Saturday, November 21, 2015



Early Christmas

I surprised Matt and Jack with tickets to see the Mythbusters.  They were happy, and I think I was happier!  It's really fun to surprise people with something you know they will love.  Now to find something special for me and Ava to do!  I think she will be easier to surprise!  I just included a picture of Ava's turkey dress because I thought it was pretty cute. 


Fun playdate last week with some of our co-op friends.  We miss them!

Harvest Home Sunday

We had a great Sunday at our church last week for our Harvest Home Sunday.
We had 102 people, great preaching from Pastor Brandon Black from Victory
Baptist Church in Rochester, wonderful music from the Blacks and also our
former music director and his wife, Steve and Michelle Douglas, and a huge
Thanksgiving turkey and ham meal with lots of friends and family.  It was
special for us to serve with our friends the Blacks and Douglases in 10
musical specials and especially to spend some time with them.  We were
filled physically, emotionally, and spiritually!  Great weekend!

Goodbye, Fall! Hello, Holiday Season

Well, we are heading home next weekend for Thanksgiving, and the kids have
been begging to set up the Christmas stuff, so we did Friday morning. And
while we were doing it, it started snowing and didn't stop until later that
night.  It was kind of perfect!  Today they were able to do a little
sledding too, so they should be tired tonight!

My Mom

We had a special thing happen.  A family friend from years ago has written a novel and used my mom's (Chelsie) testimony as part of the story.  What a blessing that God is using her even now years later!