This year was the first time Lucas or I had ever gone out and checked beaver traps! We took the snowmobiles and found that we had two beavers out of our three traps! They're funny little guys. They were about 50lbs each! Good catch!
Scalloped potatoes and Green bean cassarole with bacon & sharp cheddar cheese.
my new Fiesta ware gravy boat (new from my sister, for Lucas and my anniversary). Then with this meal our dessert was White chocolate cheesecake with blackberry sauce (the blackberries we picked this summer as a family).
We hope and pray everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends celebrating our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ's birth.
Can you see the theme in the pictures? The only real good pictures I can get of her is when she's in a highchair. She doesn't stand still long enough!
Our little Cora is such a bundle of joy! She loves to play and dance and read books and loves her sister, Audy. She's talking way before Audrey did (I think it's because big sister talks all the time and she's trying to keep up). She loves dogs and loves our Ban (Bandit), except when he licks her in the face (not a big fan of face licking). Sunday I was so happy she actually said, momma. My heart melted.
Our family has been going through the CREC Advent devotions and I wanted to share a thought by Doug Wilson on Christmas.
This is in the application aspect of the devotion. "Prepare the members of your family to think of Advent and Christmas in very material terms. This is not a season that celebrates vague spiritualities, but rather the season that celebrates God taking on flesh. The instinct to give gifts, to eat chocolate, to cut down a tree in the woods to bring home, is therefore all very healthy and in line with the holiday. Matter enables us to give, and not just to grab."
If anyone would like to add these devotions to your Advent celebrations and preparations you can find them at: http://www.christkirk.com/ , we have found them insightful and such a blessing.
With all that Lizzie has been through losing her hair and all her treatments and pain, I wanted to do something for her and other children that are in the same boat as her. I was also inspired by a friend of mine who did this as well. I'm donating my hair to Locks of Love.
Thus the journey has begun...
the finish line!
I'm so happy with how it turned out and I love the fact that I'm able to fix my hair from start to finish in 10 minutes!! Yeah!!
I wanted everyone to know that today is Lizzie's last treatment for leukemia! We are so thankful to God that He has brought her through this and we continue to pray that God will keep her strong and healthy.
Yesterday we had a lot of snow that fell and I wanted to share the beauty of it all. The girls and I went outside and played in the snow before naps and the girls had so much fun. Cora loved being pulled around in the sled. She also would fall on her back and just lay in the snow with the snow flakes falling on her face and she would try to catch them with her tongue. It was so cute. I'm sorry, I don't have any picture to post. All I had was our 35 mm. camera. Audrey loves the snow this year. She's discovered how much fun it is to throw snow at Bandit and sissy and me. When she would throw it at sissy's face she would be giggling and sissy would laugh right along with her. What a spot Cora is! It was so adorable. I'm just so thankful to be living here.
Helping daddy duck hunt. Audrey enjoyed carrying the ducks up to the truck after Lucas shot them. You should have seen her trying to carry the goose. I think it weighed more then her. But she gave it her best. Sorry I didn't get a picture of it.
I just love these overall on Cora. They just fit her personality.