Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is risen!!! Happy Easter

On our way to church this resurrection morning.
My blessings all 'fancied' up...and yes, Colt was trying to escape
Aren't they just precious?
My darling Colt...I had to snap four pictures before I got this one :)
My amazing Daniel
My sweet Zek
My wonderful Braden
My dear Ryder
After church, we let all the kids release balloons into the air with gospel tracts on them. Then, there is a 'candy rain' for all the kids. My pictures of the 'rain' did not turn out, but they had fun all while learning what this blessed day means. Without the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord, we would have no hope.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Marriage Enrichment Seminar

We just had a two-day marriage seminar at our church. It was a lot of fun and very convicting :) Bro. and Mrs. Dustman were such a blessing to us...a true example of what a real marriage consists of. I'm thankful that God laid this seminar on our preacher's heart. It was a blessing.
Our preacher, Bro. Kirk, Mrs. Karanna, Bro. and Mrs. Dustman

Friday, April 8, 2011

Homeschool Field Trip

Our homeschooling group went to the Cumberland Mt. State Park today. We were praying the rain would hold off. It sprinkled on the way up, but turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day. We had a picnic and let the kids play a while. Braden's thinking about going down the firepole...he's not so sure about it.
He finally decided to go on down it :)
...and the slide, too :)
This boy loves to climb
My hubby showing off his tennis abilities
Emily and Ryder...not so sure about it
Then after we were all played out, we went to the neatest thing I've ever honest-to-goodness HUGE treehouse. It's called the 'Minister's Treehouse' and you can look it up online and read more about it. This house was built by a man using scrap pieces of wood, whatever he could find. It was amazing and of course, the kids loved it.
It even had a place for a church service. I really liked this room.
A tree branch that he built around
View from the top
Then here was a homemade swing that my boys loved
Yes, Daddy had to try it, too...It really looked fun
All in all, it was a really good day. We thank the Lord for the sunshine He gave us and I'm so thankful for healthy children that can get out and run and play and enjoy themselves.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Enjoying the sunshine

I thought this one was sweet :-)
I love chocolate!!
I think this is my favorite.
Always hiding from the camera
Which caffeine-filled soda do I want?