Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

How could I pick just one picture? There is so much to be joyous about this wonderful Christmas season. We are so blessed. How great it is to serve a God that cares so much about all of our needs and even the desires of our hearts. From a toy that we all desired to buy our little boy, but just couldn't make it happen, and low and behold, a great friend buys him that exact gift not knowing how bad he wanted it. (and no it was not Santa) To laughter that filled our home and a beautiful table filled with wonderous blessings. Most of all the friendship and love from a great family and a great church family. We are blessed. Beyond measure, we are blessed.

We so wish we could see everyone during this wonderous season, but we pray that all of you are deeply blessed and most of all, that you feel the love of God this Christmas.

Will & Laura

Friday, December 21, 2012

Family Pictures

I had many witty sayings and comments thought up about each of these pictures, however when I uploaded them the power went out and I never came back. Those witty sayings are all gone out of my head now.... Anyways, enjoy these pics, and a taste of maybe just maybe more posts to come... ;)

We had a fabulous photographer, who I believe could well be on her way to a professional career one day. Scroll back up and look at the cowboy boots. Breathtaking! Oh and the sucker train pics. And the ones of us. And of the trees. And the leaves. OK, just look at them all again... Ignore my face though.
PLEASE do not use any of these pictures without permission! Thanks!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rev. Oscar R.Chandler

MECHANICSVILLE, VA. - Rev. Oscar R. Chandler, 79, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Mechanicsville, Va., as family surrounded him, singing his favorite hymns and reading selected passages of scripture. He had recently moved from Cherryfield, to live with his daughter and son-in-law in Sandston, Va. He was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Jonesport, to Orin C. and Phoebe (Beal) Chandler.

On October 17, 1952, he married Lois Howe, and they enjoyed a wonderful life together of 57 years. She passed away May 11, 2010.

He is survived by five children, Cheryl (Chandler) Davis and her husband, Peter, of Sandston, Va., the Rev. Leroy Chandler and his wife, Madeline, of Charlotte, N.C., Pauline (Chandler) Berger and her husband, the Rev. Brian Berger, of Porterville, Calif., the Rev. Mark Chandler and his wife, Melanie, of Cherryfield, and the Rev. Timothy Chandler and his wife, Lana, of Greenfield, Tenn.; two sisters, Elva Robinson of Harrington, Sarah Schevenius of Jonesport; and one brother, Leo H. Chandler Sr. of Jonesport; 12 grandchildren, Nathaniel, Kevin, Stephanie, Dewayne, Heidi, Shauna, Laura, Sarah, Zachary, Benjamin, Tiffany and Lyndsey; 10 great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to his spouse he was predeceased by his parents; and one son, Ronald O. Chandler.

His life and acts of service as an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International was extensive. Licensed with the UPCI for 58 years, his pastoral ministry, which began in Eastport and continued in Norway concluded at the United Pentecostal Church of Manchester, N.H., where he served as pastor with his wife for 30 years. He served as the district secretary/treasurer of Central New England and New Hampshire/Vermont Districts of United Pentecostal Church for more than 30 years. He was a true servant, a dutiful adherent to the scriptural command, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." He applied that truth with diligence in providing for his wife and family. He believed, practiced and taught the principles of marital faithfulness as evidenced by the fact that, when combined, the total years of traditional marriage, including Rev. and Mrs. Oscar Chandler and their descendants, are 237. In addition to ministerial duties, he also worked as a master electrician and was employed by several electrical contractors. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 490, until his early retirement, brought on by sickness in 1993. He enjoyed Christian music, especially when played or sung by his children, playing the guitar, working with computers, discussing scriptures, going out to eat, and any activity that involved a gathering of family.

Family and friends may pay their respects to Rev. Chandler 2-4 or 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Crossroads Apostolic Church, 27 Church Lane, Hancock. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, with the Rev. David Howe officiating. A private committal will be at Wescogus Cemetery, Addison. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Homes, Ellsworth.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A toddler's mini devotion

I just had to share this from church tonight........

I should have taken his picture at church, but I really liked this picture taken this past weekend at Home Depot with Beepa.

We were sitting in church during pre service prayer and I was holding Bentley.  He looked like he was tired enough to fall asleep, he did have his eyes closed.  All of the sudden he whispered, "Mammie, when it's dark God can still see everything".  My first thought was, Wow!  This is a perception that a lot of adults have problems comprehending.  As I sat there so with such a thankfulness that he had voiced this thought to me......he continued with his mini devotion.   "Mammie", he said again, "But when it is hot, God can't see anything".  Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell, looks like there is a bit more work to do in the theology department!  Kids are so precious, aren't they?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Slumber Party

 Hello!  Right now it is 4:40 in the morning, and we are WIDE awake!  Tonight we had our last big summer bash...an all-nighter at some friends' house with the ladies from the church.  We also turned it into a surprise birthday party for Sis. Alvarado....little did she know she would be cooking an enchilada dinner for her very own birthday party!

For some fun, we put all our names into a hat and each one of us drew one...whoever's name we drew, we did their hair!  Some did pretty hairdos, and some did flat crazy and hilarious ones.  It was pretty funny and a great time for pictures :)

 Sylvia killing Stephanie.

 Jade doing Alissa's hair.

 Sis. Liz Ortega was having fun with Cherie's hair

 Looks like Jade has a plan!

A Mickey Mouse themed hairdo to match her shirt :)

 Hair chain: Cherie, Liz, & Sis. Webb

Alissa did Jade's hair


Tina did Sylvia's...

 Minnie Mouse!

Isn't Sis. Alvarado's hair gorgeous?!  ;P  Here she is doing Tina's hair...

 Melanie's hair that my mom did....she had it re-done tho about 15 minutes after this picture.  The braid must have been too tight.

Brokelle.  The little girls had their own hair party!

My mom!

Showing Cherie some love....and THIS is when things started getting crazy.


My hair!!!!  Cherie did it!!  She is amazing, and I've been wanting her to do my hair for YEARS.  (Besides the time of the hot-stick ponytail.)  I was so happy when she drew my name!  Everyone thought it was rigged, but it wasn't.  I promise. They're just jealous, that's all.

The back!

 The whole group with our gorgeous hairdos!

 The backs...

Playing Imagine If a few hours ago....look at Cherie's hair!  Lol...
 It was pretty hilarious when we would be having a halfway serious conversation with each other and we would just look at each other's hair and be like "Look at you!!"  and start cracking up...LOL!

Jade looks like she's cheating.

Hailey and Cherie....Hailey was still going at 3 in the morning!

It is now 5:01.  Outreach is in 4 1/2 hours.  Who will come, who will go, and who will stay....we'll leave that up to you to guess.  Right now, we're off to play a game of Pictionary!