Thursday, November 25, 2010


Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! It is so easy to LOSE this holiday in the midst of Christmas preparation and CRAZY shopping. I intend to enjoy this day and worry/think about Christmas tomorrow. Whether or not, I get the best deals on presents or whether or not, I get my house decorated perfectly, this day is about thankfulness.
I am thankful for my Heavenly Father who has provided ALL for me!
I am thankful for my husband and my children!
I am thankful for my home! I am thankful for my extended family! I am thankful for my church and the family I have there! I am thankful for plenty of food to eat! I am thankful for plenty of clothes to wear!
I am thankful for the ability to run!
Many of these things, I often find myself not quite content with, there is so much I want to change about my life and the things around me. But, I should be content with everything because our great GOD has given me exactly what I need, exactly when I need it. So please just be thankful today! He is an AWESOME GOD!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sav-a-Life 5K

We had a beautiful morning for a run in Ripley.
Several Spartan families participated in this race.
Alec runs in to the finish, just barely ahead of Eryn. He finished with a time of 27:32.
Kirsten ran well on this difficult, hilly course.
Kirsten awaits the awards. She finished with a time of 33:32 and finished 6th in her age group.
Alec with his 3rd place medal in the 10-14 male category.
Forrest won overall with a time of 17:40. Danielle won overall female with a time of 21:38; Martha won 2nd female with a time of 21:49; Kendra won 3rd female with a time of 22:17.
Mercy won 1st in the 0-9 female group with Mycah winning 2nd place in the same group. Macain won 1st in the 0-9 male group with Brandon winning 2nd and Tyler winning 3rd; Caleb finished in 4th place in this group. Leslie won 1st place in the 10-14 female group with Margaret in 2nd, Eryn in 3rd, Claire in 5th, and Kirsten in 6th. Mark won 2nd place in the 10-14 male group with Alec in 3rd and Thomas in 4th. Emilee won 2nd place in the 15-19 female group. Nick place 4th in the 15-19 male group. Amber won 2nd in the 30-34 female group. Ginger won 1st in the 40-44 female group with Penny finishing 6th. Don finished 2nd in the 40-44 male group with Wade finishing 7th. Yonea won 2nd in the 45-49 female group. Bobbie won 2nd in the 65+ female group and her husband won 2nd in the 65+ male group. GO TEAM SPARTAN!!!

Art with Mrs. Vicky

Kirsten has been taking art lessons from Mrs. Vicky for several years now. She has learned so much and loves taking art.
Mrs. Vicky demonstrates a technique on Kirsten's snowman tile.
This pretty church was completed in two sessions.
She painted this angel for Christmas.
Kirsten displays her finished tile.
Claire, Scarlett, Mrs. Vicky, Kirsten and Sophia

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Portraits

Last week, I took the kids Christmas pictures for our Christmas cards. I chose to make these black and white (just for fun). The cards will be in full color. I did not use these pictures for the cards, but thought they turned out really well.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

NCA 5K -- October 30, 2010

It was a very cold morning for the Northeast Christian Academy 5K run in Ripley. Only a few people came out to run, but it was still an entertaining race.
Alec started out near the front of the pack and stayed that way for the whole race.
He finished 5th overall (only people who beat him were grown men).
Kirsten did not quite meet her goal on this day but still won first place.
They only awarded first place medals in each age group. She beat all girls 19 and under.
Alec beat all boys under the age of 19 and was so excited.
They are showing off their medals.