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!