Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Finished Product...

So I fixed the poem little and added it to a collage... Here is the finished product!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe new year!!!
Thanks for Reading

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Something NEW

Like A Tree hanging onto it's dried and dead leaves
I am afraid to let go...

I am afraid to be like the naked tree in the January winds
The wind whips and tears away all that is dead and gone...

You are faithful to remind me again and again that you make all things new
First I must let go of the dead and gone...

Please send out the dove with a symbol of your grace
Let Him find my heart ready for all that is new...

This was a piece that I have been thinking about lately. I think because of the rapidly approaching new year, I am getting excited for the new year and all that God will do. Thanks for Reading!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bowling for a Family Reunion???


Alright now I know that there are a lot of strange family traditions out there, but the other day The HEIMS went bowling for a family reunion and then went over to my Uncle and Aunts for a Christmas/Birthday party! It was a lot of fun...

Tonight we (Rebecca, Madilyn and I) will have our last birthday party. I am just about all birthdayed out!!! Enjoy the photos!!! Thanks for Reading,
~ Justin

Saturday, December 27, 2008

At the Fess's

So on the 26th of December my wife's (Rebecca) side of the family has a tradition that we do every year. We always go to the Fess's. Here we exchange gifts, celebrate my daughter's (Abby and next year Madi) birthday, we have good food, laughs and altogether wonderful time. One of the biggest reason why I love to go is Jim(pictured below). I have learned so much from him. He takes care of his family (wife and 2 sons), I can honestly say that I don't recall a time when he raised his voice, and yet his sons know who is in charge. I can't recall him losing patience (at least not in public) with even the hardest family members. Yet he loves to tease and shows love in a masculine way. In some many ways He reminds me of of how God deals with me. Of course I am not saying Jim is perfect in any stretch of the imagination, but I have learned many parenting skills from watching Jim Fess. (I haven't ever told him this... I guess I should)
Enjoy the pictures... and thanks for reading

ps. Another reason why i love going to the Fess' is because of their amazing house. Lots of land and a fire place inside!

Align Right

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

So we had a wonderful Christmas this year... Here are a few photos! We did some dancing, We listened to Louis Armstrong read T'was the night before Christmas, Took family pictures, and got some really cool gifts. I pray that your Christmas was a wonderful time with family and friends...

Thanks for Reading,

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Off to BUFFALO!!!

Well, we are off to Buffalo and Rochester for the Christmas break! WE will be getting to know I-90 very well as we will be traveling between Buffalo and Rochester!!! I hope everyone has a wonder and safe holiday... Thanks for reading!

(I got the picture from the internet)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Moms everywhere!

So lately I have been more tired than usual. I have been trying to figure out why? I realized that since the birth of Madilyn, Rebecca has needed me to help out more with Abby. So I have been chasing Abby around every night getting her ready for bed and all that goes with it. I have spend more time chasing and laughing with Abby then just about anything else. Of course I love the extra time that I have been able to spend with Abby. I just never realized everything that my wife did! So I guess you could say that I have found a new appreciation for my wife and all she does for my family.

Thanks for reading and please if you can, tell your mom (& wife of any children) thanks today... They deserves it!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas... What a wonderful season...

So here are a few reasons why I love Christmas...

1. You get to decorate a tree!
2. Giving and Receiving gifts

3. Friends and Family
(everyone is nicer, because you know who is keeping a list)

4. Office Parties!!!!
(Which always involves great food and bonuses)

5. It was my dad's favorite time of year...
(I remember he would dress up like Santa every year and I always believed it was really Santa!!!) I believe in the Santa in the Lion, Witch and Wardrobe not today's commercialized one...

6. And Now I have two gifts from Heaven that came around Christmas...

7. Of Course because the greatest gift was given over 2000 years ago...
"Jesus is the Reason for the Season"

I hope your holiday season is a joyous one... Thanks for Reading