Good morning! I’m way overdue on a Random Life post, so make yourself a good cup of something hot and enjoy a peek into family life. Mid-November brought frigid temperatures early to our area along with gorgeous snow right after Thanksgiving. We packed so much into the last 7 weeks, from work to shipping Finding Change, to babysitting, to lots of special family times.
I’ll share Christmas celebration pictures later!
Signing off until next year! 🙂 Happy New Year!
“And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.” James 3:18
Today, John and Chelsy celebrate their very first anniversary! This happy couple is preparing for the birth of Baby Maxwell due next month. Both John and Chelsy have a heart for kids, and it’s exciting to see an arrow being added to their quiver.
Happy Anniversary, John and Chelsy! We love you.
“And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.” Matthew 18:5
(Makes enough for at least a 4-5 lb. chicken or turkey. You can easily double this recipe to make a larger batch for a bigger bird.)
Melt butter over medium heat. Cook celery and onion in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender; remove from heat. Toss celery mixture and remaining ingredients. Stuff the poultry of choice, then put extra stuffing in a foil “pouch” in the pan next to the bird. Place a piece of foil over the stuffing on the bird to keep it from burning. Brush bird with butter. Cook (stuffed bird) at 350º for 20 minutes per pound plus 15 minutes extra. If the bird is large and takes a number of hours to cook, baste every hour. Enjoy!
“And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the Lord thy God.” Deuteronomy 27:7
We want to wish you all a joyful Christmas filled with gratefulness for Jesus coming to earth and giving His life for us!
Merry Christmas! Steve, Teri, Sarah, Anna, Jesse, and Mary
“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:7-8
Our yearly tradition of caroling is something we all look forward to — and one that we hear our neighbors do too! Comments like, “It wouldn’t be Christmas without this!” — touch us. It shows what love and joy does. It shows how in the hustle and bustle of everything Christmas, it is good to slow down and remember how important people are.
Mom figured out how many batches we’d need to make of our traditional Poppy Seed Loaves (you can find the recipe at the link), shopped for the ingredients, etc. Mary designed the card, and then we had a work party. We enjoyed having some of our friends visiting, and they added to our caroling party + voices!
I’d love to hear some of y’alls caroling experiences!
Then, two nights later, we decided to go back to some of our friends who hadn’t been home Sunday evening. They were so grateful we did!
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” Luke 2:10
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