Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to our family and friends. We just got back from spending a special Christmas Eve with Steve and Kris and friends John and Suzanne Mizer. We look forward to this evening every year, spending time with family and friends. Great food, laughter and stories and praying together giving thanks to the Lord as we celebrate the birth of His Son. While we were there we had our family photo taken. We send you all our love and wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Front Row: Randy, Charles, and Ethan Back Row: Becky and Scott

Snow Storm

Saturday we woke up to 4 inches of snow, well maybe 3 inches, but it was enough to cover the grass. We get so excited when it snows as it doesn't happen very often in Tennessee. It was a wet, heavy snow that caused many trees to fall and power outages. Our power flickered several times, but stayed on. Our phone line however was out for several days. Charles was up early building a snowman and rolling snowballs into the road. The big snowballs only made it as far as the ditch in front of our house.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

O Christmas Tree

This evening Charles and I went out back on our property to cut down our tree. It's becoming a family tradition. Charles got the chain saw ready and tied on the 4-wheeler and we were off. We stopped by our Holly tree and got some cuttings for our fireplace mantel. We found the perfect tree and as I'm posting this blog, it's in the house with lights on and ready to decorate with ornaments of years past. My nativity scene I made back in college is out and our mantel is decorated with stockings hung. Our little country home looks warm and inviting and filled with the scent of cedar.

Charles getting some cuttings from our Holly tree.

Look at the mountains...snow!

Charles cutting down our chosen Cedar.

Here I am with our Christmas tree this year.

Charles loading up the 4-wheeler

Packed and ready to go home. Thank you Charles for taking care of your mom:)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Awana Service Time

I love Awana, our children's program at our church (East Rogersville Baptist). It's so exciting seeing these kids grow in Christ and "hiding" God's word in their hearts. There's also lots of opportunity for these kids to serve the Lord and that's exactly what they've been doing. Recently our 3/4 grades each wrote a letter to a Recovering American Soldier at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Can you just imagine the blessing these soldiers will have when they open these letters! Our older girls in grades 5/6 made 'Missionary Bean Soup" in a jar for our Lottie Moon Auction. All money raised at our church auction went to missionaries throughout the world...to reach others with the gospel. Now that's some "Good News! "

Our 3/4 grade T&Ts (Truth and Training) holding up their letters.

Here is our 5/6 grade T&T girls holding their "Missionary Bean Soup"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ethan Is On The Road

Today, Ethan is an official driver. We had made the appointment for his drivers test at 4:30 and arrived plenty early. I could tell by the smile on his face when he got out of the car that he had passed. Congratulations Ethan!