Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012

We've had a great time this past week celebrating Jesus' birth with spending time with our families and we have one more special time coming up that I'll share later. :)
The girls before and after pics on Christmas morning.  It looks like a lot, but honestly our girlies are easy to please and like smaller stuff.  Except maybe for the boots that they needed! 
Christmas day we went to Nana's house.  Bella was too cute in her Christmas dress and bow!
And Miss Harper is precious!
Aunt Tracy is always so sweet and gives out plenty of gifts for everyone!
Nana got the girls some Snuggies they have always wanted and some bootie slippers!
Anna was sitting on Bella's bed with the tent on top of them.  It was too funny!
Harper was a little fussy and was about to throw some tears after I snapped this one. :o)
Nana and her grand-girls!
Tonight we met with Brian's dad's side of the family and had a great time.
Brian's dad is doing so well after his transplant surgery!  He has lost some weight, but he still looks great!
The group shot (minus a few)!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebrating Jesus that came so that we may live!

As I close I'm going to share Brian's Facebook status that he posted on Christmas morning.  It says all that needs to be said:

"Merry Christmas! I am thankful that like every year the girls woke us up this morning to open presents, but it hit me that the folks in Newtown, Conn. had a very different experience this morning. I am also thankful that my Dad is doing so well with his liver transplant, but there is a family that is missing a loved one this Christmas. I hope everyone will take the time to remember families who are grieving this Christmas. Most importantly I am thankful to the Christ of Christmas who has saved me and is better to me than I deserve. God bless you all this Christmas!"

Christmas Play 2012

The girls were part of our Christmas play at church this past week.  Holly was the main character and the mom of three little boys and she did a great job!
Anna read a beautiful poem before the play started.
Dad and Jan came to watch the girlies!  Nana, Amber, Bella, & Harper also were there, but they left before I could get a picture.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Our Christmas Card

After years of just buying cards and 4x6 photos separately to send out to family and friends, I finally got into the photo card thing!

Of course I couldn't just pick one picture to use! :o)
We want to wish you a very Merry CHRISTmas!!!

Isaiah 9:6
"For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Amanda's Graduation!

Last weekend the girls and I went to Amanda's college graduation.  She is from Virginia and has been coming to our church since she started at BC.  It is so hard to believe that she is now finished!
We are very proud of her!

Here are just a few pictures from years past. :)

Her first year at Berea she broke both of her wrists while playing tennis!  She stayed with us one weekend during that time and we had so much fun!  Except for the time when she fell asleep and jumped up and I thought she had re-broken both arms - that was a little scary, but she was ok! :)
Love her!

Amanda is such a wonderful young lady that has a heart for God and serving Him!  I am looking forward to seeing what all God has in store for this precious sister!

We love you bunches, Amanda!!!

Painting, Trees, and Super Special Visitors

I just realized that it had been one month since I last posted!  Yikes!

I better get to posting or I'm gonna get behind.  Story of my life sometimes. :)

We had a very blessed Thanksgiving with family and ate far too much.  I cooked, so I didn't get very many pictures.  Then we put our tree up the week after Thanksgiving, after the girls and I painted our kitchen!  It went from yucky cream/white to a wonderful sage green.  It only took us painting it three coats!  That was after I decided the first color I chose was too light. :)  But we love it!
We had promised Holly that we'd use colored lights on the CHRISTmas tree this year, so we did!  My Mama only used color lights on our tree while I was growing up and looking at our tree this year brings back some good memories. :)

We had some pretty special visitors from Atlanta the weekend after Thanksgiving.
I love this picture of Pa with Aidan.  One of my all time faves!
Vicki, Trent, and Aidan came up and we had the best time!!!  I just love this little family so very much!
Look at that precious face!  Is he not the cutest kid ever?!
He is Jenn Jenn's silly boy!  I miss him very much and I can't wait to see him again in a few weeks!!!

We went over to the airport to pick up Aunt Pat.  Sadly I never got a picture of her. :(

I'm doing another post about our sweet sister Amanda's college graduation that we attended last weekend.

We are all ready to celebrate CHRISTmas and the birth of our Savior!!!
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