Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Our First Two-Piano Duet

Click here to watch it on YouTube.

Sarah and I got to play our first two-piano duet at church on Sunday, Christmas Day. I gave her the music in November and challenged her to see if she could learn her part by Christmas. Not only did she learn it...she memorized it and played it flawlessly. We are so proud of her and the way she is using the talents the Lord has given her! Hopefully this will be the first of many times we are able to play together!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Neighbor Gifts

I know it's nearly Christmas, but maybe someone out there is still looking for a last minute idea for gifts for neighbors and/or friends. I get really tired of the excessive amount of sweets consumed over the holidays, so I decided to make a cookie mix in a jar this year to be enjoyed at a later date. If you're interested, you can check out this link for the recipe, instructions, and printable tags.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Children's Christmas Program

Here are two quick pictures from the Children's Christmas Musical on Sunday night. They all did a great job in their vocal and speaking parts. This was Rachel's first time to sing with the "big kids". She had a quite a performance (ahem!) and proved to us that indeed she is a bit more like Garth than me. :)

(Sorry for the quality of the pics...I only had my little camera!)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Handel's Messiah

Here's a quick picture from Handel's Messiah on Saturday. Garth stayed home with the kids and gave me such a little break. I went with 3 people from church and we all had a great time!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Favorite Spot

This is one of Ruth's favorite spots...the laundry basket! Whether the laundry is clean or dirty, she loves to lie down on top of all the clothes and stay there a while. She thinks it's so hilarious that she can climb in and out of the basket by herself.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Benjamin!

Today we celebrate another birthday at our house! Happy 7th birthday to Benjamin!! He wanted biscuits and gravy for breakfast and then to go to the Japanese Steak House for lunch/dinner. We are also taking him to Toys R Us to get a bike since he has definitely outgrown his old one.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday, Rachel!

Happy 4th birthday to Rachel Mikaela! We love you very much and are so excited to see how you have grown into a little lady.

Today we are celebrating Rachel's birthday with waffles for breakfast, macaroni and cheese for lunch, spaghetti and grapes for supper...and yellow cupcakes (her favorite color since she could talk!).