Thursday, January 1, 2009

Choosing Joy...Peace on Earth.... December 31st.

Well, maybe not all over the earth, but at least for us. We wanted to have a "Watch Night Service" where we pray in the New Year at church. I know. Sounds boring to many of you, right? You never know with a new church, though. Sometimes we have a sell out crowd and other times you just have the faithful few. Tonight, we went to church and we had about 6 families show. We all brought food for the potluck fellowship and someone brought their Wii. Pastor Marco and I decided that it'd be fun to move the whole party over to our house.
We had the best time. The kids had an abundance of toys to play with and the adults (many for the first time) got to play some Wii. I'm still a little sore in my right arm from the boxing.
Here are some pics of (other than my blood family) some of my favorite people in the world.

Alma and Denisse...going toe to toe in the ring.

Two very competitive brothers - David and Robert
Two more very competitive brothers...Marco and Jaime

Some praise and worship sing time...

Miriam...tsk..tsk...she's so shy. Looks like she still has some moves left from the elf dance! LOL

Happy New Year!

Most of us made it 'til Midnight.... =]
Our church has a theme for 2009: Flourishing in God Our verse: Psalm 92:12 "The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon."
With 2008 being such a difficult year for many, our Pastor wanted to encourage our church family to believe that they can truly flourish this new year. We can all hope and believe that things will grow and bloom with the nurturing love of God.
Happy 2009, my friends!


Sue said...

It looks like you had a great time! Happy New Year

Tonia said...

That looks like lots of fun! I love it when our church gets together and fellowships like that. Happy New Year! :)

Carla Burlando said...

I just found your blog through CWO and scrolled through a few of your recent posts. Your family is adorable...and looks like so much fun! Your joyful heart shines through your blog.

TrulyBlessed said...

when did you get a WII?!! Fun times... wish I was there...

MidniteScrapper said...

David and Miriam brought theirs. =]