no pictures of turkey. no picture of the whole family. but, the memories are (hopefully) locked in. we shared this holiday with our dear friends, Steve and Tiffany Dykstra. i think Tiffany was my first friend from our church here in minnie. i was in tears when we first met. figures.
it snowed today. i was so glad. i love these winters. our family must embrace them...or they might just swallow us up. so. we get out the gloves and snowsuits and smile at the cloudy skies and say, "thank you, God, for the beauty of snow." He truly is amazing. God. There is nothing that we can create that he hasn't given us the resources for. He is the source. He is the Creator. He is involved in all. In our Thanksgiving devotion with the Dykstra's, Steve led us in a time of praise. i was thankful for this: God is in all things. even though satan tries to separate from the Amighty God, and tries to work his own plan, God is the Master over all. Whatever one might intend for evil, God is over all and intends it for good. He will redeem. He is Good. He works Good. i praise Him for his sovereignty over all. He is our greatest Hope.
here's the pics we do have.
the guys played a LOT outside...even in 3/4 " of snow
this is probably the only time "little girl" (as i usually call
her) will don this pink vest. isn't it swell? i wish i had one.
i said, "Brent, could you put her in the Thanksgiving outfit?"
and this is what happened. can you tell what's missing?
yep. the shirt. brent tends to bring
comic relief into my life regularly. love him.
this pose also made me laugh. she just stood
there, leaning back...i finally just relieved her
of her little soldier stance after a bit. (Sorry there's no
tights, Mom. She pooped out of those early on!)
Tiffany and her newborn
Jude AND Steve with Jeneva.