Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Banner Day

Payola.  A redemption story.  

Praise be to God. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Too Loved

Christmas was a bit emotional for me.

To start, two very sweet Santas (who happen to bare a striking resemblance to Josiah & Lorinda!) lost their every loving minds and shocked (!!) us with this treat hidden way behind our Christmas tree.  Still at a loss for a proper way to thank them.

The day continued (in a haze of giddiness over the new camera!) with lots and lots of family!  And my only complaint is it was way too short of a day.  We are so blessed to have friends for family, time spent with them is truly precious.  

More than ever I was overwhelmed with the thought and love behind each gift received.  Handmade ornaments of yours truly by our nieces (complete with a "Dude" hat and a feather headband), perfect shakers found by Susannah, a much wanted snow globe (magical!), my great-great grandmother's opal ring passed down to me, and a sweet little necklace with the word of the day, JOY!

We are too loved. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

O Holy Night

Have always loved the hymn, "O Holy Night," but heard the lyrics afresh tonight. (Is afresh a word?)

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night our dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
'Til He appear'd and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees! O hear the angels' voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manager;
In all our trials born to be our friend.

He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall His break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise us,
Let all within us praise His holy name.

Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

The miraculous Christmas story is worth celebrating!

Holiday Bliss

Bits & pieces of a very merry evening.  Our Moses Lake pals arrived last night.  Too fun!  
Avonlea's "gorgeous sparkly shoes," her adoration for that sweet baby Jesus and Wyatt's 
knack for hilarious poses.  

Christmas break is here indeed! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I've lot this darn thing twice now.  Not just misplaced, but lost.  For months at a time.  I found it this morning, on Dustin's nightstand, same place I found it last time.  You'd think I'd wise up.  Or consider cleaning his nightstand every few months or so. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011