Thursday, February 28, 2008

~A Valentines Day Review~

The day after Valentine's Day our family enjoyed a small celebration in our home following the evening meal. We had previously adorned the table with a red table cloth, doilies, a candle, chocolate's etc. and brought out some of the nicer glasses which are reserved for special occasions......such as this. :-)

In preparation, my younger brother and I traced around a plastic heart-shaped container, that we had, on pink, white, red and purple paper. We then taped the hearts together in a semi-curved shape to create a decorative wall hanging. ( We got the idea from something Jessica made on . I believe she used scrapbooking paper and tied the heart's together with ribbons tied into bows. Jessica, thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!) :-)

For a festive dessert we made some delicious cupcakes with butter cream frosting. Mmmmm! :-)

In Christ,

"Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails..."
1 Cor. 13:4-8a

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Benjamin Franklin

Tonight we attended a reenactment of the great Benjamin Franklin, by Ralph Archbold, at the local college. It was very interesting and Mr. Archbold did a wonderful job!

(Our camera didn't make it with us.....but I did find a picture of Mr. Archbold, in costume, :-) so you could see him!)


"Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know."
Jeremiah 33:3

Monday, February 18, 2008

Youth Banquet 2008 (Part 2)

.......when our table was filled this is how it looked! Our table was named "Castle Ogaki" and I was at seat 5. :-)

Before the evening meal, there was a time for the youth to share a song or songs that had been an encouragment to them. I played "The Master Hath Come" on the piano, and there were many others who contributed lovely pieces as well.

(In this picture the choir is singing the song "Alpha and Omega". )

After the music their were those who shared some words of wisdom, which was then followed by the meal.

(A picture of Travis, my older brother, dressed as a Japanese waiter. Once the youth graduate they are then asked if they would like to serve at the banquet....they did a wonderful job! Thanks!)

The menu included:

Teriyaki Chicken, rice, mixed vegetables, saled, spring roll and cobbler for dessert!

There were chop sticks available (as well as the traditional silverware) which made eating quite interesting and fun! :-)

Here are some pictures that were taken after the scheduled part of the banquet had concluded.

Travis and Sarah A. led the choir. They did very well!:-)

And that's all......


God Bless!

"It is good to give thanks to the LORD
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning
And Your faithfulness by night..."
Psalm 92:1,2

Friday, February 15, 2008

Youth Banquet 2008 (Part 1)

Hello all!

Last month our church had it's annual youth banquet, which included young people ages 13-19, along with their parents (and other specially invited guests).

In preparation for the upcoming event, Mom designed a lovely blue, dress, made out of crepe material, for me to wear! (Thanks so much, Mom!) :-)

In this picture, I was adjusting the can-can to the proper length to go under the dress.

We decided to pull my hair up in a french twist with little wispy curls framing my face. Here's some pictures of it from three different angles. :-)

When we arrived at the Banquet, the youth were to line up in the hallway and then as we entered the main room we were to choose a program from the table at the entrance which would randomly determine where one was to be seated during the evening. The tables were each given the name of a Japenese Castle, because that was the theme this year, and each of the chairs had been assigned a number, so that you would know exactly where to be seated. :-)

Well, that's all for now......there's more pic's to come!

Have a wonderful week!


"In everything set them an example by doing what is good."

Titus 2:7a