Chocolate and school are the perfect mix!

Homeschooling sure is great and we love it, but as you can see, it can wear us all out!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Back to School~Family Fun Night

Last Friday, for our Family Fun Night, we had Back to School Night!  I told everyone I wanted to have my favorite, lunchroom cafeteria meal for dinner...Baked Potatoes with Chili and Cheese on top!  So Yummy!  I used to love it when that was on the menu in high school!  I would load my tray up with as much chili as it would hold! (sometimes until it was overflowing)  I LOVED it!  

After dinner, we sat around and took turns "picking" highlighters, notebooks, pencils and lots of goodies that we brought back from the states.  Josh usually goes with black or blue things, Elisabeth red or pink, and Brenna is always green. 

After our school supply shopping in our living room :o)  We had a school meeting.  Everyone was allowed to bring their ideas of how school can run more efficiently.  This is our 4th year to do ACE and every year we tweak things just a bit to make things run smoothly.

Here's some of our ideas:
~We're going to try a 4 day work week.  (Monday is the day Patrick takes off, so the kids really want to try to have that day off with him.  Saturday is our day where we prepare for having services in our home, so it's not feasible to do school that day.  We'll see how this works and we'll re-evaluate in a couple of months.)
~Josh thinks it would be good if once a month I randomly pick questions from their previous tests and see if they are able to pass an oral quiz.  This will cause them to want remember what they're learning.  (Josh is really wanting to do well on his ACT's this summer, so he feels this can help him.)  If they do well on these quizzes, we'll have some sort of reward in place.
~We're going to try and set the timer again this year for each subject.  I have one child who wants to speed through each subject and be done waaay too early, then I have another that if we're not careful, will still be doing school at 7pm.  So, each subject will take 45 minutes.  If they get done early, they are to review that subject and study it until the timer goes off.  If they still have some left to do and the timer has went off, then that will be homework.  But, there will be no school after dinner.
~We're going to try and stick to more of a schedule with breakfast and lunch.  That way everyone will know what time they need to head to the table for a break time with food and family.

This year Josh will be in 11th grade, Elisabeth in 9th, and Brenna in 8th.  I have some preschool activities ready for Silas and Callie.  They're going to need to keep busy and out of the way of the older 3, so this part always gets a little tricky.  I've put a box together of "Table Time" activities that they will do while I need to be in the kitchen.  (We'll bring their little table into the kitchen with me.)
We're looking forward to a great year!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Good news from a far country

Pr 25:25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
 so is good news from a far country.

Missionaries love to receive letters. It's a fact.  Oftentimes our mailbox stays empty for weeks on end.  In this day of email, facebook, and texting, an actual hand written letter is a rarity...but such a blessing!  It takes time to sit down and write a letter, then to put it in an envelope, stamp it, and then go to the post office to mail it, but I encourage you, take time to write to your missionaries.  You may be the encouragement that God will use in their lives!

We have a dear family in our home church that wrote my dear kiddos letters.  They mailed them last September.  We received them  in May.  We felt so horrible that we didn't get the letters for so long, and didn't respond to them.  Josh, Beth, and Brenna each wrote back and we sent the letters with my Mom when she was here after Micah's birth.  Those sweet girls wrote again and it only took 5 weeks this time to receive their letters!  Record timing? :o)  We all gathered around and each letter was read out loud.  We laughed and smiled as we felt like we were sitting and talking with the writer.  It was just what we needed!  The Lord knew!  Thank you, Jacksons, for being such a blessing to us!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Let's Go To China~FFN

Last Friday we went to China...well, not really, but we did feel (sort of) like we were in China for our last Family Fun Night!  We decided to go with a China Theme and had Sweet and Sour Chicken for dinner.  Delicious!  Then, we played a game of Chinese Checkers. (Brenna won) then we spent some time in prayer for our missionary friends in China.  Can you believe I didn't take any pictures? I guess we were too busy being chinese for the night! :o)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Twice Freed

Do you like to read books with adventure, romance and some history mixed in, too?  What about a book with all of that, plus giving you a sincere desire to dive into the Bible?  I found one like that! A few years ago, Joshua had to read the book Twice Freed by Patricia St. John as required reading for ACE.  He loved it and wanted me to read it.  I never did get around to it.  The girls decided to go ahead and read it and they really loved it, too and begged me to read it.  Hhhhmmm, I never seemed to get around to it then, either. Finally this summer I decided I would read it, and I LOVED it!

Twice Freed is a fictional book based on the book of Philemon. I've never really cared much about reading books that are fictional, but based on the Bible.  In my mind I seem to then get confused over what was really in the Bible and what is fiction.  But, since it was so highly recommended by my kiddos, and is endorsed by ACE, I decided to read it.  Near the end, the letter from Paul is being delivered to Philemon and they quote portions from the book of Philemon.  It was so exciting and made this time period and the events surrounding it come to life.  I just had to grab my Bible and read the book of Philemon! I now understand the compassion from Paul of wanting his dear friend and brother in Christ to be freed.  This book also gave me a better understanding of what christians faced during this time.  It wasn't easy to serve the Lord and there was much persecution, yet they served and loved the Lord with all their hearts.  What genuine love they had for the Lord.

ACE has this book available for order here
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our Chik-Fil-A Day

We wanted to show our support to Chik-Fil-A for taking a stand on family values, but we don't have a Chik-Fil-A here. :o(  So, we decided to make (again) some taste-alike Chik-Fil-A tenders, some good sauce, fries, and ice cold limemade. 

 Soooo delicious and so fun, too!