Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More celebration!

Today is Garrett's 7th birthday. My little "after Christmas surprise", supposed to be born in Jan but came a few days early. I remember bringing him home from the hospital like it was yesterday. He was so sweet in his little blue Pooh snowsuit. After 4 girls in a row, it was fun to have some blue again. We came home on New Year's Eve, Dec 31, 2003. We actually drove 2 hours that afternoon to pick up my mom at the airport and then ate at the Cracker Barrel...Garrett tucked snugly into his little infant carseat. He has been a wonderful blessing to our family. Such a happy, sweet personality that God gave him. He has loved trains since he could recognize them and still does. He is enamored with the fact that his Daddy drives trains for a living (for a short time longer, since he is getting promoted to a new job soon)--don't tell Garrett! I can't believe he is 7 already. Since his birth he has lived in 5 different houses...hopefully this will be the last one for awhile! Garrett has a flexible, go with the flow personality that has made all the changes a breeze.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

More pictures..

We went over to Grandma's for Christmas lunch and had lots of fun, food, family & presents!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

We received our lovely Christmas snow today. Of course, we already had quite a bit on the ground, but the beautiful, fluffy flakes falling were perfect. Following our family tradition, the kids opened one gift this morning.
Please read this sermon from Redland Baptist Church in Maryland. I think it is a wonderful message about God's perfect gift to us:

The Gift of Jesus

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

December photos...

Our Awana Christmas Program was this past Wed. Each family from our church presents something and then the different Awana groups sing or (High School Group) do a skit. Our family read from Luke and the kids acted out the parts (dressed in authentic nativity clothes) and then played "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" on the kazoos. It was a fun time.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Not around much lately..

I have been under the weather and struggling. I will try to update on a more regular basis when I am feeling better. December is such a busy month and I am falling very far behind, but really am not too concerned about it at this point.

I am a WW2 nut and have been reading an excellent book( is this why I am falling so far behind, lol?) is heavy reading for me and I have been having trouble finding time, but am fitting in about 25 min of reading per has always been troubling to me that Nazi Germany marched in without a fight from anyone, this is a good read:
The Last Lion:Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone 1932-1940

We celebrated Carlina's 17th birthday on Dec. 4th. She is such a wonderful, Godly young lady, I am so blessed to call her my daughter. She collects owls and received some owl jewelry, a computer game, a calendar and some pjs. We had an ice cream cake from DQ.