Friday, December 21, 2007

Reading level post

Thanks to Kathleen, I was able to rate my blog's readability. It is...Drum roll please...

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The Wedding of Ben and Elsa

Well, we had a lovely and blessed wedding in Windom, Minnesota. The Johnsons were gracious hosts, all the family arrived safely from out of town, friends gathered, and everything went off without a hitch. God has been gracious to bring such a wonderful young lady into our family. We have always wanted a daughter! And we are so blessed to welcome Elsa into our family!

Above are a few photos to whet your appetite. If you would like to see more, you can view pictures from the day before the wedding and the rehearsal here, and photos from the wedding day here. These are all photos taken by Nikki and Tim, since my first act in Windom was to drop and break my NEW camera! :-( Thanks, Tim and Nikki, for taking photos for me! Once we have some official photos, I'll try to post them as well. :-)

Friday, December 07, 2007

Glimpses of the Los Alamos Homeeschool Chorus Concert, 2007

Here are just a few sights and sounds of the concert last night. The kids did an excellent job, and it was an enjoyable evening! Above, enjoy one verse of one of the songs sung by the junior choir. And then, from top to bottom you'll see the Lawrence family, followed by the chorus, first one side, then the other. And lastly, a shot of the Ensemble: our a cappella high school group.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Winter Reading Challenge

If you are looking for my Winter Reading Challenge List, please go here. Thank you.

Christmas is Coming- the 2007 version

Well, I am preparing the Christmas cards to go out by the weekend, which always makes me feel compelled to give some instructions and updates here since the cards direct people here for news and photos. First, a few directions, for those of you unfamiliar with the blogging world:

On the right you will see some recent family photos scrolling by. Note that there are two DILTB (daughters-in-law-to-be.)

Links can also be found on the right. Note especially a link to my other blog (where I post various ramblings, called A Collection of Chris's thoughts and Meanderings) and a link to more photos of the Finnegans, where you can look at some more photos that haven't been posted.

If you scroll down the page, you will read our yearly news backwards, with the most recent things at the top, and getting older as you go down.

If this doesn't go far enough back for you, you can go back to the right side and click on my archives by month or year. There's more there than anyone wants to know about the Finnegans!

And now for a few updates, to "catch you up" fast:

This very week Chris' mom, Shirley Hanson, completed her year of treatments for an aggressive form of breast cancer called Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). She and Dad have been heroes in this grueling fight.

We leave in one week for Ben and Elsa's wedding on December 15. I'll post updates and photos when we return.

After the wedding, the Hanson Clan will be meeting for an early Christmas in Iowa. This will be Nikki's introduction to the whole group (brave girl!) Nikki and Tim plan to wed in September of 2008.

In January Tim returns to Grand Rapids for his last 1-credit required class at Calvin, and to run track, and to get closer to Nikki, who is in Sarnia, Ontario.

Hope you will all be enjoying the blessings of family this Christmas, and praising the God from whom all such blessings flow!

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