Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Year Hopes

This week's challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks is to blog about my Hopes for the New Year...well after this year, I really don't have many, but the ones I have are dear to me...
1) Health for Joshua...
2) That we would grow closer as a family...that the brothers and sister would grow closer and realize that their strengths and weeknesses are a blessing
3) That we would all grow deeper in God's Word
4) That God would provide for our needs through my husband's business

That is really it...


Christmas Blessings

We had a wonderful Christmas here in the Cannon home...thankful that God put on flesh and came to earth so that life could be totally different for those who believe in Him. We have had the first White Christmas that I remember in a LONG TIME...about 18 or so years...we live in an area that generally gets missed in the snow falls we get around here, so it was nice to get such a large amount of snow. I was so thankful that life really came to a stop...no running around for appointments and such...we were just HOME...
We got quite a bit done too...finished up the gifts we had been making, made my honey a week at a glance calendar, baked all kinds of goodies and got them to friends (thanks to my honey) and neighbors (thanks to our feet) and I felt blessed that we had such good friends and neighbors.
So this week, it's back to "work"...the children will be doing some schoolwork, I will be doing the work I need to do...and we all need to work on getting our house back to some kind of normal...we will be having family over on the 10th, so it will not be totally normal until after then, but we can get somethings done.
So I have to tell you...I got the coolest gift (well it's cool if you own a Kitchen-aid...It is a flat beater...like the white one that came with the mixer...that you use ALL of the time, but it has rubber type scrapers on the sides, so that it gets everything mixed in...I haven't used it yet, so I cannot verify that FOR sure, but I LOVE it...
Dana was in Canada this weekend with #2 at a hockey tournament...I haven't heard all of the details, but I did hear that he got an MVP award at one of the semi-final games...may have been the last game they played, I am not sure yet...but anyway...the game was tied 2-2 and went into overtime...remained tied...then went into sudden death...I guess he blocked all 5 shots...Dana was so proud of him..I will be excited to hear about it when everyone gets up...
I think I'm getting old, y'all...I go to bed early and get up REALLY early...that is not right...
WEll, that's it for now...Happy NEW Year everyone...can you believe that is 2009...almost one decade since Y2K


Monday, December 22, 2008

A NW Washington Blizzard !?!?!?!

It has been SO cold the past week and a half or so and snow has been falling ALMOST everyday...this is the most snow for the longest time periond that we have ever had while we have lived here in Marysville...Will it be a WHite Christmas? Will we all get snowed in and unable to get where we need to go? I am not sure...but here are some pictures from my house!


We also made all of the gifts for our extended family this year...I hope they like them, we all really had a great time making them...I'll tell you more about them AFTER Christmas!

Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!