Monday, December 21, 2009

take a journey with us.

this past weekend, our church did something that brings me great joy. why? for one, i feel like amongst all of the craziness that we have at christmas time, it brings a bit of peace and focuses everyone who participates on the real reason we celebrate this holiday called CHRISTmas. it is an event that anyone in the church can get involved with, whether that means creating costumes, building sets, collecting goods at garage sales throughout the years, peddling their wares, or being a part of the cast. and finally, it gives back to our local community. admission is $1 or a canned good which goes to our local food pantry.

travelers arrive, take the census, and then begin a journey throughout the church (which really doesn't look much like a church after we're done with it). along the way they meet up with robbers, an upset king herod, stressed out guards, busy merchants in the market place, and disgruntled innkeepers, but the final scene encompasses nothing but beauty, peace, stillness, and that warm feeling of love. as you kneel at the manger of Jesus.

check out the cast of journey below

and check out more pics of the event here

and here's some amazing news. our final numbers
549 travelers
over $500 collected for the lighthouse
and almost 200 canned goods for the lighthouse
praise God for another great journey!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

.one night.

you know how you have those nights that seem like they will change your life forever. well the one night these people are celebrating really did!

merry christmas!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

snow days.

today is a snow day. if that first statement does not get you excited, then you obviously don't live in a location where snow will often fall plentifully from the sky. today, my little town is expected to get 12-16 inches followed by winds that will cause us all to be stuck in our little, hopefully warm houses." ahhh yes, there is something magical about snow days.

to make a snow day great you must put on the proper attire...aka....sweats, comfy shirt, maybe a stocking hat to top it all off. next you must drink the right drinks. hot cocoa, coffee, hot cocoa + coffee, cider, and hot teas are all appropriate. and finally, chose the correct tunes. i'm going with my christmas cheer playlist, and i wanted to share it with you. enjoy!

my playlist:

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happy snow day everyone.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

november pictures of the day are here!

my november pictures of the day are up.. november was one fantastic month, filled with many many memories. too bad i only have one picture of the day each day.

and check out our family christmas photo for 2009. it brings me great joy!

to check out more great november pictures just click here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

.dec 01.

christmas has exploded in my house, a true sign that my favorite month of the year has arrived. i'm hoping to have the pine tree, shattered bulb pieces, and glitter vacuumed out of my carpet by the end of the night, and that i get to share with you all some pics of my remade house. happy christmas everyone!

i laugh, because sometimes i do get this carried away with christmas lights.

photos found here.