Sunday, November 6, 2011

I should be at church

Today was Homecoming at our church. And tonight is AWANA. Mr. Handsome and I are home sick. As in, I can't talk and my head is seriously congested with a fever. Mr. Handsome has a bad cough and is also congested. One of my friends agreed to take all the children, who, thank the Lord, are healthy and robust. I am praying they stay that way. Being sick is rather boring. So, since I am well enough to sit up but not well enough to go to church and tired of lying down, I figured I would do my blog early. We had a great week. I have been working on our Thanksgiving celebration. This year we are home and it is just our little family; well, BIG family depending on how you look at it. We have a three year rotation where we go to my family's one year, Taylor's family the next, and stay home the next. We do this at Christmas too. We decided for Thanksgiving to do a Snoopy Thanksgiving, so I am excited about the decorations. I have the napkins finished!

I call this photo candy corn-acopia!

Here is a napkin ready to be hemmed and the candy corn sewn on.

The finished product!! We also had Fall Festival on Monday. The children were so excited because they got to spend the time with their cousins, John and Rachel.

Here are John, Kristine, and Rachel waiting to get their faces painted.

Kristinie the Tiger!

Here are all three of them!

Spiderman John!

Princess Rachel

This is one of our church kids with Kirstine!! She and her sister and her brother are the sweetest young people! And our children love them.

Mermaid Beatrice

Our pastor, for some time, has wanted banners for our sanctuary. I have really wanted to make them but he has been looking at catalogues. I guess he got tired of it and mentioned it to a friend of mine and one of my dear friends was standing nearby and volunteered us to make them or something like that - I wasn't there so I am not sure!! But I am excited one of them volunteered me. I am the big pin! She is the cutter. We found out the ripstop nylon is VERY slippery when doubled and pins just slide it all over. So I volunteered to lie down. It helped keep the banners still. We were going to do the letters ourselves but I do not have access to the program that could do that for me so I had to rely on my brother for help. As you will see further down, he did a fabulous job. My friend and I made the banners and trimmed out the letters. 

Here we are at the nursing home. Beatrice and Beaker LOVE the fall display!

This is what happens when you put crayons in the washing machine AND dryer. THE BOY did this to his dress shirt. Thankfully it was the only damaged aritcle of clothing in the wash. It is a whole lot worse than it looks, too.

Here is a letter being sewn out for practice on Tom's machine.

Among our busy week, we got to watch a friends' four girls! They are terrific and all the children are buddies!! Robert feels a bit odd man out but makes the best of it.

Here is Banner Number One! I hope our pastor likes them. Our sanctuary AND our church looks just about like it did when they were first built - he is very fastidious and I hope this satisifies his fastidiousness!! He loves the Lord and he loves us and wants us to have a beautiful place to worship the Lord.

Here is Banner Number Two.
Yesterday was spent finishing the banners and dropping them off at church. I am excited that I was able to do them and my friend and I have lots of great ideas for other banners. My excitement for the week was Mr. Handsome buying me my Christmas present early. I guess he saw how frustrated I was not being able to use my own equipment and I knew my cricut just didn't cut it anymore (no pun intended). He was asking me what I was looking at online last week and I showed him the die cutting machine I was going to start saving money for. He said, "Why, Honey, why don't you let me get that for Christmas?" IS THAT A TERRIFIC HUSBAND OR WHAT????!!! He even let me order it now so I could have it early this week. And God blessed me because I found it 30% off free shipping AND no tax!!! I can't wait to get the machine and work on some new stuff. I'll post photos next week of the machine and the fun the children and I have with it. We have revival this week too so, Lord willing, when I am better, I will be able to go to a few services. Maddie and Robert start basketball practice. Taylor's family is coming to Wilmington for the third time in thirteen years to celebrate Christmas at the beginning ot December. My sister-in-law and I are getting ready to go Black Friday shopping. Our AWANA Thanksgiving dinner is coming up. I love this time of year. From November 1 through the end of December there are always times to be thankful and remember the birth of the Saviour!

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