Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Year Fun!

Kelli is hosting this "New Year Fun"
and I thought it would be fun to participate.

Post the first sentence
of your first blog post of each month.
You can also add a favorite picture from each month.

It sure was difficult to choose the photos!
Here are mine:

~ January ~
Yesterday we saw my beloved off to Iraq.

(receiving Daddy Dolls from Daddy before he goes)

~ February ~
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks,
and to look well to thy herd."~ Proverbs 27:23
I love relating this Scripture to my role as a mother!

(photo from Daddy holding a picture that Will drew)

~ March ~
A few weeks ago we ordered a pattern
Common Sense Patterns for a new dress for Ally.

(the children and I sitting in a church pew
during our trip to Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestown)

~ April ~
When your child has been too weak
to play much piano but she has a good day
and decides to play around with a few pieces,
what's a mama to do??
Record it (without her knowing, of course)!

(enjoying our visit from Gramma)

~ May ~
Okay, I guess that should be the other way around...
A new hair cut and a new blog look.

(reading names on Memorial Day)

~ June ~
I am taking a somewhat unexpected
bloggie break for the next day or so.

(Ally baiting her own fishing hook for the 1st time)

~ July ~
Below is the song that Ally and I sang this morning
for our Independence Sunday service...
Bring Back the Glory...

(the younger ones found sleeping in my bed)

~ August ~
The years truly do fly by!

(Gotta share 2 pics for this month!)

(the children welcoming Daddy home for a visit)

~ September ~
Oh, for Okri...
Where I grew up, in the south and in the countryside,
my grandparents had a decent size garden.

(visit to the ocean during a tropical storm)

~ October ~
I recently received an email from a mama
that was distraught over difficulties
she is having at home,
particularly with a young, school age child.

(singing the Birthday Song to Beth with Ally's violin)

~ November ~
I hope y'all are having a good week.

(children gather around Ally and her guitar to sing
at our church's Thanksgiving fellowship)

~ December ~
Final choices...
(referring to family photos)

"To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1


Martie said...

Thanks for sharing your year! I am praying for your husband's safe and quick return. The photo's of his visit made me cry!

Blessings to you my friend this coming year.


Mrs. T said...

How fun! I loved all the favorite was the visit from your husband, but a close second was Ally baiting the hook ;)

Sandra said...

Loved this post and all the pictures you shared :)

Have a Happy New Year :)

Dawn said...

Oh how neat this was... too capture a tiny piece of history of the year!
I loved the one of you and your husband reuniting anf the one with you and your dear daughter at the end...
Here is to a blessed new year!!!

God Be With You!!! <><

Bella said...

A very sweet glance of your year... it was so nice to look through your pictures. Praying that your husband has a safe and quick return. I know that your family is proud of him.


Ron and Ginny said...

Well, that WAS fun. Thanks for sharing. :-D

weavermom said...

I enjoyed my first visit to your site - I found you from "There is no place like home" for this fun year review. :)

Glad to read that your hubby is coming home soon!!! I'm sure you are so excited!! :) Thank you so much for all the sacrifices he and you and your family have made for my family. Words cannot express my gratitude.

Nikki said...

What a great recap of your year! I just love reading your blog. You offer such encouragement in your writings. I hope you keep it up for I find myself here everyday.

Your family is so precious. Thanks for showing us the pictures. Happy New Year!!

God Bless,

MammyT said...

Thanks for posting today. I had never seen your site before. My heart goes out to the brave families of our brave warriors.
God bless you all.

Tina in AL said...

What a sweet walk through the year! Praying God's blessings for you and your entire family in the new year. How wonderful that you're preparing for your beloved's return. What a precious gift to look forward to enjoying. :)
Happy New Year!
In His love,
Tina in AL

Karen said...

Hey Christina,
I'm just getting around to commenting and I wanted to wish you and your sweet children a very Happy New Year! I'm so happy for you all that your beloved is coming home soon! I'm sure it has been hard this year, and thankfully that's coming to a close. I'm continuing prayers for you all, and for his safe journey home.

PlainJane said...

Thank you for sharing your year! It looks like you had a very good year. Blessings to you and yours for the new year with much health and happiness.

HsKubes said...

Martie ~ Thank you very much for your prayers. They are a blessing. ;o)

Mrs. T ~ So glad you enjoyed the photos. I love the ones of the children welcoming Daddy, too, and, yes, the one of Ally baiting the hook. lol It was a funny moment.

Sandra ~ I'm glad you stopping by. Thank you for visiting. ;o)

Dawn ~ Thank you for sharing our year with us. ;o) I love the two photos of the children welcoming Daddy, too. They are real tear-jerkers for this mama.

Bella ~ Thank you. ;o) Thank you, also, for visiting and for your prayers. It is a blessing to know others are praying for us.
Oh, and, yes, we are VERY proud of him. ;o)

Ginny ~ So glad you had fun. ;o)

Weavermom ~ Thank you for visiting! So glad you enjoyed stopping by. ;o)
We are very glad, too, that Daddy is coming home. Thak you very much for your kind words. They are a blessing and encouragement.

Nikki ~ Thank you so much for your kindness. What a blessing it is to know the Lord gives encouragement here! I hope to continuing blogging (though sometimes sporatically) as long as the Lord (and my beloved) allows. ;o)

mammyt ~ Thank you, Nancy, for your encouragement. It is a blessing. Thank you, too, for visiting with us. ;o)

Tina ~ Thank you so much for your prayers! They are a real blessing! We are thrilled about Daddy's soon return!! ;o) Yes, a precious gift that we, indeed, look forward to enjoying. ;o)

Karen ~ Hi there! Glad to hear from you. We, too, are very happy Daddy is returning! Thank you very much for your prayers. Maybe, after he gets home, we can have y'all over for that pizza sometime. ;o)

PlainJane ~ We did have a very good year, praise the Lord! ;o) We look forward to the upcoming one.

Hope y'all have a wonderful and fruitful new year!
~ Christina

Kelli said...

Thank you so much for joining in the fun! I loved all of the pictures of your beautiful family! Happy New Year!


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