Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.
JESUS supplies all your needs.
JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.
JESUS has a heart full of love.
JESUS offers health, help and hope.
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.
We need to put Christ back in Christmas.
Jesus is still the reason for the season.
May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2009
And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the New Year.
Monday, December 7, 2009
If you are a parent of a Cub Scout, you are familiar with the Pinewood Derby. This is a highly competitive event by which Dads (I mean Cub Scouts) create a race car out of a block of pine wood. This event in our Pack is held at the end of January. So to prepare the boys for the upcoming event our Pack hosted a "Drive-In Movie" night featuring the ever popular movie "Down and Derby." (get it?)
Sunday, November 22, 2009
In case you didn't know, November is National Adoption month. Adoption is something near and dear to my heart as I am an adopted child of God. God also blessed our family with adoption. Enjoy the video but be warned! Grab a box of tissues first!
Monday, November 16, 2009
One of the blessings about living along the coast in the fall is that there are plenty of beautiful days to enjoy the outdoors without tourists. Sunday was one of those beautiful days. As we were driving home from church we asked the Beach Crew if anyone would like to go fishing out in the boat. The girls wanted to go; the boys wanted to stay home. So after a quick lunch we headed out to enjoy the beautiful day God had made.
These aren't for eating. The have a mouth and jaw full of teeth. They totally wreck a fish hook.
The Princess informed us that what she r-e-a-l-l-y liked to do was
"r-e-l-a-x on the b-e-a-c-h."
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Let's start with the desserts!
Captain Daddy ordered Key Lime Pie. Ladies and Gentlemen, this was no ordinary slice of pie. The pie was at least six inches high. I think that is mango-raspberry puree drizzled oh-so-prettily on the plate.
Do you think it tacky of me to take photos of the desserts?
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Also on Sunday, we gave an attempt at celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival. Actually "celebrating" isn't the correct word. We don't celebrate it. We just try to bring a little of our daughter's culture into our family. We started with a camp out in our yard on Friday. We made "Camp out Mooncakes" (i.e. S'mores) using big, fat marshmallows. On Sunday, I made "Southern Mooncakes" (i.e. biscuits with a big chunk of cheddar cheese in the middle). We also made Moon cookies (thumbprints), made paper lanterns (with a glow stick inside) and paraded up and down our driveway until the mosquitoes drove us back inside. Those silly lanterns are STILL glowing (weakly) almost one week later.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Ok, this is Rocker. His only job is to move rocks.
Now for some cuteness.