Friday, September 18, 2009

Fun at the zoo

We decided to check out the local zoo.
We had lots of fun, but it was HOT!
Look at this sweet baby.  Worn out from all the petting.

The giraffe actually is a baby.  It is only about 5 months old. 
Aren't you glad you don't have to go through this much effort just for a drink of water!

Watch out! They spit!

Don't you love the colors!

Hey, Jonathan, Say Cheese!

Who knew meercats could look so vicious!
(As you can see, I am enjoying my new camera. Thanks, Babe.)

We are sure to make another trip to the zoo, but I think we will wait for the weather to cool off.

Have a great day, and God bless!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pops in the Park

Soon after we moved here, we were able to enjoy "Pops in the Park."  We had a picnic dinner, played some Uno, and then sat back and listened to the symphony.  This years theme was "Arabian Nights."  The girls really had fun.  They especially liked it when the opening song from "Aladin" was played and their daddy sang every word of it.  G and O and I were trying our best to laugh quietly, but it was hard.  After the concert there were fireworks.  O made it through without screaming and crying this time.  It was better that they were across the lake and we weren't having to dive for cover like last time.  We hope to make this an annual tradition.

Have a great day and God bless.


Favorite Pastime

The girls have a new favorite pastime... bike riding. Nearly every day they get out and ride their bikes around the driveway. That may not sound like much fun, but you have to understand how long our driveway is. From the road, all the way around to the garage it is close to a 1/4 mile long. It is wonderful to not have to worry about traffic other than Sasha and Sophie.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Good Morning!

"The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the sky above proclaims his handiwork."

- Psalm 19:1

(taken from our front porch)

It is certainly peaceful living out in the country! What a blessing to have and take the time to enjoy the beauty of God's creation. How great is our God!
The other morning as the first rays of sunlight came over the horizon there was a gentle mist that still laid across the hills like a blanket over a child who longs for five more minutes of sleep. And as the sun began to wake up the hills it was a beautiful sight.

I pray that you will take a moment at some point this week to be still and know that the Lord is God, and to enjoy the beauty of his creation and the awesome works of His hands!

God Bless!

Watermelon on the Porch

O. had this idea she read in a book. She told me about a boy and his grandfather that worked hard on the farm all day and then sat on the front porch, eating a watermelon, and watching the sunset. We had the farm part covered (sort of); we figured unloading boxes counted as hard work; we bought the watermelon. Now all we needed was the sunset. Wow did we find one!

(Don't you just love the wagon!)

(G. enjoying her yellow watermelon.)

As you can see we had lots of fun. J and O went to the farmer's market together and picked out this cool watermelon. It was very different cutting into it and seeing that it was yellow. It tastes just the same. Hope you all get a chance to stop and watch a sunset soon too.

And by the way, today is my wonderful husband's birthday. Happy Birthday to you! Love you always. And we all want to wish a Happy Birthday to Lindz too!

Have a great day! God Bless!

Here we go!

This is our first foray into the blogging world. We have talked about doing one for a couple of months due to all the changes in our lives. So, here we go! As you can see the girls are having lots of fun.

We have recently left suburbia for the country. It has been a wonderful adventure so far. We miss our family and friends, but God has been gracious to us and given us a new church home and new friends for us all.
In addition to moving, we have decided to home school our girls this year. That has been the biggest challenge for me. There is so much I want to teach the girls and so little time to do it in. I am still trying to get organized. The other day J. called me and asked me to call someone else for him a get him a phone #. It was probably the first time I said, "Sorry, I can't. I have to go to work now!" He was speechless!

On top of that my washing machine has been broken since we moved. I have been so busy it took me 3 weeks to get around to calling the repairman! Glad to say it is all working well now and I am almost caught up. By the way, here's a little tip for you. When you move make sure you have these important things called "shipping bolts" if you own a front loaded machine. They keep the basket in place and keep it from breaking while moving. I have moved several times and never knew these things existed. $200 later I am given this great piece of advice. The repairman said the original instructions say to discard after removal. Wonder why I had this problem? I never owned them in the first place! So, maybe I can at least save ya'll some money.

Have a great day! God bless!