Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Rainbow Walk - Red

Yesterday was a balmy 60 degrees here in Central PA, so after running a few errands, I took the younger two boys on a walk. We decided to make it a Rainbow Walk...and we searched for items that were the first color of the rainbow--red. Here is what we found on our short little walk down the road and through a local cemetery and back...

The first obvious item that was red!

The red lights on the parked school bus

Leftover flowers from Christmas on one of the tombstones

More flowers...

A mailbox and flag across the street

The garbage truck...we missed it when it went by the first time, but got it when it came back around!

A reflector on the fence was right at eye level for Benjamin!

A leftover red Christmas bow

The red stripes on the American flag (God bless America!)

A really cool red garden globe in a neighbor's yard

Last but not buds on the tree--Spring is coming!
Stay tuned for the next installment of "A Rainbow Walk"...the color orange! Have a great weekend!

A Thousand Words

(P.S. This freaks Dave out because apparently, when he was little, a family cat jumped in the dryer and noone knew it. A load of clothes later, Dave found the cat (or what was left of it!) when he was pulling his clothes out of the dryer...obviously, we don't condone Nathaniel's use of the dryer as a hiding place, but when he got in here by himself and couldn't get out, I couldn't resist the photo op!)

Sunday, March 22, 2009


"Some days you're the pigeon; some days you're the statue."

-Roger Anderson

Friday, March 6, 2009


"(W)hen a strict interpretation of the Constitution ... is abandoned, and the theoretical opinions of individuals are allowed to control its meaning, we have no longer a Constitution; we are under the government of individual men, who for the time being have power to declare what the Constitution is, according to their own views of what it ought to mean."

— Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Curtiss, March 6, 1857, dissenting from the Dred Scott ruling that slaves were property

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Help Another Adoptive Family

I have come across so many families doing so many creative things to raise money to bring their adoptive child(ren) home. On my Taiwan adoption yahoo group, the adoptive mom behind this fundraiser asked for prayer because at this point, she will only break even, if that, with her fundraiser, and it only has two weeks left. If you are interested in helping this family bring home their little Josiah, a special needs child, please check out her blog. Even if you are not personally interested in the prizes, they would make great gifts. Thanks...and don't forget to scroll all the way down on the blog to see a photo of little Josiah!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Taste and See...A Busy Weekend

I am recuperating today from a very busy weekend. Friday night we had Jonathan's end-of-season basketball social where we enjoyed some yummy food and chased our two youngest around the gym so they wouldn't get hit by flying basketballs. This was Jonathan's third year playing JV basketball, and his team only lost two games all season. Way to go, Jonathan! We only stayed a short while because I was off to our church's annual Women's Retreat! A whole weekend away from meals to cook, no children to care for...what a treat!

The theme for this year's retreat was "Taste and See that the Lord is Good" taken from Psalm 34:8. We enjoyed some wonderful Bible teaching, super fun fellowship, yummy food, and entertaining breakout sessions. I didn't sleep much or well, I ate too much, and I had a splitting headache when I came home yesterday, but it was all worth it! God showed up, and lives were touched...doesn't get much better than that!

After a short rest to try and alleviate the headache, it was off to get the younger two boys' photos taken. It had been a year since I had taken either of them to get professional photos done, so it was time. We chose a new studio, Portrait Innovations, which I now would highly recommend. The photos turned out great, and were ready within a half an hour! We got a CD with the photos we purchased, so I will try and get some of them posted on here soon.

All in all, it was a great weekend. Today I am catching up on things around the house and resting my weary body. Weekends like this remind me that I'm not as young as I used to be! I was also reminded of how much I love my husband and family (I really did miss them!), and how good God has been to us. I have tasted, and have seen that the Lord is truly good!