Then I heard the Voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said,"Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sharing Our Joy with the World

The First Feeding

With eager anticipation, Titus eyed his first spoon of solid foods. The famous dish of baby rice cereal was about to be served.

Upon his first taste, Titus was not as anxious and devourous as I had expected. My assumption is that he is holding out for the real good stuff. "Mom, could we just get to the meat already?"

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ziah's Birthday

Here's to a Happy Birthday. We had a great time and loved all that were able to celebrate with us this year.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A rare collection...

During 'quiet' time we were listening to Peter Pan in Scarlet, the sequel to the original Peter Pan. The Darling children return to Never land and are in search of Hook's treasure. While guessing what might be in the treasure chest, the narrator comments that Mr. Darling often proclaimed that he should "keep all his children in the bank, because they were worth more than all the money in the world."
As I look at these last few months, I can't help but reflect the same thoughts. So here are my treasures, and the joys we have experienced as we invest our time together.

We did not bring too many Christmas items with us this move, but we could not leave behind our favorite manger scene. The children celebrated when this one came out of the box. It is fun to see Elise and Josiah playing out the First Christmas for their brother Titus.

We also elected to leave behind the big tree, so this year we got a cute, live tree from the local nursery. After Christmas, we plan on donating it to our church for them to plant on their property. We also are making all of our decorations. This is our angel, and since we have added many bedazzled green bean can lids! It may be one of my favorite trees we have had yet.

As I have been giving the children a little more freedom in their clothing selection, I am always interested to see what they come up with for attire. This is their choice one day as they are about to go off to school. STYLE!

SNOW! Yes, two brief hours we had a collection of snow grand enough to go out and play in! It took us about 30 minutes to find snow clothes, but it was well worth the wait. The kids played for at least an hour outside. Funny thing is, they could not pick up the snow at all because it would melt. So, they just enjoyed running back and forth and seeing their footprints.

Peek a Boo, baby!

Here he is sharing a couple thoughts on his day.

Fresh out of the tub and into the warming towel.

I went on a shooting spree one fall afternoon. The weather was ideal, and there were only a few golfers by the pond, so the kids and I escaped for a little mosey around. We had fun enjoying the beauty of the cool air and hot sun.

Some have said that I only send the smiley is one in between smiles!

Here is my six year old! Such a sweet boy.

He later asked if staring into the sun could really make you blind.

Are you surprised? Of course there will be more of Titus, he is so expressive and can't help but be in photos. Or, the other two have the ability to say, "Mom, enough already!"

I hope you all feel as wealthy as I do today:)