Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Yes I'm still alive:)

Well First I'd like to thank all of you who expressed their hopes that I would post soon. Due to computer failure I hadn't been able to post and then school started, adding to the difficulty and then our internet crashed!!! But here I am at last and I do beg pardon for taking so long.
I'm very grateful to the Lord for all of His bountiful blessings the last few months. Being able to spend time with family and friends over the holidays was wonderful and being able to see how He works all things together and many times gives us the desires of our heart even though we don't deserve them really was exciting. Now I'm afraid that Because of the computer problem I may have lost most of the Christmas pictures but please pray that they would be on the external hard drive so that I'll be able to retrieve them. In the mean time I'll share what pictures I have.

Christmas dinner: Cuban pork, Black Beans, white rice.
On the 25th we had Nacho over and we all had a blast!!!

Comfort food LOL ;)
I also got to see my very first white Christmas!!! It was so special.

It was so nice sitting inside the cozy house, watching a good movie and sipping a hot cup of tea while outside beautiful, crisp snow fell.
On the 26th we had a special youth service at our church. All of us young people were in charge of the music and preaching. God really used it and it was a great blessing. I'm uploading videos of the specials on Vimeo so please watch them whenever you have a chance. On the eve of new years eve we headed down to Happydale for a night. It was sooooooo much fun and we have tons of wonderful memories. Thank you so much Casseroles!!!

Sitting by the fire after dinner.

This is my lawyer, Mortimer Brewster AKA Sayre Castlebury, opening his Christmas gift.
(which happened to be a jar of Arsenic with some old lace;))

Me with my Christmas gift which says "Dinner will be ready when the smoke alarm goes off" Hmm I wonder how Sayre knew that LOL.

One of the highlights of our stay was riding the four-wheeler through the woods. It was sooo much fun feeling the wind in your face and going as fast as you possibly could. The bad thing is that I was cold the rest of the day:) After spending this wonderful time we went home and got ready to go to church for the new years eve banquet. We had games and testimonies and lots of food. It so nice ending the year and starting the year at church with all our friends. We stayed till 1:30 am enjoying the fellowship.

A week or two later we got 6 and 1/2 inches a beautiful, fluffy snow! That's a record for Greenville!!!

Everything was beautifully covered and the snow stayed for a whole week (another record)

Shiloh, enjoying the snow.

Sledding with the Lawrence girls

The children had so much fun playing outside.

Victoria's shoe made this and I thought it was sooo pretty that I took a picture of it.

Jared and David playing policemen after spending the day outside.
A couple of weeks ago we also had the privilege of celebrating my grandmothers 75th birthday.

We had such a nice time with her, she is such a blessing to us all.Happy birthday Abuela!!!
Well I hope you all had a wonderful new year and Happy Valentines day to all!!!