Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years

“The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;  The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”’
Deuteronomy 6:24-26

This is just a quick post saying that I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful New Years! 

And to those who have, or are currently, serving in the military in any shape or form...THANK YOU SO MUCH for the freedoms and such we enjoy every day!

The Wassenbergs :)

"Freedom isn't free"

Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow Pictures from the Weekend before Christmas

This is really late but I thought that I would share pictures of the "big snow" that we got here in Virginia! 

Friday night we left for Grandma and Grandpa's house around 10:00pm stuffed like sardines in Daddy's 4x4 truck.  We weren't supposed to leave for Grandma's until Sunday (after church) but with the incoming weather we decided to make the leap and go that night thinking that church might get canceled.  It was snowing  when we left our house and was already at least 6 inches (it had started snowing about 6 PM and when I went out to feed the animals around 10 that night it was near my knees).  Daddy put all of our stuff for the weekend in plastic bags and then into empty trashcans that he put in the bed of his truck.  We ended up getting at Grandma and Grandpa's at about 2:30 in the morning.  Few of us got any sleep with the uncomfortable, squished positions we were in so we were really grateful for a bed!  Saturday morning, after breakfast and everything, Caleb, Seth, Eden, and Josiah went out and played in the 2 feet of snow at Grandma's. 

Snow on one of Grandma's lighted Christmas trees.

This was what it looked like out the front door - white!
(This was one of the very few years that we've had a "white Christmas.")

It was still snowing when I took this picture and see how tall it is already!

  • A blue jay.  Grandma and Grandpa put bird seed out along the fence and it was fun watching the little birds flit here and there.
  • A cardinal in a tree

A little sparrow.
See the little birdy steps behind him/her?

Grandpa out feeding the birds.

Caleb out in the winter wonderland!

Josiah enjoying himself in the snow.
They would fall - face first - into the snow.  They thought it was a lot of fun! :)

Eden and Josiah.

Mama watching from the comfort of the house.

I took most of the pictures on this post out of windows or doors - I didn't go outside except for a few!  (It was COLD!)

Saturday night, after all that beautiful snow, we found out that church was not cancelled.  So, the next morning we older chittlins' (the youngest 3 stayed with Grandma) had to load up around 6 AM to drive back to Richmond, change clothes, get Sunday shoes, eat a breakfast (in the freezing cold house - we turned the heat off while we were gone), and get to church by 10 AM.  (Mama and Daddy were leading the children's singing in the sanctuary and Hannah was serving in the nursery.)

The icicles on Daddy's truck.

We did make it on time Sunday morning, thank you Lord.  We had about 10-15 children show up for the singing, which was impressive with all the ice and snow everywhere!  (The snow wasn't terribly deep at all in Mechanicsville, being around 6-12 inches, but it was still a little dangerous if you had to travel)

A tree's shadow.

Well, I still have lots more pictures and such to post so I'll get them done a little later!
Merry (late) Christmas!
Kimber and all the Wassenbergs