Stew Family Night- DIY style

Jason surprised me with a new look for my blog.  We are still working through some details and it will continue to be tweaked! The blogs he reads are vastly different than the mommy blogs I read, so we are working out some design aesthetics!

Speaking of blogging, it is obvious that I am not posting that often.  It just seems to be the first to go. February was very busy for me, especially with Jason gone to Africa. I am hoping to get a little better, if anyone still reads this thing!

We had another Stew Family Night! I knew I wanted to use a Fondue Pot for a family night, so I pretty much built the theme around it!

We started with a pizza bar, with personal pizza crusts, cheese, pepperoni, sausage, black olives, bacon, pineapple and mushrooms.  I also had marinara sauce or pesto to choose from, but of course, I was the only one who chose the pesto!

Next, for our DIY night was a little clay project! I found examples here and here of using polymer clay to make necklaces. I knew my girls would be all over this craft!  Bradley goes with with the flow, so he enjoyed it too. This was a lot of fun. We will be doing this again.  I will say that I goofed in the cooking aspect of this craft and they pretty much were all burnt!  Oops! These things happen!

After we set the clay to bake, we ate our yummy pizzas and set out our fondue pot for a chocolate extravaganza.  I used chocolate chips and a cup of heavy cream, which I made myself because I forgot it! For our dipping pleasure, we had strawberries, grapes, pineapple, brownies, rice crispy treats and sugar cookies.  They all loved it, it was a little messy and we passed a few chocolaty kisses around! They laughed and laughed and really had a blast with dessert!

Lastly, Jason spoke out of Jeremiah 18:1-6.

Jeremiah 18

At the Potter’s House

1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD : 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.  5 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.”

We talked about how we are in God’s hands and that he shapes us through His Word to become the creation He desires. Jason also emphasized that you can be clay that is hard or soft- either you can let God shape your life or you can struggle against Him.  I love how these devotionals usually bring out questions or issues they are concerned about.  We have had a lot of talks about being a Christ Follower with both girls and how anyone can say they follow Jesus.  Our actions prove to whom we are devoted! In the end, the potter creates what He desires, to fulfill a purpose, to be beautiful.

Here is a snapshot of our night…..

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  1. I definitely read your blog!

    I love the new design and I love the idea for family night. I need some new ideas! I think I have a fondue pot tucked WAY back in my pantry. Great idea!

  2. Hey! Like the new banner! Love the DIY theme, too! Emma has been wanting to try cauliflower dipped in cheese. I think she saw it on a cartoon. Did I see that you guys went to a fondue restaurant on twitter? If so, where is it? I think the kids would love it!

  3. First, of all, could you have a more defined jaw line?! You look so great! I love your family night and love how you put so much time and energy into this, and pay attention to the littlest details! So fun! We may have to steal this one!!

  4. Natalie

    I still want to be you! This is amazing. And just so you don’t feel so alone, my boyfriend always wants pesto instead of red sauce on his homemade pizzas. I think he could literally eat it with everything. Keep on posting girl!

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