We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day - filled with laughter, games, and lots of food! Turkey, green bean casseroles, rolls, cranberries, stuffing, salads....the list could go on! We had 16 people over and had such a good time!
Preparing the cranberries the night before
Dad carving the turkey!
The guests have arrived!
The big feast!
We had to make time for a rousing game of chess
It was quite funny!
That night we attended our annual Thanksgiving hockey game - that was so much fun! But in the midst of all the fun and food, we remembered that we have so much to be thankful for! God has truly blessed us so much!
I finally got my pictures to upload correctly! So, here are the promised pictures of my cousin's wedding that took place on October 25. As you will be able to see, it was a rather untraditional wedding - done up completely in hockey. Hockey is their favorite sport (and I believe they met at a game), so this was what they really wanted. It was fun and decorated neat!
The bride, Lindsey, with Heidi (sister of the groom). Many were sporting hockey jerseys.
Grandpa and Grandma
Brian (the groom) while seating his parents during the ceremony
A bridesmaid and groomsman
The groom and groomsmen - they all wore specialized hockey jerseys. The back said the last name of the groomsman and the front had a special logo about the wedding.
Here she comes!
Our pastor wore a referee's shirt
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Rittgers
They rented this neat bus to take them to the reception
My little cousin, Sophie!
Their cake - there's a hockey puck on the top, but it's blending in with the backdrop
These are pictures from Rockford, Illinois, when we did a revival there a few weeks back. Dad and I had the exciting opportunity to sit in on a Rockford Icehog's hockey practice - it was so much fun! This player, Peter MacArthur, used to play on our local team when we won the championship, and he now plays with the Icehogs. It was really cool to be able to talk to him and get our picture with him.
Tonight we conclude our revival services here at our home church - we have had a great week thus far and we pray that those who were in attendance received some help! Continue to be in prayer for us! We so appreciate it!
Since I'm having issues posting any pictures, I thought I would post this fun little thing until I can get it working the way it's supposed to. :) I found this on Happenings - feel free to copy the list, highlight the things you've done and copy it onto your own blog. Let me know if you decide to post it on your blog!
Last Monday, we had the AMAZING opportunity to go to Dubuque, Iowa, to see Sarah Palin! While we are enormously disappointed that she and John McCain did not win this election, we were so happy to have had the opportunity to attend one of her rallies. We had an absolute BLAST! We stood up for 5 1/2 hours straight - no food, barely any drink, no bathroom, and no sitting down......but it was well worth it!
We got in line at 10:00 Monday morning and were basically at the front of the line. We couldn't believe that we among the first to arrive - but the line quickly got longer! The doors opened at 12:00, so we were ushered through security and found our place to stand during the rally - which was RIGHT in front of Sarah Palin and in the second row!! We had an awesome view!
With all of our road maps and directions, we were ready to hit the road!
We got there safely and with no problems!
The long line
Some ladies showed up in hockey jerseys - when Sarah came out, she pointed at them and laughed. They thought that was very cool!
Some people would hoist this guy up in the air and he would try to get the crowd pumped up
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley had the amazing privilege to introduce Sarah Palin
SHE'S HERE!! The crowd went ballistic!
Hank Williams Jr. was there!!! The crowd went wild when Sarah introduced him! He led us in the National Anthem and then sang "McCain-Palin Tradition" (click here to hear). It was so much fun!
You can tell how close we were!
Here she comes down the line!
This is not zooming up - this is how close we were to her! We all got to shake her hand!!! She even touched Nikki's buttons on her shirt and said she liked them!
We got to shake Todd Palin's hand too!
Nikki got her picture with Hank Williams Jr.! She was so excited!
This lady made this great Sarah Palin hat!
After the rally with all of our cheering gear!
As for an update on revivals, Dad and Deanna have had an interesting past two days in North Dakota. They left LaMoure on Thursday, heading north to Kenmare, when they were forced to stop in Bismark because of bad weather. So they were snowbound in Bismark for two nights. The revival in Kenmare was supposed to start last night, but they had to postpone. Dad and Deanna were able to able to leave Bismark this morning and arrived safely in Kenmare, where they were able to start the revival meeting tonight. :)
I'm a young woman who loves the Lord with all of my heart! I want to be a vessel that can be used of Him and my desire is that others can see Christ through me. I love to have fun and spend time with my family and friends! I'm a homeschool grad and a pastor's daughter with a desire to someday be a wife and mommy. In the meantime, I'm staying busy being involved in different ministries through our church and working part-time. Life never ceases to be exciting!