In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"2011" Year End Review...

Eloise is loving all the hands on experiments in her K12 Physical Science curriculum.
In this experiment she was testing and producing gases.
When she placed the stick with a burnt tip in the jar with a yeast and peroxide mixture, the stick would ignite because of the gas produced.
I'm not quick enough with my camera to catch the flame.

The above is a picture of a Christmas arrangement that I made for a friends fire place mantle. I took the picture in my mother's new living room. They finally finished their house located across the street from me. I will have to post more about that later.

Here are some of our little bitty's singing at our Christmas Concert.

A couple of sweet ladies came over to bake cookies for our Ladies' dept. cookie swap.

Eloise working on the backdrop for our Gingerbread themed pictures.

The above pic was my favorite.

Above and below are a couple of families who attended the banquet.

At the banquet we had a gingerbread making contest.
The participants worked feverishly.

The frosting was flowing.....

....sprinkles were flying....

...in the end there was a new housing development in town.

There were so many cute designs,
 but originality reigns at the "Ho Ho Cabana" by Plain Old Kristi and her girls.
(I loved the gingerbread girl in the yellow bikini)

We also had a Best Santa's Beard contest.

When the time was up the ladies were allowed to view their work.

Sister Anna had too much fun.

From the looks of it, I think she wasn't the only one.

On a more serious note....
The above is a pic of the daughter work that Bro.Mike and Sis.Ginger have started.
It is about an hour and a half drive from our home church.
We drive out there in between our Sunday morning and evening services.
It is so exciting to see what God is doing.
For the past two weeks I have been bringing Sunday School in a Box.
The children are precious....
....and eager to learn.
Please pray for them and us as we seek further God's kingdom.

I pray that you have had beautiful Christmas, full of all the things that matter the most.

Be sure to check back for my post about our New Year's
"Watch Night Service"

Love Ya,

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Should I Cry or Scream ?!?.......

I have a gazillion pictures that I wanted to post. We recently went to Christmas in the Oaks at City Park. Also, We just got home from the Christmas banquet. I added our new family photo to the header, as you can see, and I was getting ready to post the new pics. Blogger politely informed me that I have used up all the free storage space, I will now have to pay if I want to post pictures.......

...I repeat...

Should I cry or scream?