Saturday, December 20, 2014

Answers to Mieczkowski Trivia - December 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 currently have steady employment? 5

2. Eye color of everyone... Dad - blue, Mom - brown, Jon - hazel, Grace - blue, Melody - blue, Joseph - brown, Anna - blue, Caleb - blue, Lydia - hazel, Mary - blue green, Julia - hazel, Rebecca - brown

3. How many cameras do the Mieczkowskis have at the present? 8

4. Where did Mr. and Mrs. Mieczkowski first meet? on Mackinac Island

How many Mieczkowski birthdays are in October? 0

Great job y'all!

Monday, December 15, 2014

FBCT Christmas Cantata

Our church's Christmas Cantata is right around the corner - December 20 (Saturday) and
21 (Sunday) both at 7 pm!
There will be a dinner served on Saturday at 5:30 pm; see flyer for more details.


Hope you can join us!

Guess Who? Challenge - December 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.


Who's this crazy kid?!?!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Mieczkowski Trivia December 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 currently have steady employment?

2. Eye color of everyone...?

3. How many cameras do the Mieczkowskis have at the present?

4. Where did Mr. and Mrs. Mieczkowski first meet?

5. How many Mieczkowski birthdays are in October?

Submit your answers and find out if you were right next Saturday!

*Would you like to help contribute to these trivia posts?
Comment below and ask a question about the Mieczkowskis and we might put it in the next trivia post!

Friday, December 12, 2014

OCMS Orchestra Concert

A couple of weeks ago, we played in the last OCMS concert with Mr. Holliday here in MI.




Mr. Holliday has always been a people person
and has influenced so many different people!

Something's interesting...

Tip: Never forget to organize your music before a concert!




Grace performed Grande Tarentelle Op. 67 by Gottschalk - a fabulous piece
and a wonderful individual to play it!





Giving a little speech...


Melody leading the cello section

Pastor Ben Klaus, our new director

It was pretty different to see Mr. Holliday in the crowd
instead of on stage and conducting. He really enjoyed listening!

Anna played Greensleeves with the orchestra and it was beautiful!


Performing Bugler's Holiday by Leroy Anderson

The buglers did a fantastic job!

Pastor Steve gave a short speech on how Mr. Holliday
influenced him and how special he is.

Rebecca with her new friends



Saying goodbye.... :(

A beautiful picture of Grace and Audrey

Passing the baton on to the next director, Pastor Ben Klaus
Mr. Holliday will definitely be missed by so many, but we know this is 
God's leading in his and Mrs. Holliday's future.

{thank you to Evan T. for taking most of these pictures!}

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#7 turns 15!

(Thus begins one of the only posts in a long time of which Lydia is not the author...and y'all get to guess who compiled this :)


1. Favorites:
Musical work: Requiem For The Living (Dan Forrest)
Food - chicken squish (inside joke)
Colors - pink, turquoise, brown
Hymn - Constrained By Christ
Hobby - photography
Instrument - piano
Sport - frisbee
Scripture - Psalm 100
2. She is the bridge/mediator/exact center of the older and younger girls, and the baby of the oldest seven :)
3. When she was four, she called a tic-tac a "ticky tac"
4. Loves to make new friends, interact with them, and make gifts for them
5. Likes to whistle
6. We sold our Oak Park home shortly before she was born, 
and bought our new house (Richmond Township) when she was four days old
7. Does all the laundry in the family
8. Absolutely loves to play the piano - would do it all day if she could :)
9. When she was little, she would close one eye and do "winky blinky"
10. Keeps up on this blog!!
11. Has somewhat obtained the title of "family organizer" (psssst: call her when you do spring cleaning)
12. When she was five, she would read her "New Testimony" in the Bible
13. Does some amazing work with yarn! See the family Etsy shop here
14. She has officially become a part of the Heritage String Quartet because of Jonathan's absence and her competence (now we call it "The Girl Quartet")
 15. When she was seven, she called Jelly Bellies "Belly Jellies"

We are grateful to God for you, Lydia, and are looking forward to how the Lord will use you
as you draw closer to Him!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

November wrap-up post

A lot went on this past month...of course, we could say that about every month :)

Earlier in November, we had the privilege of having the BJU Concert choir at our church,
so we housed 7 of the singers and staff!
Playing Dutch Blitz into the wee hours of the morning :)

DaRin and Rebecca became fast friends :) 

"Spot It" was a big hit! It's harder than it looks!

Rebecca and Lydia having some sister time :)

We replaced the door that goes out to the garage; a before picture...

Taking the old frame out

...and after! The new door has helped so much! No more fumes and cold!

Silly Buk

Joseph recently started a new job clearing snow; he's the yellow blob in the pic :) 

He also gets to drive this awesome truck!

Most of you already know that Mr. and Mrs. Holliday moved down
South recently, so we got pictures with them before they moved.


The parents

We love you Mr. and Mrs. Holliday!

A fellow harpist :)

Grace was able to attend a concert where her former teachers played together! 

On a recent girls' shopping trip; we got a little goofy :)

Notice Grace is the only "normal" one!

What can I say? We are pretty crazy!

We rented a splitter and were able to split large pieces of our wood. Thanks, Matthew!

You see, we have a longgg way to go until our yard is clear...

The guys had to do some repair on one of the quads

Working on another vehicle...

Some of the kids were able to go and help Dad's parents with Christmas decorating!

Putting on the ornaments...

Playing Grandma's favorite game, Scrabble

The girls were very exhausted by the end of the day...

Melody got to practice parallel parking and only knocked down one cone!

We helped decorate our grandparents' 12' artificial tree


Caleb putting on the garland

Jon's job is putting on the lights

The finished product!

And that's a wrap, folks!