Tuesday, January 19, 2010

God's Fingerprints

From whose womb has come the ice?
 And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth? 
Job 38:29

Sunday morning I woke up to a beautiful 
world outside my bedroom window.

I had an half of an hour, before church that 
I used capturing  glimpses of His beauteous work.

God is a much better decorator then any of us!

Have you entered the storehouses of the snow 
or seen the storehouses of the hail . . . .
Job 38:22

He even does bows more naturally then we do!

 He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.
Psalm 147:16

             Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; 
it is fitting for the upright to praise him. 
Psalm 33:1

 I am enjoying the gorgeous winter that the Lord has given us!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sewing Finished

Started a corduroy romper for Alaina for her birthday or Christmas.  I didn't get it finished in time - - - -but close.  "smile"  I just had to put pictures up just because she is so sweet.

There are ruffles on each leg.  I sure do love to sew.  It's fun to have a little one to sew for again.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Blog Book

Have any of you made your blog into a book?  I'd like to do that because our blog is almost like a journal that highlights some of the bigger events of our family life.

I'd like to know what group you used to do this and how you liked the results.

Blessings to you!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Belated !

Our Christmas was a wee bit scattered and belated this year. So we did some exchanging of gifts while K,G & A were here. It's always interesting because Gretchen's birthday is the 26th and Alaina's the 2nd. So there were some birthday moments as well.

We get to open presents???

We did this on January 2nd which was Alaina's 1st birthday! I love this goofy face she makes. "Nana smile"

She absolutely loved playing with this green card. She never tore it, just played with it.

We consumed these along with our fair share of the "Sisson generational sin"----- Kringle! Oooooo

Uncle Nate had a special present for Alaina.

It's Gloworm!

When Nate was little, Gloworm was the closest thing to a blankie that he had.

Awwww ----- she's giving it a hug.

Alaina was mesmerized by the cats out on the porch.

Hum . . . . . .

Haley's new decorations.

Finally! Thanks Grandpa
Don't you love the one sock on, one sock off?

A Birthday Card from Uncle Andrew. (He finds the nicest cards. I always save his.)
Oh fun --- Curious George
This was one of the few toys that she got that didn't make noise. Remember when no toys made noise?

You know in movies when they show you the "behind the scenes" (BTS) pictures? Well this is our behind the scenes with Alaina picture. "wink"

We also headed over to rehab to open presents with Dad. We took along a huge blanket for A to crawl around on. She loves being the center of attention and Grandma Glenna and Grandpa Bud gave her this rocking horse. Alaina was tickled with it and we loved watching her. I've never seen anything like it. It's a pink stuffed horse. When you squeeze its ear it talks, makes running noises and whinnies. Squeeze the other ear and it sings. Not only that it's mouth moves!

I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures there. Aargh. Alaina danced and clapped and rocked. What fun we had together. A blessed weekend full of family!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sisson Side

Last weekend was a whirlwind of fun.

  1. K,G & A came up to celebrate a late Christmas with us
  2. We had the Sisson side of the family Christmas gathering
  3. and it was Alaina's first birthday

Here are some pictures of the Sisson Christmas.

Andrew's lap is the best!

All the "younger" set got these huge lumpy gifts wrapped in garbage bags.

They were suitcases with balloons stuffed around them. "smile"

Alaina was so funny when she opened presents. She would tear off a piece of paper and just play with it. Another favorite present opening technique was chewing/sucking on the box. Yum.

A Pooh riding toy. She, of course, had to get down there and taste Pooh and all his flowers! Shucks I missed the picture.

Alaina is a good farm girl. She knows how to make motor noises!

We had a marvelous time exchanging gifts, eating, playing games, singing and just being together.