Thursday, December 23, 2010

Isaiah 9:6

'For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given.'
Merry Christmas and God bless us everyone!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Pray For Addy!

Please pray for my niece Addy! She is in the hospital to undergo treatment because her body is rejecting her liver. They said at the hospital that she should be in there for five days which would mean she would be there on Christmas day. The nurse said that they would try to get them out on Friday but we don't know yet. Please pray that she will get better and be out before Christmas. But pray especially for my sister Megan and her family. This will be their first Christmas at their new house and I know that they would really like to actually be in their house as a family on Christmas day. Thank you all so much and pray for them all as often as you can.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wardwell Update

So I am waiting for my mom to get off the phone with my sister Sarah but have all ready gleaned information from my dad who talked to her first so now I can write about all of us! Yesterday for the first time in a long time (and I did not mean to take that from 'Jesus take the wheel') I was alone in the house and three creatures were stirring; and I hope not a mouse! It was just me the dog and a chicken who hurt her foot and is now residing in the basement. You won't believe what her name is, Emily; and she has a hurt foot. I told them I didn't want a chicken named after me! Anyway I cleaned the kitchen and then while working on Christmas presents watched little house on the prairie Christmas thing. So Sarah and Czak are moving into a new house still in Colorado Springs, and they start moving Jan. 5 so please pray for them. Megan and Casey praise God are now in their new house and very happy to be there. Hannah and Lance are newlyweds and as such they are very interested in themselves. We went out with them into the woods on Saturday so they could find a Christmas tree. Which I will post pictures of later.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Give thanks,
With a grateful heart,
Give thanks to the holy one,
Give thanks for He has given
Jesus Christ His Son,Give thanks. We give thanks to you Lord.
Give thanks.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

LWW Backstage

This is Amanda and Meg who played Aslan's leopards and the older queens Susan and Lucy. (They found the hats among the various costumes stored upstairs.)
This is the head costumer Ashley pretending that the two tails she just finished were bunny ears.
Okay this is Dan he played Mr. Beaver and an explanation is needed. He made fun of a costume and as punishment was made to wear the pink proto-type of the beavers tails.
This is our Peter, Susan, Edmund and dwarf (a.k.a. Michael, Hannah, Zach, and Mary) they were all trying to help Mary with her math homework and ended up arguing about the correct way to solve the problem. I think (not sure) a adult ended up being drawn into the conversation and told them how to do it.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Farewell to Singleness

Hannah with Meg's kids CJ and Addy.
Addy at a year old.
Lance trying on Dad's hats.
We were trying to match the plates to our shirts.
Our wonderful parents.
On the bridge at Snow falls. Scary!
Why does she not look happy she's sitting next to Amanda! Maybe because I was using her camera. He he he.

Hannah with CJ.
Self photo with dog who appears to be ignoring her.

CJ, Hannah, Megan's friend's daughter Sophie, and me playing with the crazy daisy.

CJ at Hannah's seventeenth birthday with whipped cream on his face. (Hannah on camera)

Self photo.Popham Beach. Not sure how to label this.

The last Christmas we were all together.Another self photo.This is what we ladies who do not care for football do on Superbowl Sunday.
Fellow conspirators in crime (we called them the twins.)
They even play with their earrings at the same time!
Playing ping-pong tournaments.

I've always been fond of this one.

Away we go!

Several years ago and, no they were not real cigars.
Engagement photo.
Say farewell to singleness Hannah! May your days together be many and may God grant you as many children as He pleases. God bless your union!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm blogging

Have you ever seen on facebook or twitter people put things such as 'I'm walking up the stairs.' or 'Got to do homework.' Things like that. Well right now I'm blogging. Why you say? To be quite frank I am doing something I want to do in the midst of wedding preparations; so you could say this is stolen time. Okay so I'm listening to Come Alive by BarlowGirl so I am doing a little head bobbing right now. But anyway what is the purpose for my blogging? Is it to spend some time for me? Or to focus on me? Or how about to let everyone know what I am doing? Okay deep probing question coming! How much of my time do I focus on me? Too Much! That's how much. What would you answer to; am I more important than other people? Certainly not. But deep down inside do you think more of yourself than others? I know that I do. In each human being is a sense of self interests first. That is because we are human it is human nature as my mom would say. But does that make it right? Absolutely not. As a Christian I am to deny myself pick up my cross and follow Jesus. Denying myself is not fun but it is what Jesus not asked told us to do. You may not know how to deny yourself. What takes most of my time? Well lots of things but mainly books. Reading books can be a good thing depending on the material it can be a dangerous thing but that is another subject for another time. If books take away from glorifying God by distracting me from my duties and obligations as a daughter of Christ and a daughter of my earthly father then which should fall out? Books. If books take me away from enjoying my family or cause me to not have interest in things important to my little brothers which should lose out? You know the answer by now (at least you should). Now this does not extend only to books anything that takes your time away from things of the Lord and your family can be damaging. Remember that Jesus died for you but that is not all. We are saved if we repent and believe in Him but we are called to continue in God's way to read our Bibles and to grow nearer to God and what he wants from us. Don't just take my word for it read it for yourself!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Late (as usual)

So I am late already. (Surprise, surprise.) Here we go. "I-I made enough today to last us for all of the runs; I'll freeze some to keep them fresh." She stammered in a trembling voice from weeping. A few minutes later she had composed herself enough to begin a new conversation. "Jordan I can't believe that it's finally come!" Jordan looked up from his sweeping. "I know; November went so fast while we were planning. I still can't believe Dad agreed to this." Jess paused in the midst of washing down a counter there was flour and frosting smudged on her face. "We both believe God told us to do this and after much prayer told Dad. How could he refuse?" She paused so that she could put something away on a high shelf then began again. "Are you sure Checkers and Apple will be able to make the trip?" Jordan stopped sweeping again a little annoyance creeping into his voice. "Jess we've been over this a hundred times! Yes they will make it." They cleaned the kitchen and then went to bed earlier than usual.
When Jessica's alarm went off at twelve she nearly went back to sleep after shutting it off before remembering that it was the night they had worked for, for weeks. She threw off the covers and shivered in the frigid December Maine air. Quickly Jess put on thermal underclothes and her flannel lined jeans and then a wool cardigan over a flannel shirt. She pulled on three pairs of wool socks then grabbed a bundle off her chair and sneaked quietly downstairs to the mudroom. Jordan was waiting; dressed similarly to her and carried a bundle. He already had on boots, black hat and gloves. She pulled on hers and followed him out into a cold Maine winter night.
Bad place to stop huh? Well come back next week and find out. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Still editing the new tale! How fun..... yet boring. Unless you've done it you can't understand. It is frustrating sometimes because getting what's in your head and heart and capturing the feeling and emotion that your character is so hard! How can someone who is not me know what my creation is feeling? I read over something I've written and sometimes say WHAT? If I can't understand what I wrote how is someone else? In the rush to get the words onto the page I often leave out words so that reading back over can prove hilarious. Well back to the grindstone....maybe after lunch. ;P

Friday, September 24, 2010

Rainbows and Clouds

Nature shots are some of my favorites.

These pictures were taken on Hannah's 17th birthday.
I love taking cloud pictures even if they aren't very good.

This is my favorite. Isn't God's creation wonderful?