Saturday, October 20, 2012


Today, this handsome young man turns 15 years old.
He is a kind and gentle person, and his siblings LOVE him!

He likes to have fun and has a great sense of humor!

He also likes to read...LOVES history.....and is a very thoughtful person!
Joshua,you are a wonderful blessing to our family!
May you continue to grow in the Lord and become more like Him with each passing year!
Happy Birthday, Joshua!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

KidsCamp 2nd Edition

Last year, we got together with some dear family friends to do a week long Kid's Camp. It was so much fun that we did it again this year. Our schedule consisted of crocheting lessons for the girls in the morning- which we continue on a monthly basis as "Knit and Natter" during the year....and then swimming lessons in the evening. The boys were taken to the beach by Joshua (my 2nd oldest son). We had the privilege of starting each day w/ devotions together and a bit of singing. The afternoons were spent practicing the crocheting and just playing.
Emily made a video for us to remember the fun. You can have a look too, if you like. By the way, the water was freezing - though I'm told the Pacific Ocean stays about the same temperature all year. For what it's worth, no matter WHEN we go to the beach, we ALWAYS get wet! It can be in the middle of the winter, and still, we get wet. As a mother of 10 I don't know why I have the notion each time that maybe this time we won't. So, my 'word to the wise'....When you go to the beach, PLAN on getting wet! Can you believe I even had to type that? You may 'be dumber now' that you've read this post.
Ah, well, enjoy the slide show!