Saturday, July 19, 2008

"Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory."
Exodus 10:4

Well, we don't have locusts in our terrritory just whiteflies. Just is not the right word. They are a highly destructive bug that looks like a moth that is on our tomato plants. They suck the "sap" out of the leaves which eventually kills the plant. They are EVERYWHERE! Bottom of the leaves, tops of the leaves and even on the stems - little, white, horrible bugs. Problem is they are hard to exterminate. If if you exterminate a few the rest build up their "immune bug system" and it won't kill them anymore! Frustrating! So, point being would you mind praying that the bugs will disappear? Once they're done with the tomatoes they'll go to pretty much any other living, healty plant. Thanks!

Adonai's daughter,

P.S - Daddy is having problems with his tooth that got filled a few years ago. It's giving him lots of trouble and hurts him a bit. Would you mind praying that his toothache-thingy would stop giving him trouble and pain?

One more thing - if you want to see what a whitefly looks like just go to Google Images and type in whitefly and there it is.

Lydia is 4 Months Old!!!!

"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,The fruit of the womb is a reward."
Psalm 127:3
Today Lydia turned 4 months old! We are so thankful that Jesus gave her to us to grow in the knowledge of Him! She is such a sweet little baby! She woke me up this morning with her beautiful smile and noises.
A Picture from Today. Lydia smiling at daddy.

Another big smile!

I made a little slideshow of the past 4 months with her from her birth to today!


Adonai's daughter,

Friday, July 18, 2008

Peach Sorbet and Face Paint

"Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the LORD Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other."
Deuteronomy 4:39
Mommy made peach sorbet for us and we ate it last night. It was delicious!
Doesn't it have a sort of heavenly glow? :)

Not bad!


I did face-paint on Eden and Josiah this morning along with making an "octopus" with beans and glue since Lexi, Caleb and Seth went 3to work with daddy.

Eden's unicorn. (Need practice on face paint as well as braids!)

Josiah's octopus - his pick. It was pretty cute!

Adonai's daughter,


P.S - We bought a food dehydrator and it arrived today! We (more like mommy) can't wait to dry fruit, veggies and more!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My First French Braid!''

"...knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope."
Romans 5:3a-4
I just made a French Braid - by myself! Not much to be proud of (As you see below) but I'm going to practice until I get it right! It did take LOTS of perseverance (verse above).
Last year (or the year before) I promised Hannah that I would learn how to braid my own hair so she wouldn't have to do it every Sunday morning/Wednesday afternoon. I've kept my promise! Yeah!
Adonai's daughter,

Fun with the Lockwoods

I just returned from taking a shower after visiting our neighbors' pool. The Lockwoods (friends from church) came over to help with canning salsa. Thomas, Anna & Philip went swimming with us. We had lots of fun! I'm really hungry (that chlorine!) and dinner smells so good!

Adonai's daughter,

P.S - Sorry - No pictures! I couldn't find my camera!

Lydia in Outfit

"I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put leather sandals on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments."
Ezekiel 16:10
This is Little Lydia in her cute little dress!
Do the hula!!!! :)
Do I have to smile for this picture!?

Adonai's daughter,

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fun at the DeLille's Pool

"And He will spread out His hands in their midst as a swimmer reaches out to swim."
Isaiah 25:11a
Tuesday morning we went over and visited with G.G (great-grandma) in Covenant Woods. Then Na-naw (our grandma) with Hannah and Caleb picked up our cousins, Erika, Allie, Claire and Gracie. We went to the DeLille's pool - some friends of ours. We stayed until about 3 PM and arrived at about 11 AM. We had lots of fun!
Our cousins spent the night. We stayed up until around 11 talking but thankfully mamma let us sleep in! Our cousins just left about an hour ago. :( We played Kemps, worked in the garden, found cucumbers/watermelons, swung on the hammock and more!
Eden and Gracie.

Sweet little Lydia with her grandma! Yes, I did dress her (I'm going to post about her soon) in a cute little dress. I think it's fun dressing her up! Of course, it got spit on as soon as she was picked up and had to be changed but, hey, it's the thought that counts!

