Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fall Colors

"Its leaves were lovely, Its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, The birds of the heavens dwelt in its branches, And all flesh was fed from it."
Daniel 4:12
I was outside last week and took some pictures of the nature surrounding our house and Alexis, Eden and Josiah. Here they are!

Our house


Alexis and Seth


Alexis by the entrance to one of our trails


More gourds

Josiah on a see-saw

Alexis on a see-saw

Alexis by the see-saws


Alexis on a fallen tree


Eden on the Fallen Log

Josiah on the felled tree

Eden and Josiah

Eden and Josiah, by one of our trails.

Alexis and Eden

Josiah, Alexis and Eden

Josiah, Alexis and Eden again

Eden and Josiah

Josiah with a stick

Alexis "in" a pine tree

Alexis and Eden

Alexis by a red-berried bush

Eden by the red-berried bush

Josiah, Eden and Alexis
As you can see, Josiah wasn't very excited to smile for the camera in this picture!

And, just for you to know something neat, Josiah is right behind Eden but you can't see him!

Josiah and Eden around a tree

Josiah, Alexis and Eden
This tree is by a hill at the entrance of another trail

Eden and Josiah by a bright-yellow tree

Alexis by some leaning trees

Josiah, Eden and Alexis underneath the supported yet leaning tree.

Josiah, Eden and Alexis under another leaning tree.

Josiah, Alexis and Eden swinging on a tree.




Eden in the sun

Josiah and Eden in a leaf-covered trail


All of these pictures were taken on our land. Daddy made all the trails for us a few years ago and we still love walking down them and playing Indian in the woods (which works out great because we have a little creek for water!). We even have a fallen cedar tree across the creek. Daddy was cutting it down a few years ago and he prayed, specifically, to Jesus to let the tree fall across the creek to the other side so we could get across! It's still there today and we walk across it every time we go hiking through our woods!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lekki-Zittle Wedding

November 1, 2008 shone bright and sunny upon Virginia Beach, VA - a perfect day for a wedding! All of us were dressed in our Sunday best for the witnessing of "2 becoming 1!"
To give you a little background, the 2 people to be married were Miss Kati Zittle and Mr. Matt Lekki.   The Lord works together for the good of those who love Him! 
(Oh, and some of the pictures aren't in order though I tried to get them to be!)

The Pastor reading a Scripture.

All the "older" girls - Hannah, Alexis, Kimber and Eden.


Seth and Caleb

--out of order--
Mr. Zittle and soon-to-be Mrs. Lekki but currently Miss Kati Zittle.

---out of order---
2 of the 4 flower girls.
Mrs. Lekki (a.k.a Miss Kati) had 8 brothers and sisters and they all were in the wedding! Those were 2 of her sisters.

--out of order--
Trevor, the ring-bearer and Isabella, the flower girl (one of them).

--out of order--
One of the Bridesmaids.
Their dresses were so pretty and very modest! In fact they were all hand-made by one of the Zittles' friends.

--If you read the story of Mr. Lekki and Miss Zittle's courtship relationship than this picture will make sense--

Their VERY FIRST kiss! : -)

The wedding cake...
...also was made by a friend.

Lydia chewing on daddy's tie.
(The reception was outside)

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lekki cutting the cake!

Getting ready to throw the bouquet.

A bridemaids' bouquet by a candle.

Talking with a friend (the Lekki's).

Eating their first bite of cake!

Mr. and Mrs. Lekki leaving the church for their honeymoon at the Poconos!
(The Poconos was where mommy and daddy spent their honeymoon also!)

---out of order---
Mr. Lekki taking the "wrapping" off his car.
He wasn't very excited about the wrapped car but did the best he could to smile!

---out of order---
Walking through the hedge of bubbles to get to the car.

Trevor and a friend "catching" bubbles!
Praying for the '08 election,