1/18/14 kids in the car, and art supplies, Day 18/365…

I’m sorry that I haven’t posted lately. I’m back.

When the kids were little we were in the car a lot. We went on a lot of adventures on the weekends and a few trips to see relatives in the summers. The kids needed to all sit in the back seat because they weren’t tall enough or weighed enough for it to be safe for them to sit up front. All three kids always wanted the window seat, no one wanted to sit in the middle and have the bump by their feet. We started by having them sit in order, William by the passenger window, Maggie in the middle and Beth on the drivers side. Our first trip was short so they rode there in this order. On the way home William moved to the middle, Maggie went to the driver’s side and Beth went from the drivers window to the passenger window. On longer trips I tried to divide the trip into thirds each got the same amount of time in the middle. The biggest problem that we had was remembering where we left off. This did cut down on a lot of fights and bad feelings in the car.

Today we are going to get Maggie’s art supplies for her art class. We printed off some of her syllabuses last night because she has new classes. Beth will probably spend the day doing math. It snowed at least two inches late last week. There was enough snow that everything is white again, but not enough that we needed to shovel to get into the driveway. We do need to shovel the sidewalk. We need to do all of out weekend jobs today.

Here are some pictures: 1189 1181 11821183 1184 1185 1187

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

January 2014 Bible verse: “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 New Living Translation

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1/8/14 cell phone and adding a picture onto my blog, Day 8/365…

I have made more of a commitment to my cell phone. I am relatively new to cell phones, having mine for less than a year. This last month I got our family phone book and entered all of the numbers and addresses into my phone. I have my kids write all of their phones numbers and information into notebooks now and then…they have had phones longer than me. Then if their phone completely dies they have all of the numbers. I need to do this too. There are numbers in my phone that aren’t in the address book.

I tried to add a picture to one of my contacts in my phone. Before kids I could have done this alone, now with kids, I did try, but my daughter ended up cropping the picture and adding it for me. I do think that I can do the next one.

I had some free time and deleted all of the old messages on my phone. The wrong numbers are now gone. Next is the pictures. All of the ones that have been transferred to my blog need deleted.

We have another day off. The snow has stopped but the temperature is -13 deg before the wind chill and there is ice on the roads. Everything is down because of the ice. At this temperature, the salt won’t melt the ice.

Beth is doing math today. Maggie is cleaning her room and William is on the computer.

We added a picture to my blog. I thought that it would go in the top with the title, but it didn’t.

Here is a picture in our front yard with the sign in it. If it snows again it will be buried. We should bring it in so that no one falls on it and gets hurt.
Here is the girls fort.

Here are some pictures: 17sky Popeyes17sign 17fort1615 1631 2 cats looking out door

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

December 2013 Bible verse: “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his soulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 New Living Translation

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1/6/14 ice skating, walking in the cemetery and a snow day, Day 6/365…

We went ice skating this last weekend. We took Beth’s boyfriend. It was busier that other times that we have gone. This time there were a lot of younger kids who were relatively new to skating. 1630c11

We went for a walk at the local cemetery the other day. This was the weekend before all of the snow started to fall. We like to wander around there. If some of the trees branches have fallen, we take them to the outside edges so that the city can pick them up the next time that they are there to mow the grass. Our cemetery has a lot of older head stones, a lot of the deceased dates are from around 1930. Some of them have been worn away by the weather. We have seen one new burial there since we moved into this house. Now and then someone puts flowers onto a grave. There is a buckeye tree in the cemetery so we go in the summer and collect buckeyes. marker marker 2 markers tree in cemetary

Today our town is shut down because of all of the snow. The kids were scheduled to start back to school today after the Christmas and New Years break. We shoveled twice yesterday and went inside at about 7:00 pm. We had the drive and the sidewalk clear. The drive is now full of snow up to the top of the drifts. It isn’t too cold out, about 14 deg, but it may get to – 15 tonight and – 5 tomorrow. The kids got some board games for Christmas, I am hoping to get to play them today.

Here are some pictures: 170 161 162 1615 1619 168 1616 1617 1618lady washing clothes roof spaces available

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

December 2013 Bible verse: “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his soulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 New Living Translation

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1/4/14 getting ready for the storm, Day 4/ 365…

We have been getting ready for the coming storm today. The storm may come in tomorrow. We should get about two inches of snow tonight and the temperature overnight should be about 27 deg. Tomorrow we may get six to twelve inches of snow and the arctic cold should come in. I have heard that this should be the coldest that it has been in the last twenty years.

We went to the big superstore, Meijer, today and there were no carts, the store was very full. Later we went to the grocery store. They had so many customers that they had set up an extra temporary check out line. They must have had an extra cash register because they set it up at the end of the line of the other registers. They had a table by the register for the customers to put their groceries on. An employee was going up to people in the self-check out lane and directing the customers with one, two or three items to this new line. They had a sign up calling it the “Express express” lane. The stores were busy in our town at Christmas, but they were even busier tonight. Everyone is taking this incoming storm very seriously.

Here is a picture: I can’t get the pictures to load today.1

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

December 2013 Bible verse: “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his soulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 New Living Translation

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12/15/13 volunteering, snow and Day 349/ 365…

Maggie and I volunteered at her school yesterday. They are having a ”Picture with Santa” event today. I hope that the roads are clear so that people will come to it. The kids at this event can make ornaments and reindeer food and do some other crafts. It should be fun. We are going back to volunteer at the event after church. paper snow flakes snowflakes2snowmen pine cones wanted

We got a lot of snow yesterday. They had predicted 3 to 8 inches. We had that much in our drive. When we got home we had to shovel the drive before we could get into it. snow path snowy pine treesnowy pine tree2 snow swing

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

December 2013 Bible verse: “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his soulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 New Living Translation

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Sunday 11/24/13 Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving, snow and Day 328/ 365…

We need to take the Halloween decorations that are outside down. We don’t usually leave them up this long. They will be down before Thanksgiving, so I am not worried.

I checked the thankful cloth that we write on at Thanksgiving. The kids do write what the cats are thankful for. Well…they are part of the family too.

It snowed today. It was a good dry snow with big flakes. It only lasted about a half hour an then all of the accumulation blew away. Maybe winter is here. We can never tell in our town. We don’t have four separate seasons. In one week it could be 70 degrees and sunny, then rainy and then 30 degrees. Each day can be its own season. We keep an extra blanket in the car and dress in layers.

Here are some pictures: gorilla pay phone

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

November 2013 Bible verse: “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Collossians 4:5-6 New Living Translation

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Monday 11/11/13 snow, report cards, Day 315/ 365..

It snowed today. We took out the remains of the garden in the back yard. The plants were pulled up and the stakes put into the garage. With the backyard mowed it looks so different.

Beth got her report card. We were really worried. She is a junior and is really working hard on her classes. She had a great report card…no F’s, no D’s and no U’s! We were really excited!!!

We need to take down our Halloween decorations. Maybe this weekend. We put up our Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving is over.

 

Here are some pictures:dog lantern bear lanterndeer turkey lantern

Our church services are broadcast live on the web. Please visit us at www.cedarcreek.tv . The service times are : Saturday 5:15pm and 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am, 10:45 am and 12:30pm

November 2013 Bible verse: “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Collossians 4:5-6 New Living Translation

 

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