Monday, December 13, 2010

~It's Christmas Time~

Well, it officially feels like Christmas now! The tree is up, house decorated, my balsam fir candle is burning, it's snowing outside, there are Christmas presents to wrap, and cookies and candy are baked! The only thing that is missing is our extended families:( We live so far away from everyone, so that makes this time of year a little tough. I'm glad I still have my boys. I know what time I do have is short though as they are growing up way too fast!! I hope that we all live close when they have their own families (I know wishful thinking at its best, but a girl can dream, can't she:). In the meantime, I pray that God will continue to keep me cognitive of what I do have and not what I do not have (sometimes my weakness, I'll admit). It's times like these that I reflect over times that have passed; laughing, crying, and remembering. Everyday is a new day, and with every day comes new memories, some good and some bad, but thankfully God loves me and will see me through each of those days. His love for his creation is immeasurable!

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Winter Blizzard!

The snow has come earlier this year than expected. The boys (and Ken) received their first snow day of the school year today. Sadly, they only get 3 days per year now, and we are only in the beginning of the winter season. The worst of the snow is typically between January-March time frame. We have made the most of it though: shopping, baking, hot cocoa, and wrapping Christmas presents:) I love this time of year! I'm reminded of God's many blessings in my life. I'm also reminded of those who are away from their families this season as they are fighting for our freedom. It's so easy to forget in our day to day lives, but these men and women have and continue to sacrifice in many ways. I'm glad we have the freedom to celebrate Christmas and share God's love with others. What a blessing!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Seth's Christmas Program at school!

This year Seth had the opportunity to be in the school Christmas program. He had a great time assisting in various capacities to help the music director prepare for the big day! Seth has always loved an audience and it doesn't matter if he is on stage or on the field, the excitement is all the same. We enjoyed watching him utilize his gifts of singing and entertainment. Seth, we are so proud of your hard work and commitment!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Jacob's new car!

Jacob bought his first car this week! Yeah!! We are so proud of how he saved for this moment. We traded our van in to help him with the down payment. It was hard to get rid of the van (well, hard for me anyways) as it's been with the family since Seth was born. It was a 1996 Dodge Caravan with 125,000 miles on it, an air conditioner that didn't work, a horn that didn't work, and who knows what else, but it was my baby:) Oh well, we were glad to help him and it will be good for him to get used to having some bills. I have my car back now! Jacob had been driving my car before he got his own (basically for the last year) and I've been driving the van that nobody else wants to drive. Jacob did good at shopping around not taking the first thing that came along. Ken helped him as well. His car only has around 14,000 miles on it so it should get him through college. Overall, I think he did a great job!!

2007 Pontiac G5


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