We had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family and yummy food. We always do Thanksgiving with Kev's family around lunch and my family around dinner. We spaced it out a little more this year and we all got a good nap, and were ready for round 2. I always think of how blessed we are that we have the problem of getting to eat so much good food in one day. What some might give to walk a day in my shoes.
Kev has had 5 days off and it has been wonderful. It seems like we are constantly in a go-go-go pace that we rarely have much down time. We actually sat on our couches for a little bit and watched some TV. I enjoy and appreciate his time at home more and more as the years go by.
I shopped the crazy Black Friday sales at a time my of day that I only meet once a year, 4:15am. My alarm was set to for 3:00am to be ready to meet my mom at 3:45. Kev said he told me to get up, but obviously I didn't hear him because my mom called my cell phone at 3:45 and woke me up! I did manage to get a few really good deals...but it is more of a tradition than anything. It is part of our Thanksgiving and I look forward to it every year.
Friday night and Saturday we spent decorating our house for Christmas. I love decorating for Christmas!!! I remember as a little girl, I always wanted to grow-up, live in a log cabin in the mountains and decorate my whole house for Christmas! I do love the decorating but goodness gracious it is a lot of work and makes such a mess in the process. I do love the outcome though!
Hopefully I can get back to blogging and life can take a slower pace through December...at least I am hoping so!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I clearly remember my first Sunday back at church after having our Samuel and lying his precious little body deep down into the earth. I had empty hands, empty arms, and an empty heart. I couldn't even sing the songs with my mouth, but as I stood in the back of the church, with tears streaming down my face, I knew that my Saviour was honored with the song of my heart. I had nothing to bring other than the fact that I was completely in need and relying of Christ. That is what a sacrifice of praise really is, praising God despite the circumstances that are surrounding you. This kind of praise not only strengthens your own faith, but honors God and blesses others.
I think what churches need more of...rather than happy, smiling faces are genuine honest people who share in and walk together through the rough spots in life.
I love the way this song by Amy Grant says it...."Better than a Hallelujah Sometimes."
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
For the past few years my mom and dad have taken their local grand kids to the fair. This year my dad couldn't go due to having to conduct three funerals in one week (one of the hard parts of being a pastor) and so my sister and I tagged along. The traffic was crazy! It took us two hours to get there, which it normally only takes about 30 minutes. Thankfully, I had our tiny potty in the car because Ella would have never made it! We had a fun time and made some great memories. Thanks Mimi and Papa for being so sweet!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
|Jessie from Toy Story|
|Eliza the cow!|
|Our tradition of making homemade doughnuts |
and carving pumpkins! I think she liked it!
|Daddy the master pumpkin carver!|
|CBC Fall festival|
|Trunk or Treating|