15 December 2009

O Christmas Tree

We were thrilled we found this live Christmas tree on sale!
Kevin making sure the tree was sturdy.

Our first Christmas as a married couple!
Look at our little tree topper. We seriously needed to upgrade, so Darleen's family brought over a bigger topper for us. :)

The finished product

"And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because hw as of the house and lineage of David;)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, while they were there, that days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign upto you, Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.'
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God, and saying, ' Glory to God in the highest, and on each peace, good will toward men'" (Luke 2:4-14).
Kissing Santa!

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12 December 2009

Let the Show Begin

December is here! Of course, snow came with it! December has been a busy month for our little family. Christmas baking, Christmas music, Christmas parties with family and friends, and much more. With all the hustle and bustle, many might over look the true meaning of Christmas. My cousin over at Homemaker's Cottage defines the Christmas like this, "a spirit (attitude) of thanksgiving, joy and giving, and one that keeps Christ in the center of celebration."
Christ was born, Christ was born to die, Christ was buried and rose again the third day!
"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow..." Last week we had our first drop of snow!!!
Brrr.... it was cold outside, but inside it was cozy with the wood stove working.

The ALERT Men's Chorus came to perform a concert at our little church! Everyone enjoyed the Christmas hymn and carols!

L-R: Timmy, Benny Ceausu, & Byron Waltman (my brother)
Of course, the goodies were scrumptious.

10 December 2009

Giving Thanks

"O give thanks unto the LORD, for HE is GOOD" (Ps 136:1a)

As I look back over the year, I cannot help but give thanks to God for his bountiful blessings to us. First, in February, God united my life with Kevin's life! The joy I've experienced has been amazing. The knowledge that I've married God's best man for me was worth the wait during my single years.

Second, our new found family is adding in number. A beautiful baby is on the way! (I know our baby is beautiful, because God has made him/her wonderfully made!)

There is more and more and more to give thanks to God for...Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, but the time to give thanks to the Lord will always be here...

In November, my Uncle and his family traveled from Indiana to visit my family. For the Thanksgiving weekend, we were able to spend some time with them as well.

Here are a few photos to recap that week:

Kevin's gunSkeet shootingI jumped in for a photo (Kevin had to work this particular morning)Twyla The entire Waltman Clan


04 December 2009

Snow is in the air

Forecast update for Tennessee...

We should be having snow tonight and tomorrow!!! :o)

By the way, I'll be posting a Thanksgiving post very shortly!