June 30, 2008
June 29, 2008
Well, the warm weather is finally here (Sophia has been anxiously waiting)...at least for this weekend. Mamapua got me wanting some fresh strawberries, so we headed over to Sequim to pick some. I think Sequim is pretty close to paradise...just a hop away from the rain forest, it is beautiful and fertile farmland right on the edge of the ocean...What more could you want? Here we are picnicking before we start our picking...hey that sounds like a tongue twister :)
Rolling lavender fields and ripening artichokes at the same farm
Yummy! It was hard to stop picking...we could have done it all day. It was a strawberry milkshake, strawberry shortcake and strawberry syrupy pancake weekend. MMMmmm.
After a "hard" days picking we were off to the beach to collect treasures, build forts and rest.
Later in the weekend, the girls helped their dad wash the car - Noah helped too...in his own way :). The reward for the girls was a fun soak in the sprinklers. Summer Days...
Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 106:1
These days seem so precarious...It is good to take time out and give thanks for simple pleasures.
June 23, 2008
June 15, 2008
I personally want to thank all the "fathers" in my life...my uncles and my Don. You have been there with hugs and money and rides and teaching me how to drive, how to be hospitable and how to play cards. :) My life has really been enriched and blessed because of you. I love you and Happy Fathers Day.
June 12, 2008
June 10, 2008
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
Amy Charmichael wrote "We must look upon the world, with all its delights and all its attractions, with suspicion and reserve. We are called to a higher Kingdom, we are touched with a diviner Spirit. It is not that He forbids us this or that comfort or indulgence; it is not that He is stern, demanding us to follow a narrow path. But we who love our Lord and whose affections are set on Heavenly things voluntarily and gladly lay aside the things that charm and ravish the world, that, for our part, our hearts may be ravished with the things of Heaven that our whole being may be poured forth in constant and unreserved devotion in the service of the Lord who died to save us.”
These are difficult days. Look up and take off those heavy shoes that keep you where you don't belong.