Inspiration for today...

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

Philippians 4: 4-8


Friday, January 2, 2009

No, I am not Quitting!

No Lisa, I am not quitting. There are many reasons that I haven't been blogging lately...like Christmas, birthday parties, dedications, New Years Party, and the biggest - my husband is home!

The last week and a half has also been CRAZY with work and the holidays. We had a great Christmas. I worked Monday and Tuesday of that week. Christmas Eve we spent with Dan's Mom and Dad. Christmas morning we got up a little slow and the boys opened Santa presents and presents from us. Then we had Happy Birthday Jesus! pancakes, sang Happy Birthday and talked about when Jesus was born. They we loaded the car and headed out to my parents for Christmas there. Friday we did some after Christmas shopping but didn't really get anything and then came home to clean the house for Sunday.

On Sunday, we dedicated our little K to the Lord at church then came home and had a dedication and birthday party (for D, C, and my nephew). We had lots of family join us in church at 10:00 for the dedication and then came home to celebrate along with the boys' birthdays. C and my nephew fell asleep when it was time to do cake and presents so we waited until they woke up for presents and had cake after supper. Here are some pics of that...





Monday and Tuesday I worked again and then Wednesday Dan and I were supposed to go into St. Cloud for a meeting but that never happened. We were going to drop the boys off at a friends house and after some wrong turns we were headed in the right direction. When, suddenly, I looked up and said, "Dan, I think that car is stopped!" (In the middle of the road! - no brake lights on it!) Sure enough. Dan tapped the brakes but the road was so icy that we just slid off the road - and into a tree. THANKFULLY, no one was hurt and K even slept through the whole thing. The boys were a little freaked out but were okay. Just an inconvient way to start the new year off! Glad it was Dan driving this time - if you know what I mean!! Not a very good picture because of the sun - I'll post another for WW...


We called our friends to get a ride to their house and Dan stayed to get the car pulled out of the ditch. Our friends graciously let us stay - and even fed us (Thanks Ray and Jean!!) - until Dan brought the Durango home and came with the truck. We went home a bit shaken but got ready for the New Years Eve party at our house later that evening. For the last four or so years we have been hosting a New Years Eve party at our house for families so that people don't have to get a babysitter to enjoy the night with their friends. We had 5-6 families over and I hope everyone had a great time! This year the party went until 4:30 AM!!! And that is all that I am allowed to write about - because "What happens at the New Years party - stays at the New Years party!" Next year, you will just have to come if you want to find out......
Well, I think that I am all caught up on everything for awhile....

4 comments:

Sarah said...

K's dedication was so sweet, and she looked so incredibly adorable! Great family photo, too!!

I am so sorry that you got in the accident, but I am with you on being thankful that no one was hurt! Thanks be to GOD!!
Thanks for a super New Year's Eve party! IT was a blast!! I am really looking forward to being with you ladies again! It is so fun to hang with the girlfriends! Have a super weekend~~

I'm Losing It! said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier, but it didn't work for some dumb reason. I felt so bad about you guys going off the road. And of COURSE you were welcome to stay as long as you needed to. I was just glad I happened to have a fridge full of leftovers so we could have an impromptu "borgasmord". I don't suppose you'll be asking me to babysit again any time soon...at least not until our road thaws out!

Qtpies7 said...

lol I am glad we are not writing about the party, hehe. I noticed nobody wrote about it.
I do have a resolution after it.

Hey, I think that us 4 ladies need to start working on weight loss together. We can do Flirty Girl on your big screen, LOL. You already have poles down there.

I cannot believe that you are OK after that accident. Praise God!

Qtpies7 said...

I was thinking that we were doing the kidnapping today, and we could go to Long John Silvers and try outtheir new menu with my gc's. But Jeannie told me it is nextweek.
Good thing, too. I am so sick today.