Sunday, December 27, 2009


Christmas was a bit different this year, in the sense that this Christmas was everyones' holiday to work & Ange wasn't going to be home. This has happened one previous year where we were unable to celebrate 12-25, but I have actually grown to like it better this way for some reason.
Christmas day, we headed over to Grandpa & Grandma's, where we had a delicious Christmas dinner and spent some time with family before leaving for work.
Now, this next week will be filled with some more family fun. Uncle Earl and his family will be staying with us.... and then heading north where we will all meet for New Years. Looking forward to being with more family, seeings it's been 5 years since I have attended the "Bickford" New Year's Bash- due to work scheduling.
Looking forward to a Good New Year Ahead !!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Act Of Celebrating...
A couple months back, when trying to decide what to do for my co-workers this year, I decided to do something different and make an assortment of cookies with candies. Today, on my day off... after some hustling around town, I came home and spent several hours with the oven and this being the end result. There were actually more cookies I had planned on making, but needless to say became a bit tired along the way. Enough was enough!! :)

And then placed them in a cute little tin for each employee...


CDCF was hosting the Christmas party tonight with plenty of delicious food, even if the pizza wasn't exactly how it was ordered :) Unfortunately, everyone wasn't in attendance this year, but we did have some guests from out of town stop by. Very nice to see you guys! Don't stay away :)

Thanks for such a nice time all. See you in 2010!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

There's Peace When I Leave It In Your Hands

Life can throw many curveballs and is never guaranteed easy. Humanly, we try to do what we feel is best, but sometimes that just isn't enough! Recently, I have found this to be true.

I find myself quite frequently asking why, or how come, when, how long do I have to wait, where? So many unanswered questions, that humanly seem difficult to handle at times. It's during these times, I find myself going to God with a heavy heart, a heart that cries out. I know God hears and understands, for there have been several times he's PROVED himself true, just this week. The key is trusting him for his perfect timing & leaving it in his hands.

When we do this, there is Peace! Nothing is Impossible with God!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Christmas Season is upon us once again...

Christmas is a time to give!
God gave his son to be born in a manger so that He may be the Light of the World.This season, bright lights, colorful lights are seen all around us - Pretty, but temporary! Let's take hope in the true meaning of Christmas, and shine our lights for others to see!
This year, our CDCF group has decided to reach out to the City Mission in Schenectady. This next week, we will make contacts with several people that are hungry, struggling financially, and looking for answers! We have offered to help with their Christmas store where bundles of gifts were donated to help people in need. As a group, we also have a collection of gifts over the course of several weeks that will be donated in helping others. My heart goes out to so many people, people in need, people less fortunate than our own!
We, as a group will bring our lights to GIVE to others.
May we all do our best this Christmas season to Love, Give, and share the Joy of Christmas!