Our First Jacksonville Christmas...
We returned from California late Tuesday night to find Ray's dad in the hospital. He had another heart attack. Needless to say, between jet lag, a sinus infection, and hospital visits, things have been crazy and Christmas day came fast. We were able to attend Christmas Eve service at Southpoint Community Church and had dinner with family and new friends at Justin and Kellie's house. On Christmas morning we spent time with Ray's parents at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Later we went to Jordy Tom's house to eat food and open gifts. My boys gave me a beautiful ink drawing of our Jensen house. When I opened it my heart was filled with mixed emotions. The artist did an incredible job of capturing the details of the house and as I took in each pen stroke I was reminded of the many Christmases we spent there. While it made me miss the days when my boys were young, it also reminded of the reason we moved to Jacksonville--to be close to family. As hectic as this Christmas as been, I'm grateful to be here. God has truly blessed us. Here are a few pictures.
My son, daughter-in-love, and grandson moved to California this year. They live just east of San Fransisco where Josh is the young adult pastor at Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood. During our visit we explored San Fransisco, Sausalito, Guerneville, the Redwoods, Napa Valley, and the towns east of the city toward Antioch. Here are a few pictures from our trip.
Wow! What a week!
5th & 6th grade art club installed a display of fabulous Christmas artwork and two students have buyers for their work. Congratulations Vivian and Piper!
Wow, I can’t believe we started our third week of December! FBCS students have been creating “Handprint Snowmen” and “What Christmas is all about” pictures. It is looking a lot like Christmas throughout the halls of the middle school building. Art club members are creating tile mosaics. It is fun to see the smiles that a hammer and safety glasses can create. Below are a few photographs to enjoy.
NJAHS Christmas Party
Students created Christmas Posters to display on the walls of FBCS and enjoyed Ice Cream Sundaes!