Tuesday, May 31, 2011

[Memorial weekend]

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Everybody loves the puppies!!

 So. The weekend is over. Our last guests left this morning and our next one arrives tomorrow.
If I tried to recount ALL our activities rightly, it would take forever. So I will give you a fairly long summation instead. On friday Karie, Robbie, Iris, Gabe, and Zach arrived in the late morning. It was a cool day and we spent a lot of time just running around the farm, taking Karie to see the creek, picking strawberries, and getting food on. The boys went to see the spring and we harvested lettuce, spinach, and asparagus from Grandma's garden for supper. Justin arrived that evening as we were playing Taboo. Saturday around nine AM Gregory, Andrew, and Nathaniel arrived. We took several horse back trips and many people went fishing after the rest of Zachary's family arrived around noon. I stayed home to read my Bible and AC and UD got here with J late afternoon! We got to see and talk to him the rest of the day. However it seems it was pretty stressful on the little guy even though it didn't seem so at the time. Please continue to pray for a timely bonding with AC and UD. Saturday evening we played Red Rover (a very violent game) and tag in the brome. Sunday morning we girls woke up early to go riding before church. It was a lovely ride. Church was taught on Christian fellowship, and what responsibilities we each have to the other. After church we played "amoeba tag" and got hot enough to go play in the creek! We played in there for a long time because playing keep away with a beach ball kept us moving so we didn't get cold. Afterwards we took two horseback rides. I enjoyed talking to people while riding. The second ride especially was amazing, probably my absolute favorite ride when the church has been out here. It was in the evening so it wasn't too hot. The sunset was amazing. We rode up onto the tallest hill around where the wind whipped my hair around like nobody's business. We saw the absolute vastness of the prairie and sky. It was as perfect as anything on this earth can be. Sunday evening we played mafia!! Hehe. We played late late into the night. Monday we took more horseback rides, set off Karie's rocket three times, did pepsi and mentos, and said our goodbyes. The last of the young people stayed for supper, and then Samantha and I collapsed. We slept twelve straight hours last night. And today we're trying to rest as much as possible.
The time was truly amazing. I thank God for such friends as we have.


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Sylvers and her buddy :)

Josiah on a most successful fishing trip!

How.. sweet.

Having fun with Ziva.

Karie with her catch! ;)

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After *several* false starts...

Off she went!!

A groupish type picture :)

Of course we had to do the pepsi and mentos!!

It wouldn't explode on its own, so Justin took matters into his own hands :)
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Lots of fizz. I got splattered a tiny bit, but my camera was perfectly fine.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Hola!! Well it has certainly been a whirlwind week with my best friends here since monday and the whole church coming out this weekend and my little COUSIN coming out today!!!! Yes, I got to meet Mr Wiggly today. In the meantime, here are some samples of our activities during the week. More pictures will definitely be up sometime but I'm not sure when :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

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TOMORROW I go see my best friends. And they're coming home with us for the WEEK.


Friday, May 20, 2011

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Talking to Grandma on facebook as we speak. They have J and AC and UD are playing with him and chasing him all around, as he's quite the busy bee! Apparently he doesn't know the meaning of 'no' even in Korean. ;) So they've got their hands full.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

[book completed]

I finished Hannah Whitall Smith's book, "The Unselfishness of God" this morning. It was really, really good. I would definitely recommend it. At the very end of the book she says, "It is a great comfort to me, to have found out that God can manage His own universe Himself, and that He can do it even without my help." Indeed.
One thing that I found extremely interesting was that the Quakers are all about the 'inner light' and your feelings. She broke out of this by realizing that feelings are about the most changeable and fickle things there are, and it's very unwise to rely on them. She says here, "It was no longer "How do I feel?" but "What does God say?" And He said such delightful things, that to find them out became my supreme delight. I do not mean what He said to me personally in my heart, but what He had said to every human being in the Bible--the good news of salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ."
She also talks about learning to rely solely on Christ for victory over sin, instead of struggling vainly against it herself. "When I call a builder to build me a house, I do so because he knows how to build, and is able to accomplish it, while I neither know how or am able. But I do not consider the fact of my putting the work in his hands an attainment on my part, but only a common sense arrangement. If I am puzzled how to cross a roaring river and discover a bridge, I do not call my action in crossing that bridge an attainment, but simply and only a common sense proceeding.
Consequently it always seems to me much nearer the truth to use the word gifts rather than the word attainments. Attainments imply work and effort on our part, and Christian graces are all a free gift from God."

So. Go read it for yourself. I'm now pretty interested in reading her other, more famous book, "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life."


[adoption news!!]

Check out my aunt's blog on the adoption; it will warm your heart!! I can't wait to finally see J and hold him. I am so happy that they are able to do that now!! Tomorrow he will leave his foster family for AC and UD. Here's the link to the blog:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Photos of the wildflowers Micah picked for us girls. (Mom, Sam, and myself) They are so beautiful! It's lovely to have a man that gives you flowers even if he is 6 years old :) I'm training him to treat ladies like Princesses. He wasn't too sure about until I told him Mom's name (Sarah) means Princess. hehe.
Tonight dad was saying something like when we get our back deck built we should have a box out there to keep our exercise stuff in, and Samantha and I said simultaneously, "Except for in the winter," and "It will get too hot." Haha! We just looked at each other and laughed. Can you imagine how difficult it is to share not only a bedroom, but a bed with her? ;) We actually get by pretty well.. sometimes. ;)