Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our Royal Tea Party

The Highlight of Our Week:

We held a“Royal Tea Party” on Friday, April 29th as we watched England’s royal wedding between His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton of Westminster Abbey. 

The girls had so much fun, they dressed up (even had a wardrobe change half way through), they had royal chocolate chip cookies and tea (which was actually lemonade).  AN4 helped set the table and she was so fascinated that they got to use the "real" candles, napkins and dishes. I had so much fun watching them be "little ladies."  

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The Girls at Our Royal Tea Party

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tiny Talk Tuesday

JB6 on Easter Evening: 
"I have been wondering about something all day.  Which is more important?  The fact that Jesus died on the cross for our sins OR the fact that He rose from the dead and still lives? I mean, they are both important, but which is the MORE important?"

Love our sweet philosophical six year old.


Monday, April 25, 2011

II Corinthians 1:8-11

Three out of four doctors now believe that my husband has lymphoma.  What more can we do but pray
and wait in patient expectancy?

"We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it.  In fact, we expected to die.  But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again.  We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.  And you are helping us by praying for us.  Then many people will give thanks because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety."
 -Paul, II Corinthians 1:8-11 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Many are the plans… Part VIII, The Final Friday


Our Final day at Grandma and Pop-Pop’s, the children enjoyed a quiet day at the house.  We prepared for our trip home by gathering and packing up our things.  The girls were particularly fond of the sunroom at Grandma’s and spent a good part of the morning hanging out there.



Later in the day Grandma took the girls around the nature trail to see the new flowers that were growing.  AN4 was impressed with the blood-root plant, “It really looks like blood” she told me.  JB6 still giggles about the plant that looked like a pair of pants!

A Special Treat for Mama

It worked out that I was able to visit with my college housemates while we were away.  After sharing a home for years and the experiences of college life, these ladies will always be very special to me!  I so very glad that we got to catch up in the midst of all of our busy lives (we do have 10 children between us), for a couple hours and a lot of laughs.  Was another favorite moment of our vacation.


While I was out to dinner, my husband took our children to a chorus concert (rehearsal) for the Mercersburg Area Chorus.  Grandma and Rosanne are both singing in the Mercersburg Area Chorus: GJEILO, No Coward Soul Is Mine.  The girls absolutely loved the music, the orchestra, and the chapel where they sang. 


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Many are the plans… Part VII, Downtime and the Zoo


We opted to hang out at home with Grandma and relax.  The girls loved painting with Grandma!



Off to the zoo!  We headed out a cute little petting zoo in Maryland.  It was early in the season and we were the only family there!  The children had the zoo to themselves.  It was a very modest petting zoo but they did have bears, lemurs, lions, peacocks, and much more.  It was a great field trip!


JB6 Described this one as a cross between a rabbit and armadillo.  What do you think?

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That night, we were invited to dinner at Keith and Rosanne’s and then it was off to Cole’s baseball practice.  And of course it wouldn’t be baseball season without ice cream after!  Cole was so proud of his uniform!