Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bread Becker Pick-Up

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."
Acts 2:42
Last night (Friday) we had Bread Becker Pick-Up. Bread Becker Pick-Up is when people come over to our house and pick up their wheat and other products that we get from We try to make it a time for food and fellowship with other Christians. We made Coffee Cake, Sugar & Spice Cookies, Mississipi Mud Brownies and Sausage Cheese Balls. All the food was really good! I liked the Coffee Cake the best (I made most of it :-)) even though it had finely chopped nuts in it. I resisted putting the nuts in there until mommy said she would chop it up so fine that I couldn't taste it. She was right! About 4-6 families came. We had lots of fun!
Sugar & Spice Cookies cooking in the oven.

A piece of the wonderful coffee cake! The mixture of finely chopped nuts, sugar, cinnamon and butter was put in the middle and on top! Yummy!

This was the table with all the food. We put out fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupes from our garden. And, of course, we set out the cookies and sausage balls. We lit a few candles to give our house a more "homey" feel.

I know this if off subject but here's a picture of Lexi I took a few days ago.

Willingly Jesus',

Thursday, August 14, 2008

This is the Day that the Lord has made!

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24
Well, today was pretty uneventful. We went skating this morning and came back, ate lunch, then we all took rests. Papa is finally coming home around dinner time tonight! He's been gone since Monday up in Northern Virginia. He has some lawn work he does up there. We can't wait to see him! Hope you all enjoyed the nice thundershower we got earlier this afternoon (we got some, sorry if you didn't :) ). What a wonderful day that He, our awesome Creator, Redeemer, and Friend made for us!
A Father's Daughter,

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fingernails & Baby Carriers

"But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile."
Exodus 2:3
Last night as we went for a walk and were returning home Lexi picked some flowers. She gave them to Josiah who then gave them to mommy and mommy said he could hold them. I was on my (really daddy's) bike and he goes...
"Yeah, Josiah."
"Look at my fingernails!" he said excitedly.
These are what he meant by...fingernails...

Ha ha! He is so cute! Those are some long fingernails!!! :)
Monday morning we decided to let Lydia be pushed around. We used...Eden's baby carriage! See the below pictures.

I think she's outgrown this baby carriage!

Looks like she's having lots of fun! Caleb pushed her around once or twice before mommy said enough!

Willingly <><,



"We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic."
Numbers 11:5
So, umm... Lexi decided that wearing goggles actually helped in the process of cutting onions. We're making salsa so she had to cut up some hot peppers, hence the gloves, and onions.
She said it worked great so here is a new solution to a every day problem! But you have to risk someone coming to your house in the middle of all this! :)

Hope you enjoyed this!

A Father's Daughter,


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lydia, Caramel and Sunday

"Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate."
Luke 15:23
Lydia and her big smile! :)

Lydia loves grabbing her feet. I think she could even reach her mouth!

Caramel. Our guard dog and family pet! I think he's 5-10 years old. I've forgot!

Sunday, after church, we went up to our grandparents house to celebrate the August and September birthdays/anniversary's. We had a wonderful meal of mashed potatoes (yum!), steak, hamburgers, corn and a HUGE cake (17 people ate 1/3 of it) with some Turkey Hill Party Cake ice cream. Everything was delicious! My uncle, aunt and cousins also were there.

Eden's birthday is September 29th. She will be turning 5. She got 2 baby dolls, a carriage for them, a dress and - I forgot the rest!

Mommy didn't have a birthday - just an anniversary! She got a book about how to can jams and jellies!
(You can see she's really enjoying it!)

Daddy got a Ped-egg thing for his feet with replacable blades and a t-shirt. His birthday is August 20th. He'll be 39. His anniversary is, obviously, the same as mommy's!

Lexi's birthday is September 8 and she will be turning 11. She got a shirt, and 2 dressy tops and a skirt.

Caleb's birthday is September 9. Easy to remember - 9/9/99 - he'll be turning 9. (Lots of nines!) He got a base set, ball and more!

(Sorry grandma if I'm forgetting anything!)

This is Lexi's new pet - Chili - which she got for her birthday also. He is a chinchilla and is 6 years old. Looks like a rabbit with elephant ears and a squirrel tail. He's so cute! Softer than any blanket, quick as lightning (not good when he gets out) and super cute! Lexi is already holding him as often as possible. She's told everyone younger than her to just touch him through the cage so he won't get out.

That's an overcap of what we've been doing. I"m going to post some pictures of mommy in her wedding dress (from Friday night) next. While I'm waiting, I"m doing picture albums. Mommy's organizing and doing the school schedule; Lexi, Caleb and Seth are cutting down sunflowers with their machetes and Eden on down are sleeping. Hannah's reading.

Willingly <><


Monday, August 11, 2008

Mommy in Wedding Dress

"Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God."
1 Peter 3:3-4

Here's the pictures of mommy in her wedding dress. The background isn't that great because we took them in our room but mommy is beautiful!

Willingly His,
P.S - If you push the pictures they will be magnified to their original size so you can see it better.