Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Prayers for Robert, Peter and Rebecca

Thank you to all of you who continue to pray for Robert and Peter. This is a hard time of year for them. They along, with the rest of the troops stationed in Iraq, struggle with being so far away from family. We feel their loss more acutely now as well.

We talked with Robert last night. He is so grateful for the packages he has received from many of you. He said that all of the guys gather around when the packages are opened. When one of the guys get a package, it is as if all of the guys get a package. It is like receiving a "piece of home in a box".

Here are some pictures we have received from them lately.

This is Robert with one of his pals and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Peter on duty.

Peter and his adorable girl friend Rebecca.

I apologize to those who have asked me for their addresses and I have not given them to you. So sorry for the delay. Here they are:

4 BCT #1 CD
APO\ AE 09330

PFC Walton, Robert A
APO\AE 09342

SPC Rebecca Smith
B co. 27th BSB, 4th BDE, 1 CD
APO, AE 09331

Thank you again for all of your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for their protection as well as their walk with the Lord.

Lord, please continue put Christ-like people into their lives. Please bring them home quickly and safely.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Also Tagged

Alrighty, lets see it I can do this "tagged" thing right.


1. Post rules on your blog.- Check

2. Answer the six four items.-Check

3. 4 Things I did yesterday-Check

a. Went and prayed and put together cookie bags with some awesome gals of FBC

b. Delivered some of the cookie bags to some very dear people-love it!

c. Gave Sarah her final final. She passed with flying colors- Yay Sarah!

d. Got a call from a very fun friend from Arizona. We have been friends for 23 years. Had not talked with her for a while. We had a lot to catch up on.

Wow, it was a great day yesterday!! (Just don't ask me what I DID NOT get done:)

4. 4 Things on my wish list.-Check

a. That my children will always continue to seek after our Lord and Savior.
b. That our two sons will return safely from the war.
c. That a miracle would happen and someone different would get into office than who was voted in.
d. That I could build a totally energy efficient home that would not cost a fortune.

5. 4 Things I look forward to.-Check

a. Time with our Lord
b. Morning walks with my Handsome Husband
c. Goofing off with my kids
d. Visiting with dear friends

6. 4 restaurants I like- Check
a. In-n-Out
b. Del Taco
c. Mimi's
d. Gus Jr.s

7. 4 Favorite TV shows- Check

a. The "old" Cosby Shows
b. The Dog Whisperer
c. Bonanza
d. The Andy Griffith Show

8. 4 People I tag (Your it). Kelley Simpson, Katy Nelson, Mindy Holloway, Dana Abla

Hey look I did it. That was not so bad:) Have a great day!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Frist Christmas Season in our New Home

This house has been so fun to decorate. We feel very blessed to live in a home with so much character.

So first...the process YII!!

The time of discovery is so much fun. Sarah enjoys recalling the history behind different ornaments and decorations. She loves the holidays and all that they stand for.

I am so thankful that the kids never seem to outgrow the Christmas spirit. We sure miss Robert and Peter around this time of year. Decorating the Christmas tree has always been a family event.

The final step

The finished product

(Pretend that you can hear the Christmas music and smell the evergreen and cinnamon aroma:)

Thank you Lord for a Special Season to celebrate You! May we carry it with us all year long.
Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Back in the Loop

I know, I know, I have totally let the ball drop on this blogging thing. I can give a million excuses as to why but none of them would hold much water. The reality is I just have not had much to blog about. Things have been nice and quiet around here. (Thank you Lord!) 

I love this time of year, so the good news is, I have been taking pictures again. We are in the midst of decorating. (A picture of what things look like now would not be good.) Soon we will be done and I will post the final results. 

My computer has been having some issues. As weird as it sounds it seems to freeze up in this cold weather. I have learned that I have to allow it to "warm up" before I start trying to use it. (Yes Dana, it is from California) I guess, like the rest of us, it is still trying to acclimate:)

Now that I can use my computer again, I am just starting to catch up on all of the blogs I have missed. Boy, have I missed a lot! It is really fun seeing all your great holiday pics. I just love this time of year. 

I pray that all of you will have an amazing December. I pray that God will bless you and your families abundantly. More than anything, I pray that the busyness of this season will not override the Reason for the season, our Lord and Savior. Lord thank you for giving up everything that we might have everything when we deserved nothing.