Saturday, January 1, 2011

CHRISTMAS HAPPENINGS...

Rudolph cupcakes for Anna's 1st grade class. Luke also had a batch for his class. Anna is pictured here with her teacher, Mrs. Doherty.
Anna enjoying the Christmas parade.

Luke loved pretending to be Santa!


One of Anna's and Luke's favorite people...Santa Claus!







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The children had fun with this "Silent Night".
All was NOT calm, but oh, very bright!
Our wish for you is Peace, Joy, & Love
As we celebrate Jesus, God's gift from above.

MOM'S BIRTHDAY....74???

WOW!!! Can this pretty lady be 74??? The picture of grace and beauty, my mom is definitely an example to follow. She can run circles around me...if I'm only half as fit at this age I'll be doing good. I'm so proud of her inner strength...she has handled so many of life's challenges so gracefully. I love you Mom! Happy Birthday!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

DAVID'S HOUSE OF HOPE

Dad, Jamie (David's Wife), and Mom in front of the door of David's House of
Hope. My brother, David, had a heart for Inside Out Ministries and the Healing Ranch (a place where people who are hurting, who have habits and hangups, can come for healing). David worked very hard in helping to build this house, and he poured his heart into the vision and mission of Inside-out Ministries. We visited the ranch today for a time of fellowship and dedication. Above the door the sign reads "David's House of Hope". I know that my brother would be honored. My prayer is that anyone who enters that door will indeed find the hope that they are looking for....that hope being in Christ Jesus.
David's House of Hope....consists of 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, living area, and kitchen....not yet completed, but well on its way. The beautiful cross in front is stain-glassed; the picture doesn't do it justice, but it's gorgeous. This piece was created by Jan Chipps. She also has many other pieces of art...pottery, metal, cloth, etc....that are simply beautiful, and for sale...proceeds going towards Inside-Out Ministries.


Jamie Sharp giving her testimony and sharing David's heart about the Ranch and
Inside-Out Ministries. She spoke beautifully...even though her heart is
still breaking over the loss of David.

Anna and Luke enjoy their day at 'The Healing Ranch'.



John Mark's Senior Ring!!!

John Mark shows off his senior ring! We sent him on a treasure hunt November 2nd. The hunt consisted of clues which led him....eventually....to the prize, the "senior ring". It was a lot of fun, especially because it was raining outside, and John Mark had to search in the rain! The last clue led him to the kitchen where he was to look in the dishwasher. Inside was a beautifully wrapped gift....which held another gift bag, and another , and another, and another. After a lot of laughs, John Mark finally claimed the prize.
And of course, the little siblings had to see if it would fit on their finger. Luke thought it was very nice....he kept saying "awwww". John Mark had a hard time getting it back from Luke....and the chase was on, with Luke yelling, "MINE!"

Anna enjoyed herself trying on Big Bubba's ring.


HALLOWEEN 2010




Anna was a little rodeo queen and Luke was "Woody" from Toy Story. They had such fun trick-or-treating downtown Smackover. They came home with way too much candy...enough to last til next Halloween anyway.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Fun!

Anna's Cartwheel
Hug or Choke-hold?

Rodeo Bound

Anna and Rio

John Mark showing Rocky at Fair




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