Tuesday, December 25, 2012



When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:10-11

May your Christmas be filled with the awe of the star, the joy of the presence of the king and the wonder of a child!

Blessings to you and your Family

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Stitchy Post

I've actually accomplished some stitching the last couple of months. For my record keeping, I thought I'd go ahead and record them here.

First, Tree's afghan which I never showed off. It was finished before his dedication earlier this year.


I stitched 4 Christmas ornaments for teachers that I forgot to take pictures of...DOH!

But here are the ornaments I made for the kids. The backs are labeled with their names and the city and year. A nutcracker for Tree to represent Germany, a purple fairy for Jewel because that was the role she danced in Cinderella and an angel with a guitar for Flower because she began learning the guitar this year and was an angel in the church play (Jewel was also an angel).

And finished this week, Life Lessons by LizzieKate.

Heard in Our House

Overheard in our house:

Unnamed Child singing: "Don we now our gray apparel..."
Me:  "Gay not Gray"
Child:  "Oh, I wondered why they wanted to wear boring clothes at Christmas."

Child:  "Good Tidings we bring to you and your king..."
Me:  "Kin (that is family) not king"
Child:  "That makes more sense, we don't all have a king."

May you and your kin(g) have a lovey holiday...and may your days never be gray.

xmas market

Saturday, December 01, 2012

December Goals


My November goals were:

1. Stay on track with Daniel study that I finally started last week! yes
2. Actively seek a friendship that could grow into prayer/study partner. working on it
3. Write every week day. Post on blog at least 2 times per week. didn't happen with all three kids having chicken pox during the month
4. Finish ABCs of Life cross stitch. almost
5. Stitch 2 Bride's ornaments. nope, but I did stitch 4 Xmas ornaments so I'm okay with this
6. Update Christmas card list, write letter and get cards ready to send. yes
7. Celebrate Tree's first birthday! yes
8. Christmas shop for the girls whilst they are still in school ;) 75% complete--hard to do when they are home from school sick!

December Goals:
1.  Stay on track with Daniel study
2.  Continue to actively seek a friendship that could grow into prayer/study partner.
3.  Write every week.  Post on blog at least 4 times during December.
4.  Finish ABCs of Life cross stitch.
5.  Stitch 3 Xmas ornaments.
6.  Celebrate Xmas and not lose focus of the season!

A Tree Turns One

Just yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital:

This week, you celebrated your first birthday!

How can that be?  You need to promise to stop growing up so fast.  Okay?

Happy Birthday Little Tree!

But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever.
For what you have done I will always praise you
in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name,
for your name is good.
Psalm 52:8-9