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Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Day 2010

Well we sure had a beautiful Christmas day since this is the first time in 20 years that we have had a white Christmas in Alabama. We were not able to go to Wisconsin this year and we thought we would not see any snow, well obviously we were wrong. Unfortunately the snow did cause Joey, Chasity, and Jody not to be able to come because of the roads being so bad; however, it was very beautiful. The good thing is they were able to come the next day and we still had a lot of fun playing games and opening gifts. Not only were we so very blessed to have all of our children able to come over the weekend to our house, but we also had two new additions to the Koehoorn family. The two new additions were Jaden (2 1/2) and Jonathan (14 months) and we were so glad that God blessed us with them especially at this time of year when we are reflecting on the things God has done for us and what we have done for God. We had a blast watching them open their presents. Of course before all that we had started the morning with a big breakfast made up of good old fashioned biscuits with chocolate gravy and regular gravy, bacon, sausage, and scrambled eggs with orange juice or milk. I hope I didn't leave anything out.

Here we all are gathered around the kitchen table awaiting the feast! Heidi looks like she is happy.


Here is Jaden sitting with Heidi


Here is Jud playing with his phone.


Here is Jaden sitting with his buddy Tanner.


Here is Jaden opening up one of his gifts.


One of Jaden's gifts was a truck and he sure likes trucks.


Here Jaden is getting a little help from Tanner.


Here is Jeff and Jaden Playing with some of Jaden's toys he got for Christmas.


Here is Jonathan opening up his gifts.

Well he needed a little help to open them, but he did do most of the ripping.

He looks like he is pretty happy with his presents.


Here is my ornament from Mallory.

Here is Mallory with her hooded pullover we bought her.


Here is Jud and Heidi getting ready to leave and go to Sulligent to be with Heidi's parents.


Here is Jaden and Tanner playing in the snow.


Here is Jaden and Jeff playing in the the snow too!

Here is our house all lit up for Christmas. We had a little snowman off to the left, but we got to build a real one for this year.

The snow just keeps coming.


Here is Jaden and Jeff rolling the snowman body.


Here is the finished Snowman complete with a scarf and a hat. We used a carrot for his nose and black beans for his mouth. Jeff laughed but I colored one end of the marshmallows and used those for eyes. At first they just stuck the eyes on and they were poking out, but once they dug holes for them they looked much better.

Here is Tanner and Jeff so proud of their snowman.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Family Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas from the Koehoorn Family!
Here is a picture of our tree.
Here is me and my Hubby!

Here is my Hubby with my Mom.


Jud and my Dad are passing time talking about guns.


Here is Chas opening here gifts.


Here I am with my hand in my new Cookie Jar! Thank you Chas and Joey I love it!


Here is my favorite Daughter-in-law and Tanner hiding his face.


Here is my Dad and Mom. They are awesome!


Here I am waiting to open the big gift.


Here is a picture of Tanner from my new camera my hubby bought me for Christmas. Now I will have better pictures and more probably.

We are so blessed to have us all here together. Except for Jeff's family who we miss very much and we were so looking forward to playing in the snow, but unfortunately we don't know if we will make it up this year; however, we are so thankful that God has blessed us with the time to all get together and have fun and eat an abundance of food. He has been so good to us this year as he is every year and as we look back in reflection over the past year we just pray we can continue to serve him every day this next year.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pears, Pears, Pears!!!!

Thank goodness for friends who take time out of their busy schedule to help another friend. We had a great time and lots of fellowship. Cindy was so helpful in giving Christy and myself important life advice, she always has an answer. Just kidding Cindy really is a good friend and has helped me in several matters.We did 21 quarts of pears and they turned out awesome.Thank you guys your the best.











Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall is Here!!!!!

Well with fall coming in quickly we decided to spruce up our front porch a little bit. We like to do this because it makes it really feel like fall and it is a good way to celebrate the cooler temperatures and hopefully lower power bills. This is my favorite time of the year all the colors of the leaves and the fall flowers.Every morning before I start my day I try to take time and just sit on the porch and have a cup of coffee and meditate on the goodness of God,it is amazing watching all the birds, squirrels and all the other animals already about their day.Thank God for the little things that we find pleasure in.Hope all is well with everybody God Bless.









Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Day of Family Crafts, Fun and Great Food!

Well we went this past weekend to visit our daughter Chasity and our son-in-law Joey and eat some supper. We ended up putting together a little something that us ladies could work on kind of like the good ole times. We ended up making some fall centerpeices using the same idea as the one I made for Christmas last year and it was great. While us ladies were working on the centerpieces Jeff was trying to keep the dogs busy. It really is fun to get together and make things around the holidays because as the times change people find it easier to just purchase things already complete and while that is fine, there is no creativity of your own involved and just the time together will be remembered for a very long time.

Socks was a little more hesitant to play than Tippy was.


Well here we are getting started on the Centerpieces. Before we came we screwed together the cut pieces of logs in just a pattern that makes like little shelves to set stuff on.


Once we drilled the holes to slide in the dowel on the back of the scarecrows to hold them in place we just started cutting flowers, prepping dead twigs (that is what Jeff calls the harvest type flowers), and hot gluing acorns and pine cones to the wood pieces.

Here we are just working away like we used to having fun coming up with our own creations.

Here is the close up!


Jeff didn't seem to interested in helping us out either. Him and Joey had there own thing going and once they drilled the holes the rest was up to us.


Here is Chasity's once she had the scarecrow glued in place.


Here is Chasity's final product after all the flowers, leaves, and pine cones were in place.


Here is mine once I had all the fall items in place. we stopped at Walmart on the way home to find just the right color candle to finish it off.

Take time for the small stuff because it is times like these that we remember so well and you can't replace them either. I look back at so many fond memories and I am just thankful that we can still enjoy them together and now my husband has someone to talk to while we are doing it...lol. Thank goodness for Joey so he wouldn't be bored watching us. By the way supper was great and Joey's parents, Jud, Heidi, and Jody came to eat as well so they had a full house for supper. Thank you for supper Chas you did a great job! You did a great job cleaning it up too Joey.