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Thursday, February 2, 2012

This week in review

This past Sunday (Jan. 22nd) we were privileged to have Squire Parsons at our church. He did such a great job even though fighting lukemia. It was inspiring to see him still serving and praising the Lord during his sickness. His son was there also and sang several songs alongside him. Gary had met him once before when the college did a recording with him several years ago. I was so excited when they gave me his hymnbook of most every song he has ever written! Some of my favorites are: Beulah Land, The Greatest of All Miracles, That Very Moment (especially since I used to listen to Gary sing these two in the quartet ;-), Morning Light, Look to the Blood,  He Came to Me, The Master of the Sea (i love this one because my youth pastor, Bro. Fred Carraway always sang it), O What A Moment, and many more. The Lord has definitely used his talent over the years!!



We attended Aiden's 1yr b-day party Saturday.  He's one of the sweetest one-year-olds ever! The girls love making gifts.  Here is a teddy bear made out of jeans that Kayla made.

Lily Kate just turned 3 recently and Kayla made her this little purse out of jeans.  It turned out so cute and so fitting for a "miss priss!" ;-)

Lily Kate & Kylie---Buddies! :-)


Aiden the Ring Master

Kylie made this crocheted  blanket for Aiden.  He was so sweet with it!

I love my new juicer my parents gave me for Christmas!  Gary and I did a juice fast this past week thanks to inspiration from Brian.  Some days were easier than others, but we felt great.  We had already been juicing once a day, but we felt so great with even more fruits and veggies in our bodies.  It gives you so much energy....NATURAL energy!  I have never and will never drink a store-bought energy drink!  I think they are very dangerous.  Drinking a plate full like this is way more healthy than what you can buy at the store!  Could you consume all this at one setting??? Probably not....but you can sure drink it!!  Try it!  We have tried to be very health conscious this past year with switching a lot of our eating habits.  We plan to work even harder at being a better steward of our bodies.  The Bible has a lot to say about food believe it or not! Everything is so processed, fried,and full of yucky things for you !  I just don't think God intended for us to eat that way when he provided so many healthy things for us.  I have so much more I would like to say about eating habits, but don't have the time to type right now, but we are trying very hard in our household to eat in a way that is more pleasing to the Lord and in return we get to feel great!  I hope I instill that in my children while they are young.  I wish I could go back and re-wind the way we have eaten-----especially college days!!  Obviously, we can't do that so we will just press on from here and make changes accordingly!  Here are some things we have been doing for a while now and strive to do even more:  More fruits and veggies---raw!!, whole wheat everything, make from scratch whenever possible, not keeping soda or sweet tea in the house, make fresh juice or a smoothie every day possible, veggies in every dish whenever possible, and lots more!  It takes a lot of work, preparation and time, but the benefits are so worth it!

our "lunch" one day while juicing:  papaya, grapes, mushroom, kiwi, kale, romaine lettuce, lemon, oranges, tomato, jicama, ginger root, mint....YUMMY!
The girls sang Sunday night at church and we had one of our teen guys at church join us on the cello.  Kayla & Kylie played their violins, Kristen played the bells, & Gary and I played keyboard & piano.  They sang "Bow the Knee" so beautifully. 
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We were privileged once again this week for the girls to spend quality time with one of their great-grandmothers!  Gary's parents visited this week and they brought Granny with them.  We were very thankful to have several days in a row with her.  The girls had fun taking everyone on golf-cart rides and playing ping-pong and of course they had to serenade granny! :-)  We will cherish these days.
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1 comment:

  1. Your girls are so crafty! Love the bear and bag. I've been eating healthier too since last year and there is a big difference! I'll probably write a blog about it too.

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