The Lord bless and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you. The Lord be gracious unto you, and give you peace.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Luke's 15th Birthday

Mark's First Day Of School

He is happy to be in the action.
This is after a few flashes:)
The Kindergarten Class was excited to see him!
Here's a few pictures of Mark's first day of school. He heard me say I was gonna take pictures of him & he started to smile. Smart baby:)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Is Your Ship Adrift?


Making Almond Roca 
We made about 6 batches
Almost Ready 
My helpers

Every batch was different, but good.
Grandpa & David fixing the flooding in the back yard.

David loves to help! 
This is what Matt does when he wants to get my attention.
He wears these shoes more than me:)
Luke's homemade pickles 

Our lively Thanksgiving Dinner 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Open House

Well, it took me a few days getting these up on Youtube but I finally did it. I'm in the process of putting together a slideshow also of getting ready for the Open House & the night of, so check back in a few days for one more video of this night. The theme for the Open House overall was obedience and the children really enjoy preparing for these nights!

It's good to know that they are saved by grace, through faith & that not of themselves: it is a gift of God. It could be easy to worry or strive, but really we don't know & it's God doing the work, not us.

Monday, November 21, 2011

One of Many Crafts Completed!

I started this hook-latch at least 2 years ago & I finally finished. I don't like having too many projects incomplete at one time but whenever I go to the fabric store I always come home with a new craft to do. I've been avoiding those stores for awhile now & only have 2 things left I can think of to finish. One is a complex paint-by-number & the other is a baby blanket I'm crocheting. If I ever finish them I may post pictures of them as well.

Isabella Dancing & David Doing A Speech

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mark's Baptism

Grampa baptizing Mark!
Dad, Christal, Mark, Jesse, Joel & Letha (sponsors)
Jesse, Christal & Mark

"To appreciate and use Baptism aright, we must draw strength and comfort from it when our sins or conscience oppress us, and we must retort, 'But I am baptized!' No greater jewel, therefore, can adorn our body and soul than baptism which no other kind of life and no work on earth can acquire."

This quote from Martin Luther seems to mean more and more to me these days. The devil is always right with his accusations & likes to remind us of things we would rather forget. If I go by how I feel, the devil would win and have me condemned, ashamed, guilty... in a second. I'm so glad we have real things to come back at him with & uncles and aunts who are faithful to remind us.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jim's 6th Birthday 11-11-11

Matt's crown for the party

Jesse II

Taylor & Me


Grama & Grampa


Getting ready

6 candles

He liked his prizes!


Luke & his sword

Jesse & Marian

Today was Jim's 6th birthday! He told us all in school that it was a costume party (kings & queens) & I told him I was gonna dress up but I didn't tell him as what. 
He was quite surprised! 

Jim has a soft heart towards his parents and is excited about building up the walls 
with his dad...

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart. 
Proverbs 29:17