Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter pictures

After church this morning we went to Omie's (Aunt Ree's next door) and then we went to Gigi's! The girls wore their matching dresses. Lili had put their hair up in sponge rollers the night before and their hair was curly when they first got up. It was a rainy day so their hair fell quite a bit but Isabella still had some curls.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Field Trip to Shepherd's Cross

This was so much fun! Usually we go with a group but this day we went with just a sweet friend and her children. The peacock was amazing and they said it was rare for us to catch him like that. He was so much more beautiful in person. We even watched him shake his feathers at the cat! He was very brave and came VERY close to us when we were eating at the picnic tables to eat our crumbs. We got to see a 4 day old baby lamb. We went on a Bible Garden Tour. There were so many neat things to smell (mint, lavendar) and see. They talked about how only God could make these things. They talked about the Japanese Maple symbolizing Jesus' blood and pointed out that was why we were about to celebrate Good Friday.

We went on a garden tour.
They make all kinds of cute things there that they sale in their gift shop. One time I bought a purse made of sheeps wool. They have these little knitted bassinettes with little babies in them that flip into a purse to carry your baby in. We got Samantha one last year for her birthday and she loves it. Even the little clothes were knit for the baby. We found some birthday presents for the cousins there this time. I have knitted dish rags & some other cute little kitchen things from there.
A goodbye hug!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't."
- John Piper
"I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God; first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done."
- J. Hudson Taylor
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” - C.S. Lewis