Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January Project

We've been waiting for many years to be able to complete my sewing room. It happened this month! Unless you saw the original it's hard to appreciate the current.

December Memories...the sweet and the sad.

December is a a sweet time for our family as we rejoice in the birth of our Savior, enjoy a time of extra service and giving in His memory. We also celebrate two family birthdays; Jonathan's on the 12th and Teresa's on the 19th.

The sad times are the two deaths we have experienced in December. First, our granddaughter, Amanda, on Jonathan's birthday in 1997 and now my brother, Preston, on Teresa's birthday 2009.

Both events were incredibly painful. However, we have found the deaths in no way intrude on our celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is His birth and His atoning sacrifice that gives us the strength to carry the loss of our loved ones. It deepens our reverence for Him and gives us hope as we look forward to a future reunion with all those we love. We give thanks.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jacob's Piano Recital

Jacob had his first piano recital at a Retirement Center in Ephrata. I was surprised how confident he was playing in front of a group in a place he had never been. Georganna Wilfong is his teacher and she knew me and my family when I was about ten years old and we lived in Orofino, Idaho.
Another important item is Mrs. Wilfong was also Jon's piano teacher when he was a young boy. It was a special time for all of us...and Aleigha was determined not to be left out.

School Christmas Program 2009

It's been a lot of years since I went to Columbia Ridge Elementary School for a Christmas Program. Jacob is the tall student in front of Africa. Light refreshments were served in Jacob's classroom by the students after the program. This is one of those fun blessings that come with being a Grammie. It brought back a lot of memories.

December 12, 2009

Jon's birthday party at Time-Out Pizza.

Our Budding Hostess.

November fun. Looking in on Aleigha's "herb tea" party. She even matches the dish colors.

Then, big brother was invited and he was "poured" a cup. Hum-m, she's three. She will be ready for formal dinner parties shortly.

A November Project

Finally. New flooring in the kitchen and sewing room downstairs. I think we installed the old flooring in 1986, so it was time for an upgrade.