Monday, December 26, 2011

Zipper Pin

Here is what we gave Drew's Grandma for Christmas.  Mary and I ran into a friend at Wal Mart wearing one of these.  We both thought the pin fantastic.  When we got home I found this site:

My pictures didn't turn out but I am posting them anyway. I should have checke the pictures before securing the box.  I used a red zipper for "ribbon" on the box.

I was thankful that among my large collection of zippers there were a couple with metal teeth, and one long enough to make the pin. I scrounged up a straight pin with a cap to put on the back with a piece of fleece fabric.

Mary and I worked together on the test copy, where we didn't use glue, just held it in place. She made the final copy and did a fantastic job!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

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But we all, with unveiled face,
beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,
are being transformed into the same image
glory to glory,
just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Back in Blogland with a Snapshot Summary

Can you tell we are not doing school this week :)  I have been so busy with school blogging has taken a back burner.  It's has been enjoyable to get some posts in while I can. Here's a snapshot summary of the year.





whoops - ran out of time and energy. June - Dec. may or may not get posted before the new year, but here is one from 2004 I ran across - too cute! Mary, Jacob and Abigail - Sept. 26, 2004

Pictures - thanks to Rex

Mary, Jacob and Abi were privileged to be able to play some music at a couple nursing homes on Dec. 10th.  I was bummed that I forgot my camera. :( Thankfully someone else brought there camera AND got some fantastic pictures!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sleigh Ride

On one of those rare quiet car rides Abi and I caught this version of Sleigh Ride on the radio. We enjoyed it so much we found it for everyone to listen to when we got home.  Click Here, then go to 6:38 on the audio slide.  Sleigh Ride goes from 6:38 to 9:34. See if you can hear the horse galloping, and the horse neighing.  I had my kids raise their hand every time they heard the whip crack.  Keep listening for a really enjoyable and challenging Piano Puzzler.

For more Piano Puzzlers:
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011


There are situations and circumstances in life that bring me to the conclusion - it's hopeless, life is without hope, or this person is without hope.  When I believe this, I am believing a lie.  I have been encouraged by Paul's prayers for the Romans "For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." (15:4) Life holds much hope if I am finding my encouragement in the Scripture. Where do I go when I am hopeless?  Too often, back to bed.  I should be going to God's word.  He is the God of HOPE! He can fill me with joy and peace.  I am so thankful to be filled with His Spirit, to be alive with Christ!  "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13) I really wanted to share something besides bloggy - life is all sunshine, roses, lollipops and rainbows. Because life isn't all the smiles we have on our faces in front of the camera, it is hard, but not without hope!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our Thanksgiving Blessings

Starting the day right - hee hee

 Mary, Cob, Abi and I ran the Turkey Trot this year. I am WAY back, so far back I don't think I am in this picture. The children were ahead of me but I can't find them in the picture either :)

Jillian, Mary and Abi
The girls model this beautiful family heirloom, The Lord's prayer in fine crochet.
Our hostess, Sheryll and I

The Richard ladies, Kathryn and Marilyn

The amazing Turkey
Rich carves the bird.

Kathryn, Marilyn and Jacob enjoyed playing a game of Skipbo
We really enjoyed participating in the Hunt's Thanksgiving tradition of reading a verse and expressing something you are thankful for.  they had a little basket with verses typed on slips of paper and kernels of corn in it. When the basket is passed you take one of each.  Then we each in turn read our verse.  When the basket was passed the second time, as you replaced your verse and kernel you shared something you were thankful for.  It was an amazing blessing to share in this tradition and to be with like minded believers to celebrate this holiday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sharing the Word I've Heard

This is sort of an experiment.  I am really enjoying Chip's preaching and am wondering if I can link to his sermons so any of my friends and family can listen.  Click the scripture below and let me know if you can listen.  If you can, be encouraged by the preaching and teaching of God's word!!

Galatians 6:6-10

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Snapshot Summary #47 E - Schoeppe Reunion in Alabama

17 - September, 2011

On the road to Alabama

18 - September, 2011
Day two of the reunion!  Two of my brother Matt's - Dawson (background) and Melvin

Henry, Uncle Tim and Baruch

Mary learns cribbage

19 - September, 2011
Day Three of the Reunion  -  Uncle Tim had donuts for earlier risers :) as a tide me over while he prepared a fantastically amazing breakfast with bacon, omelet, pancakes with syrup, I feel like I am forgetting something but you get the idea - yum, yum!!

Grandma Schoeppe reading to Chloe
Cob plays ping pong with (or against) Uncle Matt
Drew and Dawson
Jacob, ?Baruch or Abram or is that Dawson?, Jason, Chloe, Melvin underwater

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