Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Birthday to the baby of the family!

Today we celebrate the birthday of the youngest member of our family! Elaina is turning 13 today which just blows my mind cause if she is turning 13 that makes all the rest of us... well... lets just say we are not so young anymore. :)

The Lord blessed us greatly when this beautiful, charming, loving little girl came into our lives. She has grown more and more into the likeness of God as she has placed her whole heart into our family.

Through all the trials God has put into this young ladies life, she has never once wished her life was different. She sees what God has done and she is happy with it and for that we are all thankful.

Elaina is such a joy to all who know her. Her smile lightens up even the drabbest of days.

may God bless you so much that your cup is always full of Him. May He be your one true desire
and may you live your life seeking His face in all you do.
We all love you so much Elaina! And we thank God continually for the blessing He gave us when He put you into our lives. Happy birthday my darling sister!

Love you!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Yes folks, after waiting for what seemed like forever we finally have our first real flower of the year! And isn't she a beauty? I love Spring time and how we are reminded of all the handiwork God put into this world. And how He is in control of all the seasons and and the way time passes. We never have to fear that He will change like the seasons do! He is always the same!

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. -

Isaiah 40:8

I hope you enjoy looking at these beautiful little reminders of God's love for us.

May God bless you richly this Spring time! And may you always look to His face!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oops... :)

Talk about a major blog update needed! I apologize to all of our faithful blog readers (whomever you may be) for not keeping this blog alive and running. It seems that life has not slowed down enough for me to actually have the time to blog. So, without anymore excuses, here is what we have been up to this past week. I hope you all enjoy!

Last Friday Daddy, some of us children, and some families from church had the opportunity to attend one of the English Country Dances that is near our house. We had a lovely time and even got to learn some new and interesting dances.

Rebecca smiles sweetly for the camera as she waits for the dance to start.

Daddy having a delightful time dancing with Grace.

This is just too cute! Here Becca is trying to teach Zachary the Waltz. She looks pretty confident for not really knowing what she is doing.

Elaina and Nathan are trying to watch Adrianna and Rebecca to see what they are doing wrong.

Now on to the next day which was our monthly Hymn Sing. Here the boys are playing stimulating games of Chess.

Waiting for everyone to arrive so we can start eating.

The Fathers talking, the young men waiting patiently for their food, and the ladies going through the food line.

My lovely parents. <3>

The girl table.

The younger girl table. With the guy table in the background.

Me - captivating every ones attention as I tell some sort of story.

Now on to Sunday... Rebecca and Elaina love to get self portraits together. :) Two such sweet little girls.

Rebecca, Elaina, and Adrianna with some of their friends from church.

On to Monday now... Here Mom is working hard to get my dad's vest pinned and ready for me to sew. This Saturday is the Liberty Day Celebration so mom and I have been working really hard to get all of our costumes made beforehand. Talk about a lot of costumes to do in such a short time frame!

When one doesn't have any other place to put pins. One always has their mouth. :)

Me sewing up a storm with my amazing sewing machine!

Making sure the ends are fitting together.

The little girls enjoy making clothing for their dolls. Recently they have been making Colonel dresses to go along with the dresses I made for them.

And this ends our little catch up. Next up I will be posting a bunch of pictures from Liberty Day.

May God bless you all this week!