The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with ornamental buds and open flowers. All was cedar; there was no stone to be seen.
1 Kings 6:18
I don't know the name of this flower either. Once the flowers die they produce these pods of seeds that pop open when you squish them.
This is Cali our other Calico cat. She is Halo's niece. (We had another cat - who died - named Angel that was Halo's sister and she had Cali)
...and putting away in a basket.
A slice of cake! We had some friends who came over for a little while Friday night so we ate it then.
For 1-2 months our Na-naw had been planning to take us scuba diving. She loves scuba diving along with Paw-paw (her husband) and they go on dive trips all the time. So, wanting to let us experience scuba diving she signed us up for a free class at the Scuba Center (myscubacenter.com if you're interested). The date was set for Saturday, September 20th. She (Na-naw) picked us up Saturday morning at our old church (HEFC - friendlychurch.org) while daddy and Caleb cut the grass (see very last 2 photos). In the car with her were my cousins, Erika and Allie. Our Aunt Megan was also coming along (after much pleading) but she was coming later. We went back to Na-naw's house at a snack lunch, watched T.V and left once our Aunt arrived. Our class was at 2:00 PM. Our teacher's name was Ralph. We all had lots of fun staying underwater for more than 30 seconds! We actually put the official gear on also - BC, oxygen tank and everything! It was lots of fun. I never quite figured out how to get the pressure out of my ears (I think it's called "equalize") but I still had fun! Once the 1 hour class was over (it seemed really short to me) we went back to Na-naw's house. By "we" I mean Hannah, Alexis and I (Kimber), our cousins and our Aunt. Everybody, except my Aunt Megan, was spending the night. We had some really good mouth-watering pizza for dinner. Na-naw and Paw-paw went out to dinner with some friends and returned about 8:00. So we had the house to ourselves for awhile! We played "House", "blind" and then we watched "Ice Age" and had some popcorn. We all (the 5 girls) slept in the downstairs play room. Sunday morning, Paw-paw made us a WONDERFUL breakfast of blueberry/corn pancakes (he makes the best pancakes in the world) and sausage. After a couple of showers we all left for church.
Eating lunch. The famous cereal, nuts and crackers!
Left to right: Erika, Kimber, Alexis, Allie and Hannah
Alexis took lots of videos and I had made a slideshow/movie of it but for some reason I couldn't upload it to this post.
Talking together. And yes, that is my Aunt Megan (light blue shirt) finally in a picture!
We're in the pool! It was a little cold at first but we soon got used to it. It was a salt water pool. Those black things floating around are the BC's that we put on in the water because they were so heavy.
Left to right: Aunt Megan and Allie, Kimber, Erika, Na-naw and Hannah
As I said before Lexi took lots of videos so I didn't have very many pictures. Sorry!
It was so funny watching my 9-year old brother bounce and bob across a field as he cut the grass! His head hardly went over the seat! Now for those of you who might be worried about Caleb, he wasn't hurt in any of these proceedings so don't worry yourself over him. Daddy was very proud of his son!