Every good and perfect gift is from above.
~James 1:17

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008


This is Grant's first year in wrestling and today he participated in his first wrestling tournament! He did really well for his first time and had fun, too!

Dave has been taking Grant to practices twice a week up at the high school. Today he helped out at the tournament. There were around 400 people who came from all over to wrestle in this tournament!

Our friend, Josh, and his little boy, Ethan, came to the tournament. Josh used to wrestle at this school and when Grant was younger, Josh taught him some wrestling moves, so it was really special to have Josh come to see Grant wrestle today!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes 2008


This is the first year I have joined the Christmas Tour of Homes that Boo Mama is hosting. It looked like a lot of fun last year, so I decided to try it! So,thanks to Boo Mama for hosting and to you for dropping by! :-)

Welcome to my home!
When you first walk in, you are greeted by this snowman, who says things like, "Come on in! It's cold outside!"

And it usually IS cold outside!

Here is our dining room~
And here is our tree and stockings~
No mantle for hanging stockings, so we used the bookshelves next to the tree where I would like a fireplace to be someday! :-)

Some ornaments~
My son made this one when he was in preschool. :-)

This little lady came on a package when I was a little girl. We put her on the tree and I used to play with her every year. Now my little girl plays with her every year! :-)

On the buffet~
We have a basket for Christmas cards and a Nativity with figurines that my kids can play with and act out the Christmas story with. We are celebrating the fact that God stepped into history as a baby and lived and died so that we could know and love Him.

Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Getting Our Christmas Tree

A couple of days after Thanksgiving we went to a local tree farm to cut down our Christmas tree.

We took a hay ride out to the field of Balsam Firs and then started looking for the "perfect" tree.

Grant and Kate selected our tree and "helped" Dave cut it down. :-)