Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
We actually were able to do one of our traditions this year. For the last 9 years we have gone to the mountains and cut down our own Christmas tree. This has been a family tradition that I feel my children will always remember. One of my best friends introduced us to this and then she left ME! Well, we continued on without her but I always think of her and miss her so much. We have been through sleet, snow storms and at times we have had to walk in snow up to our knees. But not this year! It was a sunny beautiful day.... Just enough snow on the ground to give me some nice scenery to shoot.
Now to get the tree home... through two states... and then to decorate it!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I hope you all have a wonderful time with your family and friends at Thanksgiving!
We have had a blessed and wonderful week. We had our first ski trip and we stuck with one of our family traditions and cut down our Christmas tree. Those pics will soon follow.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The Lord has been working me through some of my feelings of late. On Saturday, I was invited to a Women's Brunch from one of the churches that we have tried. It was very nice and intimate and the ladies were very welcoming and loving. The Lord used this time to gently show me some of my ungratefulness and unthankfulness. So quick can our thoughts turn from thankful to discontent, selfish and critical. Or should I say mine. I can easily start having a self-pity party for myself. In the mean time, make my entire family miserable. Not to mention, my poor husband. Oh, what a bear I have been to live with lately. Well, the Lord used a lady, through her teaching, to show me my discontent and how I need to be thankful and grateful for the MANY blessings I have that I don't deserve! God is so awesome how he gently pricks my heart to show me what I have been doing....
Some of the verses that were covered was 1 Thes 5:16-18 Be joyful always, pray continually: give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4:-6 , Colossians 2:6-7 and Colossians 3:17.
I am here now. This is where God wants us. Maybe forever maybe not, but none the less, I am here. God had placed our family in this situation for such a time as this. It does not matter why. I am here. I will choose to obey my Lord and live a life pleasing to Him. Not bitter, discontent, selfish and critical. I will choose to see the beauty and the thanksgiving in the things and people He has put in my life.
226. My Savior..
226. My Salvation..
227. His Word and His gentle reminders...
228. My family...
229. Time with our daughter that came to visit...
230. My husband..
231. New Friends...
232. Old Friends....
233. Fellow Believers that have the same Spirit no matter where you go...
234. Sunny days....
235. His Blood...
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
So these are pictures from our day at the beach the other day! I love the beach! That is one of the great things about our move.
The bottom right is a picture of my boy and his best friend. They have been friends since birth. It was so funny to see these two teenagers act like little boys and run around on the beach. Boy, I miss him and his parents!
I have been struggling lately. Trying to keep focused on Jesus.... Trying to be content and thankful for the many blessings we have. Thankful for the job my husband has....but I am home sick!
The holidays are coming up... it will be hard but I am going to try to keep up with our traditions that we have had over the years. They may have to be tweaked a bit. Maybe we can eat turkey on the beach? That would make me feel better : )
Have a blessed weekend!
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
Monday, November 7, 2011
We went to the beach on Sunday and there was a college/photography student taking pictures of this mirror on the beach. I started talking to her because that is what I do and she explained what she was doing. She let me take pictures of her mirror... and this is what I got. One is focused clearly on the mirror and the other is focused on the water that is in the reflection. So cool. Not sure which one I like best? What about you? Which one is your favorite?
Sunday, November 6, 2011
213. Time with my sweet friends at the beach....
214. Time with the kids from our home school group from our home town.
215. Seeing my boy enjoying time with his friends.
216. Seeing my girl with her friends.
217. Fun time on the roller coasters with the kids.
218. Thankful for a great sunny Saturday afternoon at the beach in November!
219. Enjoying some rain this morning before church.
220. I love rain!
221. Pajama afternoon with fire place on.
222. Tried another church this morning...so hard.. but so thankful for the body of Christ.
223. Thankful to see one of my best friends, Lisa : ) Boy, I miss her! We have been through a lot together....and I am so thankful for her!
224. Thankful that God goes with me everywhere I go.
225. Enjoying a quiet evening with my family....