Aren't these girls adorable?
Sunday, November 30, 2014
On Friday we went to Mutch's Hidden Pines Tree Farm to pick out our Christmas tree,
a tradition that we've had for many years.
|On the hay ride...|
|Anyone want a pair of sunglasses?|
|Since the tree field was so big, people easily got lost, especially when we split up|
to locate tree choices. So we used this pole for other family members to find us :)
|We found our tree!|
|Starting to cut our tree down!|
|Over the river and through the woods...|
|Putting on the trailer was very convenient!|
|The lights are on and now it's time to decorate!|
"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' ” ~ John 8:12
On Thanksgiving Day, we spent the afternoon at Mom's parents' house with family.
|A decoration of butter - not to be used! It's too cute!|
|Now this is what you call a meat cutter!|
|Gideon and his dad playing a game of chess|
|Some of the delicious food we enjoyed|
|There were lovely decorations!|
|Some may have eaten a lot of food...|
|Amazingly, he finished it!|
|Rebecca and Grandma :)|
|Silent music was played...|
|Many games of "Spot It" were played; it got pretty intense!|
|Just being together as a family and enjoying the fellowship |
is a huge blessing and something we should not take for granted!
God has been so good! We thank Him for His many blessings.
I Chronicles 16:8
Thursday, November 27, 2014
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
...came last week! Anna was able to go out and capture some
photos after we had received 6-7 inches of snow.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 :)|
"Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings."
~ Psalm 33:2