Everyone that came (except my Aunt Megan, Cadence and Justus). The shadow is really bad - oh well!

Swimming around.

Adonai's daughter,

Monday, July 14, 2008

"Can flavorless food be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?"
Job 6:6
I'll answer that question for you - yes!
Just wanted to let you all know that we have eggs available. Our "girls" are laying 30-35 eggs a day so we're in full production time!
The price is:
$3.00 for an 18-pack
$2.00 for a dozen
$1.00 for half-a-dozen
Our "girls"

...and the eggs!

Adonai's daughter,


Corn and Crazy "Hair"

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24
Josiah with "Crazy Hair." It was originally one of those squishy, collect-everything, odd-looking balls that you get at restuarants (has the little arm that goes out and you drop it and it picks up something - most of the time missing - wasting your 50 cents). "Somehow" it got popped and turned into a new wig!

This is one of our corn patches. This one is doing better than the other.

Here are the corn silks - You know, the part you pull off when you're at the store. The corn is going to come out of the little leaves underneath the silks. Mommy is so excited! Let's just say I'm not so excited (I prefer canned corn over fresh corn-on-the-cob - I know, I'm weird :)).

For dinner tonight we're having potato soup. Of course we made extra so we can can some for the winter. We also peeled, went through and cut-up peaches and nectarines (I would say around 50-60). We canned those making "peach sauce." Pretty much peach baby food! Yum!

May Jesus bless you!

Adonai's daughter,


"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be as wise as serpents and harmless of doves."
Matthew 10:16
Saturday night as Hannah and I were writing in our diary (yes I keep a diary and do a blog!) and Caleb and Lexi were lounging around mommy came in and said...
"Daddy found something in the chicken coop if you want to go see what it is."
Now, when you live in the country and in our family it is not normal to find animals all over the place. Daddy brings home turtles, little snakes, lizards, salamandars etc.
I was the first one to let her words sink in and I hopped out of my chair and ran downstairs with my siblings following behind. Seth got there before me and everyone else since mommy told him (he was near the bathroom) before us. This is what met our eyes....
There seems to be a similarity.... Well, daddy didn't look like that when we came down but was holding the snake vertically. It was almost as tall as him - if it had been forced to be stretched out it would've been at least 6 ft. tall.
Now for the story:
Caleb and Seth forgot to close the back of the coop and since it was late and they were tired, daddy offered to close it for them. Well, he closed the "hatch" (fancy name for the little door they hop out of to get outside) and went to check on his "girls." When he opened the door he saw this black thing that glittered in his flashlight beam. It was Sir Snakey - trying to get out. Sir Snakey (I'll just call it Sir Snakey - I don't know the gender) was trying to get out the hatch since he found he'd been discovered. He would lift part of his body up and then try and force his way through wood. Sorry to say for Sir Snakey, he isn't a carpenter bee so he didn't escape. Daddy grabbed him by the back of his throat and brought him in knowing we would love to see it! :)

As you can sorta' see part of his snakey self (middle of the picture) was bigger than normal. Lexi (and of course the boys) felt it after daddy's encouragement and they say they could feel eggs - whole and crushed along that area.

Alexis was the brave one (she's always been the outdoor, touch-every-bug person) and so she held the snake - proudly, if I do say so myself. Caleb held Sir Snakey also but I'm not gonna show that picture. Daddy offered (more like pleaded) to let me hold Sir Snakey but I tried politely to decline. So, Alexis, Caleb and Daddy handled him. Seth touched its throat but that was pretty much it.

Here's a video I took. Nothing gross - you can really see how big the snake was. Lexi's also holding him in the video.

Okay, I"m not gonna say anything about Sir Snakey's fate!

Adonai's daughter,

P.S - Daddy's very good at handling animals (like he knows how to approach them and catch them without hurting himself), so don't worry about daddy getting hurt! :) He enjoys catching "wildlife" for us to look out and see how beautiful is Jesus' creation.