“The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder
|Hey kids :) Pray for Daddy; he's been having pretty bad neck pain and went in for it today. They took some xrays and did the usual doctor thing, he's no better off yet. |
Things that I planted two years ago are popping up! It's so wonderful to see that happen... pretty surprising actually. The only thing that didn't work was the roses I transplanted..and that was kind of a bummer. But oh well. Spring is such a beautiful time in Kansas. As are summer, fall and winter :)
The other night after the game, I was in the kitchen rolling up potstickers, (which, by the way, were amazing. I'd say they were the best yet. UD really cooked them well. For any of you wondering, he steams them and then fries them very lightly to give them a really perfect texture. I'm going to have to take pictures someday.) and Papa John came in and patted my head, saying, "KU won!! Aren't you glad to be Kansan?"
And I was like, ".....not because of that." Haha. I have yet to watch a game this year.
I think I'm going to be leaving facebook soon.
You don't mind my rambling, do you? Good.
|BTW, I've gotten some very interesting answers in my polls... Now I'm curious to know who my obsessive checkers are, haha. Thanks to everyone for voting!!|
|warning: photographer talk!|
Set up: I used a long strip of insulation that I stole from Papa John and Grandma. I set it up on the floor, running behind and around samantha, so it wrapped around to camera left. Window light came in from camera right. We were rushed for time, so I only did one eye, haha... which is the reason you never see the other eye. *cough* "Fake it til you make it" is totally my mantra, haha. Never used
|i love the way sam's hair looks in this. which photo of the set is your favorite, and why? comment below!|
|We girls went on a walk...in the mud.... heh.|
|We also banded together for an ultra cute photo in the front of the car :) <3|
|....and this is why I need an in-camera meter.|
|The boys had a race... well several of them actually. Hahah Gabe's expression is great.|
|Run up to the top of the hill. check. turn around and walk back looking epic and nonchalant. check.|
....have a perfectly wonderful day. check 100%
|"Let us begin from this moment to acknowledge Him in all our ways, and do everything, whatsoever we do, as service to Him and His glory, depending upon Him along for wisdom, and strength, and sweetness, and patience." -Hannah Whitall Smith|
|He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. -Isaiah 40:29|
"The sun...in its full glory,
Either at rising or setting-this
And many other like blessings
we enjoy daily;
And for the most of them,
Because they are so common,
Most men forget to
pay their praises.
But let not us."
|My gummy bear had a tail! Isn't it adorable, Bre? :D|
|Levi was riding on the front of Micah's bike the other day and decided to stick his toes in the spokes of the front wheel while they were speeding along...needless to say, that didn't go over so well. Actually... it did go over! The bike flipped over on the front and Levi got scraped up pretty badly. Micah got some scrapes on his side, but thankfully they were both only temporarily damaged :) Haha, yes, I took this right after we all ate lasagna.|
|I started painting mud on my face and they joined in, haha. I painted the stuff on my cheeks, and Josh's cross, Sam painted a Christian fish on his other cheek, and he gave me... a unibrow, haha. You can kinda see it. Loooovely ;) Actually, I was the one that suggested it, haha. And of course Sami got a smiley face!! on...her smiley face. Lol.|
|Haha, I told John to make a face... lol.|
|Later that afternoon we went shed hunting...|
|and we found a well!! It was super deep, and cool :D|
|Haha, yes we took a lot of splashing pictures that day.|
|"oh no you didn't!" Loools.|
|Papa John's pear clones are blooming beautifully!! Well, this one is anyway.|