Monday, December 23, 2013

Maryanna's Birthday

Today we celebrated Maryanna's 8th birthday! She is such a blessing to our family. She has a willing smile and an awesome personality.

She got to celebrate her birthday with her Pawpaw and Mormor. I don't think she could have asked for a better birthday.

Mormor and Pawpaw.  :)

She wanted an apron, a serving tray and some oven mitts. :)


Cupcakes going in the oven

The girls decorated the table!

They did a great job!

Lady even got in on the festivities.

Pawpaw and Maryanna got the honor of licking the beaters.
Maryanna decorated them.

Maryanna's special cupcake.
Pancakes Daddy made.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

This and That

We are enjoying our time here in the good ole' USA.  :)  We have shopped, fellowshipped, eaten our fill of McDonald's, and have enjoyed being around family and friends.

Several things have happened since Thanksgiving. Marty and I enjoyed a two day vacation by ourselves for our anniversary.  It was so nice to have that time with just him and I. On the 21st of this month we will be married for 11 years. I can honestly say that I love him more now than when we were first married.
11 wonderful years ago!

We also got a little dog! Her name is Lady. We were wanting a little dog to be able to bring her back to Denmark with us when we go in July. We went to the animal shelter to just look at the dogs. I knew as soon as I saw Lady she was the one that I wanted. She is a Cocker Spaniel and has the sweetest temperament.
Our Lady

As far as furlough we start with meetings in January. It has been nice to have the holidays with our families.  But, we are looking forward to reporting back to some of our sending churches and meeting some new people.  :)

We are looking forward to Christmas! Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love giving gifts and celebrating the birth of Christ.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. Please remember those missionaries and their families who can't be home for Christmas this year because they are on the front lines for Christ!
The tree is all up and ready to go!