He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, November 30, 2009

Latest Knitting Accomplishment

I just made a little handbag. It was a fun project and very different from a hat! I made mistakes (of course), but still am learning a lot. This will be auctioned off at our Gray Family Christmas Party on Dec. 19th. Instead of exchanging gifts this year, we are all bringing something handmade and we will auction them off. The funds raised will go to charity or a local organization in need.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Turkeys in Disguise

My name is Orkel the turkey
and I'm as scared as can be,
I'm wearing a disguise
so you won't eat me!

What am I?


My name is Snowy the turkey
and I'm as scared as can be,
I'm wearing a disguise
so you won't eat me!

What am I?

Hannah's Build-A-Bear

I am thankful that I got to spend some precious time with my daughter, Hannah. We finally got some time just the 2 of us to go and spend her gift certificate that she got for her birthday. We went to Cool Springs to the Build-A-Bear Workshop and she picked out this precious little bear. She named her Maya. She got to stuff her and give her a heart and then a bath. Then, we had the joy of picking out some outfits--since she saved all of her birthday $$ just for this! But....you know that just one or two would not do...... Yes, I'll admit, I'm a sucker when it comes to this sort of thing....so, Mom and Dad sprang for an extra outfit!!!

Maya in the "buff"
Maya and her new Mama!
Maya the ballerina
Maya the cowgirl
Maya in hoodie (hood up)
Maya in hoodie (hood down)

We also went to Baskin Robbins for Hannah's favorite ice cream--Rainbow Sherbet and I got to get my favorite World Class Chocolate. Yum, yum!

Hannah says "thank you" to:

A. DeDe, U. Andy, Avery and Landon
Mima & Papaw
A. Ellen
Mom & Dad

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hannah's Hat--Finally Finished!

She says that we must call her "Kit" when she is wearing the hat.

For those of you who do not know, the name Kit is from Kit Kittredge, An American Girl. It's a movie that we watched on DVD a few months ago.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kansas City Trip

We had a wonderful trip to Kansas City. It was a loooong one. 10 hours in the van with an almost 3 yr. old....phew! It got a little hairy there at times with him screaming "I want to get out of this seat, now!" I couldn't blame him because I wanted to get out of mine, too!! But all in all Hannah and Caleb did very well.
Our fearless leader/driver who agrees with Pastor Steve Gray that cowards set the speed limits!
Reading the book, Riven by Jerry B. Jenkins
Watching a movie
I could not catch him still.......so the pic is a blur, but yes, that's Caleb in his seat.

I don't ever remember seeing the arch before.....got these pics as we were driving past
The St. Louis Arch was a sight to see......

We stopped for lunch as we headed out of St. Louis and here's the family sitting and eating on the curb at Taco Bell. We just needed a little exercise. David and the kids ran around outside while I placed our order. Then, we decided to just eat outside--it was a beautiful day!

Thought we'd send a little text to Mrs. Loretta with a pic....saying Happy Birthday. I'm not telling how old she is--hehehe! :0)

We learned so much truth at the "Burn Conference" at World Revival Church! It was a powerful experience for us all. The Rhodes' family was there, too. We actually got adjoining hotel rooms (and almost lost them one night due to the "noise" of our playing kiddos! :0) )

I put my camera in my bag once we got to the hotel and it didn't come out again. Sorry, I did not do a very good job of taking pictures!

We experienced some awesome time in the presence of the Lord. The services and prayer times were fantastic! Nothing like them. The conference Seminars were very truthful and made us really think about where we want to be in God. They gave us a hunger to be in His presence more and to seek revival with all of our hearts. We need to be revived! He's already doing it in us, but we want more!

Hannah's Singing the Christmas Song!

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth......well, just one for right now anyway!

We were working on the building for our new church--Josiah Generation--and I grabbed her and started tickling her. I ended up sitting down and she was shrieking in my ear....so, I put my hand over her mouth and just kept tickling her. She kept shrieking and screaming and then she stopped and was making a funny face and putting her hand up to her mouth....come to find out....all that wiggling and my hand at her mouth made her tooth fall out. She was laughing and saying "I nearly swallowed it, Mom!"