Thursday, November 29, 2007

City Sidewalks

Abilene had its annual City Sidewalks Parade

and tree lighting ceremony,

and although it was hokey and like that, it was fun to get out and join in the festivities. I wish pictures in the dark weren't so hard to take, though.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his
shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

~Isaiah 9:6~

Sunday, November 25, 2007

It snowed again today!

I wish my mom was here

for the snow, but I have a feeling it might be just a smidgen too cold for her :)

Outside temperature : ICE !!!

Big huge flakes falling down all around us

Bringing Henry out for a walk

Cool snow effect on our trees

Jim measuring how much snow they got.

Around our house - actual snow on the wreath outside the door, and actual icicles on the roof

My garden ornaments are buried in snow!

Isaiah 1:18 -

"Come now, and let us reason together,
saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool."

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Snow on Thanksgiving

We had around 4 - 8 inches of snow around Abilene on Thanksgiving Day

and it was kinda magical.. flurries started coming down at about noon, and then by 2 pm, big huge puffy flakes were pouring down on us. This year, Shana and family as well as Todd and family weren't here as they were at their in-laws'.

Here's some pics from Thanksgiving. Lots of Snow pictures and Snow Ice Cream pics coming up in another post.

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You've done
Especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son.
For beauty in nature, Your glory we see
For joy and health, friends and family,
For daily provision, Your mercy and care
These are the blessings You graciously share.
So today we offer this response of praise
With a promise to follow You all of our days.

--Mary Fairchild

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving, One and All

May everyone have a blessed Thanksgiving

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Friday with Da Boyz

Cindy had a school meeting to go to

on Friday ( Boooo ) so I ended up having brunch with the boys at The Skillet ( not too shabby.. *grin* ) instead of my fave, A Taste of Asia noodle house, and not playing Upwords Scrabble. ( Hisssss !)

However, today David and I went to Lowe's to redeem a free Kobalt 6-in-1 screwdriver - my latest freebie, among others :). ( Yay!!!)

And when we were driving home, a neighbor's dog had run out onto the main highway and David had to rescue it, after which we brought it back to the neighbor's house. ( Awwwww ! )

Micah 6:8

What does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God.