Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lincoln Park Zoo




This has to be the best zoo I have been to in a long time....and even better, it is FREE!!! We had such a great time Monday afternoon just strolling through and checking out the animals. Talk about a perfect opportunity for me to try out my camera!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

So Blessed!





I am so grateful for a gift my parents recently gave me.....a new camera!!! They thought it was a win-win for them....mainly b/c they love to see pics of their grandkids and also b/c they never know what to give me. And let me just say....I have a lot of learning to do...but I am lovin' it so far!
For my first photo shoot, I took the youngest one out to the backyard....what do you think??

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Monday, August 17, 2009

I Could Eat Them Up!



My parents recently went on a mission trip to work in an orphanage in Guatemala. It sure didn't take them long to fall head over heels in love with a few of the kids there.....and I guess you can see why. They seemed to really bond, though, with one sibling group....an older sister who is nine and twin girls who are five. It just breaks my heart that these kids (and many, many more) just need a mommy and a daddy....and yet the government won't allow any adoptions from Guatemala right now. I am convinced that if it had been at all possible...my mom would have done everything she could to bring them back with her. For now, I think the only thing we can do is pray for these children and pray for the government to change their minds about the adoption process and allow these children to be placed in homes where they can experience what it is like to have a family!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back to School!

Hard to believe it is that time of year again! We did start a little earlier than most homeschoolers...but this mama likes to be done early too! So...on Monday, Graham officially began 6th grade and Grace began 2nd grade. What a blessing and privilege it is to teach our children at home! I feel like the luckiest mama alive!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Another Video....but please watch!

The staff of Life Action Ministries is having our annual Revival Week this week. Our service last night was awesome and included this amazing video. Very Powerful Stuff....don't say I didn't warn you!!