Friday, July 31, 2009

I love dinner time!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I ♥ Faces for July 27th

I've really been enjoying playing along
at I ♥ Faces weekly themes. This is:
WEEK 29 - July 27th - "At The Beach"
All photos entered this week have to be beach-related. There will be just one category (you can enter either a Kids photo or an Adults or a mixture of Kids and Adults.)

Click on the button above to visit the I ♥ Faces website, you too can join in the fun, or just see a whole lot more beach pictures!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Praying for Stellan

I'm at a loss for words ... my stomach churns, and I am falling on my knees in prayers ... please join me in prayers for dear little Stellan and his mama

I've been reading many many blog entries asking for prayers for this sweet little guy, so thought I would post links to some of the here for others to visit:



Boy Crazy

Waiting For Happy

CF Husband

Extraordinary Ordinary


Mommy Diaries

Follow The Journey

Minnesota Jo

There are really so many many more blogs posting words and prayers for Stellan. Just try googling him or check out the trends on twitter or head over to Pooh's Corner and see the MckLinky she has set up for all of us praying

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Morning Has Broken

Beautiful hymn to start my day!
And some beautiful pictures taken from
my livingroom and my deck this morning

Morning Has Broken
Words by Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965)

Morning has broken,
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird;
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the Word.

Sweet the rain's new fall,
Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass;
Praise for the sweetness,
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light
Eden saw play;
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning,
God's re-creation
Of the new day.

© Copyright David Higham Associates

You can hear the music here:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mud Pictures!

They enjoyed a bit of football ...

before they began to slip slide in the mud...

oh mud ... gloroius MUD!

And then I decided that it looked like they were having way too much fun without me ... so I just had to join them:

What a day to remember!

Mud Football and other boyish things

Many of you also check in on my baby girls blog from time to time. So, you get to hear alot about the cute baby things happening in our house and recently you heard about Mikayla and the mission trip she is on.

So today I thought I would show you the boys! Actually what happend was, is rained this morning. Since we are living in a new house and still waiting for our landscaping and sod to arrive ... when it rains we live on a acre lot of MUD. What do you suppose boys want to do when their entire back yard is all mud?

hmmmm... they look so innocent here, don't they?

Well, stay tuned because after I get my kiddos fed and ready for bed I'll be back to show you how those innocent boys ended up looking like this:

We really did have fun!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Not Me Mondays!

I'm so very glad to be back online ... While moving from our old house into our new house (about 25 miles part) we were without cable, internet and phone service for a little over a week ... we're glad to be back up and running! Still LOTS of unpacking to do, but we are getting there and once again I can take part in:

But this week MckMama is changing things up a bit and we will instead be doing:

This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what her and everyone elses kids have NOT been doing this week.

My child would never figure out how to climb on the back of the sofa and open our music room window and climb out onto our front porch, especially NOT after being told it was time to stay in the house. And when I went out and carried in this child he certainly did NOT tell me, "but maaaaaaaama, Mary said I could". Please keep in mind that Mary is his 13 month old little sister.

This very same child would never great our guests out in the front yard in his birthday suit ... No, never! My children are always polite and properly dressed, one of them could never sneak by me and out the door completly naked!

This child's big brother would never stomp and pout about when being grounded from his bike and skate board because of hitting his brother and then tell his mother "in another family it wouldn't be ME they would punish! They would punish the kid who started it!" My child would never think like that, my children are always calm, quiet and well behaved.

That child's big sister did not stomp down the hall once while yelling "awwww mom, you are no fair! You never let me color on people!" Keep in mind she wanted to draw with marker on her three year old little brother. I know, I know, I'm such a terrible and unfair mother.

Got moments you'd like to share? Get off your chest? Then please come joing us at MckMama's blog for Not Me Mondays! each week.

I ♥ Faces for July 20th

This week they are veering away from the typical faces at I ♥ Faces and focusing on feet instead ... how fun is that?! There is only one category you can enter and it can feature adults or kids (or both)…but the main focus needs to be on the feet more than anything else.

Here are some of the most precious feet I've ever seen (or kissed for that matter)

She just loves to be in the music room, especially if her big sister is in there practicing her harp or piano. Her sister is away this week but I caught these little feet in there today going through her sister's sheet music folders. I just had to snap a few photos before I cleaned up her mess.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Pictures of Mary today in a dress that Mikayla wore 13 years ago.
Yes the picture that Mikayla is holding up is a 13 year old photo of herself!

And if you think of my girls this week please pray for Mikayla as she is on a week mission trip with Youth Works and Mary and I are missing her terribly!!!! (yes we know she only left a few hours ago! But feels like a week already)