December 29, 2012

My Christmas Summary (not so short version)

How has your Christmas been. I had really good Holidays:


Sunday:
On the Sunday before Christmas we celebrate together as a church. It was a guest Sunday with dinner on the grounds. After that the guests left and it was “family time”. We sat in a circle talked about the last year and then had our gift exchange….


Monday:
Today we had a Christmas service….we had a few lost people there that heard the gospel. After the service we had some really good food, we sang together as I played on my new piano, read the Christmas story and then it was time to open gifts.















Tuesday:
On this day nothing really happened….my uncle got sick and we all had a slow day of good food and fun.


Wednesday:
Pretty much all day we played games, games, games…well only two. We played a few rounds of triple domino and a few rounds of Apples to Apples. We ended the day with a movie. ☺



Starting last week and till the end of next week I am watching a 97 year old lady. She is my mom’s boss’ mom…I am having a good time and making money. ☺ I don’t have any internet there and blogging has been kinda hard. I won’t be blogging next week…I have made some new goals for next year which I want to share with you soon and I also have some new things planned for the blog but this upcoming month things will be a little slow BUT…..you shall still hear from moi! 

I truly love blogging but for now it is dumb for me to let my hobby stress me. Believe me when I tell you I admire people that post every day and don't like when you never know when or if you will hear from a blog. I want to & will post if there is something I'd like to share with you. If I don't have time...

Miss hearing from you all as well but I hope you guys had a wonderful & relaxing Christmas holidays!!!


December 28, 2012

Gleaming // Guest Post

Dreams - those effervescent and gleaming hopes that give our futures meaning and purpose. They must be both as fixed and unmoving as the solid rock, yet as flexible and adaptable as the gracious hostess who has the ultimate goal, not of making a picture perfect evening, but making a difference in the lives of those she ministers to.
Dreams are funny like that. Sometimes I feel my spine stiffen with the age-old stubbornness of my Scottish ancestors when I see my dreams seemingly threatened, watch my plans dissolve into a larger picture that I cannot control.
There is a time to hold on, to grit your teeth and work long into the night to keep your dreams alive. But it takes the wisdom to adapt, to accept, and to trust, too - to have the faith to both fight and follow.
Each of us has a road to walk. A chart to map, and a future full of dreams and plans gleaming.

Yet in it all, the one thing that makes life sparkle for me is the knowledge that my future is in the safekeeping of the One I trust above all else in the universe.

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"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. 
Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. 

Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."
--Psalms 27

Thanks to the lovely Iris for asking me to come share at her adorable web home!  This was so much fun.  Don't stay a stranger now - be sure to say hello!  I love making new friends:)

December 27, 2012

Christmas Favorites

Today I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite pictures of the Christmas Holidays.....more to come....and more to explain Saturday. :D












Patrick's mom is anxious to here this recording....so I uploaded this unedited version of Patrick singing "O Holy Night". ☺ We had not practiced at all but thought it would be sweet for Patrick to sing his favorite Christmas song before we opened gifts.

Here is him singing in German (pardon my piano playing)
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Here it is in English.
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Look out....tomorrow we are having a Guest Post!!


December 26, 2012

Comfy Christmas

How was your Christmas my friends? Mine was wonderful and I cannot wait to show you pictures!

Today's outfit was not exactly what I had planned...the skirt I wanted to show I wanted to wear Sunday but ended up wearing a skirt I already showed you. Monday I wore >this< dress and today.....I wore the outfit below. It is Christmasy, Comfy and a little bit Classy...who can beat that???




Look at my new earirngs??

Or how about this new nail polish.... or the candy cane look??




December 25, 2012

Christmas Decoration

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

 Today I get to sleep in because my Christmas was yesterday. Today I thought I’d share with you a few pictures of our Christmas Decoration.