I like having the little boys do crafts that we can use as decorations in like the bathroom during different seasons or holidays. With February coming tomorrow- I told them to draw hearts, color them, and we will cut them out to tape on the wall...
Looking over their shoulders, I said: "Don't you boys know how to draw hearts??"
Judah answered: "Yes, see I'm making a real one".
Judah never forgets to include a full on heart in all of his drawings.
After much prayer, searching, and thought, we finally bought a van! God provided a 1998 Ford 15 passenger that only has 15K miles on it! We took a day trip to upper Washington to buy it. Alright, so the van has a history... The van was used for transportation of prisoners and is outfitted with bars on the windows, metal dividers, and no handles on the inside! Jordan is working on transforming it to a family van. (Oh, and for a little hint... before we took all the bars off, we filmed a short movie. Stayed tuned for that!)
On the drive up, one rarely has a quiet moment!
There is our van!
I can't tell... is that a prisoner or a brother?
Prisoner-proof... child-proof. How about that?!
Okay, so if you need a snack, there is a little door to hand something back. Other than that, you're on your own!
On the way back, we made a quick stop at Cabela's to look around a bit.
There are lots of neat animals to look at.
Judah and the moose.
While Shiloh and Daddy went to look at something, the rest of us did some laser shooting. That was fun!
Judah is gonna hit that target!
Jordan tried to pull the sword from the stone, but didn't have much success.
Ben learning how to shoot!
This talking bear was hilarious!
Somehow we ended up taking a sleeping prisoner home with us...
It was a long day and everyone was pretty tired when we got home.
Cute Boy was the sleepiest.
We are very thankful for what the Lord blessed us with!
And remember... keep an eye on here for our movie!
Ta-da!! Two days later.... probably somewhere around 2 hours in all (all depending on speed)..... I finished Havilah's hair! :D Whew! I'm so glad to be done and hope it lasts forever. :)
So, for the ladies who read this blog... and like to do their sisters' hair~ here's a guessing contest. How many individual twists does Havilah have in her hair? Here's a hint- she has more then 20 and less then 90. Leave your guess in the comment section.
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After church at WPC we went over to the VanGelder's house for a time of fellowship. Towards the end of the evening, we learned how to play the chimes. They are a very interesting sort of instrument, but perfect for a large family that all want to play music together!!
Here are some pictures that Mommy took on her iPhone of everyone playing. I can't remember everyone's names- so..... enjoy the pictures without any words. :)
Thank you VanGelder family for having our family over and for your generous hospitality!
Okay, so Christmas is over, but I'm still calling all the faithful! Each year we ask all our blog followers, looker-at-ers, and stalkers to comment and tell us who they are and how they found our blog. We enjoy hearing from each one of you! This is our 4th annual blog post dedicated to this tradition. Come participate and let us know who you are!
Yes, there is more than one reason I titled this blog post "O Come All Ye Faithful". Last December, we were asked to sing this number at a Christmas gospel sing. We had a lot of fun putting it together and performing it. Plus, it was great to see our vocal coach Mr. C again!
Hitting the road!
We had fun popping in to sing one of the songs with the choir.
(It was so "spur of the moment" that he had to learn it in about four days!)
Our amazing vocal coach. He is super fun to work with!
We went out to dinner with some friends afterwards...