Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day

We would like to wish you Happy Thanksgiving! 
The post below reflects our thoughts exactly on this special day. 

Happy Thanksgiving to our lovely readers! The Duggars came up with 19 things they are thankful for:

1. We are thankful for the Bible that reveals why God made each one of us and His loving plan and purpose for our lives.

2. We are also thankful that the Bible teaches us what God wants us to do and not do.

3. We are thankful for Jesus, God’s son who came to the earth 2,000 years ago, who lived a perfect life and taught us the true meaning of life.

4. We are thankful for the Ten Commandments that make us realize that we all have lied, stolen something, or sinned in some way and need God’s mercy.

5. We are also thankful for Jesus who laid down His own life, suffered being tortured and executed to pay the penalty for the things we have done wrong.

Go here for the other 14!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Our first real snow of this year...

...came last week! Anna was able to go out and capture some 
photos after we had received 6-7 inches of snow.

We had fun on the snowmobiles :)



Rebecca enjoying the outdoors





The chickens didn't like the cold weather...

We still have a ton of wood to split and stack as you may see






Goodbye, fall!



And now it's all melted, so we'll have to wait until the next snow storm to have some more fun!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Recital Time

This past week we had two recitals; one harp and one for Grace and Melody's students!

Anna played two beautiful pieces on the harp


One of Grace's piano students that came all the way from Frankenmuth!

Julia recently moved to a 1/2 size violin and she's loving it :)

Melody's cello student, Axl

Julia shared with us "Happy Farmer"

A very cute cello student of Melody's

Mary played "Command Performance"

This girl is 4 years old and she did amazing on her piano piece!

Rebecca did an excellent job playing "Musette"

Samuel did so well! Great concentration! 

Rebecca also played for us "Minuet 1" on the violin

Mary on the cello; she played "Allegro Moderato" and did a fantastic job

Andrew did a wonderful job on his violin piece

I (Lydia) played "Brahms' Ballade Op. 118, No. 3" (very well, Mom here!)

Elizabeth played "Kabalevsky's Easy Variations" (which are not so easy!)



It was great to see this little cutie again :)



Group photo!

"Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings."
~ Psalm 33:2

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Guess Who? Challenge - ANSWERED - November 2014

The Guess Who? Challenge is posted once a month, and is
a post of an old picture of... well, give your best shot at it!
Leave a comment with your guess of who is in the picture,
and the answer will be revealed a week after the original post.


Which Mieczkowski could this possibly be?

ANNA!

Y'all did a great job at guessing!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Answers to Mieczkowski Trivia - November 2014

The Mieczkowski Trivia will be coming once a month and you can
answer as few or as many questions that we put up on the blog.

The rules:

1. Obey all rules!
2. Please do not browse this blog (or the internet, for that matter),
to find the answers to these questions, just use your own brain power!

1. How many Mieczkowskis are currently in their teens? 4

2. List the kids in height order... Jon, Joe, Caleb, Melody, Anna, Lydia, 
Grace, Mary, Julia, & Rebecca

3. What year were Mr. & Mrs. Mieczkowski married? 1990

4. How many birthdays have the Mieczkowskis had in all of their lifetimes? 254

5. The three youngest girls' nickname (as a group) is...? The three little girls

Awesome job everyone! These were a little harder than last time :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

OCMS Concert

This Friday at 7 pm, there is an OCMS Orchestra concert and it will
be held at First Baptist Church of Troy - 2601 John R Rd, Troy, MI 48083.


If you would like to attend the dinner at 5:30 pm, please call the church at: (248) 689-4555.

This will be Mr. Leonard Holliday's last concert with OCMS before he moves south with his dear wife; Pastor Ben Klaus, our new director, will be conducting most of the concert.

We deeply appreciate Mr. Holliday's investment in this orchestra and many local churches,
and we pray for God's blessing on future ministry in South Carolina!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend Activities

This past week, we had a few activities going on,
so I'm here to share a couple of pics with y'all!

Canning applesauce was first on the list...



Washing the apples


Rebecca did an excellent job :)

Somebody's sneaking into the apple peels...

In the end, we got 9 regular quart jars!


Some of the Beckmans came on Friday morning for a short visit!

Busy in the kitchen

Playing an intense game of foosball

What did I do that for?!?

Mark enjoying a game of Dutch Blitz with the girls

Concentration...

Matthew also helped with splitting lots of wood...thanks for your help Matthew!

On Sunday afternoon, we had a birthday party for Grandma B. and yours truly (Lydia)!

"Now Fred, this is my chocolate bar!" :)

A firstborn cousin pic - Jon and Danielle

Grandma received a nice journal as one of her gifts

Gideon is quite the videographer!

A cute sign that Grandma received, as she loves to sew :)

Something's funny...

What's in here?

A beautiful scarf!

"Happy Birthday to you!"


We've enjoyed these special memories that we have made
and are now launching into a very busy week!
Stay tuned for more...