Saturday, April 28, 2007

John Deere Field Days

Today we went to John Deere field days at the fairgrounds.
They had tractors of all shapes and sizes that you could drive.
The sales people were very relaxed, and pretty much left you alone.
We even got free lunch. The kids and Tim had a blast. I had to go along for all the picture moments, but I ended up driving some too. Please excuse the long slide show, I took 126 pictures, so I think I did a pretty good job getting it down to 23:)

Friday, April 27, 2007

Promised Family Pictures

Here are the pictures of our recent visitors.
I forgot to take one of my Uncle Carl and Aunt Hilda.
We really enjoyed having everyone.
Sleeping beauty~Alayna
She laid down on the girls toy chest and went to sleep.

Adorable Josiah
Sweet and Pretty Melanie
My cousin John, Anette, Katlyn,
Wilson and Kendell Treese

Monday, April 23, 2007

IHC update ~finally

I am just now recovered enough from IHC to post some pics from our week. We had a really great time, but by Friday, I was rethinking the wisdom of going for all three days. We were able to have a room at the Crown, which was a big help with 5 kids. My Dad had a room right next door, and my brother and family were there for Wednesday and Thursday.
IHC is so much more fun when shared with family and friends. My best friend Lisa came from N.C. I have not seen her since July o6.
Thursday Tim spoke in Children's Chapel. The theme for Children's Chapel was about Nehemiah rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem. Charlotte asked Tim to show the kids how a wall is built. He used foam "bricks". He did a really great job. So if any of your kids told you about the man who built a wall in Children's Chapel, it was Tim that did it.
We got home Friday afternoon, and Tim's cousin, Chris and Esther Hilling and their kids, spent the night with us. It was so nice being with them. We don't get to see them nearly enough. Sunday I found out that my cousin who lives in Canada, was traveling through, so they stopped and had lunch with us today. I had not seen them in over two years. I had already planned to have my aunt and uncle for dinner, when they came to Cincinnati to the flower show. So they are coming to eat tomorrow!:)
Its a good thing I love my family:)

I posted some pictures of IHC and Tim speaking. I will post pictures of our family visitors later.

ps I did not want to take my big camara to IHC so we took Charlie's new one. Some did not turn out to well, but I posted them anyway.

Tim speaking in Childrens Chapel

IHC Pictures

Sunday, April 15, 2007

New Mower

Tim's big news this week, is that he got a new mower. His old mower was a commercial walk behind. It has been a great mower, but since his injury two years ago, it was harder and sometimes painful to use. So after deciding this was a need, and lots of shopping for a good deal, the Lord blessed us with a good mower at a good price.
Unfortunately the weather has been very cold and rainy. The wind chill was 31, when the mower was delivered. The next day, the sun was shining ,and it was a little warmer, so Tim bundle up and played-oops I mean mowed.
See post below for pictures of the new mower.

The only differance between men and boys are the price of thier toys.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sermon of Noah and a Rainbow.

Last night during church, we could see part of a rainbow through the window. Tim went out to take a picture. It was a double rainbow, and you could see the whole thing. The pictures don't show it, but the colors were very vibrant. The preacher did not know about the rainbow and just happened to preach about Noah and his wife.

More Birthday Pictures

I love this picture of Charlie with her Daddy.
Happy to get a digital camera.
Pizza is her favorite food, so we went to Pizza Hut.
The kids love Starbucks, so this is a special treat they get on their birthdays.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Thought For The Day

I read this scripture last night before I went to sleep. It was like a gentle hug from the LORD. I thought maybe someone could use the reminder today

Psalms 46

1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2. Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes, Though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas.

3. Though the waters of it roar and are troubled. Though the Mountains tremble with their swelling.

4. There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, The holy place of the tents of the Most High.

5. God is in her midst. She shall not be moved. God will help her at dawn.

6. The nations raged. The kingdoms were moved. He lifted his voice, and the earth melted.

7. Yahweh of host is with us. the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

8. Come, see Yahweh's works, What desolations he has made in the earth.

9. He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth. He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear. He burns the chariots in the fire.

10."Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth."

11. Yahweh of Host is with us. The God if Jacob is our refuge.


Monday, April 9, 2007


It is hard to believe that my little girl is 9 today. Mommy and Daddy love you so much. We hope you have a great birthday. I put some pictures of your 2nd birthday on here. Enjoy the memory.
Yesterday at Grandma and
Grandpa's house

Your 2nd birthday.
One of my favorite pictures of you.
I still have the dress and hat.


Olivia 10 weeks
I have been meaning to post some pictures of our foster baby Olivia. We got her when she was 11 days old. She is a very sweet and happy baby. Last night she laughed out loud for the first time. It was so cute. We do not know how long we will have her. We will just give her all the love we can while she is here.

Easter Pictures - Then and Now

Easter 2000
Our first Easter together.
Easter 2007

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


This past Sunday my Dad come for the day and my brother and niece came for Sunday through Tuesday. The kids had lots of fun with their cousin Brianna. Monday they colored Easter eggs and Tuesday we went to one of their favorite places, Totter's Otterville. This is a play area located in Johnny's toy store.
Tuesday Chris woke up with a cold. Today he woke up with an ear ache. I took him to the doctor who gave him three presciptions. With all that he should be on the mend soon.
Spring seems to have left us and winter has returned. On the way into the doctors office today we were complaining about the cold, and Chris spoke up and said " It's like Christmas, it's like a happy day!" Leave it to a five year old to see the good. He even hoped it would snow. NOT ME!!!
Until next time

Fun at Totter's Otterville

Coloring Easter Eggs

Monday, April 2, 2007

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday we had our annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg hunt at our church. The kids look forward to it every year. This year they had to hunt for the eggs in the rain, but they still had lots of fun.Chris looking for eggs
Charlie pausing the hunt for a picture.
Brittany with her friend Abbey.
Walter with his friend Trey
Charlie, Trey, and Walter checking their Treasures