Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Glave Family ~ Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours ~ we wish you love, happiness and joy all the days of your lives

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" - Jeremiah 29:11

Professional photography by Ashley Duke of Faith Photography

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Legoland Florida - December 2013

He's all about Lego Hero Factory right now and loves visiting LEGOLAND. We are extremely blessed to be season pass holders and can go as often as we like when visiting Bett & Tony. Nothing like hitting LEGOLAND in the morning and being back at Grandma's in time for a late lunch as we did today.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas In Florida - 2013

Griffin and I traveled to Florida to celebrate a late Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa!

Common Ground Park With Grandma!

We enjoyed a fun day with Grandma at Common Ground Park in Lakeland. In addition to the awesome play equipment, there is also a beautiful butterfly garden!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

Griffin enjoyed Christmas morning ~ he was excited to see what Santa brought! Merry Christmas!!

He changed shirt mid-way through openening gifts. :)

The Best Christmas Gifts From Griffin.

Griffin is a great gift giver ~ he chose Daddy a new camo hat and Duck Commander water bottle, plus a nifty set of clips from the Awana store. For me he chose this awesome framed chalk board and this beautiful owl necklace/bracelet from the Awana store. I will say, I have been blessed with some pretty incredible gifts over the years but this set of Owl jewelry is at the tippy top of my favorite gifts ever because I know what Griffin did to buy it for me from the Awana store. He earned it himself and I would like to share with you a little story ...

Each week when the children attend Awana Club they earn points for attendance, bringing their bible and class book, wearing their club shirts, memorizing verses, bringing a friend, etc. For each point earned they earn a 'buck'. A couple times a year Mr. Mike hosts an 'Awana Store' for the kids to spend their Awana bucks. At Christmas time they use their bucks to purchase gifts for their family members.

This year Griffin was very torn about using his Awana bucks to buy something for himself or for Daddy & me. It was a tough decision, and one that didn't come easily for him. In fact, he got a little upset about it. There was a special something on the table he wanted for himself, however he realized he didn't have enough to get us gifts and buy the item he wanted for himself. He wrestled with it, and there were tears. Maybe even a little anger was expressed. But in the end, he chose to give up the item he wanted so desperately and found it in his heart to use his Awana bucks to buy Mike a wonderful set of clips and the Owl jewelry set for me.

Griffin, doesn't understand right now how very much this means to me. It's really not about the gift, though I LOVE it so much ~ it's his selfless act that means the most. I love him so very much.

A sweet little tidbit too ~ he had no idea the owl has all three of our birthstones on it. The eyes are sapphire (September/me) and the decorative stones on the wings are peridot (August/Mike) and amethyst (February/Griffin.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Friends At Christmas!

Today has been such a blessing. We've had the opportunity to visit with many friends today, both at their homes and others stopping by our home. This is one of the cuties that stopped by today. I love when friends stop by, even for just a moment. Thank you everyone for the sweet treats ~ they are all SO yummy. {Believe me, I know I've sampled them all! smile emoticon=) } Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas ~ Santa has arrived!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Children's Christmas Program At Church

At church tonight, the Children's Christmas Program was awesome! Griffin played the role of the camel.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Duck The Halls Christmas Party

This Christmas we had a 'Duck The Halls' themed Christmas party at our house

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Photo Props For Mandy

Mandy and I met several years ago online. When it was time for Mason to celebrate his birthday at school she asked me to make photo props for their photo booth. I love making these!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Target Practice

Target practicing down at the Gill's farm ~ what an adrenaline rush! My husband always has my back.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Small Group

We enjoy going to small group, where we fellowship with like minded believers and study the word of God.