Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas from the Potters

Merry Christmas from the Potters! During this Advent season, my focus has been on the humanity of the birth of Jesus.  Through his birth, God was with us, Emmanuel. During this season, I always tend to focus on a scripture and a hymn. My hymn has been“Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”. I love the line “God and sinners reconciled”. Because of his birth and ultimate death, we were granted the grace of God that we didn’t earn but that was given freely. My scripture focus this season has been John 1:1-5. To me, Jesus is the light that will drive out the darkness. No matter our troubles, he is there.

John 1:1-5
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th' angelic host proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem."
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ, by highest heav'n adored:
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the favored one.
Veil'd in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th'incarnate Deity:
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail! the heav'n born Prince of peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die:
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!

The Potters

Saturday, December 17, 2016


We saw our favorite Santa again this year. We love to see him! I love the look on the girls faces when they look at him and talk to him.

Monday, November 28, 2016


Wow! Time sure flies. Thanksgiving was a great time with family.

Monday, October 31, 2016


The girls had a great Halloween. Nana made their costumes again this year. They looked so cute in their poodle skirts. They wore them on Halloween and to the carnival at church.

Also, we went to our favorite pumpkin patch. The girls love pumpkins and picked out some great ones.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Break: San Antonio

This past weekend, we visited San Antonio. The girls had a four day weekend and Wes took a couple of days off to take a vacation. We had a great time. San Antonio is fun because of the history and culture.

The first night there, we headed down to the Riverwalk. We walked, ate dinner, and did some shopping. While we were eating dinner, some of the ducks came and begged for food. It was fun to watch.

The next day, we went to the Market Square. It is our favorite area of San Antonio. We ate breakfast there and spent most of the morning. It was really fun! The girls were told a million times how cute they were in their dresses. 

 After the Market Square, we went over to the Alamo. Everywhere we went, we ran into a ton of people. There was a line to get into the Alamo. We debated not going in, but the girls  needed to see the inside. After looking at the inside, we walked around the grounds. We walked a lot that day. We were beat by the end of the day.

Before we went to bed that night, we took a ride around the city in a carriage. This was the highlight of the girls' weekend. They loved it.

On Sunday, we made our way home. We took a different path home and enjoyed seeing the scenery. We stopped along the way a took a few photos.

We had a great vacation! We love going on adventures and the girls are always happy to go along for the ride.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A Little Camp Out!

A couple of weeks ago, we went camping with my family. We met at Lake Murray State Park and stayed in cabins. It is a really nice park and it was great to be in nature!

We did a lot in one night. My parents and nephew went for a hike with us while we waited for my sister to go to the store. After that, the kids went swimming in the pool. While the kids were swimming, my brother-in-law made dinner. After dinner, Wes made a fire and we roasted marshmallows and made s'mores.

The next day, Wes and my brother-in-law made breakfast and we packed. While they were cooking, we looked out the window and saw a flock of geese. They let the girls get really close. It was fun to see. After breakfast, we went on a guided boat ride.

We had a great time. It was nice to get away and be with family.