Monday, January 01, 2007

Goodbye ...

Well, the holidays are over and the new year begins.
We had a great Christmas visiting all our families and loves ones.
The tree is up, furniture rearranged to make room for new toys and a new year begins.
The kids got 2 gifts a piece from us one from each other and stocking stuffers of things that go with the presents they got. Elizabeth got a vanity and washer/dryer and Thomas got a dump truck that moves and makes noises and a train set. They gave each other coloring books and play-doh & accessories. They got together an easel with a chalk board on one side and a white erase/magnetic board on the other. Chalk and markers in their stockings and some other fun nick nacks. From "Santa" they got a tunnel and tent play set.
I got Cody a watch, binoculars, and a gift card to Academy to buy him work shoes (that is what he wanted) and the kids got him a sweater, Elizabeth picked the color - yellow. And he looks good in it. I was going to pick brown or blue - I know what a shocker.
Cody got me exactly what I wanted - a massage cushion that attaches to your chair. It is the ultimate one with rolling and shiatsu massage. Where you can adjust the width of the rollers and stop it on a certain spot that might need extra work. He also got me a lighted make-up mirror and a towel warmer. The kids got me 3 throw blankets and a card shuffler - I like card games - any games actually.
So I think we blessed each other not even mentioning what we got from everyone else - Thank you everyone!
Cody has 3 places to decide from regarding where he wants to work and is trying to make that decision without letting anyone down but also standing up for himself. He has such a big heart. I just want him to get to that place that he was before where he liked going to work and enjoyed working with the people he worked with and didn't feel taken advantage of. He gives 200%.
But I know that we have prayed about it and the right doors will open and the wrong ones will close and He will guide Cody in the path He should take.
This is the year of the Open Door and we are walking through it. We are blessed so that we can be a blessing. I pray that we do all the Lord expects us to. To acheive what He has put in our hearts.
I hope you all had a great Christmas, a happy New Year and have an even more abundant year in 2007 than 2006. We love you!
I will post pics later as the system wouldn't let me.

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"A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all." Psalm 34:19