Monday, November 27, 2006

Egg Nog Latte's & Pumpkin Pie

'Tis the season for some of my favorite foods including those mentioned in the titles of this post! Heston & I have been using our espresso machine to make wonderful latte's!! We ate the last of the pie tonight, which is probably a good thing. I made Heston's favorite pie, shoo-fly pie. He LOVES it!!

We had a great Thanksgiving break. The week started out rough as I was sick for 3 days, but I made it into work for half a day Wednesday and then came home and started making all of the holiday festivities. I LOVE making all of the trimmings & desserts. Heston had a side job laying some carpet on Wednesday and didn't get home till late, but we still had to run to Wal-Mart so we ended up staying at Wal-Mart til 11 pm! It was kind of fun, though, almost felt like we were kids again!

We slept in Thursday and I made cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We put the turkey and ham in the oven and just waited for the kids to come over. We had 4 college students over and enjoyed a wonderful meal and great fellowship.

On Friday we ventured down to Appleton to do some shopping. We had a great time.

Here is a picture of the Thanksgiving table (minus the food & people- oops!)

Here is the mantle that my mom helped me decorate

Phoebe was mad that her daddy wouldn't let her sit at the table!

That night, Heston & I put up our tree. It looks beautiful!! Phoebe enjoys chewing on the branches but hopefully she will get over that.

Our Christmas Tree

My Christmas village & our stockings, including Phoebe's

The Dining room table centerpiece from the Frey family Christmas dinner last year

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Less than 3 weeks of school left for Heston; Praise the Lord! Then it is off to student teaching for him.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mom!!

Today is my mom's birthday. I wish I could be there to celebtrate with her, but I am thankful that she was able to come up and visit me for a week just last month. I have pictures on my camera that I will post once I get them off of my camera.

I am thankful for such a wonderful mom that loves all of us so much. She is a true pictures of love and sacrifice for her children and my dad and I am so happy to call her my mom. She has truly become one of my greatest friends. I know I can call her at any time and she will drop anything to talk.

Thank you, Mom, for you love and kindness. Thank you for your part in making me the woman I am today. Thank you for your constant prayers and love. I hope you have a special birthday! Let me know when you get my box in the mail! I love you, Mom!!

Mom with her brothers

Monday, November 06, 2006

We are Home...

We are home!! We had a great week in Florida with the Women's soccer team and although we received 6th place, I beleive alot of lessons were learned and it was a growing year for the returners. Here is a picture of the team for you to enjoy!

We arrived back at Northland around 7 pm and made it home shortly after that. It felt like we were gone for a month instead of just a week. Our kitty, Phoebe, was more than happy that we were home! She was on my back, like I was giving her a piggy back ride. She had one paw on either side of my neck and her head laying down on my shoulder. Every time I put her down she "cried". She tried cuddling all night! Crazy cat! She was just happy to have her mommy & daddy home!!

It was great to see my pastor & his wife from Colorado, The Scott's. It is always nice to see people from back home.

Heston went through his last pre-registration today! For this we are extremely excited. We did find out though that one class he needed to take during winterlude is no longer being offered, so we will have to see how we can work that in. Heston doesn't really care if he gets to walk across the platform to receive his diploma, but that is something that is important to me and to his parents. Just pray that he would be able to get all of his classes completed so he can graduate!!

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we were away last week and for your encouragement for the girls.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


The girls played great yesterday against BBC. They held them at 0-0 through the first half. BBC got 2 shots within the first few minutes of the second half, but we held them until the last 4 seconds when they got a header. Keep in mind that this is the #1 seed and we were the #5 seed. BBC also won first place at last year's tournament. Let me tell you, though, they were very impressed with how much our girls have improved. We had a "day off" today so the girls slept in and then we had a brunch and then watch our competitor for tomorrow, Tachoa College, the #4 seed. We are hoping and praying that we will win tomorrow night's match so we can play for 3rd or 4th place on Saturday. There have been so many posotive comments from the coaches on how well the girls did yesterday and have much they have improved.

We are off to watch the guys game at 7:30 this evening against SouthEastern Universtity. I will keep you all posted! Thank you for your nice comments and prayers!