Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Hebrews 12:1

Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review

This has been wonderful year for us. We thought that we would share the highlights. 

In February it snowed here, in Georgia, a whopping 6 inches! Man, we had fun!

Jacqueline had to make a snowman and a snow angel.I think the snowman is cute.

 Snow covered trees are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen


In early March, our refrigerator sprung a leak. As a result the kitchen,nook, dining room, and entry ,about three quarters of the downstairs, got new floors in late April.  I don't have pictures of the new floor, just the mess it made. 

Just about the entire house got shoved into our living room.
And just in case anyone is wondering, yes that is our stove.  

May is Jacqueline's birthday.  This year she turned 13,so I am not the only crazy teenager in the house.

Jacqueline's big present for this year was a guitar which she has gotten pretty good at. 


September was our Biltmore trip,  always a treat


This is my favorite picture of our trip, and probably the year.

November is my Birthday. I turned 17. I made apple pie, my favorite.

Christmas is filled with presents, family, and good food. Unfortunately Dad caught bug, but we still had a nice day.
Dad made us a roaring fire in the fireplace for most of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day too!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What Child Is This?


The Nativity, Philippe de Champaigne, 1643.

What Child Is This.

What child is this, Who, laid to rest, on Mary's lap is sleeping? 
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepards watch are keeping? 

Why lies He in such mean estate, Wherre ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear: for sinners here  The silent Word is pleading. 

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh, Come peasent,king, to own Him; 
The King of kings salvatin brings; Let loving hearts enthrone Him. 

THIS, this is Christ, the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: 
Haste haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary! 

Words by William Dix

Friday, December 24, 2010

O Holy Night!

Nativity by Gerard Von Honthorst    

O Holy Night

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
 It is the night of the dear Savior's birth;
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
 Till He appeared and the soul felt it's worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
 For yonder breaks a new and glorous morn;

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! O night , O holy night,

 O night divine! 

Words by John S Dwight