Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I had such a fun time today preparing for the trick or treaters in my neighborhood to stop by my house. This is the first time in about 7 years that we have given out candy. Last year, kids stopped by and my husband had to offer up his apologies because we did not have any candy. I vowed then that we'd be prepared this year and I made sure we were. husband bought candy weeks before Halloween and we ate it all up, so I went out to Wal-mart today in the midst of all the drama to get candy. I got some healthy stuff, pretzels and some junk...twix, gum and ring pops.

The kids were so cute, from superman to princesses, all ages, colors and sizes. There were even ones I considered to be 'too old' to be trick or treating, so I gave them pretzels and gum :-) The little ones got everything in the bucket except gum for the ones to small to chew it.

For two and a half hours I went back and forth to the door giving out candy, screaming as if I were scared and wishing the kids and their families a safe night. There is no other way I would have liked to spend my night and I can't wait to do it again next year!
Oh, I started the festivities early at work on Friday by dressing up a bit. I was a cross between Elvira and a classy witch!
Many Blessings,


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Are You There, God?

My sister, my cousin and I were driving down a mountain just outside of Denver, Colorado when we took that picture. God's country, they call it. You can't look at that land in all of it's beauty and deny that God made it. So as you stare at the rise and fall of those natural curves, it stands as evidence of God's exsistence.

But sometimes...

during life's trials... the picture of those snow-capped mountains begins to fade into the background. We become unsure if God is there and we don't even know where to even find him. When that happens just think back to a time when He showed up in your life. Replay what happened and meditate on that encounter. Know that God is there even when we can't see him and even when we have doubt. He has etched his truth on the surface of our hearts. No need to look for Him in a picture. Look within yourself. There He dwells.

Continued blessings,


Friday, October 8, 2010

Bring the whole family out to enjoy SterlingFest tomorrow from 11am-5pm. The festival is held each October in Sterling Park, VA. There are games and fun for all ages along with live entertainment and plenty of good food. While you're there stop by our booth and say hello!

Can't wait to see you!