Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sweet Amelia's Arrival!

We were so very happy to welcome sweet little Amelia to our extended family this last week. Karina was excited to get to go to the hospital to see her new cousin and we made quite the party out of it. Our first visit on the day she was born we took her a little gift that I will post pictures of soon. Yes, it was handmade except for one thing in the bag. :) Then we took some donuts, a little tradition Emily( my sister in law ) and I started when we began having babies, and balloons later that night. We sang to Amelia her first happy birthday song and she slept right through it. She had quite the busy day with as many visitors as the hours could hold and is now happy at home. We were able to bring their family some yummy dinner last night and stay to eat with them which was lots of fun. We had a great time and are so blessed to know this new little lady and give her lots of loving.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!


Blessed Be Your Name
by Matt Redman
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Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name
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I pray that you all will know those beautiful moments of the sun shining down on you and having streams of abundance in this new year. And that you will grow closer then ever to the Lord when there are hard times of suffering and pain in the offering. Knowing this that He will give us the strength to say BLESSED BE HIS NAME!