Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Pictures

Here are some pics from Turkey Day:

Saturday, November 29, 2008


We had a wonderful time this year in spite of a bout with the stomach bug. I was sick two days before Turkey day with the "CRUD"!! We weren't sure we would be able to have Thanksgiving dinner here at all!! Danielle and Tim were real troopers!! While I laid on the couch and moaned and groaned, they made pies and desert. Danielle and I had planned to spend the day making pies and goodies together. She did a wonderful job with some help from her dad. She's going to be a wonderful wife , someday.
Ian drove all the way from Charleston. I was sooooo glad to see him, but he kept his distance the first day he was here (smart). Mom, Noni and Sean decided to stay home (smart!!!). We missed them terribly!!
We had dinner at about 5:00, so I wouldn't have to rush. That was nice, but not our usual tradition. Not as many "homemades" as usual, but it was still yummy.

I have been thinking ALOT about what I'm thankful for lately!! Soooo much to be grateful for!! Things are tight, but God is so faithful. Isn't that what the first Thanksgiving was all about? They had suffered hard times, but God had provided. He is faithful. Thanks my Holy Father for all you blessings!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nature Studies

Danielle and I have been going out in nature with our little sketch books and the D-40. We've been having a blast!!! Two other HS families have joined us. I'm going to post some of our pictures here and some of my drawings.
This has been so wonderful for my walk with the Lord!! The Word says that "all creation declares His glory." When you sit in a field and focus on one small flower and it's complexity......even just a blade of grass, you can't help but marvel and rejoice over the Great Creator!! The peace and joy I have experienced has been wonderful.
The kids seem to be more observant now. Danielle notices little things that she would have otherwise overlooked.