Thursday, January 1, 2009

Lots..And I Mean LOTS...of New Year pics!

On New Year's Eve we spent our evening at church, followed by a fellowship, followed by a party at our friend's home. New Year's Day we spent the day with family. First at my mother in law's home for a traditional New Year's meal of black eyed peas and greens. Knowing I don't like either of those, she promised a pork chop in the deal. Thanks, Marie! Here are a few (well, more than a few) pics of the last couple of days.

Bradley and Bruce


Some singing


We heard three sermons, the first from Brother RJ on the Great Commission.


Then more singing


The second sermon was from Brother Johnny. His sermon was "Things Will Be Fine in 2009."


And more singing

Justin


Gary


Our last sermon was from Pastor Goodman.


After services, we all headed to the fellowship building for soup, sandwiches, and desserts.
Nathan


The food


Sharon


Brenda's giving me the "evil eye." Scary!


Paige


Mrs. Joanne


Mrs. Janice and a little sweetheart!


Kayson


Jaythan


The dessert table.

The food line



Mrs. Pat and her sweet hubby.


Brother John and Mrs. Elizabeth

"Little" John O'


Jeremy and Justin


Celine, Mander, and Kaylyn


Abigale showing me how old she was...She was born on New Year's Eve.


Robin


Jeff




Naomi and Brother Johnny...don't they look serious there?


Elizabeth and a very tired Ethan


Mrs. Janet making haystacks


Nicole playing Wii


Missy and Faith


The guys


Checkin' out Mrs. Janet's turtles


Joseph drinkin' some root beer


Isaac drinking his root beer

Double-dippin'


We stepped outside just before midnight for some fireworks




Kelly wanted to try her hand at the Wii too. She did pretty good!


The temps were dropping and my feet were cold from being outside. Mrs. Janet's fireplace was the perfect place to warm them up.


chillin'


Alanna and her mama

Joel and Pam


Brad and Kelly


Playing Catch Phrase

Our score keeper


Bruce and me

New Year's Day!
Zach and Elijah


Ashley...we haven't seen her in a couple of years. She is turning into a lovely young lady.


Liberty clearing the table


Justin and Hannah


A panormaic

Sugars from the nieces


Sugars to the nephews


We haven't seen Lanie in a couple of years either. Isn't she just a doll?


Marie with Lanie, Mackenzie, and Nicki


My daddy...not quite shaven...yet!


Bruce eating cheese ball and crackers


Getting ready to play Harrison's new Monopoly game


Panoramic


our banker


LOTS of laughs!


And some pizza!


Justin


relaxin'


We had a very good couple of days. All of the fellowship with our friends and family was a blessing. I hope you had a wonderful time bringing in the New Year. I look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for us in 2009. Can He get any sweeter? I think He can! I know He will.
Here's a video of one of our groups singing When I Wake Up.

video