Tuesday, December 10, 2013


 One thing we are thankful for is time with our grandsons!  This was taken the night of the C.H.E.S.S. concert that Randy, Joy and the boys came to.
 We were blessed to have our friend Augie spend time with us around Thanksgiving.
We played  Ticket to Ride with Randy, Joy, and Augie.  Randy and Micah won.  Augie also played many games of chess with Randy and Emily. Emily finally beat him! We told him he had taught her only too well!!

Sole Hope Party

Friday evening, Beth, Emily and Janet went to some homeschool friends' house for a Sole Hope Party.  It was a fun evening of visiting with like minded girls and mothers while we cut out shoes to be sewn for barefoot children in Uganda.  Jiggers is a sand flea parasite that burrows in children's bare feet and causes great distress, pain, and eventually not being able to walk.  Sole Hope is a way to help these precious children, through shoes, medical supplies and intervention, education, and jobs.  Our family decided to contribute to this ministry as a Birthday gift to Jesus this year.
Matthew 25:40:  Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.  (Jesus)
 Makenna, Nicole, Beth, Janet, April, and Bonnie
 Raegan, Natalie, and Emily
 Emily and her friend Eliza
 Some of the shoe kits we worked on that evening.

End of semester concert 11-22-13

On November 22, Emily participated in the end of C.H.E.S.S. semester concert.  First was the Heritage Ensemble.  We were up in the balcony so we could get good pictures.
 Here is the link for the ensemble part of the concert:  Heritage Ensemble
Next was the Heritage Chorale.  Emily is in the back row toward the right.  Our college boarder, "Bartholomew" is left side back row.
 Because of being in the Ensemble, Emily got to wear a black dress instead of black skirt and white top like most of the other girls.
 Here is the link for the choir part of the concert: Heritage Chorale  One thing you will notice is that several of the songs are in Latin.  This was a new experience for Emily!  The Lord helped and all the kids did a great job.