Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Arizona Christmas....

Isnt this a beautiful tree!!? Look at all those gifts!
Well........... as you can tell from the title of this post... we are in Arizona! We are spending our Christmas with Ken's family. It has been wonderful seeing them all!!!
The weather has been great! A bit rainy today.. but didnt seem to stop the guys from going golfing... :)
Patrick got to go to his first real live Basketball Game. Grandpa Carlton took him to see Arizona Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks. Patrick had a GREAT time!
Today is laundry day for me.... need to get our clothes ready for our trip tomorrow to go see Ken's grandparents in LasVegas.
The boys got all kinds of goodies for Christmas ... happy campers are they!
Grandma and Grandpa spoiled them pretty good!
So far this has been a great trip... the drive was good. Well... for me and the boys we just rode... Ken did all the "driving" but we did make two stops to sleep. I'm just not a good "trip driver".... makes me nervous.... so Ken has to do all the driving. We stayed in very nice Hotels... in very nice suites.... got good sleep and back on the road until we made it here! Ken kept calling out the temperature as we got closer ... and it got warmer. We left -6* and got here to 70*
Well.... I need to get back to my laundry. I'm crocheting while I tend to laundry... working on creating a teddy bear. Its my own pattern.... so I hope it comes out nice... I would like to use it for a toy drive charity I want to donate to... and to make for my grandbabies for next Christmas.
"...And now, Lord, what do I wait for and expect? My hope and expectation are in You..."
Psalm 39: 7
Our hope and expectation should only be in the Lord. He is the only one in this world that is stable and sure. Everything else is on shaky ground. It’s sometimes hard to have hope, while everything around us seems to crumble, or is uncertain. The Lord is our pillar. He is our fortress. He cannot be shaken, and can be trusted completely. If you have days of feeling lost ... lost hope... in maybe the simplest of things... to what seem to be the most complicated... put your hope in Jesus. He won’t let you down. When hope is placed in Jesus Christ we have more meaning to our lives!

God Bless!!!

hugs and love,

**A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
~ Proverbs 15:1**


Patti said...

Awww my brother lives in Arizona. Wish I could be there in the warmer weather. Your tree and everything look great! Huge gifts, lol.
~Sheryl* c'ville

teakaycee said...

Christmas day was beautiful! Sun was shinning...air was warm...and family company was wonderful!
Yep....lots of huge gifts.. heheee... the boys got Rock Band from Grandma and Grandpa... they totally love it!