Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Very Late Merry Christmas to you all!

Luke 2~

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.

~Sisters 4

P.S. We'll get back to posting a photo of the week soon!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Best Vacation Ever!

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:

The "Cabin" (cute "little" cabin, aye?)

Robin the Clown (Metaphorically, the girl with many hats)

A miniature of the beautiful cabin we spent the week in

Anna and Margaret engaged in deep conversation

Whooh! Here we go!

The spa/sauna room


The Kitchen

Right before we go down the hill

Making our way back up the hill (it's tough work in 3 feet of snow)

We all LOVE sledding! (of course, we do wipe out about half the time)

How sweet!

How unique!

~Reading right before bed~
(Isn't she adorable?)


Margaret in the snow fort we built

Gussie in her favorite place... Haha!

Two Sweet Sisters in the Spa

The amazing moose head in the living room



Outside, sledding

Hahahahaha... (I think she likes being a reindeer)

God's Beautiful Creation

Our Beautiful Mama in all her snow gear

Posted By:
Robin and Margaret and Anna

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Photos of the Weeks - Snowy Beauty

Ok, we know already. We didn't post a photo of the week last week, and this week, we're getting it to you kinda late. So, we are posting two pictures, again...

Taken by: Yours Truly

Taken with: Nikon


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Late Thanksgiving!

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone, but I'm still thankful.  I thought about not even posting about this, since it was going to be so late and all, but I have now made up my mind: Better late than never!

We had an absolutely BEAUTIFUL Thanksgiving!  Robin, Dan, and Maria had to leave early to go to a Turkey Trot race.  They said they had a wonderful time.  And now, you may be thinking:  "Wow, Margaret!  What a lazy bum you are!  You didn't go to the race, and your younger sister did?!  I'm surprised at you!"

Yes, yes, I must admit, I am a bit lazy...  But, I did have a few excuses:

Excuse #1-Who would have helped Mommy with the dinner if I had gone as well?
Excuse #2-I'm a cheapskate, and didn't want to pay the whole $25 to get into the race.  However, if I had been 12 or younger, I would have gone! (12 and under got in free; No fair)

Well, those are my so-called "good" excuses ;).

Then, moving on...  As soon as my siblings returned home from their extremely taxing run, we ate, until we bursted.  Haha, just kidding, my friends...

After our wonderful, wonderful friends left, our family packed up, and we left to go stay the night at a hotel.  Now, that is strange, isn't it?  Well, Excuse #3(this is for something else, of course)-Hotels tend to be quite cheap on Thanksgiving night.

We spent the night, went swimming, did lots o' different stuff, then, in the morning we awoke.  Black Friday!  We rushed out, pushing and shoving, trying to get to the good deals first, grabbing all the junk on the shelves, rushing around the mall, into Walmart, starting riots, creating chaos, getting all the stuff our house could POSSIBLY hold!  MWAHAHA!!!  Stuff! STUFF!! STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!  "Wait!  What happened to Thanksgiving?"  (Hehe...)

Well, we interrupt this broadcast to tell you exactly what we're thankful for.  I am SO thankful for:

-My wonderful brother and sisters
-Our terrific church
-All the things that God has allowed us to use: i.e. our house, our beds, our toothbrushes (yep), etc
-Our relatives
-My beautiful grandma who has no thought of herself, and is SOOOO patient with us when teaching us the piano (especially over the phone; I would get WAY too frustrated)
-My humble and thrifty grandpa
-All the other things that are too many to mention
-And, the #1 thing I am so utterly thankful for is:

That God sent His only Son to die for us and rise again, conquering death, and then going up to live an eternal life in Heaven.

"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