Friday, December 26, 2008

Hello again!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Our family went up to see my grandmother who lives in a nursing home. We had a great time visiting with her and my mom's sister and her family. All of us kids ( except my youngest brother) play the piano, so we brought some music to play for the residents at the nursing home. While we were there, one of the residents came into the main room with her violin and stared to play some Christmas carols. It was so pretty! I went up to her and complimented her on her violin playing and told her that I play the piano. She asked if I would play some Christmas carols and she follow along on the violin. So I got out a piano book of some easy-to-play Christmas carols and we played a few together. It was so neat to play with her! The Lord truly blessed me that day.

Please pray for my sister, Bethany. She is going to get her wisdom teeth out on the 30th. If you would leave a comment on her blog, she would really appreciate it! Her blog is Polished Cornerstone. There is a link to it on my list of links.

Have a great weekend!


Monday, December 22, 2008

December Birthdays and more

I just want to say Happy Birthday to my dear mom and my younger brother, Caleb.

Happy Birthday, Mom. I am so glad that God has blessed me with the best mom in the world! You are so selfless, hardworking, and loving. All the things you do and the things you give up for your children's sake inspires me. I hope that I can be as good of a mom to my kids as you are to all of us. I pray that God will continue to streangthen you and to bless you with the desire of your heart. I love you!

Happy Birthday Caleb! I am glad that God has blessed our family with such a fun-loving, sensitive brother. You always know how to make us laugh. I pray that God blesses you and continues to make you strong in Him. I love you!

Can anyone believe that Christmas is just 3 days away?! Time is just flying by! We baked some Christmas goodies last week. We made sugar cookies, peanut clusters, toffee, chocolate covered pretzels, and I made my very first cake from scratch! It was an Orange Marmalade cake, and it was pretty good!
Everyone have a very, Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I am still here!

I'm sure lots of my readers are probably wondering if I have fallen off the face of the earth. :) Lo and behold, I am still here! Lots has been going on in our family lately. We just moved to a new town and are still trying to find our way around!

We had a very nice Thanksgiving and are looking forward to Christmas. In our family devotions the other night, we were reading about Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was just a teenager whne the angel of the Lord came to her telling her she would bear the Son of God, but the way she responded is just incredible to me. She must have been wise beyond her years to say " Let it happen as you say." Back in her time, she could have been stoned to death over this! Yet she surrendered herself to God's will and treasured all these things. I just think that she can be such an example to us of submitting to God's will.

Have a great week!

P.S. Caleb dressed Samuel up the other day and we had to get some pictures! We called him "Little Elf Boy." Isn't he adorable?!