Friday, April 30, 2010

Pokagon State Park

Yesterday we set off for a hike at Pokagon State Park.    Everywhere we looked the woods were in bloom.

Caleb balancing on a log.

Stepping Stones


What's in the water???

Look what I drew, Mommy:

Carefully drawing in her nature notebook:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

You Capture - Spring


This week's You Capture theme is spring!   We've been enjoying spring here for several weeks . . . and the sights, sounds and smells of spring are just about the best (Fall is right up there with it, though)!   Here are some 'spring' shots  I captured this week.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baby Jam

Josiah gave Sarah his MP3 player and she was jamming.   She thought she was pretty cool!

(I had him turn the volume way down to almost nothing, so her ears wouldn't get damaged).

building Our Marriage Challenge

Building Our Marriage Challenge

Give your spouse an unexpected kiss.

Monday, April 26, 2010

What are these girls doing?

Butterflies flying Away

Curious??   Watch the video to find out!

My sweet little butterflies!

i ♥ Faces - Smile

Head over to i heart faces for more smiles!

1000 Gifts

holy experience

Gifts.   They surround us.   Our wonderful Father lavishes them upon us.   Are our eyes open enough to see them?   Do we discount the extraordinary as ordinary.   Take some time this week to open your eyes to the gifts around you.   And give thanks!

My list continues:
33. First steps

34. Evening walks with the one I love
35. Quiet
36. My new camera
37. Reading aloud to my girls
38. A book that mesmerizes a large group of children
39. Garage sale finds
40. A day spent learning and worshipping with a large group of women
41. A night out with Aaron - dinner and a (high school) play

More gifts - Holy Experience.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Today it's Rachel's turn.  Here are a few shots of her from the last few days.

Hamming it up with her big brothers:

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Because he's 8 . . . and has green eyes . . . and is all boy . . . and he actually posed for me yesterday . . . here's some pictures of Josiah.

Just for a laugh . . . .

I've heard of a flip top head (remember those commercials??) but I had never heard of a swivel bottom.   Until yesterday morning.


I woke up to a little girl whose bottom had swiveled around as she slept!    Her front was facing the back . . . her back was facing the front.   She must be one talented baby!   Maybe she has a future in the circus, or something.

Then I remembered.  Her big brothers had put her diaper on the night before.   How they put it on backwards is beyond me!   Did they have her lay on her stomach to change her?    What craziness!  Thankfully, it still holds what it needs to hold even when on backwards.


You Capture - Sweet


This week's You Capture theme is Sweet.   I should have captured some yummy sweets - but I'm TRYING to avoid them (though not always very successfully).   So instead I captured my sweets.

My sweet baby girl - who is quickly moving away from babyhood.

All of my (mostly) sweet children:

The sweet man I'm lucky enough to be married to:

Head over to I should be Folding Laundry to see everyone else's SWEET's.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dandelion Wars

Danielle had a great idea to make a game out of picking dandelions!   I just had to try it out myself.   So, I sent the kids out with the challenge to pick more dandelions than each other.



The front yard was looking pretty good when they were done.   But, alas, today more dandelions have bloomed.   It may have to be a game we play every day around here, LOL!

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