And this last one was taken by Uncle Chris the Great! Thanks for getting such a great shot!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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I should have posted these about a month ago... but better late than never, right? Here is Ted all duded up and ready for hunting. I'm not sure if I will ever quite understand why men love to go sit out in the woods while it is freezing cold and eat dried out beef jerky, I guess it has something to do with that "Wild at Heart" stuff that God wired into them! Anyways, Ted had a great time out on his first hunt. I am guessing that my dad and the others "got him hooked" since he's already planning his next major purchase for Cabellas:) While we women folk were back at home, we were surprised with roses from Daddy/Ted! The girls were so excited that they got their own flower.Here's is Mommy's bouquet - my favorite roses are these with the yellow bodies and red on the tips. What a lucky woman I am!And here's a miscellaneous pic of Hannah dressing up in some cowboy boots. Me and my sisters used to do this with our Daddy's boots. Does this bring back memories, Nana and Oompa?
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Monday, December 29, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Our fearless leader Ted has been enjoying some time away with the guys this week. Doing what you ask? You know, the manly stuff, being "Wild at Heart"... Deer Hunting. Us girls have been trying to survive here without him. As I was washing the dishes this evening I looked over at Ted's coffee pot and thought of the fact that coffee has not been brewed in this house for a few days now. Then I took a closer look and what did I see? Mold growing in the bottom of the pot! For those of you who really know Ted, you know how important coffee is to him. I don't think that something like this has ever happened in our whole 10 years of marriage! I am sure Ted will be simply horrified when he finds out... Sorry honey for not keeping up on the tradition. Maybe I should have left the mold in the pot for him to see when he gets home... you know, maybe he would take it as a sign from God that He wants Ted to quit drinking so much java. (HaHa!) But, for those of you who also know us well, we are extremely anti-mold people, so it just had to go. The pot is soaking in soapy water and will probably need a vinegar cleansing ceremony at some point:) Hopefully I can have the pot back up to snuff by the time he gets home! And while we wait for that happy day, us girls are praying he will find the Great Buck and bring him home to fill up the freezer!
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
This one cracks me up (and probably you too)! Hannah is actually pouting because she is not happy about where I placed the rose. Apparently she had a better idea than me... hmmm does that sound like another photographer in the making?
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
Yesterday I was Super Mom and we made Spider Cookies after Emelia got home from school! Actually, I am not really super mom... here's how it all happened... Earlier in the day, Hannah and I went to story time at the library and Miss Patty was talking about spiders. At the end of story time, Miss Patty served spider cookies, but the frosting part was made with peanut butter. When I realized this, I grabbed Hannah's plate away from her, and of course... instant crying and howling. (She is allergic to peanuts.) Needless to say, she was not happy with me for the rest of the time and made that quite clear! During the crying and howling part I promised Hannah that we could go to the store and get the ingredients to make our own spider cookies as soon as Emelia got home from school. Miss Patty saved the day by scrounging up a pack of fruit snacks. She was moderately consoled. And, while you are thinking, well hey, she's still a super mom for taking her child to story time... well, I had actually realized that morning that we had a few books that were overdue, and was rushing over to the library to get them turned in. It wasn't until I was a block away that I realized that it was 10 minutes until story time... I guess I just got lucky! In any event, we'll let them just think I am super for now:)
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This post is for my little sister and her hubby, who will be having a precious new miracle arriving any day now. It was a joy to capture this special moment in their lives and we are praying for a quick and safe delivery for baby girl. I can't wait to capture this new life on camera... watch for more adorable shots to come!
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Now, doesn't that look much better? Don't get me wrong, I love trees, but it was just a bit too jungly looking for me. Ted came home and just shook his head (with a smile on his face). So, I guess I can't blame all of the girls feisty-ness on Mr. Ted! And don't worry Dad, I promise I was really careful!
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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Here is our littlest princess, Miss B. I asked her if she wanted to take pictures on the way home from dropping Emelia off for her first day of school and she said yes! (Can you believe that?) Hannah was planning on going to preschool this fall, but stubbornly refuses to potty train. I've tried any and all ideas and schemes to convince her. I've even considered hiring someone to do the dirty job for me, but so far no takers... So, we are unofficially doing home-preschool (you can't go to preschool unless you wear big-girl underwear...). She loves to do "worksheets" at home and doesn't seem to care too much about not going to preschool. I'm not too worked up about it either since she is only three, and it also means less running for me. We discovered story time at the library last week and she had a blast. She kept turning around and saying in a loud voice to me, "Mommy, look at that girl... she has Dora shoes!" Hannah loves shoes, purses and Dora... a total girl.
Which brings me to a new thought, I just love girls and I am so blessed to have two of them. You may think I am crazy to say this, but I'd have 10 more. Yes, they are emotional, and sometimes irrational (do they get that from me?), but they are also so sweet and precious. I am reading a book right now called Captivating by John and Stasi Eldgredge. The authors are exploring the "mystery of the feminine heart". They say we have "missed the heart of a woman". Their theory is that women have three needs: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty. But we have all been in some way wounded and attacked by the Enemy of our souls. We try to fill our needs through people and things. The journey we must embark on is to call out to our Creator and see how He longs to fill these desires, heal our wounds and help to free us to be the Captivating, beautiful women that He knows we are. I pray that my girls will grow up to know for themselves how captivating they are to not only us as parents, but to the Living God. And it has been good for me to work on peeling the grime of the world off of my self and throw away the lies to see that I too am precious to the Heart of God. So, if you are reading this today and are a woman, I leave you this verse in closing... "The King's daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold." Psalm 45:13. Hear these words from your Creator and know the truth that will set your feminine heart free.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Emelia was so excited to bring her new teacher an apple, and told mommy that "Everyone brings their teacher an apple on the first day of school!"
Emelia was also excited that she now has her very own desk to sit at. And mommy was very pleased to see that she was placed at the front of the class... way to go teacher! The theme for the year as you can see on the wall is - FROG - Fully Rely On God! We pray that Emelia will begin to learn what this means this year... and maybe the rest of us will learn a thing or two about that as well:)
Now that she has had 2 1/2 days of school she reports that her favorite part is reading. She also loves lunch, recess and talking with her teacher and friends! (Hmmm.... sounds like an extrovert to me!)
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Friday, August 22, 2008
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
After months of thinking of starting a blog site, I am finally getting around to taking action! Since I am not a computer guru, my sister and brother in law have so graciously helped me to get started. Now that I know just enough to be dangerous... watch out! I am excited to be able to post pictures and updates of our family and what we are up to. Currently our family consists of Ted - husband, daddy and leader of our clan, Angela - wife, mommy and all around helper, Emelia - daughter #1 and big sister, and Hannah - daughter #2 and little sister.
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