Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Our Thanksgiving began on Tuesday evening with dinner at our church. Alex, Adam and I met Kynn around 5:00 PM and ate our first Thanksgiving meal. Jamie was not feeling well so he stayed at home. Christopher did not get out of class until 7:30, and Spencer met us for the church service right at 6:30. Alex and Adam had a good time with Marlene. We enjoyed listening to the handbell choir and we celebrated the Lord's supper during our worship service.
We left late Wed. afternoon and headed to my parents in Darlington. Most of the gang made it to Darlington. It was good to have everyone together. Gene and Honor Pierce also joined us and we always enjoy having them with us. After we ate our wonderful meal, we did a little skate boarding and then went on a geochache hunt. That was pretty fun. The Harris Family headed home a day early because Jamie got sick on us and we needed to get him home. (Poor Jamie) On Friday afternoon, I took Alex to get a haircut, and to buy wrestling shoes. When we got home he cooked for us. It has been a good Thanksgiving and we are thankful for all our blessings.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Birds in my Nest

One baby bird has arrived for Thanksgivng. Yeah!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Let the holidays begin!

May we be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas. We have a very busy schedule so we decided to take the plunge and get the decorating done this weekend. The neighbors think it is a little early. We have decided that we will wait to turn the outside lights on after Thanksgiving. We had fun and it was cold this weekend, so it felt like the holidays were here.

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It's the weekend Baby!!!

Ahh! The weekend has come and gone once again. It has been a fun, busy time for all of us. On Friday night, Jamie's friend, Nic Miner, came to hangout at our house. Ping pong, cards, and PS2 were on the list of activities for them.

They even tried to play with wooden spoons. Conclusion: "It is HARD!"

Around 10:00 PM the great hunter arrived home from his overnight hunting trip. Yes, there will be venison in the freezer!

Daisy is always happy to see her master.
Alex went with several foreign exchange students to a play at Dreher High School. He said he enjoyed it. As for me, I started decorating for Christmas. Yes, I know we haven't celebrated Thanksgiving yet. I also know what a busy schedule we have ahead of us and it was this weekend or never. Wrestling season has started and we will be in a high school gym every weekend until Christmas.

It's a GUY thing!!!

Jamie presented the mouth wash challenge to his Dad. It went something like this.....
Jamie: "I bet I can hold the mouth wash in my mouth longer than you can."
Kynn: "Let's go big guy!"

I'm not really sure who won. Kynn says it was a tie. It looks like projectile vomiting to me. Like I said, it must be a guy thing. Oh yeah, they both complained that their mouths were numb.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The weekend

Boy are we glad it is the weekend! Kynn and I have a Sunday School Party tonight and Alex has a spend the night party with the other foreign exchange students. Not sure of Jamie's plans.

Here are a few pictures from last weekend.. Digging worms so we can go fishing. (Adam, Kynn and Alex)


Got one!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Returning from the Mountains Activity #4

Here is another smilebox photo play. I like smilebox because I can put a lot of pictures on the blog in a short time.

On Nov. 1, 2008, Kynn and I went to Anderson to visit with Christopher for Parents Day and Homecoming. Now, being a mom of all boys, I have never had a participant in a homecoming court. HOWEVER, things were different this year. Mr. Christopher was voted to represent the Sophomore class. What a hoot. Kynn and I enjoyed our day, and especially enjoyed when they called Christopher's name as ....
Mr. Sophomore.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

More Friends from around the world

May I introduce Adam Achberger and Pia Bernauer. Adam is from Slovakia and Pia is from Germany. Both of these students are staying temporarily in a neighbors home. They are seeking a host family for the remaining school year. They came over last night for a visit.

(Returning from the mountains activity #4 coming soon.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Returning from the mountains Activity #3

Home from the mountains- Activity 3

After Jamie and Alex left for their party, and momma and I finished decorating, we had a "treat" for halloween evening. Gene and Anne Pierce, my nephew and neice, came by with their two "peas in a pod" to visit with great grandparents (my mom and dad, James and Maxine). We were thrilled that they were staying at our house so we got to visit too. Anne and Gene had planned on spending the night with Cynthia and Earl, (the grandparents) but Cynthia was sick with a fever.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Returning from the Mountains Activity #2

Activity #2
After we celebrated Jamie's birthday, he and Alex headed out for a halloween party. Momma and I went outside to put out a few halloween decorations for our trick or treaters. While we were out, we decided to do a little tricking ourselves. We put our mask on and rang the doorbell. I think it really surprised my daddy to see momma playing along with me. Great times.

Returning from the Mountains Activity #1

We arrived home from the mountains on Oct. 31st which is JAMIE'S BIRTHDAY.
OCTOBER 31, 1991
9lbs. 11oz.
3:06 PM
Time to open presents.A Harris family birthday tradition. We fill our "birthday basket" with the honored birthday person's favorite junk food.

