Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas 13 (Part 2)

More pics from our Christmas day...

Tried posting a video, but not sure it's gonna work.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas 13 (Part 1)

We had a really great Christmas this year.  We spent the morning here at home as a family, then went to friends for lunch and fellowship.  We all had a wonderful day.

Abby already has a good bike:)

Listening to the Christmas story!

She was excited!!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

From our house to yours...

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Abby and Kyndal made some props and sat behind the stair wall and told Craig and I the Christmas story the other day :)

Our "Little" girls that we are very proud of and very thankful for :)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

He Is Able

This video will take about 10 minutes of your time, but it's awesome and worth it!

I am bad to want things/life/marriage/parenting to be easy too much.  I "know" that we grow the most in difficult times.  That's when we have to extend the grace and unconditional love to others, specifically here our spouses, that God always extends to us.  This is when we have the opportunity to really let Jesus shine in our lives through His power.  God is so So so good.  Help me Lord every moment of every day to become more like you and to love like you.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ginger Bread Train

Friday, we destroyed put together a ginger bread train.  When we went to the store, they were out of the houses, so we got 1 of the 3 trains left.  Putting those suckers together is a pain in the rear.  Every time I tried, they were falling apart.  Finally it stayed and we let it sit to dry.  Then they started decorating, and guess what... they fell apart again.  They still had fun decorating, so all was well.  We also did 2 rice krispie houses.

Ginger Bread Train making 2013:

This was our first day out of school for Christmas break until Jan 6th.  Yahoo:)

Flashback to Ginger Bread House making 2012:

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas lights

Thursday night we followed some friends to Chesterfield to look at a farm/house decorated with over a million lights.  It was a long drive, as a matter of fact, we were about 7 miles from Vermont.  We had a really great time and the lights were beautiful.  The girls had a blast.

Roll Tide

I think it looks a little more like Christmas time when the ground is covered with snow:)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Last weekend Recap

Ha, I'm a little late on the weekend recap, but I wanted to do it anyways.

Friday night Craig and I went to the movies and dinner while a sweet friend kept the girls, for our anniversary.  We had a really good time.  The girls had a great time.  We did a little shopping after picking them up!  It was a late night for them:)

They made a ginger bread man cake and cookies while there!

They also made reindeer candy canes!

Saturday, I had a Christmas party to go to and Craig and the girls went to a band show.  That night we had our churches staff/leadership Christmas party here.  We had a great time.  It started snowing about 2 pm Sat and snowed until Sun about 12.  We got a foot of snow, so Craig and the girls went out and played in it.

Sunday Morning!

Sunday afternoon, the big girls and I made cookies while Anna Claire took a nap.  O and she isn't a big fan of the snow again this year.  I got her dressed in all her gear Sunday morning, and she came back in in 5 minutes.:)

Later that afternoon, the girls went to friends while Craig and I went and worked out together.  We went back to friends and had some dinner and enjoyed some time of fellowship before heading home for bed.