Monday, November 24, 2008

super old.

this is a so fun old picture of the all of us when we were getting ready to go out on a canoe. jeremy isn't even 1 in the picture. this was at a junior high summer camp that todd had the opportunity to lead worship at... a former high school student just sent it to us! isn't it so cute. it is one of my fav pics for some reason. good times!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

goodbye. hello.

goodbye old faithful running shoes.

hello new ones!

Monday, November 10, 2008

colonial days.

history. atmosphere. laughter. colonial days. sloca does history day... colonial style. i was fantastic! kids running every which way... all in colonial time period outfits. playing colonial childrens games. making colonial projects... owner sticks... candles... tin punches... cornhusk dolls. there was taste testing. a petting zoo. it was simply amazing.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

my favorite things.

these top 10 things that have brought me encouragement & joy over the recent weeks. i am ever convinced that the reason that these images and thoughts have entered in and out of my mind are to be a source of happiess & hope for me when i get down. some of these wonderful things will always be there, but i know that some of these images are going to change. as the kids grow up, change is inevitable, but they will always be memories that we come screaming back to me. while i have been studying the psalms, i have been convicted & encouraged by the fact that even if i fail miserably, God doesn't use that as a way to determine the amount grace & mercy he bestows upon me. in fact, in my life, there seems to be so much grace, that i am overwhelmed by His greatness.) here we are.

1. the kids singing worship songs in the morning. & reading their bible with dad @ night.
2. giggles. laughter.
3. the beach.4. psalm 121 & my worn bible that my dad gave me while i was in college. (i am studying the psalms of ascent & loving it!)
5. a hot cup of coffee. a warm blanket. & a cold day.

6. fun books to read.
7. rosy red cheeks.

8. my kids loving on each other.
9. the rain.
10. the sunrise & sunset. it reminds me of the faithfulness of who God is & the radical way he is able to affect everything by simply (or not simply) giving us a source of life.
11. this one is just extra. kids dressed up for halloween. ash is a flower and jt is a lion