Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

We had a nice Christmas on Sunday. The girls enjoyed opening the gifts they were impatiently waiting for!
We plan to leave on Christmas Eve for Pa and will head home on January 2nd, so I will not be posting for awhile.
We hope y'all have a Very Merry Christmas and New Year!

Rissa peeking in at her new animal book

Rissa really likes "Choo-Choo's" right now, so that made an easy idea for her gift

I had a couple people laugh when they knew what I was getting for girls. The car garage toy is their favorite and they really spent hours playing with it that afternoon, and still spend a lot of time with it!

Girl Stuff

Some new movies

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Season

The girls are enjoying the Christmas season. They love dropping change into the Salvation Army bell ringers buckets and saying, "Merry Christmas"! We are going to have our family Christmas lunch tomorrow since we will be in Pa for Christmas!! Yeah! The girls keep asking how many more nights they need to sleep till we go! It seems so long since we have been there and I think we all are counting down the days!
David got the privilege of going into the prison tonight to hand out Christmas packages to the inmates that some churches put together for them. The girls were wishing they were old enough to go too!

It is nice to have girls who fight to help me!

A new game they enjoy playing

It has been raining so much, that the girls long to be outside and take the chance to be when they can!

We have been doing a lot of baking this Christmas. The girls have enjoyed helping out this year.

Making pretzel candy

The highlight for them was decorating cut out cookies

This was Amber's favorite that she did

Jenny's best creation

As for Rissa, well she enjoyed eating them, or should I say eating the icing and candy. This is one Amber made for Rissa. ( please excuse Rissa's hair-do, she had just woke up from her nap!) (:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Christmas Song

Here is a Christmas song with a challenging message. It is by a favorite group of mine, Casting Crowns. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More praises

I was at the doctor yesterday and came away with two praises. First, my Placenta Previa has corrected itself. That was a relief!
The second praise is the baby co-operated this time and we could see the gender! We were so excited we decided to share our excitement with you; We are having a BOY!! Amber who had been praying for a boy was ecstatic and has been picking names ever since. I hope she is not too disappointed when we don't use hers! She is insisting on 'Cosmo' a name she heard on her Clifford movie. (:

A Gingerbread party at the library

Rissa's first beater cleaning. She does not like dirty hands, so it did not last long

An art project of Amber's

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Praise Report

We had Amber at the doctor on Wednesday and left feeling relieved! He said that he does not need to see her anymore! Her nodes are still large, but he thinks it is from her tonsils. They are extremely large. The one was swelled up to where the one side of her throat looked about closed off. He said that tonsils will cause the nodes to swell, and can even drain into them. They won't operate till she has had tonsillitis or is having sleep apnea from them. He said that a biopsy would not prove anything, cause he is sure they are not cancer. He said if they were, they would be about lemon sized by now, and hers are not getting bigger. He said that is what he would do if she were his child. I felt we could trust his judgment. We were relieved to say the least! It is an answer to prayer!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Hope your Thanksgiving was blessed! We were at home for the day, but were invited to some friends for a Thanksgiving supper.
Please pray for Amber, she goes on Wednesday for her next appointment to the specialist.

A small but fun leaf pile

After a hard day

The next two pictures are some things we did on Thanksgiving

Working on a bead project

Here is a song to get you in the Christmas Spirit

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing y'all a Happy Thanksgiving!
May you be blessed through the Holiday Season and coming year!

Enjoy the following song

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Last Weekend with Grandpa and Grandma Heisey

We got to enjoy my Dad, Mom, Aunt Lynette and Uncle Brandon last weekend. The girls did not know they were coming and were very surprised!
We had a fun time and the weekend went too quickly!

A small prayer request. At the baby doctor last week, they discovered I have Marginal Placenta Previa. They gave me high hopes of things correcting itself, so please pray that it will and won't cause complications.

We enjoyed Saturday in Charleston. We went to an Aquarium and had a quick visit at the ocean.

Heading to Charleston

Outside the Aquarium

Rissa looking at snakes

The girls got a lesson on Alligators, including how to run if one is chasing you

Jenny had her 4th birthday last Sunday

Enjoying new toys

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fun Days

Last weekend we surprised the girls and took them to the zoo. David had been putting in long days and we thought it was time for a family day. The weather was a perfect 80*. It is amazing to us how many times a child can go to the same zoo and still find it so exciting!

A train ride at the zoo. A highlight for Rissa to ride the " Choo-Choo"!

Daddy's Girls

My precious Gems!

Taking a break

The most exciting thing for Jenny

A dream come true for Amber!!

My Helper/Babysitter

Enjoying a library book

Rissa singing and preaching. She has a bit of "Jesus Loves Me" mixed in. It is one of her favorite songs