Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Our Little Cupcake Has Turned One...

Mackey had a great birthday filled with beautiful cupcakes, friends, and family. She got lots of fun pink girl toys. She got her first Cabbage Patch doll and some awesome pink poodle shoes.

Though the party was great our little cupcake began running a 101 temp that evening and was not quite herself for the birthday festivities. She really did not eat her cupcake, which is not normal for her to pass up any food....she gobbled the cupcakes up a few days later on her real birthday. We are so blessed by Mac's smile and her easy nature. We pray that she grows to be a strong woman both inside and out. She is growing and learning new things each day. You have decided not to do anything that Big Brother Paxton does not do. You weaned yourself from bottles at about 9 months...deciding that sippee cups were better. You have taken steps but for some reason have decided that walking on your knees is more fun...so much for all the cute pants you own. We have told you that it seems like that is harder but you insist on doing it your way. We love you and your zeal for life... We cannot wait to see the things that God does in your life through friends, church, and activities. You are a blessing.

SueSue and Mackey's matching shirt for the evening.
The last scene where the tomb stone has been rolled away and Jesus has risen!!
Sorry for the fuzzy pic...these are actual men hanging on the cross and portraying the Calvary scene. Aren't we lucky we serve a Jesus who would do this for us.

Our Roman Solider...Paxton did not even notice it was Rusty and kept saying "Look at that Bad Guy"
Paxton's highlight was seeing the live camels and sticking his head out the moon roof. Notice Man #4's grown beard.

Christmas Journey 2007

Our church every year for about 7 years has put on a live Christmas journey. You enter the gates and travel back in time to Bethlehem. As you see the story of Jesus from birth till death. There are over 700 people who are involved from church. The preparation begins months in advance and many people offer up 4 nights to participate in the freezing cold weather. Rusty was a Roman solider at the Tax collector scene and mom was woman #5 and dad was man #4. They did a great job. It is so neat...if you live in the area it is definitely something to see. As each family enters the drive through narration their car is prayed upon...What a blessing. We are honored to belong to such a great and Godly church and blessed by the Godly people that surround us throughout the week