Thursday, December 29, 2011

 Christmas pictures


making our birthday cake for Jesus
Reese's peanut butter cake it is!


decorating


                                             they were so excited to get their food bags
                                   i forgot to do it this year but my mom did and they loved it
                                     so it looks like we will go back to doing it every year.



breakfast with my parents
we had such a wonderful day together
so thankful for family and such great friends.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

 Bess Funkhouser
This is David's grandmother who recently passed away.
She was 101 years old and was to turn 102 in january. I hope to live that long. Isn't she just beautiful? The family had a private graveside funeral yesterday where she lived with Dave's dad in Hawaii. We couldn't go but we were there in our prayers. God bless you Bess.




Tuesday, December 27, 2011


 making cutouts









this little one lost her first front tooth also.
we had so much fun making cookies
we only did 1 batch because I end up eating most of them
 I dare not give them away either
because when you do the
kiddos are looking for that exact cookie to eat

Sunday, December 25, 2011

 So Blessed...

May each of you be surrounded by God's grace,
comforted by God's tender touch and
 overtaken by the wonder of the miracle that took place over
2000 years ago.

Merry Christmas!
Thank you for all the prayers, support and blessings.
we couldn't do this without you!

December  24th...


took some kringle to the police officers working


Saturday, December 24, 2011


December 23


we ran to the post office after school and dropped off some goodies...

                                                                    
                                                                 my little helper











Friday, December 23, 2011


December 22


I called the homeless shelter that we cook at and asked if they needed any gifts for Christmas
and our wonderful friend Jennifer said yes, I do
for a 15 and 17 year old boy and girl
so Jeremiah and I went and got  2 of these
and made a card and dropped it off.
it's such a wonderful feeling to be able to bless others
just like we have been blessed in so many ways.
god is so good and faithful.
thank you Stacy for the meat and granola bars....
we greatly appreciate it and how did you know the kiddos love those bars?


Thursday, December 22, 2011


December 21st


Jeremiah was still napping
do you think Jonah is having fun.....


this is the lady who was behind us and received the gift card.
i was going to ask if the kiddos could stand by her and take a picture
but thought it would be a little to much
she greatly appreciated it and said Merry Christmas to the kiddos!



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 20th


                                                      Olivia made this cute little creature





                                                               we love our mailman
                                                      thank you for all your hard work!
                                                         we write notes back and forth
                                                    and we even share colored pictures too...











Tuesday, December 20, 2011

 December 19th


we had a dusting the other day



they were not there so we left them on the counter!

Monday, December 19, 2011




We couldn't do December 17th yet. I will post when we can.



December 18th


we bought $5 gift cards and wrote up a little note to leave on random cars in parking lots around town. we had so much fun watching the people come out to their cars and find the gift cards. the kids loved watching what the people do and how they look around trying to see if they can find who did this.
a couple people walked past and stopped to look and read the cards. after a father and son did it, we waited for them to go inside and then we put one on their car. they were very surprised to find it when they came back out.
we had a lot of fun.


Sunday, December 18, 2011


December 16th


we called the Humane Society in Chilton, WI to see what they needed
and stopped at Walmart on the way
we picked up these



they had so much fun looking at all the animals there
Jeremiah was hoping to see an alligator
and of course Odin always wants to bring a parrot home.
not sure why but he has always wanted a talking parrot.
wonderful people and a beautiful facility to care for these animals.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


 December 15th


we decided to make the rolo turtles for the department of public works. Dave always says how hard those guys work, especially when it snows and they have to plow the roads so we wanted to share some treats



Friday, December 16, 2011

 December 14th




we headed to McDonald's because that's the only thing in our town with a drive through
i forgot..... we just got a  drive through pharmacy.
that would be interesting to do that.
we like to do this once in awhile when we are out and about as well.
the kiddos love to see what the people do when they get up to the window
sometimes they honk and wave and sometimes nothing
but we sure have fun doing it!

my passed out kiddos
lately they have been so tired
not sure what it is....
maybe because they get up at 5?????

Thursday, December 15, 2011

 December 13th


we like to visit the assisted living home in our area  about 4 or 5 times a year.
the kiddos love this as well and the residents are so fun to talk to.
the kids always ask so many questions and they learn a little bit more about life each time we visit!
we brought them some goodies and handmade crafts.
it was great to see some of them still had things up in their rooms we have brought them before.
the assisted living facility we visit is beautiful in every way. 
i just have a passion for older people
used to work with them with my mother
and the residents that live there have a special place in my heart
they make me laugh and cry
love to see the joy in their hearts when they see the kiddos and the twinkle they get in their eyes when the kids talk to them and give them hugs
brings them back to their own childhood and their grand kids they have now
oh how I love it...
I am glad I looked in the car mirror before I entered
because Olivia did my hair and she had put a headband on with a huge pink flower, clip earring in my hair, and 2 other floral clips all over my head.
i couldn't believe Dave wasn't going to say anything..




                                                            this is the one we did last year.
                           this one lady had told Dave about the Cross we gave her last year
                                                and she remembered Olivia giving it to her.
               she now has a grand daughter named Olivia and she has it hanging over her crib.
brings tears to my eyes and such joy in all of our hearts!
thank you