Sunday, June 28, 2015

Year End Activities - Going away party for the Prince family

While there is much to celebrate at the end of the school year, it was a bittersweet time for us as we had to say goodbye to several dear friends in Doha...seems like a lot of people packed up to leave Doha for good this year.  :-(  We had to say good bye to too many people this year! 

One family was especially hard for us to say good bye ...our entire family adores the Prince family and no one wants to see them go!!!  Their kids have become great friends to Jaden and Nicholas ... Melissa has been an amazing friend to me ... and Ken even bonded with Dan through cub scouts this year!

Before they left, we hosted a little good bye party for them and thanks to Kasia and her Jimmy Fallon games, it was THE BEST TIME!!!  Why did we wait until a good bye party before we threw a gathering like this???  Shame on us!!

Kasia and Melissa were appalled that I barely know who Jimmy Fallon is, but they still love me.  I don't remember the name of this game, but Kasia had random things in boxes and one person peeked inside and then told their opponent what was in the box.  The opponent had to decide if they were telling the truth or a lie.  We learned that neither Melissa nor Dan are very good liars!  :-)

Melissa peeks in the box with George and Ben looking in

Kids turn to play ... George vs. Ben
 Next game was Pictionary...everyone got a turn ...
Liam getting ready to draw for his team
Nicholas' turn

Sam's turn

My turn!

Everyone is focused on Lisa's turn

Ken's turn

The last game was by far the crowd pleaser!!  Kasia boiled 4 out of 12 eggs, then she and Melissa took turns picking an egg and smashing it on their forehead.  First person to have 2 eggs crack on their head loses.  HILARIOUS!!!

Melissa chooses an egg...

Kasia was the first to crack one on her head!  See it spray!!!

Melissa cracks one on her head
Video clip of Melissa cracking one on her head:
Kasia was SO SURE her egg was a safe choice!!  Hilarious clip when she was wrong and Melissa wins the game!

Melissa and Kasia after the game

Joann, Kasia, Melissa, Lisa, and Laura ... we didn't line up in height order on purpose!!!
Lisa and Joann

1 comment:


    Are those who teach the doctrine of perseverance of the saints (also know as once saved always saved) proclaiming Biblical truth or are they speaking lies in hypocrisy?

    1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit expressly says that is latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrine of demons, 2. speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. (New King James Version)

    The Holy Spirit says, men will fall from the faith. Calvinists and most Baptists say it is impossible to fall from grace. Is the Holy Spirit correct or are the followers of John Calvin the accurate teachers of truth?

    1 Timothy 4:1 But the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some in the church will turn away from Christ and become eager followers of teachers with devil-inspired ideas.(The Living Bible-Paraphrased)

    The Holy Spirit tells us that church members will turn from Christ. The Holy Spirit does not believe in once saved always saved.

    Unsaved people cannot apostatize from the faith. Only Christians can fall from grace.

    1 Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit speaks expressly, that in latter times some shall apostatise from faith, giving their mind to deceiving spirits and teaching of demons.(Darby Translation)

    The nemesis of Calvinists who advocate perseverance of the saints is the Bible. Without believing the written words of John Calvin and other men, there is no support for the doctrine of once saved always saved.

    1 Timothy 4:1 The Spirit says clearly that in later times believers will desert the Christian faith. They will follow spirits that deceive, and they will believe the teaching of demons. (God's Word Translation)

    Are those who believe the doctrine of perseverance of the saints believing the truth taught in the Bible or are they being deceived by the teaching of demons?

    1 Timothy 4:1-2 God's Spirit specifically tell us that in later days there will be men who abandon the true faith and allow themselves to be spiritually seduced by teachings of the devil, teaching given by men who are lying hypocrites, whose consciences are dead as seared flesh.(The New Testament in Modern English by J.B Phillips)

    Is the Holy Spirit a hypocritical liar when He says men will abandon the true faith? False Christians cannot abandon a faith they never have experienced. Only true Christians can abandon their faith. Can an atheist abandon being a atheist if he never was an atheist? Of course not.

    1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Holy Spirit clearly says that in the later times people will stop believing the faith. They will follow spirits that lie and teaching of demons.(New Century Version)

    If the Holy Spirit says Christians will fall from the faith, then who is telling you that Christians are once saved always saved? Who is telling Christians they can never be lost?