Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Update in Black & White

Mr. Winter is here, so we are keeping busy inside more.

Making cities out of the family room.

reading books...a lot...

someone got play-doe for Christmas, I hate the stuff but she'll be there for hours if I let her. By the time I had them clean up they had a city built here also!

This week we are taking a vacation from formal schooling and doing a family project. The kids are instructed to plan our vacation for next year. We have our destination, they have to plan how we are getting there and back and what activities we will see on our travels. She really is happy;) I just caught her by surprise.

Picture taken today with Bruiser(in front)Daisy(in back) and Garfield the cat(Jocelyn is holding). I know it is hard to see with the b/w picture. Jaelyn isn't crying she is trying not to laugh.

Jacob getting Jordan with a snow ball that fell apart.

The goats haven't had much attention the last few weeks, so I spent some time with them today. Their fur is so thick and soft. At first they didn't want anything to do with me...then the chewing began and the pulling on my draw string and then the jumping...so much for being shy.

Tired of Black & White? here is the china set my hubby bought me for Christmas. I love it!!!

up close to see the pattern.

The last few weeks I have been working my way through this quilt.

I can't believe how easy it is using a Jelly Roll. Although I haven't finished yet, so there are bound to be some mistakes. Either way I am enjoying myself!
We are loving our winter so far, I know a lot of people don't like winter but I love the time we spend indoors on crafts and all. My attitude might change by March, April, or May if we are still getting snow...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas

Merry CHRISTmas from our house to yours. He is the reason for the season!
Luke 4-21 (NIV)

4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
21On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Romans 13:8 (Amplified Bible)
8Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one's fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].

Luke 11:28 (Amplified Bible)
28But He said, Blessed (happy and [a]to be envied) rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey and practice it!

Genesis 3:16 (Amplified Bible)
16To the woman He said, I will greatly multiply your grief and your suffering in pregnancy and the pangs of childbearing; with spasms of distress you will bring forth children. Yet your desire and craving will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.

Luke 10:26-28 (Amplified Bible)
26Jesus said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it?
27And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
28And Jesus said to him, You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live [enjoy active, blessed, endless life in the kingdom of God].