Friday, September 24, 2010


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request

Awhile ago I shared an opportunity to send Christmas boxes to a sweet missionary family in Mexico. They have gone through quite of few trials in that last few years. Last year in March Jaynee, the wife, had to be hospitalized with the birth of their 12th child. She had placenta previa/possible acreta then. Well, since Samuel's birth Jaynee got pregnant again and had a miscarriage. She then got pregnant again with twins this time but both of them did not make it. She was hoping to have a natural miscarriage as her body was acting okay but nothing happened. So they went in to have a D & C and it has turned into a major prayer request. It seems that she had placenta acreta again and the D & C turned into a hysterectomy where Jaynee was hemorrhaging badly. PLEASE keep them in your prayers! Daniel, the husband, updated saying that Jaynee was receiving blood transfusions for all that she lost but was not being able to have any pain meds and to pray that God will please comfort her during this time. Thank you all so much!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Learning to Count

This week we just started school!
And we are learning how to count!
Why don't you count with us?!




Yes, 5!
Due to join our school March 14, 2011. :)

An unexpected visitor

It was a Sunday night after church, not too long ago.
I know it might sound a bit strange but occasionally I will swap jobs with Charles and I'll take out the trash while he gets the kiddos ready for bed.
A little peace and quiet alone outside now and then does a body good. ;)
But this night as I was heading back for another load of cans I saw something glisten by the shine of the street light we have on our property.
Upon closer inspection I came upon this enormous spider web that had not been there when we left for the evening service.
I apologize for the fact my camera doesn't do well at night, I changed some of the pictures to black & white to try and make the web more visible.
It was at least 4' x 5' big.

It stretched from our pear tree to Charles work sprinter, a distance of almost 20'!
(enlarge this one for a closer look)

I still haven't been able to identify what kind of critter he was.

Of course Charles insisted we bring the kiddos out,
it's not everyday you see something quite this neat. :)

It left quite a big dab of stuff for stability on his truck.
Can you see it?

He was a creamy colored fellow with some orange markings on his underside.

Sorry if I wore you out with spider pictures
but we thought it was a pretty neat experience.
The next morning it was all gone and we haven't seen him (or her) since. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fun with Fabric

Waaay back in January I made a trip to JoAnn's.
Aunt Cee and Aunt Dee came along too.
While Aunt Dee and myself were looking for something in particular
Aunt Cee and the kiddos had fun in the "shiny" fabric section.
Who knew a trip to JoAnn's could be so much fun?! ;)

I actually just got this pictures from her and it made me laugh to look through them. :)

Of course Mercy is a big helper whenever she can. :)

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mr. Watermelon

Believe it or not this is Julia's friend, Mr. Watermelon.
He was grown in Nama's garden.
Probably the funniest watermelon you've ever seen too.
Julia wasn't too sure about him at first...

...but then she decided he wasn't too bad after all. ;)

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm picky

One evening a while ago I was busy doing something right after dinner and so I hollered out to the kitchen for the kiddos to start loading the dishwasher while they waited for me. They hadn't ever done it by themselves before but I figured it wouldn't hurt for them to try. I'm so picky when it comes to loading the dishwasher, I've got to have things in there "just so". I got good chuckle out of how they had loaded what they had when I got back. Guess they are still in need of a lesson or two on loading the dishwasher 101. :)

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