Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Friends! I pray that God blesses you and yours as you reflect on His amazing grace and the birth of our Beautiful Savior!




Love,

Greg, Brenda, Adrienne, Allyson, Chris, Taylor and Michael








Isaiah 9:6-7:

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David's throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
will accomplish this.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Facts

Melissa tagged me and I'm suppose to share 12 Christmas facts about me:

1. I don't have 12 Christmas facts :c)

2. My favorite Christmas movie of all time is White Christmas, then comes Charlie Brown Christmas

3. My favorite Christmas album is Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas

4. My favorite Christmas carols are Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Oh Come All Ye Faithful; my favorite Christmas songs are
Last Christmas, (and coincidentally! ) This Christmas, and All I Want For Christmas

5.We always set up our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving or the day after.

6. I have never seen real snow, we had some light white stuff fall a few years ago around Christmas, but seriously...it was nothing!

7. Every year, we have sweet potato pies and coconut cake

8. This year I baked a cheesecake and German chocolate cake. My mom is baking the pies and coconut cake.

9. I have never seen A Christmas Story .

10. My favorite part of Christmas are the parties

11. I didn't help set up the Christmas tree this year.

12. One year, our outdoor Christmas lights stayed up 'til April :c)

So there are my 12 (erh..11?) Christmas facts. I'm tagging Anna,
Elizabeth and Jessica!


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Party, Party!

This is going to be a long post full of pictures!

Wednesday:
The Copple's hosted the care group Christmas party at their home. We ate lots! But I think every one's favorite part was gingerbread(graham cracker) house decorating!











Lots of Chocolate and artistic creativity was revealed!

We sang Christmas carols, chatted over hot stew and ate lots of yummy goodies!





As you can see our care group is pretty small. Our small group has grown and then diminished at various times and seems to be ever changing! I really enjoy the families we get to relate to in our care group.

Friday:

We couldn't let the Christmas season get by without getting together! Though our history co-op no longer meets, we joined together for a reunion of sorts and had a Christmas party!





Exchanging Gifts:






Ornament Exchange:






Oh wow, it was fun. The guys seemed to end up with more feminine gifts: Daniel got a shoe, Logan a "Red Hat Society" snowman, and Michael a hulaing santa( or was it a snowman?) Needless to say, there was a lot of exchanging going on! The girls always exchange presents and I got a lot of nifty gifts and a extraordinary amount of chocolate.

I love people! Christmas make it a lot easier to gather with people I haven't seen in awhile!
I hope you've got all your shopping done and don't have to venture out in the Christmas Eve rush. Tomorrow morning we start baking all our Christmas desserts!

Much Love and Merry Christmas,
Adrienne Renea

Monday, December 17, 2007

What's Going On?

It's been awhile:

1. Finals have come and gone! English was easy and no studying was necessary. Spanish involved a lot of studying and I'm sure I didn't study enough! The exams themselves were not that hard. In the end, I have an A in English and a B in Spanish. I'm hoping to get the Spanish grade up to an A next semester!

2. We're registered for spring '08 classes...yes, you heard correctly, "we"! Chris will be joining me at Cy-Fair in the spring to take English 1301! He's registered and eager to work! I will be taking Honors English 1302 and Beginning Spanish II. I'm really looking forward to the Honors English class. The instructor is really nice and it looks to be a interesting class! The way my class schedule is structure, I'll be going from school,and straight to work. Tuesday and Thursday will be busy days!

3. Christmas is here!

Our Christmas Tree:


The Nativity


Allyson and I attended a Christmas Party last Wednesday:


Alison and Allyson:


I so enjoy relating to many of my friends who I haven't seen much of since school started. We've got a couple of more parties coming up, so look forward to more pictures!

I always use the holiday break as an excuse to catch up on movies I haven't had time to see at the theater and on DVD. Last Saturday I went to see August Rush with Sarah and Mrs. Myers. It was a really good. Music lovers would appreciate it, especially. I'm looking forward to seeing National Treasure: Book of Secrets and The Great Debaters. Movies are always a great time to eat an extraordinary amount of candy :c)

I'm really excited about seeing the
Fraziers this Sunday! It will be so wonderful to see how big the boys have grown and hear more about living in India.

I hope everyone is enjoying all the excitements of Christmas!
Love much,
Adrienne Renea

Monday, December 10, 2007

One Year!




Yesterday, December 9th, 2007, was my 1-year blogging anniversary!

First Blog Entry

I've enjoyed this and look forward to a more fruitful blogging year!
Love, Adrienne Renea



Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!



video

Prince Caspian!!!!!
The Trailer is Here!!!
( Click on link for better quality)