Friday, December 31, 2010

OUR 2010....

  How can I accurately describe our past year??? God's Presence, Blessings, Good, bad, the ugly, growth, the best, the worst, couldn't be better, happy, sad, fun, not-so-fun, exciting, adventure, spiritual growth, patience, not-so-patient, hope, love......
   There are really so many more words that could describe 2010 for me...but I will leave you with those!!
The one's that I hope carry on to 2011 would be... Presence of God,  Adventure, Good, the best, fun, happy, exciting, growth, hope, patience & love!! But you know what??? I'm so glad we experienced all of the not so great emotions/times as well...That's what keeps me growing. And I'm SOOO FAR from being done growing. And I couldn't be happier. I pray that the year 2011 will be a year of learning, more spiritual growth, settling, contentment, more family time, more family dinners, and possibly a new camera!!! hehe!!!
   So, this being my last post of 2010, I will leave you with a few fave pic's & verses that have been significant to me.... & maybe you??   xo kristen    
Isaiah 40:31 - but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27

And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
Matthew 18:5
I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!
Matthew 25:40

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Isaiah 1:17

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.
Psalms 68:5-6


a fun first!!

            (horrible picture quality...oops!!...thank goodness grandma showed up with her camera!!)
Well, Thursday was a horribly cold day here in North Dakota...and yes, today is the next 5 months will be also...ick:( So, we all ventured out...thought we were heading towards the movie store, but we quickly turned around and realized a great, fun thing to do would be to rent a room at a hotel and swim away!! The kids asked where we were going...we told them we were going sledding!! Ha!! was like -2 outside...not for this momma!! So, we headed home...I snuck inside, grabbed our suits, jammas & such...and headed for the hotel!! They were thrilled when we pulled up in front of Country Inn Suites..."our home away from home!!" You see, last year while we were waiting for the boys, or more specifically hoping to pass court, we would stay at the hotel, in hopes of hearing GREAT news...(as you probably know it took us 4 times to pass court..!) So, obviously we thought it was time to introduce the boys to the place where we had fun, hopeful times...celebrating them!! And by the looks on their faces...can you tell they enjoyed it?? Ageze says..."momma, Ageze like swim hotel, come again??" We all had a blast...And I guess this was the biggest celebration we've had at the pool...Their First time in a swimming pool:) So happy they are finally here to share in all of this fun:)   xo kristen