Monday, February 25, 2013

Black Belt Inductions

On November 15th we were excited to honour the accomplishments of Christine, Joshua, and Caleb and they received their Black Belts in Taekwondo. Then, one month later, on December 20th, Rebecca and I both received our Black Belts. We are now truly a Black Belt family. They were two very special evenings. Here are some highlights:
November 15, 2012

They each got to cut their own belt down from the Black Belt wall.

 The Candle Ceremony. Passing on the flame to the new Black Belts.

 The slide show. Each new Black Belt was honoured individually.

 Receiving their Black Belts!

The Black Belt Oath

 Time for Cake!
 Signing the Oath
 Receiving the Black Belt Certificate and a new Bible

At home afterwards showing off their new belts

December 20, 2012

Cutting our belts off of the Black Belt wall

 Receiving our Black Belt

Holding our candles after the candle ceremony 
 Congratulations Cake, yummy!

 Signing the Black Belt Oath

Thank you to all who have supported us on our journey to Black Belt!

November 2012

November started off with me going to the Women's Retreat that myself and the rest of the planning committee have been working on preparing this past year. It was a great time of spiritual refreshment and it was also a ton of fun!
The following weekend Rebecca and I attended the Secret Keeper Girl Live event in Bellingham along with several of Rebecca's friends and their Moms. We had supper together and then drove down to the event. It was a fun evening.

On November 11 we honoured Remembrance Day by making poppies from tissue.

The next day Rebecca and I went out to get her some new glasses! Do you like her new look?

Then we spent some time packing shoe boxes for Samaritan's Purse and writing notes from each of the kids to put inside the boxes.

November 15th was a special day for Christine, Joshua and Caleb. This was the day of the Black Belt Induction. The day they received their Black Belts in Taekwondo. I'm going to write about that more in a separate post. 
I'll end this post about November with an excerpt from Caleb's journal. I've scanned it here: