Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving.... in pictures

 Thanksgiving morning began with a bit of Gaither tunes mixed with a flurry of preparations.

Seems everyone had a part to play in decorating and cooking.

The food was all so Yummy!!!!

  • Turkey & Gravy
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Twice Baked Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Steamed Carrots
  • Salad
  • Celery & Pimento Cheese
  • Green bean Casserole
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Sweet Potato Rolls
  • Pumpkin Bread

Elizabeth cooked the turkey and made the gravy, it was excellent!

Desserts...they were out of this world!
Sugar wasn't scarce this Thanksgiving :)

The Hartel Family were our guest....and boy was it fun!

Chatting began the moment they arrived.

After food it was time for some fun....

LEGO Mania!!!

Silly little girls with smiling faces.

Cards and Laughs!!!!

As the candles burned down low it was time to call it a night and say good bye.

How thankful we are for the many blessings we have.
 This was a fantastic Thanksgiving,
 one filled with joy, laughter, and sweet fellowship.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Life is good....

Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas decorations are up, we have our dear friends Mark and Rosalie here to visit this week.....and the list goes on!!!! 
LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!

Crafting has been underway here for awhile, so that means our Christmas giveaways are just around the corner. We'll host 2 weeks of  giveaways, each week having new items...Be on the watch the first giveaway will begin on Monday, December 3.

Hope your all having a super fantastic week....I know we are!!!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Hot Cocoa kind of Day!

Here in Tennessee it's C-O-L-D, the temperature is in the low 40's with a north wind....Brrrrr!

Some would say that's not cold, but for those of us in the south ....Yikes that's cold! But cold didn't keep the Munck guys from putting up our Christmas lights....I'm so excited to see what it will look like at dark.

When we saw how cold a couple of the (little) guys were we thought Hot Cocoa would do the trick to warm them up :)

Thank guys for all your hard work, I love you! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving was filled with much happiness and thankful hearts. We hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and
many memories where made for each of you. 
(pictures to come)

Some thoughts ....

Today has been a day of preparation for our celebration of Thanksgiving. We accomplished much the house has been all a buzz.

This year I was given 2 gifts each gift was something to add to my Thanksgiving decorations. One dear friend sent me the cutest pumpkin hanging, which has been so festive in our kitchen. My other sweet friend sent me the adorable acorn salt and pepper shakers...this friend and I have chatted about having Thanksgiving together, but know it's just not possible. She has a matching set of salt and pepper shakers. Tomorrow as we use them I'll pray for her and her family and their Thanksgiving celebration, Lord willing one day we may share a Thanksgiving meal...and pass an acorn to one another ;)

The smell of apple pie is in the air, and I'm now off to bed! We have some friends coming to celebrate Thanksgiving with us...we're excited about that. Praying for our Country and for a Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful for....Jesus

As much as I look forward to Thanksgiving on Thursday, Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. Christmas is no ordinary holiday. To our family Christmas is all about the celebration of our Savior, Jesus. Without the birth of Jesus, nothing else would matter. 

34 days until Christmas!!!!

I'm thankful for Jesus, I'm unworthy of the price He paid for my sins. 

Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season!

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.  So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,  to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.  So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”  So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.  And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.  Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them. 

And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

Luke 2: 1-21

Sweet smells are in the air....

Thanksgiving baking is under way!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankful for...Hearing

I'm thankful to be able to hear! Daily we see how hard it is for Jonathan to communicate with us with his hearing loss. He struggles with not hearing the world around him as we do. I'm thankful for what he does hear and count it a blessing.

So, hearing is something I'm very thankful for....I can hear a sweet whisper, my baby cry, a child read, birds chirp, the wind blowing, the splash of water when my children swim, laughter, a baby coo, giggles, stories and dreams, rain, a sermon preached, singing and instruments, someone saying "I love you"....the list goes on and on! Hearing what a precious gift, one I hope to never take for granted.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 
Romans 10:17

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thankful for...Our Church

I'm very thankful we have a church where we can go and worship the Lord, and hear the truths of the gospel taught. Our church isn't held in a traditional church building, or a new fancy state of the art building. This doesn't stop the Holy Spirit from being there each week, and ministering to those who attend. To us a church is a body of believers who come together to seek Him, worship Him, and minister to one another.

I'm thankful to be a part of a family integrated church, where we can worship alongside our children. I'm thankful the praise and worship songs we sing, and communion we have once a month. I'm thankful each week there is a fellowship meal where we can break bread, encourage, and be encouraged by our brothers and sisters in Christ.

I'm thankful to the Lord for leading us to Cornerstone Family Church.

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
Matthew 18:20 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thankful for ...Memories

 I'm so thankful for memories! Below are a few random pictures from our November 2011 trip to Florida, this was the most relaxing peaceful trip our family has ever taken, 
lots of memories were made on this trip. 
Time seems to go so quickly, children grow up, and what was the norm today won't be the norm in the days to come....So, with memories I can look back at times gone by with great joy and then look to the many memories that are in the making!

This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24