The other side of the box – a gift from Roy and Deb.
and knows more about us than we do ourselves.
1 John 3:20 (The Message)
After Christmas was over, Jared and Jesse found gifts for us that were forgotten.
They did the artwork at school.
We love them.
the life is in his Son.
So, whoever has the Son, has life;
whoever rejects the Son, rejects life.
1 John 5:11 (The Message)
Today was a wet, dreary, winter day – wonderful for staying inside and taking pictures of birds.
This feeder was fairly popular because it is under the roof of our house.
Yesterday the bird bath had ice in it.
Mrs. Cardinal was out and about in the rain.
Mr. Cardinal followed her to the bird feeder and Dogwood tree.
The raindrops lured me outside to see if I could get a few close-ups.
I can see the crepe myrtle bush in the middle of our drive way in this one.
Very wet holly leaves.
Puddles in the woodsy area of our back yard.
Wet seeds on a perennial.
I had fun watching and photographing this tufted titmouse.
Are you watching me?
Do you think it will soon stop raining?
I’ve had enough of this!
and abounds with the very Spirit and essence of God.
John 3:34 (The Voice)
It has been a tradition for this family to get together on Christmas Day for many years.
Cerwin’s dad didn’t think it was Christmas if he didn’t get to see each of his children and grandchildren on this holiday. We continue that tradition in his memory.
Each family brought two dishes.
Leslie’s (our niece) bread Santa Claus was not only cute, but also delicious.
We set up chairs and tables for 38 people – and that is how many were here.
Our grandniece Peyton (Jakey and Crystal’s oldest daughter) playing air hockey with our daughter Deb.
Shtefan and Jeremy with Great-grandma.
Siblings: Our Maine grandchildren, Abby and Josiah, who now live in Pennsylvania.
Mark and Diane, this picture is for you.
Siblings: Crystal and Bryan – children of Elvin and Pat.
Our granddaughter Jenna was pleased to hold Bryson (son of Bryon and Leslie) for a while. He is a happy, contented baby and seemed okay with being held by many people during and after the meal.
Family meals create great memories.
His love was not cautious but extravagant.
He didn’t love in order to get something from us
but to give everything of himself to us.
Love like that.
Ephesians 5:2 (The Message)
It’s been a week of pretty sunsets and snow.
Saturday evening, December 21
Christmas Eve snow flurry.
Christmas evening brilliance
We were surprised to wake up to snow the day after Christmas.
I’m not sure how we missed the weather forecast for snow – maybe it was because of the Christmas Day activities.
It gave Cerwin an opportunity to use his new (bulletproof) snow shovel. 🙂
He was impressed with it.
Tonight we had another pretty sunset.
It has been fun to look our the window to see what is going on with the sun and weather.
Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage.
The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.
Matthew 6:6 (The Message)