Well, this is the last time I’ll be posting till next year! ✨✍💥
This is definitely one of the best things about December!! A fridge covered with friends and family!
Snowman & snowlady making at church for a lady’s fellowship was really fun and they turned out really cute! 🙂
Alex the mischievous admirer. =)
The others liked them so much that we had our own special snowman/lady making day with kind Mrs. Mann.
April and Mrs. Mann.
All eleven of us!!😂
Alyssa and the little kids have been going through the Moody books.
Little kitchen helpers.
Alyssa and one of her 11 piano students, Madison Grace. 🙂
Doing this on leftover pieces of siding makes you fly down that hill like nobody’s business!
Time for Christmas shopping!
Justy and Prilly with Teddy and Lisa.
The boys did a great job stacking most of this wood!
Me & the two energy balls up the street.😅⚡
April’s 8th b-day.
Going for a police fly!
Winter rides & errands.
Andrew in the studio.
Alex’s new thing is ties. He’s sure to be wearing one, even though they rarely match his outfit.
A resourceful hair clip.
Joseph had a fun time going to work with dad one day last week.
Grampa Camuso joined us for yesterday’s afternoon!
There were many excited conversations about our Italian ancestors, music, food, politics, words, accents, and tons more! Grampa is sure to have an answer for ANY question!
Grampa brought along his guitar, which was so wonderful!!!
We had a great time singing around the guitar.
And later, we joined Grampa’s guitar with piano & violin.
“Oh Sacred Head Now Wounded” was the song of the night!
And today we are celebrating the last day of 2017 with homemade Chinese food! Dad stirring the lo mein.
Until next year!
Sorry for being such a horrible blogger of late! I decided I
had to post about the most exciting events before the lesser… 😉 Little Ezra Joseph was born on the 7th! Mom was thrilled to be able to attend the birth. He is absolutely adorable!
On Friday morning we girls got to help Aunty Esther with our little cousins! The big girls babysat the kids at home while Aunty, Sam, Ezra, & I went to Sami’s doctor appointment. Later, Mom & the rest came to pick us up and meet Ezra.
Andrew & Ezra.
Silly us 😀
Ezra’s quilt was sooo much fun to make!
Sunday evening, we got to go to NEBC!!
Mr. Banda kept the laughter going with his jokes.
Me & Ezra–isn’t he soooo cute?!
So much cuteness in this little cousin Emma.💜
Hanging around after taking the Hawkins’ family picture!
Then, we girls got to stay the long-dreamed-for-night at Grandpa and Grandma’s! There was, of course, much talking and laughter.
In the morning, Grandpa drove us to Aunty Esther’s for another fun time!
Puzzle time with Julie and Ben!
I went with Sam, Ezra, and Aunty Esther again for another doctor’s appointment. We had a fun time!
Ben & Alyssa.
Pray for little Samuel! His juvenile idiopathic arthritis needs lots of prayer and healing!
Dad picked us girls up and took us out to dinner (Chipotle!!) that night. 😀
We had great times helping out! Aunty Esther was a lot of fun to be with, and the kids were lot’s of fun to play with!
Until next time,
We enjoyed a fun Thanksgiving with family here at our place. 🙂 It was also Denis’ birthday, and he brought a friend to help celebrate with us!
Fireside fun. Grandpa always loves a fire crackling in the stove!
Storytime with Grandma!
Ben, Sam, Justus, & firetruck.
Waiting for the cheesecakes.
Uncle & nephew.
In the fresh air!
Poor Paul perceived plenty of people peering at his pernicious progress while perambulating down from his precarious perch.
Ashlyn and Grandpa.
Aunty Esther and some kiddos.
Denis leisurely laying legos in laborsaving locations.
Dad, Uncle Joe, Denis, and Paul shot shotguns.
Mom helping Sam, Justus, and Ben make pilgrim hats.
Happy sugar-stuffed cousins.
With Ben & Ashlyn.
Justus and Ben–best buddies.
Pence Pretzel cabin-making fun!
Josh found that the most Denis, Paul, & my heads could hold was 7 plastic pieces.
Hanging out around the fire.
Paul’s addition to his head was about to tumble.
Denis dealt deft adaptments for desperate back distress.
And that was our wonderful Thanksgiving!
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
The FEW conference was a very special and very wonderful time. It was fun seeing old friends, making new friends, and meeting in person people we know online. 🙂 After our visit to D.C. we went to the FEW for the rest of the day! Saturday morning the conference continued and we stayed till 9 something at night. 😀 Enjoy the pics!
April and a sweet new friend, Sheila. 🙂
Sarah and me. It was so much fun to see her again!!
Staddons singing “Be Strong.”
Mr. Wilkes’ session on “Standing Alone.”
Chloe and Alyssa.
Olivia & me.
The 3 families that host the FEW sang “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”
David, sling, and stones, after denying the “salad bowl” helmet.😂 Also, notice the cardboard phone..😂.😂
A bad prince….
…persuading King Darius to throw Daniel in the Lion’s Den.
And in goes the bad prince!
Joshua & Caleb encountering resistance.
The outside discipleship games were SO MUCH FUN!!
Lava Pit was the best. 😀
Kathryn, Alyssa, & Justus.
Part of the orchestra.
Chalk talk with Donald.
Lone giraffe – continuing the “Standing Alone” theme.
Alyssa, Chloe, Meg, & myself. These girls were so much fun. 💖
Room full of laughter & stories.
Lauren & I had a great time eating ice cream & talking. 😉
Hannah entertaining the littles. =)
Bathroom clean-up crew!
And that completes two fabulous days at the FEW.
Church the next day was amazing.
After church at the Wilkes, Daniel conducted a wonderful, four-part harmony, unmarried people’s choir! We sang “Like a River Glorious” & “Be Thou My Vision” for all the parents.
Discipleship Soccer in action!
After reluctant goodbyes we left Virginia and got home at 3:32 a.m. on Monday.
Well, that’s the last from our never-to-be-forgotten trip!