This morning we all went outside for a while. The sun was out so we had to make a run for it. I thought I’d take my camera as we were bolting out the door. You can never have enough pictures of the kids!
Here’s little Matthew grinning from ear to ear
What’s he trying to say???
My thoughtful boy
Hmmm, still thinking… such a beautiful baby to me.
Hannah pouting all by herself!
Hannah making up with daddy
Raking some of our field
Elisabeth pondering whether she wants the purple one
Climbing up boards… Who needs to learn this in kindergarten
when we can learn how to walk on a balance beam at home???
Elisabeth growing all up. She’ll be three in July!
More raking… now get to work!
Pretty girl – we love you Elisabeth
We will be leaving and driving to San Diego May 15th to visit with Matthew’s father. He is pretty ill of health and we want to see him before he passes away. We will be gone for a week. Please pray that Matthew’s father Mike will hear the words of his son about the Lord and that we will return safely. We also need prayer that the Lord’s will be done on a very important matter concerning the rest of our and our children’s lives. Thank you so much! We will post lots of pictures upon our return when we have the time. : ) Take care all…
The home we are dwelling in was built in the early 1930’s. There was a home on this property prior to the home that we live in. We call it primitive house. It was somewhat safe to walk into a few years ago when we bought the home. However, now the floor and ceiling are rotting and we are going to have to bring it down for the safety of our children or anyone else. I took some pictures before we bring the house down.
You can see here why we need to bring it down. The floor is literally caving in.
Some of the old bottles we’ve found underneath and around the house.
This is the living quarters where the people used to stay or so we’ve heard.
Later someone turned it into a sauna.
As I’ve shared on an earlier post, we have a weekly arrangement where we drop off 2 dozen eggs to the owners of Brady’s Oysters and they give us a pint of oysters. Well, about a month ago I was feeling very sick (I think it’s a boy again – yeah!). The last thing I wanted to smell the aroma of was oysters. So, Matthew started up a tab for the oysters with the people at Brady’s. He went in last week and the lady shared, “You know you can get anything here”. He was delighted as he was 3 weeks backed up on us not having oysters and got the Spotted Prawns for $20 a pound. We got just over a pound and boy were they delicious. We may pick up the red salmon in a week and some halibut soon thereafter – Oh, I want some halibut. It’s my favorite! What a wonderful setup we have with these nice folks. God is good.
We bought this Grain Mill at a garage sale for $5 last Summer. I use it to grind oats very fine for Matthew’s cereal and coarser for us for breads, cereals, etc…
Here I ground up some whole red wheat berries and some oats. It makes for a delicious hot cereal in the mornings. I bought some barley and rye to grind up and add to the mix in a day or two. I love to eat really bad, but I also love to eat good, whole foods.
I love the Momy’s site (momys.com). Momys stands for Mothers of Many Young Siblings. Many women correspond on the site that have similar values… many believe in the Lord, many believe in enduring the hardships and supporting one another through bearing children and having as many children as the Lord intends. I’ve seen women rejoice in birth and share their sorrows in death of their children from 4 weeks pregnant to 12 year olds dying tragically as well as some dying right now. But, many women on this site still have time to have fun and enjoy the lighter side of life. In the craft section of Momys, many women decided to have a drawing for a free gift to share their gifts in the crafts area. I signed up for a few drawings and was surprised to find I had won a homemade skirt for my daughter. I was delighted! This lady took the time out of her day to make a skirt for my little Elisabeth. She has a 3 year old too so her daughter got to model it first (I got a preview). Well, today the little skirt arrived and it is prettier than the pictures. It is full, long and pretty. I love it! And Elisabeth loves it even more. Here are some pictures I took of Elisabeth in the little blessing we received. Thank you Heather! You are so kind.
Full shot of the pretty skirt. Isn’t it adorable???
All smiles… Look at my pretty skirt mommy. Hannah likes the fullness of it.
Tippie toe view – (I mean backside view).
Another pretty shot
I love how it drapes. It is so pretty! So what do ya all think Momys? Did she do well or what? Did we get a blessing today or what? Thank you again!!! Now I have a skirt I will have to try to duplicate. : )