Our wrap-up post for December has arrived! I can't believe it's already the end of the year!
|Rebecca had fun with Addison!|
|Dutch Blitz was taught to some folks and played with the old players :)|
|Melody, Stacy, and Anna|
|We had another fun weekend with some of the Beckmans!|
|Typical Buk - reading a book while working in the kitchen :)|
|It was so great to see the Custers again!|
|Sorting out music for OCMS...|
|One of Jon's beautiful pictures of the Capitol|
|Wait! Where did our backyard go??|
|The guys did a lot of repair on the big van and our truck; the work is still going...|
|Caleb got this big squirrel out of our forest!|
It had been fattening up on deer feed :)
|Caleb playing in his teacher's recital - he did an excellent job!|
|Selah did such a great job!!|
Grace, Melody and their students did a Christmas recital at a nursing home.
|Lots of cases etc....|
|Grace playing a duet with Lois|
|The R. brass trio|
Last week, we went down to Swanton, OH to do a Christmas program for the folks there and it was such a privilege to help in the work that has already started at Grace Bible Fellowship!
|Dad gave a Gospel message about the life of Christ|
|Anna played "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"|
|A beautiful rendition of "Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne"|
|Impromptu music stand|
|The older girls - Melody, Anna, Grace, Emily, Kaylah, and Lydia|
|Some of the younger girls - Rebecca, Alyssa, and Julia|
|This may be their new church building!|
|Jesus, Others and You - what a wonderful way to spell "JOY"|
|The family letter has always been a big project for us, and this year was no exception :)|
|So many letters! This year we sent out almost 500!!|
|One of our Christmas traditions is to make Happy Birthday |
Jesus candles to use on Christmas Eve and Day.
|This time, Mary and Julia headed up the project; Rebecca was in charge of candles.|
|They did an excellent job!|
|We had to take down our Christmas tree early this year because we were losing|
too many needles and for other reasons...
|See?!?!? No needles :)|
|We had a pretty big mess to clean up :)|
That pretty much sums it up!