Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Fun

This is my family on Christmas Eve playing a silly game where we had to guess what word was written on a piece of paper that we had on our forehead by being given clues from the other people in the room.We had lots of fun!  Ruby was looking around at all of us like we had lost our minds.So funny!

My Husband

My youngest son

My son's and beautiful daughter-in-law

My sweet Mother-in-law

Me and my son's Grady and Aaron

Ruby wondering what in the world was going on :-)

Our tree Christmas Morning

On Christmas day my two youngest daughter's ,ages 7 and 9,received a set of play pots and pans,the girls were sitting in the living room floor playing like they were cooking.Ruby crawled over grabbed one of the pans and a ladle and started playing,too! She was stirring the pot with the ladle and then tasting the ladle with her tongue!I was so thrilled to see her play cooking with her sister's!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ruby's first Braid

Lunar Eclipse 2010

My two oldest daughters spent the early morning hours sitting on the trampoline in our backyard and watching the lunar eclipse.This was the first total lunar eclipse to happen on the Northern Winter Solstice since 1638.

Psalm 136:9
 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. 3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Genesis 1:16

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Psalm8:3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Peace Out :-)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

My daughter Meagan took pictures of us putting up our Christmas tree.My son Grady made the pictures into a video.

Friday, December 17, 2010

God's Provision

My husband had a little self -owned business that he had to close a couple of months ago,we have missed that extra income and have been having a hard time making it.We have been able to keep up with our major expense needs but have had to stop going on our big once a month shopping trips for food and my big pantry that my husband made me had been pretty empty.I mentioned to a dear friend, that I have been friends with since 4th grade,about missing my food shopping trips and being a little scared sometimes when it was close to pay day and I didn't have much to feed my children.I was just sharing my worries with her not expecting her to be able to do anything to help me,she and I have done that for each other many times over the years.

My friend went to some other ladies that she is in a vegetable co-op with and whom I had recently made friends with in a pottery class, (that I was unable to afford anymore), they started pooling a few dollars together every week so that they could bring me a vegetable and fruit box too.They were even sharing some of the staples out of their own pantry with me.What a blessing!

Then a couple of weeks ago one of the ladies came to my house and brought me a check saying that her husband's business was doing very well right now and he wanted to help us out!Then one of the other women contacted me on Facebook and said her and her husband wanted to help buy some Christmas presents for my children!She also showed up at my house one day and brought me a turkey and then on another day she brought me groceries that her husband's grandmother had gone shopping for to give me because they  told her about my family! I was so excited and thankful for all the groceries and the grandmother bought exactly what my children like,even the same brands and kind of cereal they like,it was like I had gone to the grocery store and picked everything myself!

Five people have given us clothes this month.Some hand-me-downs and some with tags still on them.What I couldn't use I shared with my best friend who was able to use some and then pass some on to her mother,who now has a pretty new pants suit to wear for her family Christmas party.

On Sunday I used up the last of my perfume and then on Monday in a bag of some of the clothes that were dropped of at my house were two big bottles of beautiful smelling perfume!

Today my son will be home from college for Christmas break and was able to fly home because my husband's Uncle bought tickets so my son wouldn't have to travel home on a bus.

At the end of the month of August when my husband was getting ready to drive my son to college the deacon's at the church we attend voted to give us money so that I could go with my husband and son on the trip, so I could help with getting him settled in and be able to see in person the college grounds.The day after our pastor gave us the check so that I could go on the trip I posted on my Facebook,"Sometimes God reaches down His hand to give us gifts through other people in our lives." That is how I feel about this whole month when so many people out of the goodness of their hearts have given us many gifts.

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.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Muncks Quiver: Christmas Giveaway!

Over at The Muncks Quiver they are having a giveaway: The Muncks Quiver: Christmas Giveaway! The Munck girls are so talented.I would love to win any one of these beautful handcrafted items.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CSN Winner

I chose a winner by using for my CSN Giveaway .The winner is my fifth commenter Meeyeehere. Congratulations!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

CSN Giveaway

I'm excited to have another  Giveaway from the CSN stores.I will be picking a winner to receive a $45 gift certificate to the CSN stores.I recently received an item from one of their stores and they have super fast shipping!( I will be reviewing that item later here on my blog.)

To enter the giveaway go and take a look at the TV STAND store and then come back and leave a comment. CSN has over 200 stores to shop from. I LOVE their Kitchen store.

I will be choosing a winner on  Wednesday,December 15 . Make sure to leave me your e-mail addy so I can contact you if you're the winner.This Giveaway is open to U.S and Canada.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ipod Touch Giveaway

Ipod Touch Giveaway at " A Perfect Lily" to help raise money for the adoption of Olga.Please,help keep Olga out of a mental institution.
Follow the link below to the Giveaway:

A Perfect Lily: The Most Important Post I Have Ever Written

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The  young couple that will be adopting little Marlena have started a blog called The Reynold's Wrap
They will also be adopting another little sweetie named John Mark.Wont you go by and take a look and leave some words of encouragement?

Last night, quite by accident ,I stumbled upon a movie on Netflix called,"Who are the Debolts," about a couple who have a large family with biological children and some adopted children.All of the adopted children have disabilities.The movie was made back in the 70's so all of the children are grown now.
I am so touched by people who adopt children with special needs.I have always wanted to adopt a little girl from China because of all the girls there that need homes, but I honestly have to say I never thought about adopting a special needs child until Ruby was born and brought such joy and blessing to our family.Here's a link about the Debolts .