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Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
And for you knitterly peeps....Yes, I did knit Nichola's white shrug. It is the Matinee Shrug from Two Old Bags. I used a lighter worsted than called for and Size 7 needles. This gave me the right size for my 9 year old. Of course in these pictures she has it on crooked. The left sleeve is not longer than the right...I promise.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Then I would have pulled out this matching gift box:
Then finally I would get to open the ring box:
Then of course I would wear the ring and show it off to every one who paused to listen to my repeated imitation of a television commercial:
HE WENT TO JARED!
Now that I have shared with you my obsession for attractively wrapped packages, I will let you ponder on the good taste that my husband has. Even though I was shopping with him, the purchase was ultimately his choice. I was merely a mannequin to try on the rings.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
And here is Nichola posing next to her finished board.
The school brought in judges from outside the school district including one gentleman from a national committe of science fairs. I didn't even know that they had such a thing. In a school with just a few students over 400, there were 262 submissions for the science fair. So the school supplied the display boards and asked that everyone put the required info on them for display in the gym.
Caitlin did a project just for fun. Her teacher asked for her to do one, but Caitlin had already decided she wanted to do one.
But guess what. The one who did it all just for fun....
Dave and I are so proud of all three of the kids and all their hard work.
Monday, February 23, 2009
"Noah couldn't have been used by God if he had not obeyed what God told him to do."
After all we have been through spiritually, emotionally, financially, and physically in the past six months it is such a joy to watch my husband in the pulpit. The anointing that God has placed on his life in so much more apparent to me than it had been for months. I know he has recently said similar things about me, but I see it more in observing him obeying what God told him to do. For the first time in 3 years I am able to sit in the sanctuary and listen to his sermons week after week. As he began his sermon with such a simple statement about Noah's obedience to God I was struck with how much it applies to us. It has been difficult to stay in place and wait for God's timing. We have been broken in such a way that now we see God moving in our church and community the way we have been praying for it to happen. The day to day struggle of rebuilding the congregation are stressful, but the miracles and testimonies are worth it all.
I tried to discreetly take a short video clip of Dave's sermon yesterday, specifically so his parents could see. I realized after I loaded it to the computer that I am unable to rotate the frame like I can with photos from the same camera. I'm going to post it below, but be forewarned it is sideways. I'll try to make sure I don't turn the camera from now on...but he's sooooo TALL!
Oh and by the way his sermon was on the dove (the title of this post).
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Life has been so crazy for the last few months that I have not done much of anything. We have been on autopilot. But now I'm back and feeling stronger than ever. Family, I will try to do much better at updating with pics and videos. Friends, perhap you will see sides of me you never knew were there. Anyone else who stumbles upon this blog, I hope you find something that brightens your day.
My goal will be to post at least once a week, but there may be more. Keep checking back.