Tuesday, December 29, 2009

more with the waeckerle's ...

breakfast with Grandpa Waeckerle and cousins - tracy, kelly, me, abby, andrea, mandy, and erin (from left to right)

we have been running around like crazy here... dinner with the waeckerle's below :)the boys

the girls
poor millie (one of our dogs) has been shaking like crazy lately because she is so cold! So, matt is getting cuddled up with her to warm her up :) poor thing!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Waeckerle Family Christmas
Every year, we have a tradition of making cookies with my mom. These were my sisters... she is really great at photography. Don't you just want to eat them??
Matt got a little treatment on his foot from Mr. Watson :)
my sister
This is the BEAUTIFUL nativity my dad made for my mom this year... isn't SO beautiful? I just love it! He is so creative and a master craftsmen ;)
We celebrated Christmas with the Watson's this year... they are a sweet family from my parents church. Mr. Watson, Joey, Deedee, me, Matt, Tyler, Kylie, Ange, Drew, Ryan, mom, and dad (from back to right)
ange, drew, and me

Merry Christmas!!

Rejoice, Rejoice

It has always been hard for Matt and I to figure out the holidays... we grew up only 3 miles from each other, so our parents are still very close. Figuring out whose house we will stay at and when we will be with each family has been one of the hardest parts of being married for me. However, this year we were very prepared and planned out most of the details. It has been so much less stressful and more relaxing. This Christmas Eve we were at the Hunter's house. We were so excited to spend Christmas Eve with the Hunters and to have Grandma Hunter with us for the first time! It was a great evening of fun, fellowship and rejoicing in the Lord!Hunter Family - Christmas 2009
Hunter Boys - Matt, Josh, Canon, Phillip, and Dad Hunter
Cute Canon
grandchildren and great-grandchildren... what a blessing!!

"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save HIS people from their sins." Matthew 1:21
A Savior was born to us this day... Rejoice and Praise the LORD!! We have all heard this verse many times before during the Christmas season, but for me it was the first time I noticed that it said, "he will save HIS people from their sins." We are the Lord's, belonging to him, and from the very beginning he came declaring us as HIS!! What an awesome privellage to be named a child of the Most High God. And to think that He came not as as a reigning king, but a humble baby. Thank you Lord for sending your son to save MY sins and claiming me as your child from the very beginning.
We spent Christmas day with the Waeckerle's. It's so fun that our families are in such different stages of life. Mine with just the six of us, very low key and mellow. Matt's family is in a fun stage as well, with grandkids and all sibblings married.
More pictures to come...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Quick Update

I can harldy believe that Christmas is upon us! It has been a crazy December for us already... so much news. We have been home a while, had a trip to Disney World, and now are home in STL. More pictures and news to come!!