Monday, September 29, 2014

~Celebrating our Mary~

 ~Gramp and Gram came over on Friday before Mary's birthday, so here is Gram giving Mary her present.~
 ~Years ago I got a cake pan to make a checkerboard cake.  So, I had fun making a pink and white Checkerboard cake for Mary's birthday. ~
 ~I got adorable Choral, Gray, and white pom poms from a friends' wedding (I rescued them from being thrown away) and planned Mary's birthday dinner around those colors. =)
Here's little Mary's place setting.~

 ~Mary's coffee cup.~

 ~I ran a gray and white chevron ribbon down the table as a table runner.~
 ~Her cute little spoon and fork.~
 ~In between the cake layers was my homemade Raspberry jam.
The icing was vanilla pudding mixed with 1 1/2 cups milk and instant coffee.
Then I stirred an 8 oz. coolwhip into it.
It was DELISH...but was more runny than I had planned, so my plans changed for the top of the cake.
I just put down a small piece of saran wrap and used a BRAND NEW gray and white polka dotted hair bow I had just purchased for Abigail as the topper. =) ~

 ~Mary and her table.~

 ~I made raspberry lemonade and Laura made a pear salad that perfectly matched my table.  =) ~

 ~I hung the choral and white pom poms in between the L.R. and D.R.   The Hausmans were able to join us for Mary's little celebration.  (Sadly, Daddy was in Colombia and couldn't be here.) ~

 ~Her pink and white Checkerboard cake.~

 ~Mary opening her gift from Darla and Bryan and family.~
 ~Mary in person!  =) ~
 ~Mary and her SIDEKICK...Elijah!~

 ~Mary's tiny sister Abigail.  =) ~

 ~We made Colombian Arepas and coffee for Mary's birthday breakfast.  An arepa is sort of like a cake made out of corn flour, with cheese in it.  It is very popular in Colombia and reminds us of the taste of Popcorn, due to the salt in it and the butter it is cooked in.~
 ~Mary's gifts.  A whole lot of LITTLE gifts...put into big gift bags.  =) ~
 ~Mary wearing her new blouse from Grandpa and Grandma!~
 ~our family loves to do S'mores, so I thought this blouse was fitting.~
 ~Mary opening gifts.~
 ~She got a little metal tea set, which she is enjoying with her brothers.~

Saturday, September 27, 2014

~Happy 4th Birthday, Mary!~

I was posting about Comargo camp sooo fast (my last post) in between helping my baby and my family, that I completely forgot to mention the HIGHLIGHT of our Comargo camp this year!!!
On Thursday night we had a good service that ended in an altar call. Then after the altar call and dismissal Phillip said to me, "Is that someone praying behind us?"
 I turned around and a young lady from our church was kneeling and praying at the pew behind us with some of her friends gathered around her. So, Phillip and I started praying with her, and a few more adults joined us...but mainly it was all the young people who gathered around and were weeping, praying, and praising Jesus!!!
She prayed for awhile and then stood with victory and we all began to sing the songs she requested.    

  God Himself settled down among us and we experienced a tad of Heaven on this earth.

There were several Hallelujah marches around the tabernacle, lots of testimonies, 3 young people got saved with their friend gathered around them praying for them, 2 or more got sanctified, lots of tears, shouting, praising Jesus, etc.
This was mainly young people and this lasted until 12:15 A.M.
It was amazing!!!
One young person wasn't in the tabernacle and when he started walking closer to it, He later said that he felt God's presence drawing Him into the tabernacle and he went straight to the altar and prayed through.
It was SO NEAT and rewarding to watch our young people minding God!
The next morning God came in a very special away again in the morning service.
 How we BLESS the Lord for the WONDERFUL SERVICES.
 Comargo camp 2014 is one that we will always remember because God HONORED US WITH HIS AWESOME PRESENCE IN AN UNFORGETTABLE WAY!!!
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Look Who's turning 4!!!
Our Mary is turning 4 this week!
 ~Mommy's sweet Mary in her dress that she wore to the Chinese wedding that she was in in Argentina.~ (Pics taken by Holly B photography.)
~When Kimberly was a baby a Dear friend from S. D. sent her this adorable black antique baby stroller (pictured below).
Years later we had a JCPennies picture taken of Kimberly standing behind this antique baby stroller with baby Sarah inside it.  
I wanted to sort of  duplicate that picture with Mary and Abigail, but obviously baby Abigail is much smaller.
~So here are Kimberly and Sarah and the antique stroller....and
~Here are Mary and Abigail and that stroller!
(I think Mary looks a lot like Kimberly and Abigail looks a lot like Sarah when she was a baby.)~
~Mary and Abigail~
 ~So sweet!~
Happy Birthday, Mary!  
Daddy and Moma are SOOOO GLAD that Jesus saw fit to send you...our PINK SURPRISE into our home!!  
We love you tons and tons!!!  
You are a sweet little girl that brings lots of joy into our lives!
~Mommy's 2 baby girls snugglin'~


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

~Comargo Camp 2014~

Phillip and Bro. Becker leave this week for a trip to visit the Pastors and churches in Colombia.
Please Pray:
1.  For a safe trip. 
2.  For them as they teach/preach, and translate.
3.  For the Pastors and churches there in Colombia.
4.  For the kids and I here.

