Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas- Round 3

Christmas Dinner at the Parents house...

Becky and Emelyn
 Memaw and Joanna
 Doug, Carrie, Thomas, and Josiah


 Walker opening his new gun!
 Wyatt opening his new gun!
 Josiah opening his new Kindle Fire!
 Yep, you read that right. My almost four year old has a tablet and he couldn't be happier.
^^^ Masyn opening his new gun.

 Trying to get a picture of all the kids together.

We had a nice get together. Mom had a huge spread of food as always. Dad fried up some yummy turkey. *Someone* let the marshmellows on the sweet potato casserole catch fire. I made a green bean casserole and most of us tried it for the first time ever! I loved it, probably because I really like those fried onion things! :)

We opened gifts, cleaned up the mess and then enjoyed some pink cheesecake. The store was sold out of white candy melts so I was stuck buying red. Good news is it didn't change the taste! It just looked like a dark pink color. I think I will try using the light cocoa candy melts next time and have a chocolate cheesecake. :)

Luke 2:40 
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Morn- Round 2

I got my Android lovin' hubby a shirt that he will be proud to wear. :)
 The kids had a couple extra toys to open since they missed the family Christmas party due to sickness over the weekend.

 Happy for her big girl cups.
 Jman and Power Blaster Buzz
 Vera Bradley = LOVE!

 The boys also oped a couple Wii games! Toy Story for the little one and Lego Indiana Jones for the big guy.
We had such a nice relaxing morning just playing with the kids. It was so nice not to have to rush this year. We didn't have to be anywhere until late afternoon so we had a jammie day and just enjoyed having family time. It was SO nice!

Luke 2:13-14
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Morn!

Here is Round 1 of Christmas pictures. :)
Waking the kids us up!
The boys bounced out of bed ready to go. Us girls... we could have slept a bit longer. :)
 Josiah and his candy plate
 Joanna and her candy plate
 Michael even made me a candy plate!!!!!
Ferrero Rocher and Lindt White Chocolate Truffles. 
Merry Christmas to ME!
 Christmas Morning Breakfast-
 a doughnut snowman and hot chocolate!
  Joanna enjoying her breakfast
 Joanna and her stocking
 Josiah and his stocking

Luke 2:8-11
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Monday, December 24, 2012

'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve!

Luke 1: 30-33
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gratituesday: Oh, Blessed Table Food!

When Josiah was a little guy he was an extremely picky eater when it came to texture. He liked most foods (except bananas, the crazy kid) but if it was not COMPLETELY pureed he would gag and throw up. I mean if it had the teeniest tiniest little lump of food... gag, cough, throw up. 
He ate stage 2 baby food for the LONGEST time. I mean up until he was a year old. I tried making baby food but he would find the tiny spec of food and gag and I really hated the after effects of him gagging. So I eventually gave up and just bought jars of food.

Fast forward to Joanna. I remember the first time giving her food I was just praying she wouldn't be like Jman. The Lord is so gracious because Lady J is the easiest baby to feed! She is doing great with texture and has no problem with the lumps.
This is HUGE for us! I have been able to make baby food and the coolest thing is to mash up our food as we are eating and feed it to her. Tonight she got her first taste of broccoli casserole. She loved it!

Michael and I keep saying that it is so weird to be able to give her our food. Michael said "We're kinda like normal people." I wouldn't go THAT far, but it is nice to not have to constantly be on guard for little lumps of food.

I Corinthians 10:31 
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Our Little Look Alikes

Joanna moved into her big girl car seat last month. After I washed all the padding, Michael put it back together and then put Joanna inside it to adjust the straps to fit her.

I immediately had a flash back of doing the same thing with Josiah. 

Joanna- Nov 2012- 7 months old                                                   
Josiah- July 2009- 6 months old

They look so much alike! Minus Josiah having more hair than Joanna. :)

Psalm 77:11-12

I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Beautiful Miracle

Yesterday I got to watch the most beautiful thing happen! It still brings tears to my eyes remembering that I got to experience such a miracle take place. My dear friend Becky allowed me to witness little Corbett Eli enter the world.
 It was beautiful.
 My heart is so full of thoughts that I can't sort them out to make sense. I will be forever grateful to Becky for allowing me to share such a beautiful moment of time with her.
 Congratulations to my dear friend and her family!

 I love this picture of Becky and Eli.

 I am one blessed "Auntie"!
 Also, a big thanks goes to my mom for keeping my kiddos while I was at the hospital! :)
And do you see the head of hair this boy has?! He has more than Joanna! :(

James 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.