Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! We had about 40 or so of Bruce's family come in for Thanksgiving. Most people arrived by 1:00 pm. We finally ate around 1:45. Not too bad!

The Menu:
Fried turkey with Cajun injections- dad and I fried it in my garage (mainly dad).
Turkey breast
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Green Beans
Corn Dish
Sweet Potatoes
Deviled Eggs
Homemade bread
Cranberry Sauce
Potato Casserole
Broccoli and Carrots
Relish Tray
Each family brought a dessert (about 10 different things)
Paper Goods - we didn't eat it but it sure made the clean-up a lot easier!

The best part of all was getting to see everyone again! It has been a while since we have been around that many family members and it was awesome! Some came from Amarillo, Lelia Lake, Childress, Lubbock, Fort Stockton, Jal (New Mexico).

Thank you to all my family for making it so much fun!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Women of Faith weekend by Amanda

This past weekend will go down in the books as one I will cherish for a long time! I reunited with some Juneau and Nevada friends and made a few new friends who live in Oklahoma and Missouri. The unique bond between all of us (besides Christ living in us) is that we have all lived in Juneau for a season in our lives (some for several seasons but we won't call them by name). Vicki, Ann, nor Jill lived in Juneau while I lived there but after meeting and spending time with them I feel as if we were already friends.

Our "Nighttime Talks" were definitely learning experiences.

We had many opportunities to connect as friends. It was kind of like Ecclesiastes "A Time For ... A Time To ...". We had a time to shop, a time to eat eat, a time to play, a time to pray, a time to search our hearts in light of God's grace.

Why GOD Gave Us Friends
GOD knew that everyone needs
Companionship and cheer,
He knew that people need someone
Whose thoughts are always near.

He knew they need someone kind
To lend a helping hand.
Someone to gladly take the time
To care and understand.

GOD knew that we all need someone
To share each happy day,
To be a source of courage
When troubles come our way.

Someone to be true to us,
Whether near or far apart.
Someone whose love we'll always
Hold and treasure in our hearts.

That's Why GOD Gave Us Friends!
Author - unknown

Friday, November 7, 2008

50's day Lexi's Class

For making it through the 50th day of school the kindergartners were challenged to dress up as if they were in the 50's. Most of the parents to the kids never experienced the 50's except maybe Melissa (her husband is young though)! Anyway, Lexi dressed up in her poodle skirt (I had no idea the famous poodle skirt actually had a poodle on it!) Some of our heritage is a little "iffy" at times.

Lexi looked really cute and I think she probably enjoyed the attention as well.

Monday, November 3, 2008

10 ways to ensure that your spouse feels loved

Ten Ways to Ensure that Your Spouse Feels Loved
During the next four weeks:
1. Pray with your spouse every day.
2. Enjoy a “date” every week with your spouse.
3. Spend 10 minutes each day listening to your spouse share his or her day.
4. Discover & fulfill four ways your spouse likes you to receive affection.
5. While at home wear only what the other desires you to wear, as long as you feel comfortable doing so.
6. Give your spouse 15 minutes per week to ask you any question and answer each question honestly.
7. Spend 5 un-interrupted minutes each week telling your spouse what you specifically appreciate about him or her.
8. Ask your spouse what domestic chore he or she would like you to do for him or her, and do it.
9. Save up to $25 this next month that you would normally spend pampering yourself and put it into your retirement fund.
10. Spend at least two hours every week for the next month doing something enriching for your entire family.