Thursday, November 29, 2012

A couple of pictures of Charissa

Charissa's one year old picture taken at JCPenney
Charissa liked this cubby hole between our couches.
She found a way through the tight spot!

Emily's gift

This is the drawing Emily did for Tim and Brenda for Christmas.  She looked at a photograph taken in August when we were in Joplin.  God has given her a real gift for drawing people.  She is learning more about drawing and shading from some of our art books.

Thanksgiving Week Part 3

Our attempt at a family picture this year.  Jeffrey is missing because he couldn't come home from Cincinnati.  This picture is taken downtown on our plaza where there are historic pictures on the wall of the Public Works building.
Our Joplin sons with their families.  Randy and Joy have Quil, Micah, and Jonathan.  Tim and Brenda have Charissa.
Jonathan being his sweet, happy self
Emily and Jonathan
All the girls in our outfits alike
Beth and Emily
Tim and Brenda
Rowen and Janet and the grandchildren
The Johnstown Albertsons
The kids who still live here
Randy and Joy
Randy and Joy and their three sweet boys
Rowen and Janet
Tim, Brenda, and sweet Charissa
The Survivors of the roll over.  Thank the Lord that they were all okay!  We had much to thank the Lord for this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Week Part 2

All of us, except the photographer, Rowen, sitting at Thanksgiving Dinner.  We tried not to over eat this year!
Just in case we did over eat, we took a walk to Sunrise Park
and played on the play equipment.
Later that evening, the Brown family came over to visit, play games, and share  leftovers together.  Quil and Lincoln have been playing together for years now, any time Quil is in Colorado.

CHESS Concert November 15

Jason and Emily were in an orchestra ensemble class at CHESS this semester.  They performed at a concert on November 15.  Now they are anxiously awaiting next semester classes beginning January 9, when they will again be in the orchestra class and also choir.
After the instrumental music the younger grades choirs sang. The theme of the evening was hymns.  There were hymn writers' stories sprinkled throughout the program.  It was very enjoyable and everybody did well.

Thanksgiving Week

This is how our Thanksgiving week started out!  Joy, Brenda, and the kids were coming out on Monday and had an accident.  The van was ruined, but the people were safe!  God had His hand over them.  Rowen and Janet went to Oakley, Kansas to get them and brought them the rest of the way.  Randy and Tim got here by Tuesday lunch time.
This looks like a doll, but it is actually Jonathan.  He is almost as well behaved as a doll.
Quil and Micah enjoyed playing with all of our cars, trucks, and Legos.  Most of the time, they had that part of the family room blocked off to keep Charissa from messing up whatever they were doing.  She likes cars and trucks too.
Jason and Jonathan
Grandma with her arms full of sweetness!
Charissa pretending to play the piano, even picking a different page to play!
Beth and Jonathan
We went ahead and opened presents since we were all together.  Jeffrey was only able to be there electronically.  We had him on the computer on the piano on Google Hangout.
Tim is holding a pencil drawing Emily made for them of herself and Charissa.  Brenda is holding a  hot pad Emily made for her.
Beth got a loaded picnic basket from Tim and Brenda.
Quil and Micah got a special art package from Brenda.  Quil wanted to draw without Charissa taking his crayons, so he made a quiet place with the Take-apart tractors he and Micah received and a box.
Micah was drawing something special in the background while I held an attentive baby that was supposed to be going to sleep!
Rowen with a gift to open.
A plaque for Jason's wall.
Micah's masterpiece
 Thanksgiving Week to be continued!

Visit from Shari and Eric Earhart and family Nov. 12, 13

This is Eric and Shari Earhart and their sweet family.  They were on vacation "in the West" and included us on the trip itinerary.  Shari is Rowen's niece.  We hadn't seen them since Mitch was a baby six years ago.  Beth, however has visited them twice in North Carolina, for 3 1/2 weeks at a time when the twins were born, and when Miles was born.  This picture was shamelessly stolen off Facebook from someone else they visited, because we never got them all in a picture at once when they were at our house.
Mitch and Mandi
The twins, Michael and Melissa
Emily supervising Hi Ho! Cherry-O
Beth with the twins as they dressed the wooden bears
Don't Wake Up Daddy!
Miles putting together shapes in circles.  He's pretty smart for almost two!
Beth reading a bedtime story to the kids
Mitch engrossed in a book
Michael with a beautiful smile
Ready to go out and play in the snow