Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and another wonderful new year in 2008!
Its hard to believe that 2008 is just a few days away now. 2007 was one my favorite years due to the birth of our son Edward. John and I praise the Lord everyday for such an amazing blessing and gift. I can't help but think on James 1:17 - "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." The best gift from above, was the Lord Jesus Christ. He came in the form of a small helpless baby to die for all who believe in Him.

This Christmas 2007, PONDER (think over, reflect deeply, contemplate) what the Lord has truly done for YOU personally.
Romans 8:32 - "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Free 8x10 Photo

Walgreens is offering a FREE 8x10 photo today only. They are so VERYNICE.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I'm just wondering if there is any news on the birth of Josh and Brooke's little baby girl. If anyone knows anything, please post soon or let me know ASAP. I've been praying continually throughout the day. If she's already arrived, CONGRATS to you both! We are all looking forward to pictures and news soon.

This week in review....

Just a couple more pictures from last week.

Last week in review

Monday: Can't remember, too long ago.

Tuesday: First trip to Hidden Acres to unpack and prepare for the wedding, helped clean my parents house in prep for the wedding. Run in and out of Target looking for coupons and finally finding them in the ice and snow outside, ahhhh!

Wednesday: Set up tables, chairs, and decor for wedding reception at Hidden Acres. Start cleaning my house. Katy and Caleb arrive from Chicago, John arrives from Detroit. The party begins.

Thursday: Back to Hidden Acres for more decorating of the reception area and begin hanging lanterns and candles for the Chapel. Continue cleaning house, make the eighth trip to Wal-Mart for necessities. Daniel arrives from Emmaus, Nanny and Pappy arrive from Little Rock.

Friday: Bridal luncheon at the Cafe with both brides. Make chocolate covered strawberries and special baskets for the B's & G's. Start the process of getting ready for the rehearsal around 2ish. Finally finish around 4:30. Pack the car and head to the rehearsal dinner at Hidden Acres. Great time with family and friends!

Saturday: Breakfast with Johnny, John, Bobbie, and Edward. Off to Hidden Acres, (How many times now? Who's counting?!). Final touches on decorating. Kiss the brides, hug the grooms. Make-up, nails, hair, dress-up. Late for pictures. WEDDING!!!! RECEPTION!!! Home and in bed by 1:30AM.

Sunday: So tired that I hardly remember. Church, lunch, rest, pizza party at our house, watched Surf's Up, gave Edward much needed attention, SLEEEEEEP!

Sorry if I bored you all. Here are some pictures from the week. They are the only ones I actually took, sad I know.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Showers of...

Rain, sleet, ice, snow, and gifts!!!
We celebrated Katy and Abby's personal shower at my house on Dec. 1st. It just happened to be the first big ice/snow storm of the year. Thanks to those who weathered the storm and came regardless of the dangerous roads.
Just ten more days until the wedding. We are praying for good weather.

John getting used to Iowa winters

The boys