Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Pleasures

Games with Grandma

Stimulating Conversation

Toddler Energy

Invigorating Sledding

Rousing thoughts of Spring

Delightful Faces

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Morning Encouragement

Grace is power from God to see clearly the Lord Jesus Christ!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Long Time

I haven't had time to post in a while. It seems so hard for me to
find the balance of running the home, schooling the children, loving
up the young ones and staying in touch via cyber land!

Update -
Snow is falling as I type. We have had some warm days of rain rain
rain here. We began participating in a Bible Study with another
couple from our church. It is on Biblical Male/Female roles and I am
looking forward to how the Lord will use it in my personal life as
well as my marriage.

My computer time is up and I am determined to stick to the schedule today!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chloe LOVES Reading

Chloe LOVES Reading!

And Cob indulges his little sister frequently.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Art Time

I got the idea for this weeks art project from That Artist Woman.  She has spectacular projects and ideas on her blog.  She also has a list of other blogs in her side bar that look like they would be worth checking out should one have the time to do so.  O.kay we really don't do an art project a week, I just put that at the beginning because I would like to, and well it sounded so good :-).  I was really pleased with how these turned out.

Abi's art work.  She chose to skip the polar bear

Mary's - She tried the polar bear and it didn't like the results so changed it.

Cob's - included the polar bear

Mine, before I added the nose, eyes and feet details on my polar bear 

Baruch's butterfly

Friday, January 15, 2010

Improvise and Overcome

Cob came down stairs with this on exclaiming "What do you do when
there are no clean pants, what does dad always say, 'improvise and
overcome!'" Yes it's a shirt/loin cloth style. Thankfully he does
have clean pants in the dryer and it motivated him to put all the
dirty ones on his floor into the dirty laundry basket.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Christmas Program Practice

Left to Right - Jacob, Mary, our good friend-Keziah, Abigail
Keziah practically lived here the week before the program. She came over every day to practice. She even came to lessons with us that Friday which turned out to be a HUGE blessing. The results of all their hard work were great. Although, Jacob and Abi grew weary of playing back up as the week wore on. Check out Cob's face in the video. That kid just cracks me up.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mr. Fixit Fox

I have long loved Richard Scarry's books.  This project reminds me of Mr. Fixit!  It started off so small, so manageable and has morphed into the monster you see pictured here :-)  I have the utmost confidence Drew can put it all back together again because unlike Mr. Fixit Fox all of his project turn out AWESOME.  In the mean time we are getting creative about showering. I am so thankful for the utility sink in the laundry room as many of the kids can bathe there.  

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ice Fest

We enjoyed Ice Fest again this year at the River Museum.  There was an arctic presentation that the little ones didn't last for so Drew took them out.  Mary, Cob and I enjoyed it to the end.  Then we all headed outside to play.  They had ice bowling, a sled slide, a tunnel, a stick slide game and there were sculptors working with snow sculpting.  Very nice.  

Waiting for Cob, Mary and I to finish watching the arctic presentation

Oh, they had an ice harvesting presentation which was really informative.  They harvested a big block from the river.  Guess that's why it's called the Ice Harbor :-).  Ice would be packed in the ice barn with saw dust and would stay frozen until July some years!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

January 5, 1927 - September 11, 2004

My Dad

January 5, 1927 - September 11, 2004


Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy Birthday Drew - The BIG 4-0!

Happy New Year!

After much thought and prayer I invited a select handful of family and friends to come over last night for a surprise party.  I then trusted Him for those that could come out of those I invited.  I am praising God my sweet husband felt honored and loved!

He knew his folks and nephew were coming, then I gave him a little heads up about his sister and her family coming. Then when our good friends and neighbors, Jim and Amber showed up he was pleasantly surprise, then a co-worker + family - again pleasantly surprised.  The icing on the cake was when his friend since elementary school, Pete W. and his family walked in.  Pete and Jill thought they were running late but it was the Lord's perfect timing!

Wish I had photos to share, on second thought, I am glad I sat around and enjoyed everyone instead.  I haven't mastered the balance between taking pictures and enjoying the moment yet :-)

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Years Eve - Happy Tricksy Birthday!

Drew turns 40 only once in his life!  He deserves two posts.

Last night we attended a New Years Eve gathering with friends from church at the Emmaus Gym.  After some exercise, food and fellowship we were all blessed to hear two young men give their testimonies and a few other men share their hearts.  Then Jason and Silas performed Abot and Castello's "Who's on First" Act and did an excellent job.  Then Drew's was asked to come downstairs for his Birthday Cake.   Peter L.'s wife made him a bonafide sponge cake.  I'm not sure when Drew became suspicious, but as he started cutting it Kathy told him the crust was a little tough, her grandmother's recipe, handed down to her.  When he lifted up the sponge with the knife all his suspicions were confirmed!  The sponges were purchased at Dollar Tree!!!  It was really funny.  All the little ones hanging around were hilarious, Hannah said "The sponges are clean" and off they all went licking off the cool whip frosting and eating the red hots that had so nicely read, Happy Birthday Drew!

Post Two coming soon!

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