Monday, December 31, 2007
2007 was a wonderful year filled with many blessings and we look forward to what God has in store for us in 2008. Happy New Year, everyone!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Christmas Day was spent at my sister's house. She does a delicious brunch every year. Her kids got Wii this year, so we spent most of the day boxing, bowling, and playing baseball. It was a blast! Even Lily got in on the action! My sister created characters on the game to resemble all of us...Lily got sooo excited to see "herself" on the TV screen. Her character had black hair with a pink bow on the side and big brown eyes - it WAS pretty cute. It was sad to see her get knocked out by her cousin in boxing...just didn't seem right. Today it was back to work, but the festivities pick back up tomorrow. We are traveling to spend Thursday thru Monday with Jay's family and have our Christmas with them. Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and I'll be back on Monday to try and catch up with everyone.
Enjoy the pictures and I'll catch you later! ( I do realize that some of these pictures are less than wonderful - I was, and still am, trying to figure out my new camera)...but I LOVE it!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
If he never did another thing - that would still be more than enough.
But, he has done so much more.
I needed this reminder today.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Lily has been singing Christmas carols NON STOP for the last couple of weeks, but this particular morning she changed the words a bit. I thought it was funny...love how she is just so busy with her gingerbread house/advent calendar!? Can't even glance up at me, just singin' and fixin' the windows. (All while she SHOULD be eating her noodles, mind you. ) That's my girl. Have a great weekend everyone!
P.S. Still can't figure out how to transfer my video camera stuff to my computer, so for now all my videos will just be from my digital camera (poo poo quality, sorry).
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
After all that excitement Lily CRASHED at my mom's house...she needed to get rested up for our family Christmas party at my Aunt and Uncle's house.
The party was great. My cousin and his girlfriend were there with their 6 month old daughter, Kayla. Lily decided that Kayla was her new best friend. She couldn't keep her eyes (or her hands) off of her. Luckily, she was extremely sweet and gentle. She told me "Kaywa reeyee yuvs me and I reeyee yuv her too." She kept commenting on how beautiful and soft she was. She was a little disappointed that Kayla couldn't play with her. So, after awhile she gave up and moved on to other things.
And, of course, she found Aunt Val's piano and just had to play a couple of tunes. She is VERY into Christmas carols this year. She will play her version of Jingle Bells and sing her little heart out.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Tomorrow evening is also a big event for us. Lily will be singing Christmas carols with the kids on stage at church. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I've seen her practice the songs and it is about the cutest thing ever. She sings so loud and does all of the hand motions with much enthusiasm. There are a couple of songs that she says she doesn't know the words to so she has decided that she will just DANCE during those...lots of spins and twirls. Oh, I hope she does this Saturday night. We will all be in hysterics! I am also prepared for the fact that she may just freeze and do NOTHING on stage. I know that I was a disappointment in that area on more than one occasion when I was younger. (running off stage in the middle of my piano recital is my mom's favorite story to tell). Anyway, that is what our weekend is looking like. Hope you all have good things lined up too.
Now, back to the pictures...the first one I've posted was from a "photo shoot" at my parent's house. This is not the photo they chose for their Christmas card, but it was my personal favorite...as you know, getting the perfect shot is not always easy when you're working with two senior citizens...oops, I mean 4 kids under the age of 8. hehe...kidding mom and dad! You know I love ya.
The second picture was AFTER the photo shoot - Lily lovin' on her papa...so sweet.
The other pictures were taken at our house. Lil was just checkin' out her favorite ornaments on the tree and telling jokes with her friend Mr. Snowman. I love the pic where it looks like he just told her a real zinger.