Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas highlights...

Here are some more of my favorites from this month.

What a sweet suprise it was to open our front door and find a group of christmas carolers gracing our front step. They sang to us in amazing four-part harmony. It was so beautiful.

The Kastner and Berge crew singing in the snow

Thank you Kastners and Berge girls for that sweet music!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Merry Christmas!

I took a bit of a break from blogging over the Christmas season here because, Wow!--it has been crazy. But now that it has quieted down and I have some time, I thought I would highlight a few of my favorite Christmas moments...

Here are 5 Christmas blessings that I LOVED having here over Christmas. Becca, Katrina, Charisma, Amelia, and Annika--my sweet neices. It seemed like I just couldn't get enough hugs in before they had to leave yesterday. It sure was nice while it lasted though!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A frozen expedition

My Berge cousins and the Kastner family invited me to go skating out on their lake. I had a few foreboding thoughts of cracking through the ice and getting trapped underneath, but despite that horrifying notion I went anyway. I am so glad I did…the ice was beautiful, smooth and so clear. We even saw a fat snapping turtle under the ice on the bottom of the lake. It was pretty amazing.

Me, Amanda B., Erica, Janna, Elizabeth, Lilia, Amanda K., and Katelyn

I am so thankful for these girls (in the picture) and their sweet spirits. I felt blessed just being around them. They exemplified to me the verse found in 1 Peter 3:4...

"but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart

with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,

which in God's sight is very precious."