Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunday Afternoon In Winter

We've been playing card games and keeping the wood stove burning lately. One Sunday Harrison invited Nikki, his girlfriend to church and then to stay all afternoon.
I'm so thankful for my children and the friends they have chosen. I have tried hard to keep things running smoothly and happily while my husband has been on a business trip.
Harrison and Nikki walking into church.
Jessica, Victoria and Victoria's boyfriend Gabriel walking into church.
Garrett would rather go to his Sunday school class, but today was family church, so kids sit with their parents. He was a little disappointed, but then found out he got to sit by his friend Kyle, so he was so happy. Vivian and me singing in church. This photo is clearer than the next one, but I kept
this blurry one because I like our smiles better.
After church we ate at a pizza parlor than played Taboo by the fire.
Jessica and me playing Taboo.
Gabriel and Victoria by the fireplace.
In other news, Garrett had his Christmas program at school so we went out on one of the freezing nights to watch him. It has been hard on me doing things without my husband here. I feel for single mothers. Stacey, my husband does not have to travel too often, but when he does I find myself trying to stay on schedule and keep the kids doing all the normal fun things.
All of the children did so well. We love our little school. Our state has a very important vote coming up in January. Please pray for us that the measure will pass so that our schools can keep running. I know it's hard on corporate America, but I'm going to pray that they will decide education is more important than saving money and would be willing to be taxed for it. Our little school might close if this does not pass. I try not to get political on my blog, but I will for this issue by asking for prayer. Thank you so much. We watched Jessica sing in her jazz choir. They are amazing. We are so proud of her and she looked so pretty in her blue dress.
This time Garrett watched his sister perform.
Another shot of our livestock during the cold snap.
The chickens are so happy the temperture has gone up. They are laying better this week.
My holly tree. I wish I had about 20 of these and knew how to make wreathes for selling.
Victoria is taking a photography class and she and her friends enjoy snapping photos of each other during lunch. She and her friend Emily get pretty creative at times.
I love this one.
My next post will be about Christmas over at Sharon's house. I look forward to sharing that with you. Her home is so pretty and she worked so hard to make everything so nice for us. Now I am off to finish last minute Christmas preparations. We are all so awaiting my husband's safe return from India. Please pray for his safe return. God bless you Dear Blogging Friends. Love, Kathi "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." Romans 12:10 and 11

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Trip To The Beach With Dad

I have been looking through my photos and realize how far behind I am in posting them. In September my husband took our kids and Victoria's boyfriend, Gabe, to the coast. They are looking down at the sea lions.The sea lions bark loudly. It's fun to and watch them playing and sunning themselves.
My husband always makes the trip fun by stopping for doughnuts. One thing my husband forgets is to take pictures of himself. I appreciate all these that he took of our children though. Come along to the beach with them.
Garrett loves the sand and water.
Jessica enjoys the sun which just came out through the clouds.
One of the beautiful Gothic bridges along the Oregon Coast.
The crowd searches for baby crabs.
Harrison wows the people on the beach with his find.
Garrett would like to find some baby crabs too.
At last he sees some!!
Look at these little critters.
A jelly fish. I'm a little scared of them myself.
Love these cute bike racks along the streets in New Port. Thanks for coming along on this trip to the beach. The kids love to ham it up when they see them. Dear Blogging Friends, You all have a wonderful day. I will try to get around and visit you all. I'm also trying to post lots of photos from this summer. "And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:20-21

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