Saturday, November 27, 2010

the big winner!

The 4th graders at our school are responsible for completing a Social Studies Fair project.

This year's theme was "Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, & Consequences"...did you get all of that?

Sydney definitely did not inherit my fine scribble talent for drawing.  She also had to write a 500 word essay.

She decided to complete her project on The Gold Rush and the impact that it had on the environment and continues to have.

We are so proud of her!  It is so nice to see a child's hard work rewarded!  She won the "Superior" in the poster entry.
Our proud winner!

Sydney with her teacher, Mrs. Sherwin!

Some time in February, her project will go to our County Social Studies Fair!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

the BIG 7

A few weeks ago we celebrated Jadon's 7th birthday!  We are so blessed to have Jadon in our lives!  He is kind and caring, compassionate and tender-hearted!  He loves the Lord and has a gift for memorizing scripture!  He is ALL boy!  Oh boy!  We are thankful that he was delivered safely after I spent a small amount of time on bedrest and then had an emergency c-section, again!  He is our social butterfuly and is such a "people-person"! 

We celebrated by going to dinner at Chili's...he really wanted to go to Burger King, but-sorry, this mom's gotta eat real food if she's going out for a birthday dinner.  My mom and dad just arrived from Murphy and were able to celebrate with us!  The kids love it when Oma and Opa are back in town!
The laughter in my life!

Jackson, Jadon, Kurt, and Opa

Opa and Jadon

Jadon and his new Canjo!  You can actually play songs on it!

Jadon has been waiting at least 2 years for a DS!!

Kurt with Little Man

Jackson has finally learned to say "Cheese" for the camera!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mommy's little helper

                   I remember once upon a time when 2 certain little children in the house LOVED to clean!

Now I'm down to 1 !

I'll take what I can get!
Even if he DOES intentionally give his Daddy his little fork!

He gets the job done!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Drawn From Water

I came across this video today and am still thinking about it.  It's unfathomable to me how this happens.  The words to the music playing in the background are just as striking.

Now that I've seen, God expects me to respond!  I am responsible!

What will you do, now that you've seen?

I challenge you to watch!  (Be sure to pause the music on the bottom of our blog first!)

"It Began with Bale" from Drawn From Water on Vimeo.

Friday, November 5, 2010

sweeter than pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin patches are few and far between in our neck of the woods.

Usually a local church or two in town will have one.

This is the church that I grew up at, well at least when home during my college years, until I met Kurt.

We were married here.

The pumpkin patch was to raise money for all of their missions teams.

Happy Fall Y'all!