Warning: grab yourself something hot to drink....this is a LONG post. :-)
(and it might be filled with lots of mistakes, for I was in a hurry while writing it.)
Was...Our Thanksgiving this year! It was delightful. Here are a few pics from that delightful week with Steve and Luann, Matt and Bethany.
~Luann being a servant and taking an older man's wheel chair back into Sam's for him. :-) ~
|~Mary and Her friend Brittany on the hayride.~|
~Our "Scary" Kimberly and Sarah that jumped out and scared us.~
~On Thanksgiving eve Luann took the kids to a fun Museum. They were featuring Pirates...so here are our "Kimberly and Sarah Pirates"....
~Phillip and Steve fried the turkey. Delish!~
~Matt took the kids on some 4 wheeler rides.~
~Some tired shoppers.~
...Being with Daddy and Moma, Drew, and Daryl and Laura and their family over the weekend.
On the way home from Steve and Luann's we got to stop by Daddy and Moma's (who were feeling better by then) and enjoyed Moma's beautiful table and yummy supper.~
Our kids and Phillip LOVE colored lights. Our kids grew up in Latin America where everything is very COLORFUL. :-)
Years ago Phillip got these Retro colored lights on a Huge After Christmas Sale...so they have been down in our basement for years. Our girls have been DYING to put them up every year!
So, this year, I consented for them to put them up on the front porch and they SQUEAL with Joy each time they see them. :-) ~
And here's what Phillip had to say about our picture.
Two wonderful warm and cozy girls. ❤️❤️
My sweetheart Heather and our little sweet girl Abigail.
Abigail make us all laugh!
These are special snuggles! 😍
It's rare to get these two to even sit still. 😂 #Blessed #FamilyTime
~On Sunday Daryl and Laura and family invited Cameron Sankey (to be with his cousin Drew) and our family over for a DELICIOUS Sunday dinner.~
Jesus and our Dear friends Steve and Luann Boardman gave us our NICE white Suburban!!! WHAT A HUGE BLESSING IT IS!!! It makes me want to cry each time I think of it.
Since it was the BOARMANS that gave it to us....
Our Elijah calls it our "SUBOARDMAN!!" 😃
Our Home school group from our Church.
~Our Boys dressed up like President Elect Trump and Vice Pres. elect Pence for our Home school Thanksgiving dinner.
~Here's Elijah ...as Trump.~
~We made honey butter to spread on the rolls.~
Is for my Health! Jesus is helping my heart heal slowly but surely. Once you have had a miscarriage...part of your heart is forever DEAD! :-(
I still have my moments where I just break down and cry...like the other night when I saw a sign in the Christmas decor aisle....
Is for my phone...a gift from my sweetheart last Christmas. For years when would come home to the U.S.A. from the mission field, I wouldn't have a cellphone, or one that wasn't very reliable, and living in a big city....it's much safer for a lady to have a cellphone.
Is our little Abigail...she brings sooo much laughter and JOY to our home...all the kids and Phillip and I love her sooo much!
~She's as wide as she is tall in this little outfit. :-)~
My piano...that Jesus gave me. Our keyboard died on a Monday, and on Tuesday morning I asked Jesus to help us get a Piano THAT DAY! HE DID!!! HE'S AWESOME!
And I'm soooo THANKFUL that our girls get the privilege of taking piano lessons from the BEST...Mrs. Martha Miller. (she was my piano teacher as well!)
Is my old Church window you see above my piano.
My dear friends Brent and Nicki had some of these windows that Brent had gotten out of a church that was 100 Years old!!!!
Dear Brent probably got 7 extra stars in His Heavenly crown awaiting him...because he gave us one of those ADORABLE windows!!! It's a TREASURE TO US!!
Are my teenage girls. They are so fun to hang out with, go shopping with, talk to, drink coffee with, pray with, hug, and just be with!!
Ministering / Singing together for Jesus as a family. We are still full time Faith missionaries based here in the U.S.A. Our years working together for Jesus while living in Colombia and Argentina are wonderful memories! Now, this is a new phase of taking mission trips (as God provides the funds) and helping out in our local church, as well as trying to reach out and touch others' lives here in the U.S.A. We were SURPRISED to get asked to sing at our Comargo camp last August. But Jesus helped us and it was so FUN singing together for HIM!!
~Blessing 30 is CHRISTMAS!!! Pics of our Christmas decor coming soon.