Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Summer Fun

It was starting to get really hot about a month ago...and our old pool had a hole in it so we decided to get the kids a little kiddie pool this year to romp around in. It was so cute and had a little sprinkller attached to it. Here are some pics of the kids playing. (ethan wouldn't get in it until later)

After taking the kids out and getting them showered and dressed we looked around for samuel and we couldn't find him....all of a sudden I look out the back door and this is what I saw!!1 I was horrified at first because I didn't think that he could open the door and then I started laughing and got the camera. He loved it so much he didn't want to get out! He's gonna be my little water baby....

His diaper weighed at least 3 lbs! It was so funny watching him walk back to the house!

So this is our new net for the trampoline.....I hated not having one, especially when neighborhood kids would come and play. The trampoline was left here when we moved in...and then some friends of ours gave us their net. I feel a lot safer now.

One Monday morning Adam's mother, brother and the kids and I headed up to the Zoo! It ended up being a scorcher that day and the kids were all crabby(as you will see by ellie's face in practically every picture) Let's just say I was glad to come home that day....:) Here we are in the car ready to go....

WE rented a wagon...it started off ok...until everybody got thirsty and wanted to go home after 5 minutes.....

I had to take a picture of Adam's cousin...I never thought I'd get to meet him but I did....(just kidding!!)

some birds...I know how boring!

This was Ellie the whole day we were there! *sigh*

Everytime I am at the Zoo I never get to see the elephants...this time I got some good pics and I was actually able to see...(when I wasn't reprimanding my kids) *sigh*

All four with Grandma....

the best part was at the petting zoo when I got to watch samuel chase around the goats (he called them puppies) It was so cute!

I got some bad pics of the gorilla, but I had to tell you about them....there was about 4 or 5 of them and all they did the whole time was pick there noses and eat them. My kids could not stop laughing. It was funny to watch!

Grandma and the kids again...

Uncle Seth and the kids.....

Ellie before we left....it was like this the whole day!

And I just had to share the cute picture of Ethan I got afterwards! I don't capture the moment with him too much....

We have had a great summer so far and now....in a month or so we are going to pack on up and head to the Great Outdoors and move up north! That will be fun when we FINALLY get there. Keep praying for our house to sell...we have 3 interested buyers.....we want the right one for this house!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Our Fourth

We had a wonderful and very relaxing fourth of July this year. It was nice and we got to spend it with some really great friends we have had here. Pastor Ted and Anna Slater are spiritual parents and grandparents to us and our kids ever since we moved to Ohio. They still are the music pastors at our previous church over at Bethel Assembly...but we get together when we can. I love them so much and it will be so hard to move away from great friends we have made here! Anyway...we ate, relaxed, played games, and then we went and enjoyed beautiful fireworks that I could not get any pictures of. Anyway...it was a great time.....

Here is a picture I will cherish always! I love you P.T. and Anna!

This is where I always see Anna....she is an imaculate housekeeper ...but she never stops! ;)
Here are the guys talking and having a good time....P.T., Adam, and his dad...doing what guys like to do....

The kids watched movies and played....it was relaxing....nice for a change sometimes!

Of course...Eliana posing like always...

A great picture of Adam and I!
Brett....he has been with us since he was 12....he's grown into a young man and is headed off for Hillsong in Australia this January! How exciting! Of course his sister Lindsay wouldn't get in any picture....she is great too!

Two peas in a pod......

My sucky firework pic....I took like 10 and I couldn't get it to take at the right time! Oh well!It was an enjoyable day! Like always...and of course I got the beautiful sunset in my photo of the week that day too. It makes up for my awful picture taking over the past few months! ;)

Friday, July 13, 2007

Another open house....

This Saturday and Sunday we will be having another open house. Please pray that God will give this house as a blessing to someone else. I have been very discouraged, but yet I know our mighty God is in control of it all. This past Tuesday Adam and I met with the Eastern Regional Board of Pastor's for Adam's credentialing in the Open Bible. I was so nervous, but meeting with these Godly men was so amazing! The thick presence of God was in that room and the Holy Spirit confirmed to me once again that this is what God wants. (Sometimes you can question when things aren't happening the way that you planned.) I am so excited and I just need to learn to be patient! Anyway...they did put our open house in the right section of the paper this time....and I also made a blog where people could go and look at the pics of our house, and we put that in the paper as well! Check it out...... OUR HOUSE.....love you all!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Could everyone take a minute....

Adam and I would like some prayer. The couple that wanted our house, are not going to be able to buy it. We know that God is in control of this situation and selling this house is no big deal in His mind....so we are just asking if you could pray for the miraculous for us. We are having an open house this Sunday from 1-5pm. and we really feel that God is going to sell it for us. We also put an add in the paper but get this. They messed up and put in in the wrong section of the paper. They put it in South Toledo instead of East Toledo and the are running the add on the wrong days. Just pray that God has his hand on this and it was meant to be a mistake.....so that he will send the right people. Love you all. Also pray for me....I'm very tired....and a little stressed! :)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

SO....I decided to go black-raspberry picking....

....in a tank top & sandles.....!!!

So silly old me decided to try my luck at picking black-raspberries for some friends of mine. Their season just started and they pay people to come out and pick for them. I figured since I'd be outside I would like to get a little tan so I wore a tank top...made sure to slather myself with 30 spf sunscreen so I wouldn't burn and wore my flip-flops. Big mistake!!! I think I bent over to pick little prickles out of my toes all day!

I am sometimes not so smart when it comes to some things....and then by the end of the day realized that I slathered myself with sunscreen and forgot the back of my neck which I started to feel stinging by 4:00 pm. I had been out in the sun since 10:30 am so it has gotten quite red and really really hurts! So now....a couple days later I decide to take some pictures.

It looks like I got in a cat-fight!

This is the worst part! Don't you feel terribly sorry for me!

My son Ethan wanted to take a picture of me while I was working with the camera so I decided to let him....I usally don't post picures of myself but it turned out good. Maybe he will be a photgrapher some day!