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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Too Cute to not share!!!!

Our children surprised us with such a sweet gift tonight! Yesterday was our 14th wedding anniversary. Troy said it feels like two days! :0) Anyway, Ashley and DJ asked us (just me & Troy) to go for a walk together and when we got home it was no longer home but the Feel Right at Home Restaurant! Our home was transformed and our table was now set prepared for a candlelight dinner! Our host (DJ) met us at the door and showed us to our seats We even had menus. For the appetizers there was Chips and Salsa or a Fresh Veggie Salad, except they had just ran out of lettuce! That was okay because the chips and salsa was perfect. The salsa even tasted homemade, hmmm. For dinner was my favorite, chicken fajitas! Wow they were so good! Ashley is a great little chef! There was even a dessert which they managed to bake & keep hid from me in the fridge. Hiding it wasn't too hard, you should see our fridge right now! There was a curtain up blocking our view of the stove and laundry room. In the laundry room was Ashley's "other customers". They were being served Spaghetti O's! I must say that they were a bit more demanding than we were. :0) Paige and Joshua did help with carrying out our appetizer. It was just such a blessing to see all the effort they put forth to make our anniversary special. We were very blessed by it!
I hope to never take 2 months before posting again. I do have pictures of our vacation to share which I will post soon. We had a wonderful week in Colorado! It is so beautiful there but I have to say that I really like Nebraska better. Something about having trees around your house. Hope you are all doing well! Love & serve the Lord with everything you've got!


Jacob said...

Congratulations! I hope someday to have kids as awesome as yours. :)

BTW, when your update arrived in my inbox (I have a service that e-mails blog to me), I couldn't remember whose blog "Striving to Abide in Christ" was. (Yes, it's been that long! But you have more pressing responsibilities, so I'll forgive you.) Anyhow, your title was interesting to me, as I was looking at 1 John 2 earlier today. Verse 24 says:

"Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father."

In this verse, the words abide, remain, and continue are all from the same Greek word. (Why did the KJV translators do such a silly thing anyway?) Verse 27 has more "abiding" in it:

"But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."

This is related to something I've been pondering. But I don't have the composure to get into it now (without getting long-winded,) so I'll leave you with just those verses. After all, Scripture is inherently profitable!

Peace. --Jacob

Joanne said...

What a blessing! Thank you for sharing :)

In Christ,

Tereza said...

how precious and caring!!!!!!!!