Monday, June 21, 2010

Fathers/Birth day!

We had the most excellent getaway this last weekend. We went out to West Texas to spend some time with family for Fathers Day and to celebrate my birthday. We spent most of the weekend at Lake Alan Henry. It was so refreshing and filling. Thank you Lord for rest, for our fathers, and for family.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A gift for myself

I was actually able to sit and make my very own shirt yesterday. It was a simple pattern with beautiful abstract fabric. It took me less than 24 hours to make it. A perfect birthday present to myself! ;)

Saturday, June 12, 2010


If you guessed T-ball from this post, you were right! DJ has started playing T-Ball this summer! So exciting to see him learn a new skill and develop a love for the sport. He drags his T all over the backyard, and sleeps with his bat.

He also really enjoys running the bases. Not sure he understands the object of the game yet, but he sure does have fun learning.

But what we have enjoyed most of all, is both brothers playing and enjoying this sport together. So precious!


X1 = Experiment One

With the summer here, Joel had it in his mind that we needed another canoe or a kayake. We have been blessed with one canoe and use it often, but its starting to get uncomfortable with our growing family of 6 in the canoe these days.

So instead of buying a canoe, he decided he would build his own. He researched alot and gathered scraps, extra wood, and supplies around his shop and at home.

Then when he actually built the frame, I realized he was really serious! ;)

He wrapped it with fabric, and covered it with some kind of coating/sealant.

He took it for its maiden voyage and later tweaked its performance.

So the camping trip this weekend was the opportunity to try it out and see how well it would hold up. It passed!

Now, he is brainstorming X2.

My goodness!

I am happy to start this post off at the end of a loooooong week. Im looking forward to starting a fresh new week! ;)

I have been planning for a mini church camp for the preschoolers of our church. It was called the RAINFOREST ADVENTURE. Such a fun- busy-hard-rewarding-stretching week! Here are a few pics of the decorations.

In the middle of our crazy week, our dad had to go get himself hurt. He accidentally stabbed himself in his forehead. He was cutting a heavy duty zip tie upwards and ended up hitting himself. 7 Stitches.

Then we ended our week splitting up. I took Em and Taylor to a wedding, while Joel took the other two camping with the lifegroup. We would meet up after the wedding.

It was a beautiful wedding!! The bride- my cousin Brooke was stunning! I was taking some pictures and took this last one.
Notice Taylor resting his head on this lovely table. After I took this picture, I realized he wasnt looking good resting on the table. I put him in my lap and noticed he was about to throw up. I surely didnt want him to puke on this table or in front of a bunch of guests. SO, I grabbed my purse and let him throw up in it. It was horrible. So needless to say, we left immediately and came home.

The lifegroup enjoyed the campout. I tried to talk Joel into staying home with a hurt head and all. But he refused. He wanted to try out his new creation- the X1. Thats another post! This is one pic I found on Joel's phone of the campout. Its of DJ, listening to an iPod. I love that kid!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Guessing Game!

Can anyone take a guess what this picture might mean???