Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Preview of Summer and Thankfulness

Thank you Lord for the beautiful weather! All of you in the Northwest say, "Amen"! Ha! This winter has seemed drearier at times than others. Maybe because our family has suffered so many illnesses, or maybe it was really that much more dreary. I love the winter, I really do. I miss being close to a ski slope...maybe that's why it was dreary, so much snow and so little skiing. (OK, you probably can't count the time I skied down the road) So NO skiing. Anyway...I'm just thankful for the sun and warmth. My garden is thankful, my yard is thankful, my Jane bug and Love bug are thankful, my compost is thankful, my car WAS thankful till the pollen came...but there is a lot of thankfulness here in this home and this heart.

I'm tired though. I guess I felt like I had to do it ALL. Did I think there would never be a sunny day again? So, I'm also thankful that rain is in the forecast.

These are the things we'll be up to this summer. We were happy to do them a little early. I probably should have taken the girls for a dip in the lake. But we tried that a couple weeks back and Annora apparently has no fear of water just like her sister...so am a little intimidated to take both by myself. The swim lessons in the tub just aren't enough for me to feel confidant!

Maddie is scared of this battery powered 4 wheeler. We were thinking of getting rid of it...it's Annora's new love. She can't get enough of it. (And yes, she was eating dirt...another love)

Was thinking about getting rid of this as well...think we'll have to keep it for a bit too.

This is my little Tinkerbell. The things she does, the things she wears...they make me smile all day long.

Mmm...sprinkler water.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!
1 Corinthians 15:20-22
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Snack Craft

Annora loves "talking" on the phone these days, so as I drifted off to sleep last night, a phone made of felt kept coming to my brain. So, I made something quick while the kids ate their crackers. Both the girls are enjoying it, Annora seems to like chewing on it more than pretending to have a conversation though. But our big chatterbox happily called up Grandma and Daddy to tell all about her day.


All parents pull their hair out at some point when it comes to the topic of "sharing" right?! It was a breath of fresh air to see Maddie sharing of her own accord at lunch the other day. And gave me quite a nice laugh too!