Ah Yes!!! Loving on my 17 year old! Like it or not! :) (For Alex's mother: check out the picture on the table. Alex brought the picture out to the kitchen to show to my parents.) :)
Here he is, Mr. 17 year old, James Patterson Harris, AKA Jamie, in his new under armour USC coat and sweat pants. We are so proud of Jamie. He is truly growing into a fine young man. May God bless him richly in the years to come.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Week in the Mountains

AHHH!!! Kynn and I were invited by our DEAR friends, Anne and J Rhine, to the mountains of NC for the week of Oct. 27-31. We were so excited and truly needed the break for rest and relaxation. And rest and relax we did. We spent our week in Little Switzerland, NC and God had a big surprise for us on our very first night.
You Guessed it!!! It snowed!!! We could not believe it. (The above picture was taken Monday night with just a little snow on the deck.)
Our first snowman for the season. We are hoping for a lot of snow this winter.

It's LOVE!

His mercies are new every morning! Wow! What a sunrise.

The view from our deck!

What a creative God we have. The leaves were beautiful. It was a feast for our eyes.

Words from Beth Moore on our Pres. Elect

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A United House
To my beloved Sisters who I esteem so highly and consistently find to be part of the solution to our problems in the Church rather than the cause,Please join me in praying for our President-elect Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, and his precious daughters, Sasha and Malia. Go with me before the Throne of our sovereign God and ask Him to grant wisdom from above to President-elect Obama and the indwelling presence and power of Jesus Christ. In the words of the Apostle Paul, "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior...
"Please also join me in the active and deliberate pursuit of unity and purity in the Body of Christ at this historical time in our country. I implore you in Jesus' Name to have zero tolerance for prejudice whether it is regarding party-affiliation, color (whether you are Black, White, or Brown), economics or the like. Disagreement is not sin. Prejudice is. Satan has plotted events and planted attitudes that, should he be successful, will result in havoc. We must not stand for his schemes or cooperate in a single way. We would severely displease God and invite untold chastisement upon Christ's Church in our nation. Speak clearly to your children and graciously but emphatically draw a line in your work places and social circles regarding your stand against prejudice of any kind."Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, 'Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.'" (Matthew 12:25) A united house stands. A divided house falls. The devil has much to gain. But he also has much to lose.We are the Body of Jesus Christ and we have an opportunity to show His character. This is our watch. We stand for what is right not from our feet but from our knees.I humble myself before you and make these pleas under such bold direction of God that I could not resist it nor disobey it. He made it a fire in my bones.I love and esteem you so much. Shoulder to shoulder, Dear Siestas. Let's leave not one inch for the enemy to come between us."Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve Him shoulder to shoulder." Zephaniah 3:9
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Pearls to Ponder-For the Ladies

Hey ladies, ....Here are some words to ponder on as we go through our week. Currently, the ladies Bible Study group is reading the book, What happens when women say Yes to God, by Lysa TerKeurst. My new, sweet friend, Allyson Monferdini, emailed me the following "pearls which she found on TerKeurst website Proverbs 31 Ministries. I wanted to share these with all the ladies out there. THANKS ALLYSON!!! May God bless each of you as you love your husband.

"Love means commitment."
-Commitment to love him even when you don't feel loveable.
-Commitment to share yourself even when you want to be alone.
-Commitment to hope even when the circumstances say otherwise.
-Commitment to pray for him even when you are tired.
-Commitment to speak to him even when the words don't come easily.
-Commitment to the promise you made on your wedding day even when the promise feels broken.
-Commitment to a God who makes all things possible through Him.

I think marriage is an opportunity to live blind...
Blind to all the faults of your spouse.
Blind to all the clothes he leaves on the floor.
Blind to the flaws and failures that seem to become so magnified after the honeymoon is over. Blind to the other guy who seems oh-so-much-more interested in you.

And Deaf...
Deaf to the careless words and ugly tones that linger in your head after apologies have been spoken.
Deaf to the other voices telling you happiness is out there, somewhere, anywhere but in your marriage.

And a chance to become a student again...
A student of the man God has placed in your life. Discovering the subtleties of his character. The things that make him soar. The things that break his heart. The things he does well and not so well. The ways he communicates love, even when it's not the way you are used to receiving it. What his "quiet" means and what makes him laugh really, really hard.

Getting married doesn't instantly make you selfless... it makes you realize how very selfish you can be at times.
Getting married doesn't make you feel loved... it makes you realize love is more of a decision you make than a feeling you feel.
Getting married doesn't take away loneliness... it makes you realize true companionship comes not when you demand it but rather when you give it to another person.

Marriage is a beautiful chance to make the choice to...
LAUGH-whether or not the jokes are funny.
LOVE-by folding his collar over his tie every morning.
PRETEND-like you don't need flowers, but delight when he buys them anyway.
CHEER-him on through both failures and successes.
TELL-him he's a great man everyday.
THANK-God for the privilege of being his wife.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Party

We had a pumpkin carving party with our Newlywed Sunday School Class at the home of Bobby and Marlene Chandler's home. One thing that we did not plan was the RAIN. The party was moved into the garage and we ate our hotdog supper in the house. Cynthia made all the wonderful desserts and decorations for us. Alex joined us and invited 3 of his friends to join us. It was the first time Alex and Yoa ever carved a pumpkin. We all had a great time.

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It's time to Blog!!!

It has been a busy time and I have been away from the computer for several days. Over the next week or so, I will be updating the blog on all our fun events. We have celebrated Jamie's birthday, had a pumpkin carving party, spent a week in the mountains, visited with Gene and Anne and their PRECIOUS boys, went for homecoming at Anderson University. It makes me tired just typing all of that. Tomorrow, bright and early, it will be back to work. Check by to view our activities. Have a great week.