Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ready for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving! This year all three Cannon boys were together, so we especially missed their parents, Jim and Bobbie, and Joe's wife Diane, all of whom were in Texas for Thanksgiving. So, a toast to those who were not with us--we love you!

Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally when we search out a Christmas tree at a local farm here in Evansville. I (Jerlene) am not allowed to pick out a tree without my husband because I have a history of making bad choices--too big, crooked trunk, etc. However, the day after Thanksgiving Keith broke his ankle and had to spend tree hunting day (his birthday to boot) on the couch.

Incidentally, this is where he was when the tree was unloaded, set up, and decorated. We had good substitutes for Keith in the form of Kathryn and Jonathan, and Joe went along to keep things in hand. We found a good one almost right away...HmHmmm

Machen didn't really care which tree we picked.

Looks good out here...

We should have noticed the proportions at this point, but we just got carried away. There are no pictures to document how we got it home, off the truck, into the house, and balanced in the stand, because, well... things were a little tense during that time. Let's just say we owe a huge thanks to Bobby, Joe, Caleb, Jonathan, and Kathryn, who were sticky with sap for a while. But the end result worked out pretty well.

We hope your holidays are blessed with peace and joy that comes from our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. For family worship during this time, Keith is taking us through Athanasius' On the Incarnation. As we enjoy lots of family traditions, we reflect on Christ's advent in a human body, His work of redemption through His death, and His resurrection, which is our hope of salvation. We praise God for His provision to us. Merry Christmas!

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