Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hair Cut





Hannah doesn't like tangles.

Her friend has her hair short.

In the midst of a tangle battle, her friend walks into Hannah's room and says "I don't have tangles."

*sigh*

SO she asked to have her hair cut.

We negotiated and this is what happened.

8 inches got cut off! Wow!

We all love it though. It was fun! Hannah can't get over it!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Let's Go Fishing

While we were at my parents house near the 4th of July a friend of theirs that has a farm invited us out for some finger foods, fellowship, and fireworks.

We hung out near a lake/pond and Chris was pretty excited that they had some fishing poles. Justus was excited too... Until it actually came catching the fish. hehe! Hannah liked watching but did not want to get near one. It was kinda funny.
I took the beautiful scenery opportunity to try to get some pretty pictures. I got a few but there is one thing for sure - - - I am NOT a photographer! :-)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Book Update

I am quite behind on my book updates...

I read A Time To Embrace and I liked it. I will admit that it took me a little while to read it because as I started it, I felt like I knew where it was going and I really didn't want to read about that kind of topic.

But it was great! I am glad I finished it. I definitely think I want to read more Karen Kingsbury books. Thank You Rachel for introducing her to me.

After that I read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Um. I. Really. Have. No. Words. If you have not read it - read it. Lots of scripture references and illustrations of how to put these scriptures into real life. It is slight parallel to the book of Hosea. Very Interesting. Very Beautiful story and amazing illustration of the love you have for your spouse, your friends, your family, and for God!

READ IT!!!!

I am now reading The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. A use to not read. Well, I read as little as possible - let's just say that. I have a friend named Lee and he knew me when I didn't read and he gave me this book and said I should try it. He thought I would like it. That was probably well over 12 years ago. The horrible friend that I am - I'm just now getting around to reading it.


Also, I am reading (I am not usually reading 2 at one time but there are some extenuating circumstances that caused this to happen) Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond. I am a fan of the Pioneer Woman and love her Love Story (I read a little on her blog before she put it all into a book).

I will let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Let's Ride A Train


At the mall near where my parents live they have a train that kids can ride in (for a small fee of course) around the upper level of the mall.

Hannah and Justus were so excited.

It's kind of neat but if I had to go to that mall with my kids regularly I would wish it wasn't there! They would beg every time we were there to ride!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Shall Not Be Moved!

Jesus is my Savior, I shall not be moved;
In His love and favor, I shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that's planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.
In my Christ abiding, I shall not be moved;
In His love I'm hiding, I shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that's planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.
If I trust Him ever, I shall not be moved;
He will fail me never, I shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that's planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.
On His word I'm feeding, I shall not be moved;
He's the One that's leading, I shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that's planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.
Chorus
I shall not be, I shall not be moved;
I shall not be, I shall not be moved;
Just like a tree that's planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

And They Can Swim

If you live anywhere near Camp Nickajack I highly recommend it!! Even if you have to drive a little it is awesome! You can pretty much be guaranteed they will be swimming by the end of the week. As a matter of fact - they were jumping off the diving board on day 2! Amazing.

Mr Bert (Hannah and Justus' teacher) has been doing this for many years and is fantastic!

On Friday (the last day of the swim lessons) they do a little "swim show" for all the parents. It is the first time the parents get to even see the pool.

I suppose, so they don't have to remember so many real names, they give everyone nicknames. Remembering 12 nicknames is probably easier that remembering 36 real names. SO, Hannah was Mermaid and Justus was Shark. The kids think it is great and LOVE having Mr Bert call them their nicknames.

One night I said to Justus "Good Night my little shark" and he laughed and he said "I'm not shark. Mr Bert is not here!" Hilarious!

On the first day Chris asked Hannah in a very surprised voice "YOU put your face IN the water?" She looked at him with big eyes and said "We Have To!" I can't get over it. SO funny!

Notice in this one they are jumping off the diving board in 9 feet of water.
Hannah is better than I ever thought she would be this summer. It is amazing!

video

Did you see how Justus was "jumping" waiting for Mr Bert to tell him to go? Justus never went before he was told to, but he always was jumping anxiously waiting for his turn. It was hilarious!


video
Here they are jumping into 5 feet deep water where neither can touch. Mr Bert liked how Hannah would jump out so much. One of Justus' things that we have to work on is that he wants to jump in vertically not horizontally.

Please also note the jig Justus does waiting for his turn. Makes me laugh every time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Enthusiasm

Peter said, “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Acts 2:36-47

This is the kind of enthusiasm I want to have for the Lord.
Why do we not have time for our Christian brothers and sisters?
Why do we not share EVERYTHING we have?
This says they got together every day.
This says they sold stuff to give.
I really need to think. Really.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

And Speaking of...




Nannah and Papa's swing is usually a regular past time when we are visiting. Everyone loves it!

Our Sunday Pictures (Last Week)

Sunday Pictures at Nannah and Papa Joe's house usually end up on the swing.