Friday, December 31, 2010

Great seasonal ideas!!!

This was just a quick lil video I put together of the snow footage I was able to get this year. I was pleasantly surprised how good some of it turned out! I know its not very long or very much footage but I just wanted to inspire everyone to keep the cameras rolling for our long term seasonal video

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Are you tired of the same old dinner?

Lately I have been wanting to experiment and try out some new dinners. I have to consider that Jonathan really likes chicken so my selection had to be a chicken dinner, my first thought was boring, ughh chicken....:(Well to my surprise I found this great chicken parmesan recipe by Tyler Florence. If you watch the food network you know Tyler Florence's recipes always look amazing. So tonight I gave it a whirl, it was a great successes!! for some reason the chicken was so flavorful and moist (which is quite rare for chicken). Anyway I thought i'd share the recipe with you. The link to the food networks website is down below

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Made on an IMac

So this is the first lil movie I made on our new system. I can not believe how easy it was!

Monday, December 27, 2010

"Motels New Machine!"

Yesterday our new Imac arrived, I am so excited to have a computer in our home, especially a mac! Last night Aaron and Kathryn Carpenter came over so that Aaron could help us get our system up and running, what kind friends we have. I cant wait to make my first video on our new system and post it on my blog, which by the way I probably will be updating and posting on my blog much more often now that we have our Imac. Anyway I am very excited about the possibilities within my finger tips. Just having the computer up and running for 3 hours I can already see that Jonathan is going to be reminding me ALOT that the girls come first, this can become very addicting. Look forward to many exciting and visionary posts to come!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Madelyn is 3 months old!

Today was Maddie's official 3 month birthday! I can’t believe what a smiley little girl she is. She is definitely starting to formulate opinions though; her most recent is wanting to be in daddy and mommy's bed at night. She is also such a spoiled little girl that when she is not being held she certainly voices her opinion. Despite the small trials she has already caused us, the joy she brings is so much greater! The Lord has truly blessed us with such a sweet little girl

Here she is almost laughing

Always smiling

So content

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Go ye into all the world...

Last night was our annual Christmas performance. Unfortunately I missed last year’s performance. I am so thankful that the Lord has called me out of darkness into His marvelous light. His plan for my life is a much better plan for me than what I could ever come up with. He was able to restore me to all my friends and now I am enjoying choir directing more than ever. This year Jonathan came and we brought along our girls, so many people were blessed to see such sweet little girls, they don't see many children here. In case some of you don't know, the place we sing every year is called the rotary club, it’s an assisted living center for elderly people. You might wonder how we could enjoy singing for this type of audience? Don’t you enjoy singing at the mariners or somewhere with s larger more glorious crowd? Well actually this is one of the greatest crowds to sing to! When we sing here I feel like we connect with people so much more and their appreciation for the music is great!

Last night the man who introduced us started off with a prayer and I thought to myself, wow what has this generation lost? All these people here had no problem saying the name of Jesus, coming together and praying out loud. Needless to say this made it all the more fun to sing for this crowd. Our selections included some patriotic tunes, songs from the 1940's, some Christmas carols and selections out of Handel’s messiah. The children did an outstanding performance! The selections from the Messiah were so powerful and I know that the gospel was being preached though their voices and faces. At the end of the performance this older gentlemen came up to me to ask if he could shake my hand, naturally I said yes! He thanked me for all the songs but in particular for "the white cliffs of Dover". He began telling me his story about the war and how he was a pilot during that time, the actual white cliffs of Dover had significant meaning to him. He really just wanted to talk to somebody; he pulled out a picture of his wedding day and showed me, he had been married for 65 years. Lets just say it was very humbling standing there listening to his story as he thanked me, when in reality I should be thanking him. I believe that singing those songs last night was the best way we could thank all the veterans who have served our country. Music is such a gift we have been given and a great way to preach the gospel

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Emma was such a testimony to all of the people there.

Jael came to!

What sweet girls

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Meeting our friend Isabella

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Psalm 34:8

This is surely a miracle!

How amazing! Kaylee and I grew up together and now here we are with are wonderful girls who will also be friends forever
Emma, Maddie and Bella ( thats what we call her)

Its amazing the difference in size seeing as they are only 8 weeks apart

Emma and the girls