Wednesday, November 30, 2011

George

This is from when George was in NICU at Mercy hospital, the day
before he was in heart failure and rushed to Children's. When we
were hoping, but wondering if he would ever come home.

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"As thy days, so shall thy strength be."
Deuteronomy 33:25

Abby

This is actually a video from the Maxwell conference of Nathan 
and Melanie Maxwell's little girl, Abby reciting 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
I hope you enjoy it!

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"Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not 
sin against You." Psalm 119:11

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Leona!

Today, our cousin Leona is 31-years-old! Wow! She dearly loves children and
now she is blessed with one of her own plus her husband, Jeremy. Here's 
a few pics.







Happy birthday, dear Leona! We love you!

"My help comes from the Lord." Psalm 121:2

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Kellum Thanksgiving

Well, we didn't do everything I'd hoped we would, but we had a blessed time.
At this time last year, Nora was on the way. It was so exciting this year to have
two little babies in the family: Nora and George! We have our favorite desserts
that we make practically every year now , along with the traditional food of course! 
We make pumpkin pie (we ended up making 3), (sometimes Dad likes sweet potato pie), pumpkin crunch-very scrumptious, decorated sugar cookies, and triple layer pie-Leona's favorite. 
I think we've had the family Thanksgiving celebration at our house since we moved to Moscow 
Mills. We have the ''usual suspects'' which are Aunt Jean James, Jeremy and Leona and George Windle
(though Jeremy arrived only last year), Donald (Leona's brother) and his wife,Jennifer and Samantha and 
Nora James, and Scott and Tatum (Donald and Leona's oldest sister) and their girls, Rachel, Amanda, and 
Megan Barnhouse. Just one thing: this time noone played any board games! Here's some photos.


Pumpkin pie and pumpkin crunch! Scrumptious!
Cleaning all day can get tiring!
''That turkey looks  awfully good! "
Homemade sugar cookies
Nora all ready for the party!
Cute little socks!
Banner that Jennifer gave us
Nora and Daddy
All excited
Tatum and nephew Baby George
Aunt Jean "Grandma'' feeding George

Samantha and Mommy
Nora, Donald, Samantha, and Jennifer

Tatum with niece, Nora and nephew, George
"If the big girls can do it, I can do it too! "
Jennifer & Donald, Jeremy & Leona, Scott & Tatum
So sweet!
Jeremy made a photo slideshow of George's life this far with music from the cd they listened to alot when he was in the hospital which sounds so sad. He had Leona and me crying.
The men...so far! Scott, Donald, Jeremy, and Dad



I try to be thankful everyday for all God's done for us and all the blessings He's given
us. Here's some things I'm especially thankful for.

-God and Who He is, Jesus Christ and His courageous act of love!

-My family: Dad, Mom, my sister, Annah and our dog, Chloe

-Our home: location, accessories, and appliances

-That we live in the state of Missouri in the United States of America

- Legal freedom to worship as we please and  live as citizens, not slaves

-That we have God's Word in our own language to read as much as we want anytime
we want!

-The Family Vision Library and all the wonderful blessings we've received through it!

-Our extended family

-Our many friends

-Various ministries

-Health (especially since I broke my ankle in '09 and was laid up for about 3 weeks!)

-Books

-Music

-The talents God's given me to serve Him with and bless others

-My own purple room

-A bed to sleep on, blankets to keep warm

-Abundant, decent food to eat and abundant, decent clothes to wear

-Well-working car and truck that run

-Snow

-Different seasons, particularly fall and winter-cold weather, yes!

-Our local town

-Being homeschooled our whole lives

-Homeschooling advantages we have from living in Missouri

If I was to thank God every second in life starting my first breath throughout
all eternity for everything He's done and will do for us, I'd NEVER finish!

''The Lord has done great things for us; whereof we are glad.''
Psalms 126:3

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Baptisms

Sunday, at church, ten people were baptized: 8 of the Klein children, 
Mrs. Clough, and Samantha Dreste!  It was a good time of rejoicing in watching 
these people who are already saved want to publicly announce that they are going
to obey Jesus Christ and follow Him! Congratulations to all of you! Here's some pictures!

Prayer for the West family and their new baby
Elder Terry Morgan speaks about baptism

Samantha Dreste

Abi Klein sharing her testimony
Sarah Klein giving her testimony

Hannah Klein
Joanna Klein
Bekah Klein
Zak Klein sharing his testimony


Ben Klein giving his testimony
Solomon Klein giving his testimony
I missed it when Solomon did a ''thumbs up''!

Keri Clough

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Mrs. Clough's husband baptized her!

Mr. Wilkerson talking with Mrs. and Mr. Klein
Keri and Patrick Clough
''I'm watching you!''
Playing with Sammy

These people did not have their souls saved through baptism,
but this is the verse I wanted to use.

''Behold, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things 
are passed away, behold, all things have become new.''
II Corinthians 5:17

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy birthday, Annah!!

It's one day late, but my wonderful sister, Annah turned 19-
years-old yesterday!! We celebrated it Saturday because of
special events at church on Sunday (post to come). 

Wow! 19! Annah and I have through the years played together,
talked together, swimming together, drawing together,  shared
our dreams and hopes together, shared our insights together taking
pictures together...and...spent time together! (Oh, we've had our share of arguments and
offenses needing to be cleared up!)  But I really believe our relationship
has gotten better as we've become older. I just hope that I'm keeping my
priorities and relationships in order the way they should be!

Annah deeply loves children, seriously wants to be a keeper at home, and wants to
serve the Lord and others in a way that will make a difference!

Love you so much, Annah! Happy birthday!



''Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.''
1 Chronicles 16:10