Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Turkey Outreach

Richard and I along with our small group had the opportunity to help out with a Thanksgiving outreach with our church. We helped box up over 250 dry food boxes and delivered those with Turkey dinner boxes to families in inner city DC. It was really an amazing experience and we are so glad we had this opportunity to share Christ with others. We always say how blessed we are but never really realize it until you are put in a situation like that. All morning as we walked around and handed them out I thought to myself, "why am I so lucky ?" and "why isn't this me that someone is delivering to?" I don't know all the answers to the hard questions but I am so thankful for what I have and whose I am.

O Give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good:
because his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalms 118:1
Farewell Good Friend!!

Oliver made is final flight last Tuesday to go and stay permanently with with his Grammy and Pops in Arkansas. Richard and I made this tough decision when we started thinking about Finley coming home and we decided that it wouldn't be fair for Oliver. My parents graciously opened their home so we will still get to see him when go home but it was still harder than we thought!! He will always be our first "child" and we love him, but we know it was the right decision. (Many of you probably think it's a good thing after see how he gets dressed up!!)

Richard and I spent the weekend before Thanksgiving in Williamsburg, VA. It was fun just getting away from the city and Williamsburg is a really pretty old town. We went to Yorktown on Sunday but the weather was not cooperating so we cut it short. I am not really that in to all the history stuff but my hubby loves it so I go along and nod and pretend to know what he's talking about. We all know he puts up with me without complaining so it's really the least I could do.
Here are some pics from the weekend-

I finally popped!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween is over let's Hear it for Santa!

Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends
Welcome to the 2006 Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends! Enjoy!! Everyone has time for a few moments of fun! Don't be a scrooge!!!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Wraps
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White lights
4. Do you hang mistletoe? kissing ball
5. When do you put your decorations up? I have already started!
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Sweet Potato Casserole with lots of brown sugar and butter!!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: Santa bringing Princess, the most beautiful dog in the world, in 2nd Grade
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Very young.... that's what happens when you have a ruthless older brother
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Only at Mamaw's and Memaw's house
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? With red and apple green whimiscal ornaments!
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love snow- not ice (especially with snow days!!)
12. Can you ice skate? No- I would break a limb
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Can't remember 1 specific one
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Being with all my family and continuing our traditions
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Hello Dollies
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas Eve candlelighting service at church and big breakfasts on Christmas morning
17. What tops your tree? gold star
18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? The older I get the more I like giving than recieving
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? O Holy Night and Holly Jolly Christmas and I'll be home for Christmas and..... can you really pick a favorite??
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? yum- (if it's the only thing sweet you got!)