Thursday, May 29, 2008

Second Grade

Second Grade is a special place,
see the big smile on my face.

Games to play and songs to sing,

we learn about EVERYTHING!

We learn our ABC's,

right down to the XYZ's.

Reading, writing, and spelling too.
We even know 2 + 2!

Theres time for work and time for play,

we learn new things everyday!

Second Grade is a special place.

See the BIG smile on my face.

This is one of the poems the girls recited at school. I cannot believe 2nd Grade is over now. Here we come 3rd Grade!!

Here is Emily reciting "He's Got The Whole Beach In His Pants" by Alan Katz The picture was fuzzy, but you can see she is wearing her beach gear- and has props: a sand bucket, a fake lobster and starfish at her feet.
My brother played down in the sand,
he had alot of cool shovels in his hand. But now home he's jumping like a rubber band, he's got the whole beach in his pants. He's got the whole beach, in his pants, when he takes them off, a clam'll do a dance. If you change his diaper theres quite a chance, you'll find a lobster in his pants! People take shells as souvenirs, he's got a ton of sand in his hair and ears. He's the reason that they say: "The coast is clear". Think he should sleep at the pier!!

And Kayla recited "A Colorful Butterfly" by Tressa Strickland See her beautiful butterfly? She is using it as a prop so it could "swoop" through the air!

I watched a big butterfly go swooping thru the air. Blue, gold and yellow -his colors were so fair

As I watched him fly up in the sky, I rose upon my tippy toes he came down before my eyes and landed on my nose!

My eyes they crossed that I might see thisbig wonderful thing I cant believe all the colors he had on both his wings.

He fluttered his wings open and closed on this sunny day Suddenly, the wind began to blow and the butterfly flew away.

This butterfly made me very happy and so very glad
to see him oh so closely and all the colors that he had.

We are so proud of our girls- and how well they accomplished 2nd Grade.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008



Monday, May 19, 2008


We really enjoyed a nice weekend camping out at Fort Parker with our lifegroup. We saw alot of wild animals like boars, owls at night, and even a hawk and her nest with babies. We also enjoyed hiking, playing games, cooking out, swimming, bike riding, making smores, and of course riding the canoe. Here are just a few pictures of the weekend.

Wild baby-eating bark!


Our tent mansion we borrowed from our uncle and aunt, we loved it so much- we bought us one!

Playing games wirh Brandi. Best buds right here!

Getting ready for a hike!

Out on the canoe with daddy.

Swimming excitement!

Hiking the trail

Best buds! Who love to eat!

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Being a mom just ain't easy. I was asked yesterday "When do you get any down time?" And to be honest, I just dont get alot of down time these days. But Ive realized, these days are soon to be gone, and right now, this season of "busting it" isnt really about me, its about my children.

I wanted to testify on our blog how honored I am to be placed in this family as Joel's wife and as the mother of these four beautiful children. Seriously- its a privilege!

I would not rather be doing anything else-but serving this family. (Although sometimes Id rather be at the beach than washing dishes, or shopping for myself instead for the children, or sleeping in rather than getting up early and preparing for the day.)

Happy Mothers Day to you mothers- who give of yourselves unconditionally for your families, your investments into your husband and children are extremely valuable!

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Sprinkler Inspector

LOOK at what we came across today. This video is of Dylan. You know, he and Taylor sure do look alot alike in some ways.

Our special Papa produced this video, its on YouTube, The title" The Sprinkler Inspector". ENJOY!