Monday, March 18, 2013

Twenty Four Years Ago Today!


Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.

Happy Anniversary, Gregg!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The life of Pi Day!

I really like Math; I like math problems, I like math puzzles, I like geometry, I like non-euclidean geometry (my favorite, actually!) But, when math tastes good...WOW! What a combination! This is the life! 
 Pi day at our house has evolved in to quite an event...still just a family event, but one we REALLY enjoy! This year my sister Robin and her family were here to eat with us.  (All the way from Texas!) 
Robin brought two pies and Rachel made three. 
Here's the line up...


Key Lime

Sugar Free Blackberry Pear

 Peanut Butter

 Blackberry Pear

All of them were delicious...yes, I tasted each one...I think everybody here got to taste each one.

 This was a math assignment we all completed...even in a timely manner!

Just a Quick Reminder

It is Pi Day 3.14
I'll post more pictures later...but wanted to make sure you remembered.....

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Odds and Ends....Mostly Odds....

Well, don't know that I'll get back to blogging very consistently, but I just might. Today I'm just posting some pictures of a few random activities......

In the Make it Monday category (yes, I know it is not Monday - but Make it Monday w/ Madeline sounds better than the alternative), I'm featuring Madeline...who finished this scrumptious looking pair of slippers for a baby due very soon (close your eyes, Rebecca!)

She's so poetic, that as I'm writing this post, she is playing the "strawberry, strawberry' suzuki rhythm of Twinkle Twinkle.....a natural artist... 


In other news, our "Little Lamb", Rachel has been supervising the lambing of her small flock - two ewes. Both ewes had twins this year, but one was stillborn. A week after the last birth, her 4H leader called her and asked if she wanted a 'project'. He had a little ewe lamb whose mama was gonna have to be put down, so she adopted a 3day old ewe lamb (who was larger than her 10 day old lamb!) and has been bottle feeding this little sweetie. She will be kept as a breeding ewe.

Well, the first night, she came inside and told us that "Surely" would like her to spend the she lasted out there until after the 2am feeding....then opted for the sofa for the remainder of the night. 

Incidentally, her ewes are named, Surely, Goodness, and Mercy.....but only Surely follows her!


We've done a bit of hiking this fall/winter....we live in a beautiful area! (There's your plug to come and visit if you don't enjoy this neck of the woods as home!) 
I love having pictures of all the children...these may be harder and harder to come by in the next years.