Saturday, February 28, 2009

Girls' Tea Party

Hosted By: Amelia Kinney

Menu: Fruit platter with chocolate dip,
chicken salad sandwiches, hermit cookies & tea.

Project: A Proverbs 31 Scrapbook

A special thank-you to Alyssa for taking the pictures of the food!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's a >>movie<< Well, kind of :)

Haven't had the time (or motivation!) to edit this clip, along with others, into a somewhat-nice-movie. So here is just a quickie of the horses and barn. Nothing too thrilling, but hey, at least you get a small peak into our horse world! ;) Sorry, to those of you that have slow internet connection or dial-up!

PS: The obnoxious noise you will hear (if your volume is on) is the wicked crazy wind we had. One of the coldest nights there, and wouldn't you know, there was an awful windchill to top it all off!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Night Tradition

Our family has been making homemade pizza every Friday night for years.

Here is a peak of the amazing American, 99.9% homemade, imperfect, yet tasty, Kinney creation called pizza. Tonight it was barbecue chicken pizza on whole wheat crust. Mom did a really good job with the pizza tonight. It was excellent! Enjoy drooling. ;)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Snowy Wednesday Night

Just as we thought we were going to enjoy some warmer weather for a while, it started to get cold again. And you know what that brings - SNOW. Yes, everyone, we are in the middle of yet another snowstorm! We still had prayer meeting tonight even though it started snowing at 4:30PM. We figured the roads weren't slippery at that point, but boy, were we wrong! For us, church is just a nice, chilly walk up the hill under the falling snow. For others. . .tonight it was a slippery, sliding (probably thrilling too!) ride on the snow coated (and not yet plowed!) roads. Needless to say, everyone arrived safely. Though, the Panzanella family had quite the experience as they slid down Jerome Avenue! Of course their children thought it was great. :)

We will post some pictures of each of our separate discipleship classes that we have been having on prayer meeting nights. A while back we decided to go through the book "Won By One". We have four classes: the young children (taught by Coralie), the teens (taught by Amelia), the women (taught by Karen) & the men (taught by Dad). We have our time of prayer then get right into digging into God's Word and what He has to say about many areas in our lives. Tonight we were only able to get a picture of the teen class, so here it is.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy,
it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. . .


Thursday, February 12, 2009


I have just installed a new Playlist at the bottom of the page with a few songs on it (will put more on later). I thought it might be nice for those that want to visit the blog for a few minutes and listen to music as well. It will not automatically start up (as I have heard some do not like to listen to music while browsing), so you will have to go and hit the play button for it to start up.

Enjoy this new addition to our blog!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Love Banquet

Here are a few pictures of our night at the Celebration of Love banquet. It was a wonderful night of great food, super sweet desserts, and enjoyable fellowship.

Cousin Madison and Alyssa

Princess Madison all dolled up. :)

Some of the young ladies of the church.

Ronnie catered the meal.

Encrusted chicken, mashed potatoes & green beans.

Katie Nordborg

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Weekend at Grampa & Gramma's House

Wow - what a weekend! Before Dad had his surgery to remove his bladder cancer, we knew that he would need some major resting time. We knew the WHOLE family could use a little vacation, so we headed up to Maine to visit Grampa and Gramma from Friday night to Monday afternoon. The whole weekend was not only relaxing, but amazingly fun. Here are some pictures we want to share with you from our weekend. Enjoy!

Some cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing!

Leroy waiting for dinner. Typical. ;)

Okay, so when I (Amelia) brought my camera to the table to get some pictures of our suppers, my family just laughed at me. Gramma's home-cooking is AMAZING though! Yes, it tastes just as good as it looks!

A funny story (about the picture above) in Dad's words: "Alyssa had taken the goey part off the bottom of her sweet roll and set it in the middle of her plate. Well, she had turned around and was yacking with someone else at the table, so I grabbed her roll and set it near my dish. When she turned back to her plate, she suddenly realized that her favorite part of the sticky bun was missing."
It brought on a lot of laughing. . .we have the best laughs around the dinner table. :)


Caleb cross-country skiing.


Coralie and Bumpa (as we used to [and still do!] call him)

An interesting shot. . .

Coralie strapping in.

Yeah. . . :)

We dropped over to Aunt Linda's house on Saturday to visit. Here we are with Grampa Kinney.

Dad with his great niece, Hannah, who seems to be FULL of smiles.