Favorite "Meditation of My Heart"

Call unto me,

and I will answer thee,

and shew thee great and mighty things,

which thou knowest not. --Jeremiah 33:3 KJV

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

Whew!  What a December and what a Christmas!  It is good to know that no matter how busy, distracted, or stressed we get around the holidays that we all slow down and celebrate together.  Plus missing pecans for the candy, limited funds and unfinished projects cannot deminish the joy that we as Christians find in the real reason that we are celebrating.

We were blessed with sending out Christmas cards again this year and we even got to take our annual trip to Noel to mail the cards with a special stamps, despite our car troubles.  Then Corrine rang the bell for the Salvation Army and greatly enjoyed the 2 hours in the cold.  Our family took the bus and went to see the Christmas lights in Carthage.  Plus our church had the annual Christmas dinner which was a great opportunity to enjoy a good meal and good company. 

Since Grand-dad is taking medications by IV and is still recovering, we took our Christmas gifts and our bus full to their home this year.  Usually they come to our home and keep the chaos here so this was a brave decision to have us come to their home.  We opened gifts at their home Christmas Eve and then drove home thru Monett so we could all see the Chistmas lights.  Finally, Christmas morning the kids opened their stocking gifts and we enjoyed a huge ham with all the trimmings for lunch and dinner.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
~~Isaiah 9:6 NIV

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Twins are 4!

Today we celebrated our last birthdays of 2012!  The twins turned 4 today and proved they understood "Birthday Privileges" all day long.  They both woke up asking for their presents and cake.  I was SO GLAD that today was a school day because they were ready to celebrate with or without Daddy and all their siblings.  However, somehow they managed to make it to about 30 minutes before dinner time, and we (tired parents) caved and let them have cake and presents before eating dinner.  All I can say in retrospect is, "Wow! They ate a lot of cake and dinner has a lot of leftovers!"

One of their gifts were cardboard building blocks and Mark first thought each of his 120 blocks was individual gift boxes!  Boy was he impressed!  However, once David and Luke showed him that he could build walls and knock them down over and over again AND I assured him that the boxes were empty...well, he was fine with that.  I must say that I never expected one of the boys to think those building blocks were gift boxes!