Monday, December 31, 2012

First Things First


"Do not have your concert first and tune your instruments afterward. 
Begin the day with God."
~ Hudson Taylor

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Cantata


The Lakes Area Chorale presented the cantata, "A Quiet Christmas" this past Sunday afternoon. It was such a beautiful concert, with a great message!  (The Chorale is comprised of  singers from various churches in the area.)  


Uncle T. was the director and Aunt Linda Sue sang alto.


So pretty!

A glimpse of the delicious lunch the ladies served after the performance!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Light of the World

 "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, 
Upon them a light has shined." 
~ Isaiah 9:2
"For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 
~ 2 Corinthians 4:6

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December Quilt Club and Lunch

 Yesterday we went to the Quilt Club meeting at Bay Window Quilts. Always a fun time!
A snowy winter morning.

Beautiful quilts on display!

 Friends enjoying the meeting  :)

After the meeting we went to Mrs. B's home for lunch.
 The house was all decorated for Christmas and was so pretty!

 The beautiful lunch table.

Mrs. T and Mrs. E. by the Christmas tree before we opened gifts. :-)

  Group picture!

Sister picture...we are wearing the scarves Mrs. S made for us! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Singing at Pastor's

 Once a month our church family gets together to sing, share favorite Bible verses, and visit.  This month was at Pastor's little house.  It was a cozy fit, and Courtney ended up sitting in the middle of the room!  She saw me about to take this picture and started laughing!!  (This picture makes me laugh - a bunch of very serious singers and one laughing girl in the middle!)

 Mr. H. who loves to sing Daddy Sang Bass. :-)

 Mrs. C. playing the piano.

 Pastor telling the story about a sculpture he has.

I saw this picture on the wall in Pastor's study and had to take a picture of it!  
This is Pastor when he was about 18!  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mom's Birthday!

Mom's birthday was yesterday and Ana made a delicious Panini sandwich for her meal!  It was made with sliced beef and turkey, Havarti cheese, baby spinach, homemade onion marmalade and a horseradish sauce drizzled in it. It was amazing!!

A creamy Oreo and Mint dessert was the cake!

In the evening we went to hear the Crist Family in concert in a nearby town with friends from church.  It was a wonderful Christmas concert, and a great way to end the day!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jewelry Party

Tuesday evening I hosted a Premier Jewelry party! Ana and I had gone to a party at a neighbor's and really enjoyed the lady who sold the jewelry (Molly) and the jewelry itself, which is beautiful.  It is a Christian company and most of the profit goes to mission work.  Friends from church came for the evening and we all had so much fun!  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sewing With Friends!

 Today we went to the sewing meeting in a nearby town.  It had snowed over the weekend and was so pretty outside!

 Two of the ladies working away on quilts.

 The other end of the room!  We were working on pillow cases for children at the hospital.

I love to sew!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

"This Is Christmas"

A beautiful Christmas song I've been listening to while I work in the kitchen. :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Birthday!

 Birthday rose from Dad.

 The girls made Cashew Chicken with rice for my meal - yum!

Chocolate Eclair birthday cake!!

Sisters! :)
Another thing that made the day special was being able to use my new camera to take these pictures!  I am excited to learn more about all the settings and try new things with it! :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Russian Mission Report

This past Saturday evening we went to hear a report about the mission work that is being done in Russia by a group some friends of ours work with called  Agape Unlimited.
 Our friend's made Russian Blini and served us all a tasty 'lunch'! 

Watching the slideshow and listening to Dr. Bill (standing in the red sweater) speak about his medical work in Russia.  They go to remote villages and give medical aid, fit people for eye glasses, etc. and share the gospel with the people.

A cute little Russian doll.

Looking at the info table.

Thanksgiving

 We had a fun Thanksgiving with friends from church. We ate, visited, went for a walk, played "Apples to Apples", watched a Gaither music DVD, and sang songs together until late.  It was a good day. :-) 
However, I forgot to take pictures of the lovely table setting that Mom did, or of all of us at the table...or of much of anything for that matter.  I don't know what was wrong with me!  
So, these pictures are all from our Uncle T. (Thank you!)
 Ana made a huge mound of rolls!

 Yum!

Desserts!

Doing dishes. :)

Kelsey's Visit

Our cousin Kelsey stayed overnight with us a couple weeks ago.  
We baked lots of yummy things, played games and just enjoyed our time together!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Welcome!

Well a few days ago, blogger informed me that my blog Days to Remember 2  was out of picture memory...so I decided to started a new one.  Welcome to Days to Remember 3!!