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Whiter than Snow

13 Jan

Jesus paid it all

All to Him I owe

Sin had left a crimson stain

He washed it white as snow

Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.     Isaiah 1:18

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

4 Dec

In my house:

Hot Chocolate while decorating!

While shopping:

Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, Stephanie and I head to the Galleria in Dallas to watch the free ice skating show, drink lattes, and eat at Genghis Grill.  It never fails to disappoint!

Olympic Silver Medalists

At Christmas crafts:

(Ladies, I realize this is not the best picture of us but it’s the only one I had!)

In our town:

My favorite house on the block!

Can you see what the sign says? Merry Christmas from North Pole, Texas.

Our quiet little community changes its name every December.  How fun is that?

Happy Christmas, friends.  May your days be merry and bright!

A Week of Thanks

23 Nov

We start the weekend before Thanksgiving with a pig roast at my dad’s house.

Every year without fail, we gather and eat and fellowship.


More Sisters

And still another sister...

There are a few girls in my family. 🙂

And kids, lots and lots of kids…

And on Monday night we celebrated Friendsgiving.  Don’t you love the name? 🙂

We made the kids all eat outside…

…except the babies, of course.

There is more Thanksgiving to come!  How blessed are we?


5 Nov

Our Halloween-Fall Festival-Trunk or Treat-Palooza-Extravaganza (or whatever you call it) costumes:

Olaf the Viking and Pocahontas

And another:

They are total posers.

Chris was a lumberjack:

This next picture is the best of all.  Nancy is doing her internship at our church and she came dressed as Chris (as in my husband).  It’s pretty hilarious and spot-on.  She even got the sunglasses, silly band, and coffee mug.

She wins best-dressed, hands down.  🙂

*I should add, though, that Nancy is wearing a TX A&M ball cap and Chris says that he would never wear one of those… Sorry Uncle Tim and Nonnie!

You Are What You Eat

25 Sep

My husband’s first question to me is usually, “So what did you eat?”  And he always has been known to take pictures of a meal that he particularly likes.  So… Here they are Chris:

Gnocchi stuffed w/sun dried tomatoes

Beef filet-melt in your mouth tender

Fish and Chips

Afternoon Tea

Crumpets and clotted cream

Papadum w/ 4 dipping sauces

Lamb kebab

Chicken Tikka Masala

Pizza Roma

cheese and onion Cornish Pasty

Our English Breakfast

Can we stop for a moment and sing the Hallelujah Chorus here? This. was. amazing.

Crepe-banana, strawberry, and Nutella

How they are made

Roast beef and potatoes, mash and peas, yorkshire pudding w/gravy

I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed eating the dishes.  🙂

We come home tomorrow.  So my next post will be from my house, at my kitchen table.

See you soon, friends.

Day 5

24 Sep

Today was the changing of the guard ceremony (which was canceled due to rain), Westminster Abbey, and shopping at Harrods.  It doesn’t sound like too much but we were wiped by the end of today.  Maybe everything is finally catching up with us.

But, we will power through…

Here are a few pictures from today:

Westminster Abbey

Overlooking the courtyard at Westminster

in the nave

You are not allowed to take pictures in the actual abbey.  But you can trust me when I say it was absolutely magnificent and breathtaking.  We saw the tombs of Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, Bloody Mary, Edward the Confesser (the 1st), and Edward the 3rd (Longshanks, who was the bad guy in Braveheart), not to mention Isaac Newton, Robert Browning, Chaucer, and so many others.  The history in that building is just unbelievable.

Tomorrow is our last full day in London.  Now that I’ve figured out the tube I have to leave and go home. 🙂 We will head out in the morning for Notting Hill (Portobello Market) and then make our way to Hyde Park.

Here’s our hotel:

The Lobby

Just so you know, I’ve taken pictures of all of the things I’ve eaten this week so that everyone can share in the culinary delight.  Really it’s for my husband who could care less about my pictures of historic buildings and ramblings about the crown jewels. He wants to know what’s on the menu.

Tomorrow, babe, is just for you.  Miss you.

Love from across the pond,


A Day in Bath

23 Sep

I wish I could could have taken you all with me today…  If my family were with me I don’t think I would have left Bath…seriously.  It was beautiful, historic, charming, and fun all wrapped up in one.

There really are no words:

The Bath Abbey

A panoramic view

And then came the Roman Baths…  This was such a treat for me since we are studying Rome right now in school.  I took so many pictures for Noah and Grace.  When I get home I’m going to put together a book full of my pictures from the baths and the Tower (and such) to keep with our curriculum.  So much better than seeing a sketch in a book!

The Roman Baths

The water is just gorgeous, isn’t it?  🙂


After touring the baths we were ready for tea (w/ Mr. Darcy) at the Jane Austen Centre.  (Much to my aunt’s disappointment, the real Mr. Darcy {or even Colin Firth} didn’t show up.)  The food was wonderful and we got a needed respite from the rain.

The Jane Austen Centre

We finished the day wandering the streets of Bath trying to take everything in before our train carried us away…

The Royal Crescent

Regent Park

This really could be the never-ending picture post.  Can I say again that I love Bath?  Because I do.

I told my husband on skype that we really needed to move there.  I even found his happy place:

🙂 See you tomorrow, friends.