About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy (early) Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is this coming week, and our church family celebrated today with a huge dinner on the grounds, an after noon service, and then most people (us included) went home for a turkey induced nap.
Sean and his buddy Jason graduated from the Missouri Sheriff's Training Association this past Wednesday. It's hard to believe that it's 11 months of Sheriff Academy have come and gone already. December's almost here, which means three birthdays, Christmas, New Year's and shortly after, Ayla's 4th birthday...Time is flying so fast!
                                  Some of Sean's family was able to come out for the graduation. 
Aunt Oopie, Ayla, Sean, Dawn, Jennifer, Traci and myself.

A group of us went out for dinner afterward, it was a good few hours of seeing some old friends that we haven't seen in a while. 

Got to watch the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, and my mind is blown!!! Looking forward to the Christmas episode, and can't wait for Sherlock Season 3!!! (Moffat, hurry up!!)

Looking forward to Thanksgiving Brunch with my family, followed by dinners Thanksgiving Day and Friday. I think next weekend is going to be a long nap, with all this turkey. 

Hope all of you here in the States have a great Thanksgiving, and a safe Black Friday shopping day, if you're going...I'm staying in. To everyone else, Hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy Fall

Haven't posted in forever. Our TV died, and was replaced, which is wonderful. We're already into Fall, and Halloween's passed. It was raining that night, so we didn't take the kid's out. Instead they go to dress up and do a candy hunt inside Nanna and Grandaddy's house.
Ayla was a forest pixie, and Mckey was a nurse.

Sanatra was Superman.  
Look at those curls!!

It's been raining quite a bit lately, and the leaves have finally changed. Mom, Jessa and I got to go out for a short shopping trip and lunch, without the kids, which was nice. 
This was after we got back, and before I ran out the door to get Bubby to work.

Ayla's learning to write her name, but has trouble writing "y" still, so it's a work in progress. Her vocabulary is growing everyday, in a way that's almost scary. One day she said "hauting" trying to say "hauling", but I didn't even know that she knew that word. She loves her pixie outfit, and wears it nearly everyday, getting mad when I won't let her wear it to Nanna's or to church. 
Not a whole lot going on, though this month is going to be good. Does dentist count as good? Going next week, for much needed work. Sean's graduating this month, as well as the  Doctor Who 50th anniversary this month, and Thanksgiving. 
Have a good and safe week!