Friday, May 30, 2008

Last Day

Hannah and her teacher, Mrs. Davis

Hannah's class

Today was Hannah's last day of second grade. Hard to believe how fast this year flew by. She enjoyed school...liked her classmates and teacher, and she did well on her report card.

However, I am SO glad she'll be home again. I never did get used to her being gone all the time. And it felt like ALL the time. She left at 6:55 ever morning and got home at 4 every afternoon. I hated feeling like I never saw her.

So, while many parents don't know what to do when summer comes or are constantly looking for things to enroll their children in during the summer months, I am THRILLED that I will have all four at home again!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Two Sides

There are two sides of Julia and these pictures spell it out pretty well...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Julia will frequently declare: "Daddy, you have a mustache. Mommy doesn't have a mustache, she has a frettle." She recently discovered two "frettles" of her own. She is very proud of them and willing to show anyone who is interested. The first on is on her stomach (she says it's on her body). The second one is on her arm...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day and the Mallard Ducks

Today for Mother's Day, my husband took me out for dinner and then we all went to a park. We were enjoying throwing a frisbee, throwing a football, picking flowers, and just running around, when a family of Mallard ducks wandered across our path. The parade was led by Daddy Duck and then about four feet behind was Mommy Duck and six Ducklings (one of them is hidden in the grass, so you can only see five). The Dad was forging the path, making sure that the way he led his family was the safest possible. He turned them away from the road, avoided the people, and headed toward the lake. Every so often, he would turn around and snip at and squawk at the Mommy Duck, Mommy Duck was patiently sticking with her young ones who had shorter legs and couldn't keep up with Dad. The whole thing made me laugh. It was a good picture of how family life works...each parent has their role, established by God, and when they work together, the family is complete, safe, and happy.
Here I am, the "Mommy Duck" with my four ducklings. I am so thankful for them and for the Husband God has blessed me with.

The boys...being boys: wrestling, throwing the football & frisbee, and running around like crazy...

The girls...not interested in catching the ball or frisbee...the flowers in the field are much more interesting (and less likely to hit them in the face)...

Friday, May 2, 2008

May 2, 1998

Today marks the ten year anniversary of our wedding. I am grateful for the past 10 years, and hopeful for what God has in store for the next.

(February 2008)
P.S. Thanks for picking me, Johnny...