Friday, April 25, 2014

Catching Up

My sincere apologies for not keeping up the blog these last two weeks.  Life has been very full...  Between fighting colds, doctoring black widow bites on my husband, planning our summer VBS, keeping up with church responsibilities, having people over for meals, and now caring for a baby with an ear infection, downtime for blogging has eluded me.  Tonight, though, I realized that my camera has grown a bit full with pictures from recent weeks, so I decided to carve out time for sharing them with you.  Sometimes, the creative outlet blogging provides is a much-needed release after a difficult day.  Enjoy these little peeks into our life lately!

Didn't you always want to climb a mountain of books??

A new book nook for Isaac!  
(Or so he thought...until Mom instituted the rule that these books need to stay on the shelf.) :)

What do you get when you send Daddy in to give Little Man his bath...and his two buddies tag along?  A Hebrew lesson in the bathroom while the baby bathes himself. :)

A recent snowfall --- just when it seemed spring was here for good!

Thankfully, it had all melted by the afternoon!

Isaac has long enjoyed playing with pots and pans...but just recently, he discovered how much fun the cabinet is too!

This is Isaac's preferred method of eating Cheerios.  Please notice the empty cup...

Mama's little Indian boy -- do you see the hair sticking up?

Stirring the soup...

Checking the soup...

Patting the soup...

"What do you think, Mom?"

Almost ready!

Last night, we had some friends over for dinner.  Isaac was acting a little fussy at the table, so the father of the family handed him a roll of electrical tape from out of his pocket.  Isaac had a blast playing with that little object!

And playing Peek-A-Boo.

"I see you...all covered in black!"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thankful Thursday

792.  Strawberries and blackberries on sale this week!

793.  Beautiful spring weather these past couple of days after several recent snow storms

794.  The hilarious things that children say during AWANA which make me chuckle

795.  Lots of leftover red raspberry tea from my last pregnancy to start drinking (because I'm finally just now getting around to remembering about its importance!)

796.  Isaac's cheerfulness despite being sick with a cold this week (he got what Nathan and I had last week, poor little fellow)

797.  God's plentiful provisions

798.  27 weeks of being pregnant with a new little life inside

799.  Nathan's wise leadership of our family

800.  The opportunity to be a stay-at-home wife and mommy!

Monday, April 7, 2014

April Newsletter

For those of you who don't already receive it via email or Facebook, here is our latest newsletter containing both family and ministry updates.  Enjoy!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

This and That

Come on - you've got to admit, this is a very cool ball!

I can play it like a bongo drum!

And carry it like Hercules. 

Yes, it is a very cool, red ball!

Isaac's latest fashion find.

Didn't you always want a tank top for a toga?

The Three Musketeers at it again!

On the menu?  Turtle burgers!

Made with a hamburger patty wrapped in bacon and cheese and stuffed with hot dog pieces in the appropriate places.

I guess you could say, it's a guy kind of meal. :)  
(Or at least one that motivates them being in the kitchen!)

Turtle burgers ready to go in the oven!

My latest pregnancy shot.  26 1/2 weeks!

Starting to feel a bit rotund... :)

Isaac's snack this morning: blueberry pancake smeared with almond butter.

He loved it!  (And I loved the bib keeping all that mess off is clothes!)

He also loved the camera! :)

Showing off his tongue.

A yummy mess.

Pancakes make this boy HAPPY!

Trying to lick his face.

Care for a bite?

Ready for a walk in the cold!

Such a cutie-patootie. :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thankful Thursday

783.  A snug, cozy house on a cold, snowy day

784.  The hilarious boy-noise sound effects coming from the other room, compliments of Isaac :)

785.  The opportunity to rest this week as we have been fighting colds

786.  A Skype call with my sister

787.  Good books for free on my Kindle thanks to

788.  Answered prayer for a family our church has been ministering to for over a year now; they stopped going to the Mormon "church" and started coming here this past Sunday!

789.  Machines that make life easier

790.  Kleenex

791.  The love of God