Sunday, December 04, 2016

Holiday Concert Appreciation


Our daughter told us about the holiday concert featuring a community orchestra conducted by her professor in her music appreciation class.

The incredibly talented South Puget Sound Community Orchestra included students and community members. I can see why every single seat was filled. What a great performance!

With thanks to my husband for driving us on a rainy night.


http://www.washingtoncenter.org/event/south-puget-sound-community-orchestra-holiday-concert/

Pictured: A quick photo while the orchestra warmed up.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!" Luke 2:13-14 ESV

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Prepare for Christmas


We are starting small with our preparation for Christmas. First up, the beautiful wreath my husband picked out. Lights come next.

And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11 ESV

Friday, December 02, 2016

Puppy Class Love

Please excuse the barking in the pet store. Our puppy gets very excited in class, which takes place in the middle of the store. Puppy training is going well. Just takes patience and consistency.

Pictured: We love our dog trainer and our puppy adores her too.

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 ESV

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Light up the Kitchen

You never know what you might find at the Habitat ReStore. It's a great source for building supplies, home improvement projects, appliances, and more. This weekend my husband and I walked in at the exact time track lights were put on the shelf. With all lights on sale. Perfect for our kitchen!

Pictured: My husband installed track lights over our kitchen counter for $15, plus the light bulbs.

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17 ESV




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Meet at Wendy's

We were all in Olympia at the same time. Perfect opportunity to meet for lunch. Works for us!

Pictured: My daughter and I had lunch with my mother-in-law at Wendy's today.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Good Old Red

I can't even keep my kids' names straight. So it's no surprise that every now and then I call our puppy by our former dog's name.

Red was a really good dog. We had it easy with him. We adopted him when he was around two, so we didn't go through the puppy phase. We are all getting trained this time around.

Pictured: Red being a good sport around Christmas time.

And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. Genesis 1:24 ESV

Monday, November 28, 2016

Walk in the Rain

A little rain didn't hurt anyone. And it's good before or after a big meal.

Pictured: Before our turkey dinner on Saturday. Photo credit: Rachel

Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. Psalm 86:11 ESV


Sunday, November 27, 2016

B and B

It was a spur-of-the-moment meet-up for lunch. Breakfast burritos and bagels to share. Free coffee on Sunday at Bagel Brothers. Works for us!

Pictured: One and done photo op with our son and his girlfriend

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17 ESV

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Second Thanksgiving

Today our immediate family gathered for our second Thanksgiving dinner. All four children, one girlfriend, and Grandma. Works for us.

Pictured: Turkey dinner with the works

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14 ESV

Friday, November 25, 2016

Good Company

Our puppy is good company.

Pictured: Taking a break in the hallway

And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. Genesis 1:24 ESV

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

It is always good to come together for a meal at my uncle and aunt's home. We celebrated Thanksgiving with my Gramma, my parents, my sister and family from Oregon, my cousins and one spouse, and three foster children. Glad my mother-in-law could be with us, plus two out of four of our children.

Pictured: One long table!

The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Psalm 28:7 ESV

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sewing Thanks

A belated thank you to my 8th grade home ec teacher for teaching me how to use a sewing machine. My mom modeled how to creatively stretch the fabric and supplies available. I watched my Gramma skillfully measure, pin, baste, and use a seam ripper.

My friend donated 10 yards of beautiful silk for our church Christmas project. And thank you to my family for their advice and patience while I commandeered our dining room table for days on end.

Pictured: Finished sewing 40 Christmas stockings!

She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. Proverbs 31:13 ESV


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Time to Sew

I like to redeem the time. If I am waiting for my daughter to get out of class, I might as well take my sewing project and do some basting. No sewing machine required.

Whose idea was it to sew 40 Christmas stockings for a project at church? Crazy how long it is taking, but I am almost done.

Pictured: Light green silk stockings, ready for lace or ribbon on the top.

"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34 ESV



Monday, November 21, 2016

Chop and Nap

It's hard to prepare dinner when you are tired. Ideally I would have it set to go in the crock pot. But that doesn't always happen. So I am learning to chop before I take a nap.

Pictured: Veggies ready for turkey chili

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV