Friday, April 17, 2015

Aunt Jessica

Now that Jessica has moved to the land and has her own home, the boys have started calling her wanting to spend the night. It's kind of hard for her to find a time because of working two jobs and having to work every other Saturday. But she finds time for them and they love it. First they got to "swim" in her large oval tub.
Then it is pallets on the floor. Such fun times and memories being made.

 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Easter weekend.

What a wonderful Easter weekend we had. So much productive work, so much family and so much food. We started the weekend off with the boys spending the night which is always so much fun. Hope I still have enough energy to do this when LilyAnn is old enough to come. Then the kids came over on Saturday to help us get the outside and some of the inside of the house squared away so we can show the house to an interested buyer in the next week or so. Woohoo! I can hardly wait to get started on our house at the farm. In fact, Noah said just last night how good it will be when we get out there. Then, he said, him and Jonah could just walk across the pond to our house. Oh my goodness. But back to Easter. We had an absolutely incredible Easter service at church. I am so proud of my hubby. He is doing such a wonderful job. After church, we always go to Detra and Cliff's for lunch and egg hunting. Detra makes it so much fun for the kids. Hunting special eggs (and she makes sure everyone has an equal amount of the prize eggs) and then she has a special huge basket of prizes the kids get to pick from several times. Everyone loves it. I am so thankful for such memories as these that were made this weekend. I am truly a very blessed person.
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

D.C.

Spring break for some of us was spent in our nation's capital.......Washington D.C. We went on a prayer mission to pray around some of the great monuments of our country. We handed out stickers encouraging people to pray with the scripture 2 Chronicles 7:14. We were on a mission but we had fun and saw lots of sights as well. The majority of the travelers drove on two vans for 23 hours! Five of us flew including me. We rented a large home (the same one we rented three years ago) which gave us the opportunity to have breakfast at the house plus fix sack lunches to take with us. We cooked every night except one and went to Carmines that one meal. We walked, rode the metro, walked some more, saw monuments, handed out stickers, walked, ate lunch wherever we happened to be whether it was the Library of Congress or the Lincoln Monument, walked, performed dramas, walked and walked and walked. The day the kids stayed late to see the monuments after dark, they recorded that they had walked over 10 miles that one day. It was a very tiring trip but a very rewarding one as well.
 The elevators were very steep. Just glad it wasn't stairs.
Following their leader!
 Walking past the Vietnam Memorial
 Waiting for our next train.
Eating lunch across from the Capital Building.
 Lunch at the Library of Congress
 Lunch at the Lincoln Memorial

There are lots more pictures but I will save them for another day.

Monday, March 16, 2015

The protectors

I know a little girl that is going to have so many protectors around here that she probably eventually is going to be sick of it. But never fear Miss LilyAnn, your protectors are here!
And now just some random pics of the sweet little one that they protect.