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Since our little Abigail came just 3 days after our MUCH LOVED Comargo camp, I didn't get to post pics from our wonderful camp.
So, I'm posting them now.
There ARE LOTS of pics to see (so I hope I'm not boring you =), but I wanted all these in my blog book, so here goes!
~Kimberly and Bryanna, doing some schoolwork in the morning before the service started.~
 ~Cooking.  The ladies wouldn't let me do much, and I rested a lot, but I at least got to feel like I was helping.  =) ~

 ~We love that during Comargo camp there is a morning service for the children, and then in the afternoon there is a service for the youth and activities for both the children and young people.~

 ~Sarah and friends helping with the dishes.~
 ~Natasha, Myself, and Susanna doing drinks.~

Our family loves it that not only do we get to go to Comargo camp with our dear church friends, but a BIG plus is having our FAMILY a part of our church and camp. =D ~
~Pastor giving the kids a ride.~
 ~Sarah was playing catcher during a softball game at camp, and someone threw their metal bat and it hit her in the face.  =(  It broke her sunglasses and cut her face.  It turned into quite the bruise and is still dark to this day. =(
Mrs. Tammy (the camp nurse) said that if she went to the ER they would probably put 1 stitch in it, but they would probably make more of a scar putting that one stitch in.
So, Tammy pulled it together with a butterfly bandaid, and Jesus has helped it not to scar too badly.
I felt so sorry for my Sarah! =(~

 ~Playing red rover.~

 ~Jimmy trying to prove that his stomach was bigger than my baby bump.  =) ~
 ~The Lord helped the ministry of the Quales, Bro. Spangler, and Roland Mitchell.~
 ~And Jesus helped The Flings as they worked with our children.~

 ~Their theme was "Outer Space."~

 ~And God helped the Mills as they worked with our young people~

 ~Craft time.~

 ~One thing the kids REALLY look forward to is Water balloon day on Friday.~

 ~Each day the bruise got darker...from the metal bat that hit Sarah's face while playing catcher in the softball game.~
 ~Wayne (from our church) and I were being silly and so when he got up to bat...
 I got up with him and he told everyone that I....with my 9 MONTH BABY BUMP....was going RUN in his place.  Ha! Ha!

 ~Sarah S. made a beautiful cake to wish my favorite arch friend "enemy"...Rob Ryan...a happy birthday! =)  Rob and I have picked on each other since G.B.S. college days. =) ~

 ~Natasha making LOTS of tea for camp.~
 ~Grammy always does a GREAT job cooking.  The meals at Comargo camp are DELISH...and compare to none other.  =) ~
 ~Nathan and Connie making yummy P.Butter pies for Sunday.~
 ~Laura (with a little help from me and her girls) made LOTS of yummy pies!!!~
 ~2 of our favorite ladies who work in the kitchen with us.  We ladies have LOTS of fun working together!~
 ~On Sunday afternoon Phillip came into the kitchen and helped.
Here we are in our matching "Duck Dynasty" aprons. =)~
 ~Brittany and her Dad helped too.~
 ~The men helping wash dishes.~
 ~We ladies put our money together and got a popcorn/cotton candy machine for Grammy...for alllllll she does to make such yummy meals for camp.  =) ~
 ~Mary showing her hands after she had DUG OUT THE EXHAUST out of the exhaust pipe of DJ's truck.  =) ~
 ~Our kids right before the children's program.~

 ~Noah (all the way to your left on the platform) sang a trio with 2 of his friends.~
 ~The children's program was so good.~

 ~Natasha did Mary's the cutest braid and curly bun. This is the back of Mary there in the yellow sweater.~
 ~Bryan quoting a Scripture.~
 ~The Quails playing a fun piano duet.~
 ~In one of Bro. Mitchell's sermons he teased how the last supper at campmeetings is normally left-overs, and everything is made out of ZUCCHINI!!!  =)
(He obviously has NEVER eaten one of Grammy's last suppers.  It's always yummy and fresh!!!)
But, for a joke Tara wrote out the Menu below.  =) ~
 ~The progress of Sarah's eye trying to heal ...after being hit in the face with a metal bat that someone threw while she was playing catcher of the softball game.~
 ~We are THANKFUL To Jesus that as far as we know...the metal bat didn't break the bone under Sarah's eye, nor mess up her eyeball!~

We had such a WONDERFUL Comargo camp!!!  We are so thankful that Jesus let us be here for another Comargo camp.  We had had no plans to be, but since He sent us our PRECIOUS baby Abigail...we got to be.  =)
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