Thursday, December 18, 2008


I wanted to take a moment in the midst of a very busy season to wish all my blogger friends a very Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Anniversary !!

Happy Anniversary to the man of my dreams. We have been married 14 years today. I am living proof that if you leave the choice to God, He gives you the best. There is no way anyone could convince me that our relationship was not meant to be. I know that God, through his providence, brought us together. I will be eternally grateful for that fact.

This picture was taken on our 1st Anniversary.

Friday, December 12, 2008


I have always been proud of our church and school, but last week really was a time for the cummunity to see Jesus shine through our organizations. The Singing Christmas Tree performed 4 nights. One of the tree performances was on the same day as the Hobe Sound Parade--Saturday afternoon. When you are involved in both, it keeps you hopping. It certainly was an enventful, but rewarding time. I marched in the front of the parade to keep things together and carried water and supplies just in case they were needed.

It is quite the procession--the flags and banners came first with the Marching Band next. (Doyle walked backwards the whole parade-that is why I had to make sure he didn't mow the banners down.) Following the band was the float with kids walking beside it handing our candy.

Lydia got to walk beside the float.

The Happy Birthday Jesus float.

The Nativity-only in the south would they be barefooted.

Joseph rode on the float. The theme was "Happy Birthday to Jesus"--Here everything is ready for the party.

Anthony and Kelly Heath did a fantastic job of getting the float ready and supplying the truck. Anthony makes sure the candles are lit.

Kelly adjusting a party hat.

Doyle fixing a cover on a sousaphone.

Julianna takes a break from playing the cymbals.

Samuel in action.

Doug (from the college) played the quads the whole time, even when the band took a break. He was wiped out when it was all said and done. I told him he would probably be playing them in his sleep.

Tired and thirsty-ready to go home and take a break before performing in the Singing Tree again.

The Singing Christmas Tree

Mr. Mark Going did an incredible job as the director.

Julianna was able to be in the angel choir that did choreography during the Hallelujah Chorus.

Doyle during practice. He directed when Mr. Going was singing.

Doyle practicing with the brass quartet.

The kids watching the artist paint the beautiful town scene.

Julianna catching some of the snow.

Lydia was dressed as a package.

Time for a photo with my sweetie.

Samuel and Joseph dressed as Toy Soldiers.

Here they come-Soldiers on Parade!

Our kids in the stable after the program.

Walking home, lugging the kids after the last performance.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Yes, we had another birthday at our house. My boys' birthdays are 6 days apart. Samuel turned 10 and this was his year for a party with friends. He wanted a Lego-themed party, which turned out to be a lot of fun.

I took cupcakes and milk to his classroom in the morning.

Samuel helps decorate the cake with sprinkles-lots of sprinkles.

This was my feeble effort at a Lego cake. The kids liked it.

We are ready for the guests to arrive.

We dumped a huge container of Legos of the floor for the kids to make all kinds of creative designs. I like this picture Doyle took of their hands.

Here is the rest of the guests.

Here they play a game trying to drop a Lego into a jar while standing on a stool.

Doyle was right at home with all of these boys. Here he explains the next project.

Gift time.

Guests pose for one more picture.

Birthdays are exhausting for my boys.