Isaiah 40: 11

"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to
his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Preparations

Heritage Program


Cousin Julian got to come!
The Nutcracker with the gals that were home. This was Mom and my first time ever.
Our attempt at a group shot.

Saturday Morning Christmas Program Practice

Dawson and Lewin offspring filling up the entire dining room!
Slumber party with James under the tree. Eli reading Curious George.
Wonder what else we'll fit in before the 25th???

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Keeper

This one makes me happy!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Thespian

Eli, otherwise known as Dead-Eye Dan was able to be part of a class play last week. It was called "Miss Louisa and the Outlaws" and was tons of fun. He did a grand job!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Because October is a fun time for parties.....

and Joey is rather photogenic too.
We threw another birthday bash!
Happy Birthday big six year old.



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall

October 2010 will be forever etched in my mind as a time when God most clearly(in my life) provided. He has taught so very much through some very trying circumstances. We are most grateful to be reunited as a family after 4 VERY LONG months of separation.
His hand is evident ever strong and faithful.
May the Lord bless those of you who have been faithful in prayer on our behalf. Thank you.

I have never been a huge fan of the change of seasons. I am most certainly a summer girl. I was especially reluctant to move on to the rainy autumn because of the pathetic summer we had had.
I wanted though to pass on a little sermon illustration that Pastor Fisher gave a few Sunday's back that has helped me immensely. He spoke of the grey and rainy skies, how sad and depressing they can be. Yet, he reminded us that above the darkness the sun is still shining, doing it's job as it does every day even though we cannot see it at all. What a lovely picture of Christ, don't you think? That even when life is overwhelmingly dark and we struggle to feel His presence He is there shining just as brightly as He always has. Now when I look at the menacing clouds I can say it is o.k. because I know that somewhere beyond them the sun is still shining just as bright as it does in the summer time.

Well... I believe that is enough wordage! How 'bout a few picture updates too.
Saturday we had a Narnia party @ church.
Joey was at a birthday party and Ezekiel was not too interested in dressing up. Every time I asked him if he wanted to be something he would answer with, "No, I don't want to be that, I'm Zeke." So Zeke went as well...Zeke.
Gideon was King Peter, Naomi was a horse, Moriah was Queen Lucy and Eli as I am sure you are wondering is the Minotaur.
I especially like this picture because Naomi is waving. Too cute.

Monday brought us a birthday boy. We brought him a few treats in his classroom.
Mrs. Miller read us a fun poem.
Just a little happiness!
We blew out some candles at home too.

A fun gift from Opa and Oma. Thanks you two.
Happy 6th birthday Joseph Sidney. We sure do love you!