Monday, June 24, 2013

And she's off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am off to camp! :~D

Talk to you when I get back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :~D

Friday, June 21, 2013

First day of Summer!

Happy Summer! What gorgeous weather! 

Psalm 74:17
You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth;
    you have made summer and winter.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Of the Moon and a Rainbow

These lovely sights were sighted on a walk to the library. A short rain shower passed through while I was in the library and the rainbow appeared. I was able to get a picture, (after going home and coming back), before it disappeared. The rainbow put me in good spirits and I was smiling and dancing the way home.

Oh and the Moon was a gorgeous sight, too. :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Da Vinci

A heron in flight! I sometimes wish I could fly, but alas I'm scared of heights. I'll stick to the ground and fly in my dancing. 

Read to me!

Lil' G asked me to read to her in her Bible on the way home from Church.

Here is what she opened her Bible up to:

Isaiah 14:17-17:3

who made the world like a desert
    and overthrew its cities,
    who did not let his prisoners go home?’
All the kings of the nations lie in glory,
    each in his own tomb;
but you are cast out, away from your grave,
    like a loathed branch,
clothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword,
    who go down to the stones of the pit,
    like a dead body trampled underfoot.
You will not be joined with them in burial,
    because you have destroyed your land,
    you have slain your people.
“May the offspring of evildoers
    nevermore be named!

    because of the guilt of their fathers,
lest they rise and possess the earth,
    and fill the face of the world with cities.”
 “I will rise up against them,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and will cut off from Babylon name and remnant, descendants and posterity,” declares the Lord.  “And I will make it a possession of the hedgehog, and pools of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the Lord of hosts.

An Oracle Concerning Assyria

The Lord of hosts has sworn:
“As I have planned,
    so shall it be,
and as I have purposed,
    so shall it stand,
that I will break the Assyrian in my land,
    and on my mountains trample him underfoot;
and his yoke shall depart from them,
    and his burden from their shoulder.”

This is the purpose that is purposed
    concerning the whole earth,
and this is the hand that is stretched out
    over all the nations.
For the Lord of hosts has purposed,
    and who will annul it?
His hand is stretched out,
    and who will turn it back?

An Oracle Concerning Philistia

 In the year that King Ahaz died came this oracle:
Rejoice not, O Philistia, all of you,
    that the rod that struck you is broken,
for from the serpent's root will come forth an adder,
    and its fruit will be a flying fiery serpent.
And the firstborn of the poor will graze,
    and the needy lie down in safety;
but I will kill your root with famine,
    and your remnant it will slay.

Wail, O gate; cry out, O city;
    melt in fear, O Philistia, all of you!
For smoke comes out of the north,
    and there is no straggler in his ranks.

What will one answer the messengers of the nation?
“The Lord has founded Zion,
    and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge.”

An Oracle Concerning Moab

15 An oracle concerning Moab.
Because Ar of Moab is laid waste in a night,
    Moab is undone;
because Kir of Moab is laid waste in a night,
    Moab is undone.
He has gone up to the temple, and to Dibon,
    to the high places to weep;
over Nebo and over Medeba
    Moab wails.
On every head is baldness;
    every beard is shorn;
in the streets they wear sackcloth;
    on the housetops and in the squares
    everyone wails and melts in tears.
Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;
    their voice is heard as far as Jahaz;
therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;
    his soul trembles.
My heart cries out for Moab;
    her fugitives flee to Zoar,
    to Eglath-shelishiyah.
For at the ascent of Luhith
    they go up weeping;
on the road to Horonaim
    they raise a cry of destruction;
the waters of Nimrim
    are a desolation;
the grass is withered, the vegetation fails,
    the greenery is no more.
Therefore the abundance they have gained
    and what they have laid up
they carry away
    over the Brook of the Willows.
For a cry has gone
    around the land of Moab;
her wailing reaches to Eglaim;
    her wailing reaches to Beer-elim. 
For the waters of Dibon are full of blood;
    for I will bring upon Dibon even more,
a lion for those of Moab who escape,
    for the remnant of the land.

Send the lamb to the ruler of the land,
from Sela, by way of the desert,
    to the mount of the daughter of Zion.
Like fleeing birds,
    like a scattered nest,
so are the daughters of Moab
    at the fords of the Arnon.

