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!

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