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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."

You hear people say that "Jesus is the Reason for the Season", and that's definitely true! However, Christmas is really about YOU. God sent his son to be born on this earth in order that YOU may have eternal life.

Read the Christmas story in Luke 2 today. And know that Jesus was born for you.

Here's some Christmas entertainment for you... (press pause on our playlist at the side to hear the music that goes with this video)

Sadie in 09

Luke 2:10-11 "But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."

Sadie is a third grader this year. She just loves school! Sadie's talents in piano continue to grow, and she is in T&T at AWANA this year.

Sadie's favorites from 2009:
Fieldtrips with teachers and classmates
Going fishing with Dad (I usually get big ones!)
Playing outside in nature
Love hanging out with my family and learning about God
She became a Christian at VBS this year!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Allison in 09

Matthew 2:11-- "On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh."

Allison is in first grade this year and did a super job transitioning to that all day activity. She stays busy with Daisy Troop and crafty projects and hopes to take gymnastics again soon.

Allison's favorites from 2009:
New cousins!?! Trent and Lana
Enjoying cousin Mya before and after surgery
Playing with other cousins in our short times together
Losing her first teeth

Grant in 09

Luke 2:7--
"And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."

Grant started preschool this fall and loves to go two mornings a week. He's a little lonely with his sisters gone all day, but he and Mom stay busy running all over the place for activities and errands. He also enjoys AWANA and just finished up with swim lessons.

Grant's favorites from 2009:

LOTS of snow last winter... waiting for it again this winter
Playing on the farm with Grandpa
Riding 4 wheelers (large and small)
Harvest-- all day every day
Swimming at the aquatic center
Wrestling w/ uncles, grandpa, dad, sisters, cousins, aunts, mom...
Playing in the sand at the river/lake

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Angela in 09

Luke 1:38--"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said."

Angela is still a stay at home mom who is never at home. She did a little more freelance design work for WSU and is keeping her eye out for the possibility of regular employment sometime in the next couple of years.

Angela's favorites of 2009:
Celebration of 12 years of wedded bliss
Arrival of Nephew Trent and Niece Lana
Sadie became a Christian
Allison learned to be more brave
Grant went to preschool
Trips to visit family in Western Washington
Scrapbooking opportunities at Paper Pals and CKC Seattle
Spent time blogging here and at Mom-e-Memoirs
Angela grew in her Christian faith

Blessings all around!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dwayne in 09

Here's the first of our holiday/year end posts so you can see what we've been up to.

Matthew 1:20--"But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit."

First up is Dwayne!

Still working as a fieldman at Wilbur Ellis and helping his father in law with farming any chance he can get.

His favorites from 2009:

Come back soon to hear more about our family this year!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

A Blessed Thanksgiving

There was not one person that I heard who had a crummy Thanksgiving. All the people I have talked to were so blessed with family and health on this holiday. And the Lenssens Thanksgiving was no exception!
(See Mark and Brittany posing via Skype on the laptop in the background? They got to join us virtually for dinner. :)

We counted down the days to get Mya and Trent time. The kids were so very anxious to see Mya whom they had prayed for all these months but not seen her. And having adorable Trent come on down was a giggle and a half too! I can't believe the joy between all the cousins as they hung out at Grandpa and Grandma's house for the long weekend.

We have so much to be thankful for this year!