Monday, April 18, 2011

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

And a Smile is Worth a Million!

Black and White

While trying to practice photography and keep Rachel happy... Riley and I had a photo shoot on the kitchen floor this afternoon!

He really is a very photogenic little dog and I loved taking pictures of him! The trick is to get ready and the whistle really low. He will bearly move his eyes to look at you and you snap the cute picture.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Which Henty Are You?

Ned Hearne, Under Drake's Flag

I am Ned Hearne, Which Henty are YOU?


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

Little boys are busy. There is stuff to do, to tear up, to build, and to wash!

Michael is so funny. He is a tiny version of the ultimate little boy, but he will keep you on your toes.

One minute he is wrestling and the next he kisses me and says, "Do you know I love you?"

He loves to read, he will sit for hours while you read to him. "Read me more!"

All the other little ones would usually stay around the house and play. Not Michael, he wants to explore, to build a fort, or run through the field.

He loves to say we are going on a hike. As soon as we start, he wants us to carry him. If we protest he proceeds to tell us how much he loves us! How can you resist?

He can't wait for the blueberries and strawberries to come in!! He loves the chance to eat in the yard.

He is learning at a young age to say please and thank you, to open the door (not slam it) for the ladies, and to behave himself in public. A lot of people say, " boys will be boys". That is true, but train them now that they must also be gentlemen.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fresh Air and Lovely Weather

Well, here where we live it is very warm and sunny. The nights are cool, the mornings are fresh, and then the days start warming up. We have been doing some of our school work outside this past week. We cleaned off our back porch and put our picnic table up there. We love to eat lunch out there in the warm sun and feel how good it is to be outside again!

All out flowers are blooming and all our plants are growing wonderfully. I have been working on the strawberries in the garden. I have one almost ripe. I will try and get a picture soon for you.

Have fun and enjoy this lovely weather.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Marvel of Nature

Woven without complaint.
Hanging from the Tree.
Amazing Marvel of Nature.
Amazing Work of God.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Spring is here, the sun is shining warm and radiant in the sky. The shadows are lengthening as the days grow longer and we are able to emerge from the house once again. No longer do we have to bundle up to run outside. No longer do feet have to be wrapped in three layers of socks or coats piled on as we go out to walk for fresh air.

No, instead bare feet run through the grass and smiles drink in the warm sunlight. Toes that have been in socks and shoes all winter come out to feel the damp moist earth and run through the new growing grass. Hands that have been thrown deep into pockets or swaddled in gloves are now free to pick fresh flowers, throw balls, and feel the new bark of young trees.

Smiles that were stiff and red are now fresh with exercise. Running, and playing were pushed outside during the cold. It was to much effort to stay out that long. Your ears hurt. Now soccer balls and frisbees fly through the air. Friends again play, siblings laugh and dance, people all over feel the new life.

The cold is gone, vanquished. Warmth is here. Spring is come.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Have I Mentioned Lately...

That family is beautiful?

That life is beautiful?

That friends are beautiful?

That life is good, and wonderful, and great, and marvelous!

"Great and Marvelous are all your works, oh Lord God Almighty!"

My life is really crazy right now, but next week after I finish two deadlines for diffent things, I am back to blogging. We have done several interesting things! Until then... Life is good and the Lord is Good.

I will praise him because I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!