Saturday, October 31, 2015

Renewing vows in front of the kiddies...

I'm so glad we did this low key and on the fly because it felt a bit lime lightish to be coming down the aisle again.  Our kiddos loved it though and Christian especially like the thing in my hair. :)
 As I'm walking down the steps, Laura was pinning this flower to Luke's shirt- and then she took all the pictures.  She is so sweet.

 Gisella was mostly wet and covered in sand and a disaster...not much of a bridesmaid ;)

126New King James Version (NKJV)

A Joyful Return to Zion

A Song of Ascents.

When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion,
We were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”

And we are glad.

Bring back our captivity, O Lord,
As the streams in the South.

Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.

a quiet moment... Caleb read the chapter we had read at our wedding: Psalms 126
 This chapter seems like an odd choice for a wedding, but after 13 years of marriage and many more bumps along the way than what may have appeared from the's been a major encouragement to me.  There have been tears...real ones... and I know that God is still part of this and will continue to sanctify these two broken people until the end.
 The kiddos attention span waned...

 As Caleb re-read our vows verbatim from our wedding day and got to the part about having children...
 We actually don't do the "you may kiss the bride" tradition at our church wedding this part was a new addition. :D

 And then the planet earth kept turning and we couldn't see our warm little star of a sun anymore but were pretty sure it would reappear in the morning...
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Life in pictures lately...

We hit Connor Prairie...again... I know...we go there a lot. :D
 Noah thinking through his SOS signal...

 We had free tickets to use for this ballon ride... so up we went...

 Gi looking for sheep
 making creamed eggs 1800s style
 They play this game at home with green army guys too :D

 Saturday morning at Ignite-connecting with a break out session with college aged crew of guys
 finally tearing out carpet downstairs and putting in hard floor...
 Boom!  Done in about 48 hours.  Poor Phil (who moved in with us for a bit and is staying in the basement while finishing up classes at IU) we tore the carpet out right out from under him one night right before he was ready to go to bed. :P haha
 Gi approves...
 I started tutoring with CC in late August and it's been keeping me on my toes.  I feel like I'm in college again with all the prep work and learning Latin declensions.  :D
 Noah with puffy cheeks from wisdom teeth extraction for his braces work-poor guy
 Learning to draw the world map to scale one week at a  time from memory...this is wild stuff people.  I keep telling them they can do it...and they keep at it. :)  It's pretty easy to tutor determined kids. :)  I'm really enjoying this Challenge A as part of our school year.

 stick bug in our yard :)  The creek seems to draw all kinds of crazy misquotes :P ha
 new found crazy obsession with tri-folding stuff in my drawers...

 shoe box...
 There is a mud hole in our back hard...we need to plant grass there asap...the mud pies are out of control... I think it's why I started tri-folding tank tops in my drawers....for balance of chaos to order.
 Gi goes to the zoo...
 finally got to see the orangoutangs! :D yay!
 waiting for the was amazing.  We sang the doxology with some of our neighbors. :D Special memory.
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