Friday, March 30, 2012

Me and My Cello

This is so totally Erin and her cello, I laughed so hard watching it.  So cute, and so true!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wordy Wednesday


"Authority is like soap, the more you use it the less you will have of it."
Mark Dever

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Summer is Here!

This past week our weather has been in the 80s!!!  And it's March!  Where did Spring go?

While enjoying the warm weather, we also took lots of photos!!! 

Michael is still learning how to smile for the camera!

Headed to church!

Erin's playing in the orchestra at church now











Some of my brave siblings camped in the backyard on Sunday night.  

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Let it come soon!"

At our house we like to make a big deal out of Christmas and the true meaning of that wonderful holiday!!!  We love to celebrate Jesus' birthday with cake, candles, and a song.  This is the birthday of our Savior and it is very important.

But, it only comes once a year.... much to Michael's chagrin.  This was demonstrated by his prayer yesterday.

"Dear Lord, please let Jesus' birthday come really soon!"

Oh, out of the mouths of babes!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

In Memory

I listened to a really sweet, sad song today.  It is written to a baby who died before birth, and it reminds me of the five siblings I never got to met.


This reminded me that, though I long to hold them, sing to them, hug them, rock them, and do all the other things you do with your siblings, God does everything better.  He is holding them, loving them, and they are hearing the songs of the angels.


There were photographs I wanted to take
Things I wanted to show you
Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes
Who could love you like this?

People say that I am brave but I'm not
Truth is I'm barely hanging on
But there's a greater story
Written long before me
Because He loves you like this

[Chorus]
I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All my life
And I will praise the One Who's chosen me
To carry you

Such a short time
Such a long road
All this madness
But I know
That the silence
Has brought me to His voice
And He says ...

I've shown her photographs of time beginning
Walked her through the parted seas
Angel lullabies, no more teary eyes
Who could love her like this?

[Chorus]

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Smart

SMART
My dad gave me one dollar bill
‘Cause I’m his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
‘Cause two is more than one!
And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes—I guess he don’t know
That three is more than two!
Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just ‘cause he can’t see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!
And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!
And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head—
Too proud of me to speak!
— Shel Silverstein
From Where the Sidewalk Ends  HarperCollins Publishers: 1974

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Update!!!

Welcome March!!!!  Here is an update from last month!

We smiled,

ran from the camera,

hugged our siblings,

drew pictures,

got eaten by a dinosaur,

changed rooms,

smiled again,

(don't look),

read some books,

worked on Daddy's ipad,

went birding,

and did a little painting!!!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Michael is 4!!!

Joyful!!!
A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones
Proverbs 17:22

Michael, you are a joy in our lives and we thank the Lord every day for you and the 4 years we have had you!  You are a blessing to us and I pray the Lord gives you many more wonderful years!
Love, Jessica

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Our Newest Project!!!I

I promise more updates are coming... but here's what we are working on!!! 


Here come's a new house!!!