Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Matthew 1:21

 Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, 
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour...
Luke 1:47

God is so good to have sent us a Savior to save us from our sins! 

"O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
Christ, the Lord!"

Sunday, December 4, 2011


"...Adam's likeness now efface,
     Stamp Thine image in its place..."
A favorite line from a favorite Christmas carol.

What's Up?

Ok, I know I haven't been a very good blogger lately...  Here's some of the 'patchwork pieces' of our life from the last few weeks!

*I've been gathering pecans (one of my favorite nuts) from the ground around pecan trees in town.  The pecans from the trees on public property are available free to the public! (photo credit)

*We enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving Day with church family and other friends on the church grounds--good food, target practice outdoors and Dutch Blitz indoors.  Even though Josh had to work (be on call), he was working out of an EMS station nearby and got to join us for a good bit of the afternoon.  Yes!

I saw the ideas for a this Thanksgiving veggie tray and dip bowl on Pinterest!

*We celebrated both Josh's and our oldest son's birthdays in November!  This is my first year doing a 'theme' for birthdays.  I did an ocean theme for Josh and a cowboy/western theme for our brand new 3 year-old.  It's so fun to try to be creative with the decor and food with using what I already have.


 *We've been knocking out the last of hubby's school projects for this semester...almost done!  He has just the spring semester and then two summer classes left! Yes, that's a little more than we had thought.  We were going through the credit hours and classes he still needs in order to graduate when we discovered he needs two more classes than originally thought.  Thankfully he can take those over the summer.

*We got our Christmas tree December 1st. Also, the Christmas CDs came out in earnest. 'Tis the season!

*We had the opportunity to help our church pass out this gospel tract at our local Christmas craft fair.

*We have a busy week ahead of us--Josh is doing several days of training for his job, and I have things like Christmas decorating, preparing for our youngest son's first birthday, writing our annual Christmas letter, and also doing two, possibly three, big projects on my to-do list.  We'll see what actually gets done!