Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Rejoice in the Lord always,

I will say it again: Rejoice!

Let your gentleness be evident to all.

The Lord is near.

Do not be anxious about anything,

but in everything, by prayer and petition,

with thanksgiving,

present your requests to God.

And the peace of God,

which transcends all understanding,

will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true,

whatever is noble,

whatever is right,

whatever is pure,

whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable-

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-

think about such things.

Philippians 4:4-8

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Surprise drive

On daddy's day off yesterday we went on a drive. We were collecting things to make fall crafts and just having a great time together. We drove around a bend and were surprised by...

Yes, snow!

Our children (besides the oldest, Ian) have never seen the snow. Living on the coast of CA they never had the opportunity to see snow. Now that we are in WA, they knew they might be able to, but none of us expected this. They were so excited.

The day was so amazing. We were the only people around so we had our own little "winter wonderland." The kids said it was the best day ever. God is so good, His creation so amazing, so lovely. I thank the Lord for these days and these memories.

Oh, and for cousin Kelly, here is Layla's REAL snow angel! You can tell by her face that real snow makes you cold!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!
Thank you for being the greatest daddy, and
the most loving and caring husband.
You are 29 today!
We love you so much!

Oh, he also shares his birthday with my beautiful grandma.
I don't want to forget to say Happy Birthday Grandma!
Happy Birthday Great Grandma (from the kids)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I did it!

I did it...this is the phrase that the twins say. They use it in circumstances such as this one that happened earlier today.

I am in the kitchen and I hear screaming in the living room. Hannah and Ruth are standing staring at each other, Hannah crying, Ruth smiling. I pick up Hannah and check her to make sure she's okay while she keeps crying and Ruth keeps smiling. Then Ruth points at Hannah and says, "I did it." I, knowing I will not get a response, ask, "Ruthie, what did you do to her?" Ruth smiles, points, and says, "I did it." By this time Hannah has stopped crying and is looking with fear at Ruth. Ruth walks up, points at Hannah, Hannah cries again, and Ruth says, "I did it."

I will never know what it is that Ruth did, but this is an example of how they love to torment each other and how they love to tell us, "I did it!"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


"Sons are a heritage from the Lord,
children a reward from Him."
Psalm 127:3

Monday, October 6, 2008

I lift up my eyes to the hills-
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip-
He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, He who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you-
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm-
He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121

We had such a great time yesterday taking a day trip to the mountains. Watching my family enjoy each other, the wonders of God's creation, and the beauty of the season brings such a joy to me.

Watching my husband with his children reminded me of God's great love for His children.

How he will take our hand and lead us. He is our protector and our comforter. When we stay focused on Him and His guidance, we will not fall.

We can walk with confidence, knowing we have nothing to fear because our Daddy has us in His hands.

I thank the Lord for my family and for His example of how to love and care for our children, for our husbands and for others.