Tuesday, December 29, 2009
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
P.S. We'll get back to posting a photo of the week soon!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Dear Readers and Friends,
The Sisters 4 (along with their family) just returned from a wonderful vacation up in New Zealand! (Haha, oh wait, that's not where we went. I think I got a bit carried away...) Let's see, where did we go? Oh, that's right! We traveled all the way up to Steamboat Springs, CO. Really, I think it's better than New Zealand, but that's all a matter of opinion... :) We enjoyed a whole week up there, sledding, snow-shoeing, getting stuck on the side of the road, spending time with each other, and enjoying God's creation. We stayed up there in a beautiful cabin, and had an absolutely WONDERFUL vacation! Here are the pictures:
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Taken by: Yours Truly
Taken with: Nikon
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." ~John 3:16
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Here's the update: We've been busy, really busy.
And, here are the pictures:
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
On Monday, the day after we arrived, we went to a church picnic put on by the church that two of my uncles and aunts attend. We had a great time, and made friends with some of the very sweet young ladies that go to the church. Afterwards, we drove down to my Grandpa and Grandma's house. It was a 4 hour drive!
A beautiful creek that was right near where we had the picnic. We went wading in it, which was really rather fun...
The net was getting kinda low... haha
A Hike in Grants Pass:
When we got to Grants Pass, we started on activities right away. The first day of being at Grants Pass, we went on a hike with my uncle and my aunt that live there. It was just a quick 4-mile hike that goes along the Rogue River, and ends at Rainie Falls. Rainie Falls is a small waterfall, but very pretty. We got to see two rafters go down it in their kayaks, and lots of fish trying to get over it. Plus, we saw how wonderful God is, especially in creating those fish to do that. God is amazing!
Right before we left for the hike
Amazing experience: At the Falls, we had the privilege to see salmon and steelheads trying to take on Rainie Falls. It was really hard to get pictures of them, but Robin got this "fabulous" (she says so) picture of this beautiful salmon trying to get over the falls on it's way back to the nesting grounds.
This guy went ahead and tackled Rainie Falls in his kayak. Of course, he was probably really experience, because there have been a few fatalities there before.
Hiking... It was a really easy hike
Good Times at Grandpa and Grandma's House:
It is what it says...
Anna and Margaret
Wild Turkeys - sorry the picture is so blurry, but it was a little hard getting pictures of them. These turkeys came by Grandpa and Grandma's house every day, and ate apples off the apple trees. They reminded me a little of our chickens...
We saw a lot of deer there. This fawn was a twin to another fawn. VERY cute!!!
We also saw plenty of hawks and birds of prey
Time for a piggyback ride!
The last day we were there, we went on our first rafting trip together (as a family). It was fun. They were easy rapids, so it wasn't too tough. It was the perfect time for bird watching, so we saw HUNDREDS! We weren't able to bring the camera out on the river with us to take pictures (for fear we would drop it), so the pictures at the bottom are just pictures we found online. It was fun just to spend time together. There were a few times when we had to row quickly through the rapids, but then, there were other times when it was so quiet, we could just slip out of the boat, and "swim" alongside the raft. It. was. beautiful.!
Anna - in the car, on our way to the Rogue River