I left my glass in the picture so you can relate to the size.
Monday, June 30, 2008
I left my glass in the picture so you can relate to the size.
I originally wanted to blog in order to have an outlet for the many pictures I love to take...however, my daughter is taking as many as I am now! LOL
Maybe it should be Briana and Sharri's Snapzshotz??
Anyway...here are a few from the last day or two.
Did you ever wonder where lightning bugs go in daytime? Now you know! They're in our yard!
All of these are Bri's pics...
She caught these two finches skinny dipping in the birdbath in our front yard. :0)
Make sure you wash under those wings!
He really was pretty!
Meanwhile...in another part of the yard is our unsuspecting cat. Bri caught him lazing beside her herb pot...if he only knew what he was missing out front! LOL
Uh oh, I hope he's not licking his chops for the wrong reason!
Below is a picture of Bri's wild flowers. They really are breathtaking!And Bri has gotten very good with the new camera!
You go Bri!
You see, our daughter is interested in geneology, and she came up with a list of questions for him to answer about his parents, grandparents and siblings.
This led to a shortened version of his life story.
I highly recommend having your child do this with their grandparents--you'll all learn something you didn't know. :0)
Friday, June 27, 2008
A dear friend lost one of her two daughters 15 yrs ago...I remember being pregnant with my son at the viewing...the girl was only about 19.
Well, the same dear friend lost her only other child, her beloved daughter of 36 yrs. last week.
Tonight was the viewing, and it was so difficult for everyone involved...my heart truly went out to this mom, dad, aunt, and little child of 5 left behind...
Tonight, I hug my children a little tighter. Smile at them a little brighter. And thank the One who made them, and allowed me the privilege of being their mom, for one more day.
Hug your loved ones close tonight.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Above is one of the VERY tall Trees!
These are some wild raspberries growing along the path. When we came back by...the red one was gone! Something ate it! LOL
I loved the way the light shone through the leaves of this tree. I love being in the woods!
Even this ordinary clover flower was beautiful--wasn't it??
I love water, the sound of water, feel of water, and the way it looks! If you can see to the bottom of this little stream, there is micah or something shiney--it looks like gold!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Well, they've done it again!
Vision Forum has made it possible for me to giveaway one of the DVD's of my choice- from their new set listed above--to one of you!
I have chosen the new DVD by the Botkin sisters: What is Biblical Femininity?
In this powerful message, Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin seek to explain what biblical femininity is and what it is not. True femininity, they maintain, is not based on tradition, stereotypes, or romantic images from the past. It doesn’t matter how “girly” a girl’s clothes are or how good her manners are — if a lady’s heart is not devoted to putting biblical priorities first, she’s not practicing femininity as God designed it. Given at the Vision Forum Ministries’ Father & Daughter Retreat, this inspirational message provides hope and encouragement for ladies young and old.
Now for the fine print--instructions on how to enter!
You do NOT need a blog to enter!
I will be choosing a winner at random that has done the following...
You must sign in on the comments at the end of this post to enter-giving me your name, and a way to contact you if I don't already know you.
If you don't give me a way to contact you-I will choose another winner.
If you would like to double your chances at winning-you can do so by: entering my contest on your blog (and linking back to me)--and then commenting telling me you did so...and I will enter you a 2nd time
If you don't have a blog/website--you may email this contest info to 5 people, and then comment below letting me know that you did so, and I will enter you a 2nd time.
The Deadline to enter is June 23rd at 9a.m. EST
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If you order, please remember to use my Vision Forum Affiliates link to the right--it will help me out! :0)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
As a surprise for my daughter's 18th B-day, my dh secretly took off work for the day, and then got us some sandwiches from a nearby (delicious) place, and took it to a state park that we've always wanted to visit just over the state line in MD. The above covered bridge was so pretty!
It was a glorious summer day, with the temps only in the 70's (to my delight!) It was such a neat park! So clean, and lovely! The pic above is of my daughter catching these teeny tiny toads--there were 100's of them! :0) (she was in her glory!)
There was lots of wildlife and critters of every size and shape! My husband even saw a deer drinking from the water, but I was too slow with the camera to get a picture. :0)
Below is the b-day girl with her daddy :0)
Above is me and the b-day boy
Did I mention my ds loves anything that gets clothes or shoes wet!? LOL
It was a great blessing to spend time as a family observing and wondering at God's awesome creation!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
And, this is no ordinary birthday....it's her 18th! (we reminded her this morning, that now she can vote!) :0)
She is our little princess--but all grown up now... we pray that she grows closer to the Lord with each passing birthday...
May you have the Happiest of Birthday's Bri!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
You can see how the years have flown by! I can hardly believe how fast they go! Now the little boy in the picture above, towers over everyone else in our family!
I pray that his character towers as tall!
Happy Birthday Brad!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Well, my dh let us girls loose on a road trip! My dear daughter (otherwise known as the graduate) with her artistic bent-loves old houses and architecture. And so, she wanted to spend the day just taking pictures of different unique, mostly old, houses.
We did alot of crazy driving...risked our lives in traffic, and also put ourselves at risk for dog attacks, shotgun blasts etc... But we had a blast.
I am posting only a couple of the hundred or so shots she took! :0)
Two that I thought were really neat! The cottage above, and the neat wall below. See your dream house among these?? :0)