Favorite Things

I thought I would share a few of my favorite things that I am using this year to help me study God's word.

The first being the Scripture Reading Plan I am using provided by the Journey church. I like it because if you get behind it is easy to get caught up. :)

The second is what I am using to help me memorize verses. I have always wanted to memorize Philippians and shared that desire with my husband. He directed me to this site which has a VERY helpful guide to memorizing Philippians!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Our Home at Christmas

I took a few photo's of our home at Christmas. We got a new tree this year that would fit better in our townhome. It is tall and slender. I liked the different look and had fun decorating it.

Our tree with a little present under it. :) stockings dining room

the advent tree that Mom bought us in Finland before they were popular over here and a really neet ornament nativity made from a coconut that mom and dad got somewhere oversees. I love it!
These were just a few of our Christmas decorations. We LOVE celebrating Christmas and the birth of Christ!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Budding Artist...maybe?

We got home from Michaels one day where we'd been purchasing some craft supplies. It was getting close to dinner time so I laid the bags down in our dining room and went into the kitchen to make dinner. While I was making dinner Emma did this.

When I walked around the corner of the bar Emma threw down the paint brush and ran up the stairs. Below is what I found all over my carpet. I quickly ran up the stairs behind her and shut her in her room so I could try to clean up the disaster that had occured. While I was cleaning the paint off the carpet and while Emma was in timeout she did this! Oh my...it was quite the eventful day. I was SOOOOO happy for Josh to walk in the door.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Singing at Church

Our children's choir got to sing in church one Sunday night in December.
They were PRECIOUS! The kids getting lined up to sing.
When I was looking at the pictures, I discovered that Emma was sticking out her tongue. I'm hoping she was just licking her lips! ;)

Friday, February 25, 2011

5 Years

Josh totally suprised me for our Anniversary. He told me about 11pm the night before on the 16th that I needed to back a bag that we were going somewhere that afternoon when he got off work. My friend came and picked Emma up from our house and then Josh and I left. I still had no clue where we were going or where we were eating. Josh splurged big time and got us a hotel room at the Renaissance Hotel at North Hills. It was so nice. Then, he splurged AGAIN and had reservations for us at Ruths Chris steaks house also at North Hills. Let me just say DELICIOUS and that I can't wait for the next splurge to take us back there. I think it would be a good tradition to eat there every year on our anniversary. Seriously, the best steak I have ever eaten!
The view from our room. I only had my cell phone so the pics aren't that great! My yummy steak and shrimp! Josh's steak. Potatoes Au'Gratin
Creamed Spinach
Not pictured: Creme Brulee with fresh berries
Because it was our Anniversary they treated us to Creme Brulee
We had a great night 'out on the town' for our Anniversary and are soooo thankful to the Corso's for letting Emma stay with them! :) We had a great time just being together!!!
I forgot to get a picture of the two of us that night...oh well.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Movie Time and Santa

My friend and I took our kids to see Tangled. It was a GREAT movie that we will be purchasing when it comes out. All of us Emma, the boys and the mom's thoroughly enjoyed it! We had a fun time on that cold, rainy, Saturday morning. We met and had lunch at Chick-fil-a, ejoyed the movie and then visited with our good friend 'Sandy Clause'.
the Three Amigo's smiling with Santa O Once again, Emma wouldn't sit with Santa so I sat down with him.
I think in this picture, Santa was making fun of my baking... ;)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

School Christmas Musical

Emma's musical at Little Lambs was great, as usual!

On stage, getting ready for the musical to start!

She saw us! And we got smiles! :)

singing and doing motions! Where is Emma? Mrs. Susan had to help Emma stand back up.... ;)

singing away!
It's always fun to raise your dress up when you are on stage...
you might need it to wipe your nose.
the Kindergarten class singing their song. They were the nativity!
cute pic of Isaac walking out

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I had a meeting at school one night and came home about 8 to find this on our couch! ;)
I left them there.

Monday, February 21, 2011

"Ballet School" as Emma calls it!

Emma had her first after school play date with her friend Elizabeth from church. Elizabeth also goes to Little Lambs too but is in a different class. Emma went home with Elizabeth after school one Tuesday and got to try out "Ballet School" aka Little Gym. She had a blast! The first half hour is gymnastics, the next 15 is tap and the last 15 is ballet. Emma LOVED it and was asking to go back the next day. :)
Isn't she cute? Mom and Dad decided that they would pay her tution for Ballet School for Christmas! She is loving it! :) She doesn't always do what she should be doing. She likes to look at herself in the mirror instead of dancing and run around crazy sometimes but she is learning things and asks about every other day if she gets to go to "ballet school". Thank you Papa and Gigi for the great Christmas gift! :)