Saturday, November 29, 2008

Catching up.....

howdy all. ellie here.
just wanted to catch you up with all the fun we've been having.
we went out last week and put this HUGE tree up in our living room, I've
had so much fun trying to pull off all the pretty things on it....

then the day before we went and ate all this turkey, we made
these fun houses (i had a blast with frosting and candy)
those two words are dreamy together, don't you think.....
frosting ~ candy
now your talking.....!
so on the actual turkey day heres what we did:
a lot of this:

a lot of that......

and a ton of this.....

ahhh yes. it was so fun.
but something just as fun is coming up tomorrow......
my 3rd birthday!!!!

all I know is that I get to sing
"happy to"
"happy to"
and tear into paper!!
I'm so excited.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Miss Ellie says......


We have two winners!!!
Kimmy in Canada
Miss Sherri
How fun!!
Thanks for doing my little giveaway with me guys!!
Blessings to you all.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Giveaway !!

Well hello there all!
My mom wants to do a little giveaway of sorts ~ you see, it's this cool
little book called
"31 Family Devotions For Christmas"
It's going to be a lot of fun around here for my first Christmas as we are planning
on doing this book everyday.
Mom wants me to give you the description:

Create lasting family memories this holiday season. Whether it's shopping, decorating, baking, or celebrating, there are lots of reasons why our schedules are full in December. 31 Family Devotions for Christmas offers daily readings designed to help your family spend special moments together. From fun activities and traditions to recipes and Scripture, this book encourages families to make time-even just a few minutes-with each other every day to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.

So for anyone who still reads my moms blog (is there anyone left??), leave a comment
to enter, cause she wants to get this out to you asap!!
She's giving away 2 copies and something else sweet to go with it....
I get to choose the winners Friday afternoon..........


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Advent Conspiracy Promo Video

I borrowed this from the Barna's blog(thanks for posting it Liz!)
This speaks my heart - I could not have said how I feel any better.
What have we let CHRISTmas become in our lives and in our homes?
I became depressed leaving Costco the other day; after
seeing toys that were $200-300+........and watching people buy them.
This year I am so excited - I have made all our gifts
and it has been SO fun!
Our kids are getting something from mom and dad - but we have SO come full
circle on that; we're focusing on others - not just at Christmas,but all year long......
In fact, that leads me to a giveaway I'll be having here soon!
It's a little something that will help you to focus on Jesus and
your family everyday in December....and there might be chocolate involved as well!!

Blessings on you all.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Do we fit the part?

We had missions Sunday at our church a couple of weeks ago, so we came
from China..........
I think Ellie gets the points on this one!
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings ~

Thursday, November 06, 2008


My beautiful friend Kristi wrote this on her blog (and I'm borrowing it!).........
Like it or not, she hits the nail exactly on the head.
Read on:
One of the good things about not watching TV or having much contact with media other than the computer, is that you don't hear EVERYTHING about an election. Especially during an election that lasted SO LONG. Of course, I knew the candidates and what they stood for, but I didn't get caught up in the frenzy. I could really see it from a very unbiased point of view. In the past I've really cared about who won, but not so much this year. Of course I care, but I don't see it as a matter of the demise of our country. We watched John McCain give his concession speech and Obama fans cheering for our new president last night. It was all very strange to see. What bothered me the most was how hyped up everyone was over the outcome. The enormous fans for Obama cheering like he is going to save their lives or something. Even if McCain had won, I would say the same thing. Our country is not doing poorly economically because of who our president is, we are in this position because of greed. The greed of the people. It's not a matter of the greed of the government, like some Republicans want to think, and it's not from the greed of big business and "the rich", as some Democrats like to believe. It's a matter of the greed of the people wanting the American Dream without earning it the hard way. Debt, credit, loans, are why we are in this predicament. So don't lament like the world just came to an end and don't jump for joy like the saviour of the world just got elected...God is in control, still on His throne, and Jesus is still the only One who can change the human heart. If you want to hope in something, hope in that.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Made with Love.....

It doesn't get any better than this.....