Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy new year

We have been so blessed in 2009. We have had a great school year so far, our church is doing well and growing and our kids are happy and healthy.
Looking forward to an amazing 2010! Happy new year from our house to yours.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow day




Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas form Esther Hope

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Esther's Baptism








Esther has been wanting to get baptized for the longest time. She came to me over two years ago, when she was just 6, and wanted me to explain to her how to go to Heaven. We have waited a while for her to get baptized because we wanted her to understand a little more fully what she had done and make sure she understood.

The last time we had communion at church, Greg mentioned not taking of communion if you had not followed through with the command of baptism and Esther cried and cried because she wanted to get baptized, but her daddy wouldn't let her!:)

Well, we had a baptism coming up at church and Esther and another little girl from church both very much wanted to be a part of it. So Greg was able to baptize Esther. It is such a blessing that all three of my children have received Christ and now are baptised!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thanksgiving





We actually had two amazing Thanksgiving feasts this year. We had dinner with my parents, sister and Amy in Virginia the weekend of Abby's birthday and then on Thanksgiving we were at Greg's parents cabin in the mountains of western NC. Both were sooo yummy! We have so much to be thankful for! I couldn't help but think that there is a good possibility we will have to more additions to our family to be thankful for by next November!


Abby's birthday





Ok...so I am only about three weeks behind blogging about my eldest turning 12. Here are some pictures from Abby's birthday. We went to Virginia and mom and dad took us to Kabuki's Japanese food. YUM! We also got her midnight tickets to go see New Moon and she got a cell phone. I cannot believe my little redheaded baby is now a beautiful 12 year old! I love how she color coordinated with her cake! AND she said that it wasn't even planned!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Turkey Gravy

Here is a yummy recipe for Turkey Leftovers from my mother in law, Lynn.


Chop a whole bunch of celery stalks and 2 onions and saute in butter until soft. ( My MIL says that the more celery the better, so don't be shy)

Add chopped up turkey

Add flour to cover and coat (about 1/2 cup)

Add a carton of chicken broth and cook until it begins to thicken. Salt and pepper, then pepper a little more.

Serve over toast.