Tuesday, December 15, 2009

#8 WON :-)

And we are happy with that! It was one of our top picks!! Thanks to everyone who left a comment or said something in church! I really loved to hear your opinions! I hope you are all having a very Merry week before Christmas:-).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Photos

I took a few Christmas photos of the kids this past week. Well, actually I took a LOT but only a few turned out to be anything I would consider. I love certain elements of each of these but can not decide on one in particular to use for our Christmas cards. I need help... so, I am asking you guys to make the decision... if you read this blog you are entitled ,no, obligated to give an opinion! So, let me know which one you like best:-)...

By the way, it was about 27 degrees outside this particular day! They did fabulously, though we did have to take a few breaks to thaw out:-).

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Popcorn Strings

Our kids LOVE to do crafty things... I believe they must have acquired this gift from their Mimi or their father since I have not a crafty bone in my entire being:-).  Perhaps I am exaggerating a bit :-). Still, I find it amazing that they love to make things the way that they do... they LOVE it!

So, to decorate the tree they way they like to (with homemade crafty things, remember?) we make popcorn strings. It is a TON of fun... and usually a bit messy as well:-). These two things tend to make the perfect combination for a really nice craft!






FUN TIMES!! ... Next time we'll need to remember to put them a little higher on the tree so that Judah doesn't eat them when he wakes up from his nap :-).

~Next up are the photos of the snow flakes they cut out of paper and hung in the windows... I know, crafty right? See I told you:-).

Friday, November 13, 2009

Trick or Treat

We never use to take our kids out for Halloween, we always went to a fall festival at church. But since moved into to this neighborhood we have taken them out every year. This neighborhood is filled with elderly folks who love to see little kids dressed up, begging for candy. What a great time to chat with our neighbors! This year we had friends that went along with us, it was freezing but we had a blast!













Friday, November 6, 2009

Judah's Fall: Part 2!

Oh dear, I never ever thought I would have to write a part two to THIS story! Yet here I am:-).
Well, I noticed that the wound on his face was not closing, nor did it ever stop leaking... I won't go into details. It was STILL hard!Oh yes, and there was also a piece of STICK emerging from his cheek:-(. That is not ever a good sign.
So, I took him in to see the surgeon that took out the last bit and he was not happy. I mean he was happy to see us, just not under those circumstances. He looked Judah over and agreed that his cheek appeared to have some form of debris still in it... then we started talking a second surgery. I was prepared that day. The Lord had prepared me that morning and prompted me to pack a few things "just in case". He had let me in on it this time:-).
James was still at work and amazingly this was the first day in the in the whole pay week that he had received ANY sort of work(he works on commission, so when the work comes he had better be there to do it or no check:-). So, I told James to stay at work... we need to eat:-). The Lord provided that day, in more ways than one!
Once again, He showed Himself faithful to provide for our EVERY need. We are so thankful!

When the doctor came in to talk to me after the surgery, he brought with him this lovely stick! I could not believe that it had been in Judah's poor chubby cheek this whole time! And now he will have a permanent dimple to remind us of this incident and of God's provision through it :-). I love dimples...

This stick is MUCH bigger than it looks here! Come over and I will show you:-).

*These photos are unedited! So, sorry if they are blurry and dark... I have had NO time!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009