“Give counsel;
    grant justice;
make your shade like night
    at the height of noon;
shelter the outcasts;
    do not reveal the fugitive;
let the outcasts of Moab
    sojourn among you;
be a shelter to them
    from the destroyer.
When the oppressor is no more,
    and destruction has ceased,
and he who tramples underfoot has vanished from the land,
then a throne will be established in steadfast love,
    and on it will sit in faithfulness
    in the tent of David
one who judges and seeks justice
    and is swift to do righteousness.”

We have heard of the pride of Moab—
    how proud he is!—
of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence;
    in his idle boasting he is not right.
Therefore let Moab wail for Moab,
    let everyone wail.
Mourn, utterly stricken,
    for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth.

For the fields of Heshbon languish,
    and the vine of Sibmah;
the lords of the nations
    have struck down its branches,
which reached to Jazer
    and strayed to the desert;
its shoots spread abroad
    and passed over the sea.
Therefore I weep with the weeping of Jazer
    for the vine of Sibmah;
I drench you with my tears,
    O Heshbon and Elealeh;
for over your summer fruit and your harvest
    the shout has ceased.
And joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful field,
and in the vineyards no songs are sung,
    no cheers are raised;
no treader treads out wine in the presses;
    I have put an end to the shouting.
Therefore my inner parts moan like a lyre for Moab,
    and my inmost self for Kir-hareseth.
And when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, when he comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail.
This is the word that the Lord spoke concerning Moab in the past. But now the Lord has spoken, saying, “In three years,like the years of a hired worker, the glory of Moab will be brought into contempt, in spite of all his great multitude, and those who remain will be very few and feeble.”

An Oracle Concerning Damascus

 An oracle concerning Damascus.
Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city
    and will become a heap of ruins.
The cities of Aroer are deserted;
    they will be for flocks,
    which will lie down, and none will make them afraid.
The fortress will disappear from Ephraim,
    and the kingdom from Damascus;
and the remnant of Syria will be
    like the glory of the children of Israel,
declares the Lord of hosts.
Not quite the Bible story she was hoping for! 

(pardon the quirks with the text)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

9 days till camp!

Very excited that there is only 9 more days till camp! I will be learning how to effectively teach children memory verses and Bible stories.

1 Timothy 4:12-16
12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Friday, June 14, 2013

9 year Anniversary!

Our house has been with us for 9 years! 

I decided neither snow 

nor rain 

nor heat 

nor gloom of night

will make us leave our lovely house anytime soon!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fun at the Zoo

T-tot. L-Jo, Lil' G, and T-bug :)

The penguins!

The snow leopards!

The baby Muntjac and parents! 

The 2 year old elephant! :) 

The bubble man!

Bubbles + kids = Pure Joy!

A bubble in a bubble is still a bubble!

The baby monkey and his Mommy.

My friend, who we adopted for the day.

We were twins and unplanned matching shirts. :)

Lots of fun at the Zoo!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Our Gardens

Our tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, and herb garden. We have citrus mint, chocolate mint, and peppermint. In another garden we have lemon balm and spearmint. I want to get some wintergreen sometime, too. 

Pepper and broccoli garden.

Squash, eggplant, and watermelon.

Tomatoes, basil, and cauliflower.

Squash plants under a nearby shade tree.

Our veggie gardens.

Apples! I planted this apple tree when I was 7 or 8 and we might have apples this year!

Previous years we'd have frosts, and woodchucks. ;~) 

We love gardens and have several throughout the yard.

Whats in your veggie gardens?

New clothes!

(My current outfit!)

(My outfit for tomorrow!)

(A dress I want to take to camp :)

The shirts and skirts are soft, and my new dress is super soft! I'm so glad I could get them! :~D 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


She is getting sooooooooooooo big! Where has the time gone? 

She is crawling and sitting up. And she is desperately trying to figure out how to stand. 

My lil baby sister is growing up! 

Mushu: "My little baby, off to destroy people." 


Saturday, June 8, 2013


If you haven't figured out the purpose or statement of the post, you might as well stop reading.

I LOVE Vintage Hats!

(And that isn't all of them) 

I also love crazy hats. :)

Do you like hats?