Wednesday, April 27, 2011

All boy...

Nathan made some new friends in the backyard....
Can you guess?

Worms. Lots and lots of worms he made into a ball.

He played with them all afternoon. They were very fascinating to him. He definitely takes after me with the love of the outdoors.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Glorious Day

What a beautiful Easter day we had. We have so much to be grateful for but without Christ none of it would be possible. The song I have posted for today says how I feel about this day. Enjoy! Sara

Easter 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Time for new sand!

Well, the time came to get new sand. Where do you suppose the other 1500 pounds that was in there went???? The kids had a blast helping daddy shovel out the new sand!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. 
Today is one of my favorite days of the year. The first beautiful, warm Sunday of the year. A day to go praise Him and hear His word in the morning (and to find out that another momma is pregnant- that's 8!). A day to enjoy all His beauty and embrace the hope of Spring with our family. The first bike ride of the year. The first day to open all the windows and let the fresh air flow through the house. The first cookout of the year. The first day to tinker around outside. The first sunburn of the year. A day to get out all the summer pots and prepare for the summer garden. A day just to count all our blessings and relax.  These days at home are days I wouldn't trade for any vacation anywhere in the world. I think God may have made these days so we can have a glimpse of heaven. 
First day of playing in the sprinkler.

First day of swinging  on the porch swing with my baby and realizing how big he's getting.

Daddy took the night off work so we could have our first smores of the year!!

Even Annie loves these days.

Friday, April 8, 2011

New bike

We decided to go ahead and give Olivia her birthday present early; a much needed bike. She had out grown her other bike and she was so excited to go and pick out a new one today. It seems like only yesterday she was riding her tricycle around the driveway. Where does the time go?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Homeschool Convention

Jeff and I went to Cincinnati this weekend for the Midwest Home School Convention. The main reason I picked this convention was because Michelle Duggar was a speaker. I truly am inspired by her mothering and home schooling attitude. She challenges and convicts me to be a better wife, mother, and teacher to the children He has intrusted me to. However, there were thousands of people at the convention and I never imagined that I would personally get to meet her and share how grateful I am to her for encouraging words she shares every Monday night. But as we were going down one of the escalators Jeff  saw her and she graciously took time to talk and take a picture with us.  As we were checking out of the hotel the next this morning we ran into them again since we stayed at the same hotel. Jeff was excited to shake Jim Bob's hand and talk to him. However, I had my hands full and didn't get the camera out. (Sorry honey). Anyway, they are truly good people and love the Lord with all their heart.
We also met Josh and Anna Duggar. They are so down to earth and they talk to you like you've known them forever. Jeff and Josh talked about Josh's new car lot. Seriously, like they were buds having a day to day conversations. It was an honor to meet them too and see them praising God for their blessings.

This morning we took a break from the convention and decided to go over to the Creation Museum since it was only twenty minutes away then headed back to the convention. Overall, we had a great two days together reaffirming our belief in home schooling along with sparking new ideas for next fall.