Thursday, April 30, 2015


This morning I asked the 5 year old what his bear's name was. 
He replied very seriously: "Wellllll I'm not sure.....but I *think* it is Teddy."

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

And the Tree is Down

 We had a big tree in the back yard removed on Monday.  It was partially dead and was always dropping branches.  Amy and I were able to watch a little of the process before we headed off to work. 

The chips are flying!

When we got home the tree was gone and the yard looked so different!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Secret Church"

We spent the evening at the "Secret Church" simulcast by David Platt. It was like drinking from a fire hose!  But SO good!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Snail on Kale

We found three of these big snails while we were washing kale today at work...quite a surprise! 

Preparing for a Paris Birthday

Last week was "Ballet Betsy's" birthday, and she requested that it be a Paris birthday! 
(The birthday girl is above in pink.)

"Painting Petunia" made her a yummy cake

"Honey Ham" set the table.

"Painting Petunia" working on a birthday gift for her sister! 
She was surprised and delighted with it!!

The other children had great fun decorating the house with streamers and making a cardboard Eiffel Tower! 
It was fun to help prepare for "Ballet Betsy's birthday! 

Saturday, April 11, 2015


"Rest is found, not in understanding your life, 
but in trusting the One who reigns over all the things you didn't plan and don't understand." 
- Paul David Tripp

Friday, April 3, 2015

Nothing But The Blood

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus. 

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus. 

For my cleansing this I see--
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
For my pardon this my plea--
Nothing but the blood of Jesus! 

Nothing can my sin erase
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Naught of works, 'tis all of grace--
Nothing but the blood of Jesus! 

This is all my hope and peace--
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
This is all my righteousness--
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!