If one falls down, his friend can pick him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up… Ecclesiastes 4:11
Monday, June 24, 2013
We are loving summer, so much so that I still haven’t got back in the swing if this blogging thing—but I’m trying, kinda.
We started the summer with an all boy campout at our house to celebrate Riley’s 10th birthday. Aaron took them down to the river for some slightly reckless but supervised fun. Then came home and turned them loose.
No injuries and lots of stinky, dirty boys in a tent—what more could a mama ask for. Riley is growing so quick, the days of Bob the Builder and Blue’s Clues are gone. While, at times I grieve for that sweet time when they are squishy and cuddly, I am in awe of the man he is becoming.
I love that so many of the boys that have been part of his life, since he was old enough to have an opinion about friends are still the ones he wants to celebrate with. Just one of the perks of living in a small community surrounded by good people.
Ansley attended sewing camp last week and had a ball. She learned a lot and the volunteers were beyond patient and helpful.
I was so proud of what she accomplished and even more pleased to see her take pride in her own hard work.
We enjoyed a day at Kirby Farms to see the kids from Duck Dynasty and celebrate Father’s Day. It was hot and crowded but everybody enjoyed the free goodies and entertainment.
We also survived another Dance recital, which may not sound like a big deal if you have never done it. Three nights of hair fixing, and staying up late while running around in a dressing room with 40 other girls for 3 hours takes a toll on an 8 year old and her mama. Of course we can’t forget Daddy, who faithfully came and
played his IPhone, watched every night.
The rest of our summer is going to include a lot of hanging out at home. We are smack in the middle of VBS right now, so that will be our entertainment for this week.
I am blessed to have the summer to enjoy being with my family and doing some of the things we enjoy.
So, we will say with confidence, The lord is my helper, I will not be afraid, what can man do to me…Hebrews 13:6
Monday, May 27, 2013
I LOVE my new camera. I do not know how to use it, but I love it. I am not going to let a little ignorance stop me from sharing what I have learned about photography so far.
1. Little girls blowing dandelions are cute..Little boys who are not so little just think you’re crazy.
2. While, “family” pictures are lovely it helps to learn how to use your timer so that the “family” can be in the picture
3. I would really like my hair to be this shade of red—but I am not sure how it got this way in this photo, since it is generally a dreary brown.
4. The adorable, laying in the flower pictures should not be taken at 12:30, it is painful-- (that one should have been obvious).
5. Every once in a while you come up with something nice enough to send to the grandparents. So, I will just keep trying, enjoying in the fact that I can easily take 150 photos in a couple minutes and sort through the wreckage.
Side-note: We are so very proud of these two smarties! Riley received an award for A/B honor roll all year and Ansley for most improved in her class!
He will cover you under His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge. Psalms 91:4