Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Meeting Jesus

This past weekend I had the privilege of joining our SALT & LIGHT groups from church for their retreat.  We had 20 junior and senior high kids.  It was such a great time of bonding as a group and bonding with our Father.  For privacy, I won't share pics of the kids, but I thought you might like a glimpse at the environment we got to do this in.  It was so pretty!  I had my quiet time (I got to have 4 quiet times during the weekend...so blessed!) looking at this! As Pastor Stephen said, Praise God that he is so gracious he even creates beauty out of the death of his creation.

Get Candy!

It was rainy and cold, but that would not dampen my trick or treaters spirits or drive for candy (because, really, isn't that what it is all about for them!).  Sara decided to sit this one out.  Our house rule is that once you hit a certain age, in order to get candy, you have to put the work in on a costume.  Sara had some cute ideas, but I think her desire to stay warm and dry outweighed her desire for sweet stuff.  That, and she can't eat half of it with her braces.
John went as Robin Hood (we kept trying to talk him into being Little John, but....) and Nathan went as an "army spy guy"

a bag of jelly beans.  Love it!

Nate turns eight!

On October 28 we celebrated our baby's birthday.  Eight years old!  In honor of his big day we had his dinner of choice:  fried chicken, sour cream and onion chips, and Caesar salad. 

Nathan LOVES to dress up so part of his birthday present this year was his Halloween costume.

Oh no, he stepped in front of foliage and we lost him!

Football is another one of Nathan's loves.  This year he picked out a Dairy Queen ice cream cake for his birthday cake.

Who doesn't love Duck Dynasty!