Tuesday, November 27, 2012

*{The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year}*

I expect that you have had a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoyed it with family and maybe even your closest friends.  We have much to be thankful for in these days..the Lord has blessed us with more than we've ever had and more than we ever deserved.  I am one that is thankful for many things this year, one being *home*
We took the opportunity this year to do a tradition we've done off and on all our married life.  We go to a Christmas tree farm and cut our own tree.  The kids have always loved this tradition and we had much fun this year as well.  We love Christmas here in our home, it means so much to this family and we love to go all out during this season! Our house is aglow and candles are burning with the smell of fresh pine, I sit and knit and enjoy a Christmas movie on Hallmark..dreaming of a white Christmas of course :)  I seem to reflect more on things this time of year..I should all year but for some reason I always do more now..I sit and think of where the Lord saved me from and what He's given me with my husband and children..my home and family {parents, brother & family} I like to try and slow down a bit..and yes I know that seems impossible at Christmas.  I mean my calendar is nearly booked every day in December, but I found myself today making Christmas lists of things I pray to make/buy for my family..and then I sat and enjoyed a day of sappy Christmas movies with my kids and knitted the whole time..just loved the rest and comfort on this overcast day.  I don't want these days to pass me by..days with my kids at home and them wanting to be near and play and talk...I think we all take those moments for granted in our lives.  I pray even tho we all have a busy schedule coming up, that you too will take the time to enjoy the things the Lord has blessed you with..your spouse, children, parents, friends, your home and the things He's already given you.  Relax, breath, and know no matter what our Lord is in control of all things.

 Our wagon ride to the tress
 Enjoying the sights on our ride
 My little ones being silly while picking out our tree
 what a beautiful view here {always thought it would be neat to own a Christmas tree farm}
 My beautiful Cheyenne
Daddy & Silas cutting down our tree

 Our ride back from the holler
 The had such a wonderful time posing...probably cuz so many people were doting over them and wanting to take their pictures 
 My beautiful family {sure miss our oldest girl in this pic}
 My sweetie with the help of little man, Chy & me got this looking ~beautiful~
we also have several pines lining the property lit up as well..they look so cottage like with the house in the background

Friday, October 19, 2012

~*Wedding Day*~

We finally have the pictures of our oldest daughters wedding...the day was full of emotions...many happy and sad ones...it's a day we have always prayed for, but in the same moment we were all very sad.  We knew she was starting her life anew, but the hurt of leaving her was heavy on our hearts.  We think the day turned out beautiful and she was a stunning bride! I had the privilege to make all the brides made dresses, flower girls, mine and our daughters wedding dress.  It's something I always dreamed of doing but never thought that would be something they would want..so when she asked me I was thrilled...I love how it turned out..more importantly it turned out exactly how our daughter wanted!  We {Cheyenne, Miera & I} made all the decorations, and all the refreshments {my dad did all the food}..wish I had pics of those but I don't ...my parents came down 4 days before the wedding and we worked hard on all the last minute food and decorating.  Thank you to our friend for taking the time to come and do the pictures you are able to enjoy.  We continue to pray for them as the Lord leads and guides them in their walk together serving and seeking the Lord.

Brother loved this one of them together
My parents as they first saw her
Daddy's first sight of her all dressed and ready
Oh the tears that flowed from this man

Our precious girl
Sure wish we could have gotten everyone to look but they too were full of emotions..didn't want their sissy to leave...they just couldn't understand
My sweet father in law
My adorable brother and his bride
My sweet nephews
Just about the only picture we got Liberty to look and smile in

My precious parents

Our wonderful pastor praying over the service


And they are off...off to begin their life together as one...one in the Lord...seeking to serve Him together!