Friday night we drove over to Cotton Plant, MS to see the largest display of Christmas inflatables(so said TLC)! It was fun for the kids and they even had some dress up Christmas characters!!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Last weekend Blake's cousin, Brett, was married in Baton Rouge and we made a trip down for the special event. Then, on Sunday we had Christmas with Blake's extended family! Auggie woke up with fever on Saturday morning so he and I stayed at my sister's house and missed the wedding:(. He was a little better on Sunday so we enjoyed an afternoon at the Blouin's and the kids had fun(go figure) opening gifts!!
Sage's new cake set
Friday, December 14, 2012
Yesterday the handbells group and Ms. Willa, their teacher, performed in the waiting room at Blake's office and then had a mini-concert at our house for a few friends and neighbors! They did wonderful and several of the ladies at Blake's clinic have requested them to come back next week! It was a sweet way to minister and play praises to our King with handbells!
Hogan, Lucy, Sage, Henry, Montana, John Freeman, and Ms. Willa
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
We have been staying inside and staying warm this week...and enjoying the Christmas season! The girls wanted to play dress up in some of my clothes and thought they were big stuff! We also made a nativity out of random, leftover Halloween candy! They were begging to eat it afterward!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Last night we held our first ever preschool Christmas party at church for all preschool children and their families. We sang carols, the girls performed Away in a Manger on handbells, did crafts, ate pizza and cookies, and read about the very first Christmas when God sent his Son as a precious baby! Sweet memories!!
Our homeschool group had a Christmas party last Tuesday after class so I snapped a few pictures! Each week we pack a lunch and hang out in the gym for a bit and let the kids run around...it has been such a blessing!!
Picnic style in the gym
Auggie usually chases down balls the whole time
Sage and her buddy Hogan holding hands...they are so funny!
Our church choir and children's choir performed a Christmas concert last weekend. They performed Saturday night and Sunday afternoon so it was a busy weekend, but the performance was beautiful!! I asked a random couple to take some pictures of the girls for me during the concert because I was helping to get them on and off stage so afterward Montana said, "I didn't like that man taking pictures of us."...haha!! The bottom picture makes me laugh because they are looking at him wondering why he's taking their picture;)
Last weekend, Blake was doing some yard work and I was painting picture frames so Montana decided she wanted to have a peppermint stand(aka lemonade stand). She and Sage made signs with prices, filled a basket full of peppermints and candy canes and went to work. So thankful for our neighbors support...the girls, along with our neighbor Mary Carter, had so much fun. It was a great lesson on spending and saving too:)
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The week before Thanksgiving, in the quietness of her heart, Montana gave her life the the Lord!!! During the invitation on that Sunday morning she leaned over and whispered to me that she "just accepted Jesus as her Savior." She proclaimed it to everyone the next several weeks and decided she wanted to tell the church this past Sunday, and be baptized soon(my friend, Susan, took this picture for me). Blake and I have been humbled by the faith of our precious child and the grace of God in saving Montana, our sister in Christ!! Praise you, Jesus!!
Last week several families from our homeschool group took their kids to the Orphem Theater in Memphis to see the Nutcracker. It was a beautiful, cold, sunny day and the old theater was amazing! I left Auggie behind and we enjoyed a girls day with my friend, Meredith, and her daughter, Myla. We walked over to the Peabody Hotel afterward to see it's Christmas decorations...it was gorgeous!! It was a special, festive, sweet day!
We had a fun-filled Thanksgiving week as we enjoyed family and even visited with several friends. We were able to spend the weekend with the Booths, meet up with friends in Blake's hometown, go the LSU vs Ole Miss game, attend Tristan and Landon's birthday party, and celebrate Thanksgiving with the Picards!! "In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thes. 5:18
Cheerleaders all ready for the game...bright and early!
The sun was beaming! Mo and Stephen keeping cool!
Grandma went with us to the playground where we met up with friends and enjoyed catching up!
Sage and Grandma
The kiddos with Blake's Aunt Charlotte and Momo Geneva
All dressed up for the bday party...Blythe the artist/baker/prego lady:)
The mastermind behind the party, Lyn...with spankin' spoon in hand;)
Blythe drew this awesome mask on Montana
Sage wanted to be a cheerleader, of course
Tristan aka Woody
Buzz, I mean Landon
This was Auggie's 1st pose for a pic! He loved pushing the buggy around!
The girls had fun at the dress up station
Tristan was VERY excited about his gifts!!