Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year in Review

I thought I would give you all a picture
review of all the blessings
from my life this past year.

JANUARY:  Going to visit Dee and Jule is one of my
favorite things to do each year.  I go in the
 wintertime to get my fix of snow. 
January was the last time I have scrapped!!!! 
Yikes..... I have to change that this next year.

FEBUARY:  We went to visit Chris in DC. 
They have a great frisbee golf
course that we play a few times a year
MARCH:  Michael and I braved the crowds
and saw the cherry blossums in DC.
  Great day with my honey.

APRIL:  I drove to Lancaster, PA
to meet up with Jule and friends. 
I just love hanging out with all my
 old friends from CBC.

MAY:  We met up with Kay and Larry
in Great Falls, MD  We hiked the falls and
 had a fun day catching up.

JUNE:  We spent the day in DC.
Christopher took me to the butterfly
exhibit in the natural history museuem. 
Fun family day!

JULY: Two great events this month. 
We went to a Cubs game.  CUBS WIN!
We spent a week up in NY on Sandy Pond.
We had a great time visiting with friends.

AUGUST:  Michael and I took off for Cape Cod. 
My favorite part of
this trip was renting the moped
 on Martha's Vineyard!  We look so silly.

SEPTEMBER:  The best trip of the year
was of course our cruise. 
We hit New England and Canada.

OCTOBER:  Was spent kayaking!

NOVEMBER:  We participated in Dazzle Dash. 
A great time spent with friends. 
Note to self..... make this a new tradition.

DECEMBER:  All the awsome snow
we received this month!  We had fun playing! 

This year has been an emotional rollercoaster for me. 
But the Lord has provided me with sooooooo many blessings.
With unwanted burdens come undeserved blessings.
Thank You, God, that You’re our Father,

Shepherd, Guardian, Guide, and Stay;
How we praise You for the blessings
You bestow on us each day! —Sper

3X Wow!

It has snowed THREE time this month.
Here in Maryland we are lucky if we receive three snows a season.
Great way to end the year.
Have a great NEW YEAR"S!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Family Day

On Saturday during the snowstorm we had a snack buffet and decorated the  Christmas tree. 

Then they played Wii.  Super Mario was
 the game of the day.
 I liked playing Mini Golf!
I love when all the kids are home.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter Wallop

I began to snow around 10pm Friday night and didn't stop until midnight Saturday.
We received around 22 inches of wonderful SNOW!
Michael put the blade on the mower. This saved time and our backs many hours of shoveling.

The birds really hung out at our window feeder. 
Then the sledding fun began.  We have a nice hill right across the street.  So I blew up the sled and we probably spent at least 5 hours outside on and off during the day sledding and playing in the snow.
This last picture is looking out our sliding door onto the deck. 
I guess this one counts!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

First Snow!

Today we spent the day out in the snow.
We did a little Christmas shopping.

Then we took a walk around Wild Lake with Blue.

I found this holly bush full of berries!
So pretty!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Dazzle Dash

Last weekend we went with friends
to Dazzle Dash.
It was a fundraiser for the local hospital.
  We received these real cool shirts,
unlimited food and drink.
The best part was waking through the light. 
I have always driven through these types
of Chrstmas lights.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thank You

This years OCC was a big success!

We put together 175 plastic shoeboxes and
50 cardboard boxes!

We handed out ALLthe boxes!

Our Covenant family returned 196 boxes!
Then we packed them all and more into the truck that
goes to the distribution center in NC.
Thanks to everyone that made a difference
 in children's lives
all around the word.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bad Blogger

Sorry it has been so long since my last blog post.
I have no excuse.
This week I catch you up on the Annanie happenings.
We went to a married couples event at church
called a Hotcake Hoe Down.  Al and Nancy provided a wonderful spread of pancake and sausage with yummy toppings.

Then we learned to square dance. 
They knew a professional caller who was great!