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Monday, December 24, 2012

My wish for you

Merry Christmas!

May we all seek Him with sincerity and diligence!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Great Birthday

It seems like every year we all beg to have our Birthday early. Usually daddy sticks to the original plan, but sometimes he'll give in. So Saturday my family agreed to let me have my Birthday presents early. I usually don't blog about such things, but all of my gifts were so great that I thought I'd show y'all what I got. I love them all and they really tell a lot about my personality!

1. Quiet Place by Greg Howlett
This is one of my favorite CD's, but last year I lost it some how and after looking for it or hoping it would show up for over a year I finally thought it was time to get a new one. Now that my parents bought this for me I'll probably find my old one within the next few weeks! : ) But since Greg Howlett had a great sale going on, it was a good time to buy a new one.

2. Scrapbook Paper
I do some scrapbooking, but I mostly make thank you cards and birthday cards. This year I am looking forward to making Christmas cards . . . if I can find the time. I love the colors in the book Bethany picked out.

3. Music Journal & Pens
I've kept a journal since I was 11so you can imagine how many I have, but I'm always happy to get a new one. Bethany buys me one every year so I haven't had to buy a new journal in a very long time! It's a good thing she has good taste! This is my favorite journal so far!
4. Hanon Finger Exercises
When I opened this one I thought, Okay, I guess Phillip thinks I need to learn more classical music, because it looks like one of those old classical books by Mozart or Hantz. Then mama pointed out that it was the book I had asked for! One of the Daugherty Sisters recommended this book to me but I've never seen it before so I didn't recognize it as the book that I had put on the Christmas list. I have already played the first exercise and I love it! Finger Exercises aren't always fun, but they are very beneficial to making your songs sound smooth and accurate. Even though I've just started using it I would highly recommend it because it starts out pretty easy, but by the end of the book you are playing some pretty hard stuff, making it great for piano players of any level.

5. The Old Schofield Study Bible (Pocket Edition)
I've been wanting a pocket Bible that I could keep in my purse and I love the Scofield Bible, so when I found this one I knew right away I wanted it. It also has a zipper so that the pages don't get crumpled, making this gift even better than I thought I could find. The writing is very small so I wont be using it in my morning study, but it wont be too bad if I'm just looking up a verse or two or maybe reading a few minutes on my lunch break.

6. Two Candles
Bethany and Amy each bought me a candle to burn in my room. One is called Mulled Cider and the other is Pumpkin Spice. I guess it's plain to see that I love fall smells! : )

7. Bath & Body Works
Phillip also gave me some fragrance mist and some hand sanitiser that both smell good. Something else to put in my purse along side my new pocket Bible!

8. Hand-made Card
For years Bethany has said she is not good at making cards (which was really just an excuse because she wanted me to make them!) but we have since learned that she is very creative when it comes to making cards. The one she made me from the whole family is BEAUTIFUL. I liked it so much I'm displaying it on my tea-pot shelf.

I am very blessed!