Sunday, December 19, 2010

December Happenings

Well Jule here is your entry! 
Per your request.

Each year our office goes to Fogo De Chao.
 My eyes are closed but I wanted to show
 you how the meat is served to us during our meal.
 This weekend we gathered as a family to decorate our tree.

I set up a buffet of finger foods and Christmas cookies.

This year the kids decided on the
pyramid pose for their Christmas photo.
Each year I try and make new cookie/candy recipes.
Peppermint Bark was a winner!

Pretzel Turtles are very yummy also. 
Both of these are fast and easy to make!
Now I have five days to finish up my shopping and wrapping!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Trip To North Carolina

After packing up shoeboxes here in Maryland. Michael and I headed down toCharlotte to help out at the Operation Christmas Child processing center.

We received our training.

Lined up to be assigned a worksation.

We took the boxes and opened each and every one of them. 
 We found the money, inspected to make sure there
were not any liquids, army/fighting toys
 or chocolate in the boxes.  If the boxes were “lite” 
we had filler items to make sure the boxes were full. 
 The integrity of the box is kept at all times. 
Then they are taped, boxed and sent down to the shipping trucks. 

Franklin Graham came one day to share stories
and inspiration about this wonderful program. 

We helped process over 400,000 boxes during our time in NC.

It was an honor to serve the Lord in this way.
  We worked hard and pray that all the children that
receive the boxes enjoy the contents and are open to
receive the gospel message given to each child.
1 Peter 4:11 "If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."