Thursday, December 29, 2011

Random Picture of the Week

Cutting Carrots

"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might" Ecclesiastes 9:10

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cincinnati (home of Skyline Chili, Graeters, UDF, and Montgomery Inn BBQ)

Recently we took a short trip to Cincinnati to visit the D. family and attend an open house at their church!

Our sweet snack for the road was this dark chocolate with almonds and sea really should try it sometime!♥

Last-minute touch-ups

After the first worship service, we had lunch at Mr. V.'s

We enjoyed visiting with the ladies and Mumzie loved getting to hold baby K.!

The Congregation

Pastor K. cutting the cake

Mr. S.D. and Mr. K. having fun posing for the camera :)

Miss E., always a willing helper, served the cake

Little Miss K. showing Daddy one of her toys

Mrs. D. and Mrs. K.

It was such a joy to see the G. family!

Some of the young Mr. G's talking with their Father and Mr. D.

Dinner prep at the D.'s

Dinner is always fun at the D.'s....filled with laughter and stimulating conversations!

Mr. S.D.

Good-bye, D. family! Wish we could have stayed at least two more days :)

On our way home, we stopped at one of our favorite grocery stores...Jungle Jim's!

I was amazed that I actually got all three of us in the picture! ( it's not necessarily flattering....but at least we're all in there! :)

Cheers to Chick-fil-a, our last stop on the way home!

Thanks to Mr. S.D. who gave us some coupons, we were blessed to have two Chick-fil-a sandwiches for free!

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Gathering at Grandma's

Cousin J. and Uncle David

Yummy food

Some more cousins

Aunt C. doing her trick with grapes :D

Chloe and Grandma

Great Aunts

Matching sisters


Aunt N.'s vegetable pizza...a family tradition! (Meg and Katie, I took this just for you!)

A. and Mumzie

Eden was tired :)

...and she loves Mumzie! (and Mumzie loves Eden!)


Syd and Grandma


It was a great evening!

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Friday, December 16, 2011


For lunch on Thanksgiving day, we ate at Uncle L.'s and Aunt K.'s

Cousins Tom and Chris setting up the place cards. Aunt K. had everything set up so lovely!

Uncle L. helping set out the china

It was so fun working in Aunt K.'s beautiful renovated kitchen! Uncle L. and Aunt K. renovated almost the whole kitchen by themselves, and it turned out so lovely.

" I saw this shirt and thought 'that's such an awesome design right there' and I just had to buy it..." :D

"Have a taste, Mom" (Meg and Katie: yes, that is wassail! Yummy!)

Uncle L. carving the turkey

Visiting amongst family

Pie cutting with my lovely Great Aunts

Brothers playing duets

Aunt P. looking at our brag book of my nephews :)

Now on to dinner....we headed over to Grandma R.'s......

Aunt Bethie!

Pulling out dishes from Grandma's oven


Daddy and Uncle David

Kids playing with Grandma's toys


The monster oven mitts! It is so neat watching Daddy have fun with his nieces and nephews.

Mumzie got to carve the turkey!

Eden loves her Aunt and Uncle!


Uncle Rich and Aunt Beth

Maddy and Bryce

Grandma always has a towel over her shoulder when in the kitchen...and her granddaughters have adopted the habit as well!


Eden kept saying that she wanted "pie" and was all excited about we asked if she wanted pumpkin or cherry pie (pointing them out to her). She said "no", and kept insisting she wanted pie. Finally she pointed to the ReddiWhip and said "I want pie!"...she didn't want pie; she wanted ReddiWhip! :)

Syd the Kid

Domino time!

Can you tell who won? :)

Grandma and Eden

"I will praise the Name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving." Psalm 69:30

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name." Psalm 100:4

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