Friday, March 27, 2009

Callaway Gardens- Father Daughter Retreat

And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
Malachi 4:6

The Father Daughter Retreat-

Callaway Gardens

This Morning at 12:00 AM, Kimber and Daddy left for Georgia to go to a Father/Daughter Retreat at the Callaway Gardens Resort ( It is meant to draw the heart's of the daughters to their fathers (Mal.4:6). Each Of the girls in our family will get a chance to go (with daddy) when we turn 13. It involves plenty of Christian speakers, games, and tours of the beautiful landscapes. We hope they are enjoying themselves right now after a 10 hour and 45 min. drive to get there. We love you (and miss you) KIMBER AND DADDY!!

(Blogging For Kimber)

His Princess,

Alexis Wassenberg

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lydia's 1st Birthday Party

"He grants the barren woman a home,Like a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!"
Psalm 113:9
Here are the pictures from Lydia's 1st birthday party!

Sitting in the "chair of honor" (that only she can fit in! :)

Daddy cutting up the turkey - none of the ladies volunteer for this job! :)

Josiah waiting to eat his dinner.

I'm not quite sure what Lydia thought of this meal but she seemed to enjoy the attention! :)

Alexis performing one of her many magic tricks! :)
Lydia opened all of her presents in Mama's lap, though I don't think she knew what she was doing!

Daddy bought Lydia a romote mouse and Seth operated it for her. She watched it with intense wonder!

The robotic mouse on our coffee table.

Lydia eating a book while siblings crowd around to help open presents.

She received lots of clothes and a little stuffed bunny from Ms. Miller (now Mrs. Glass) whom she is hugging in the above picture.

This is Lydia's cake (Hannah insisted I had to take the cake out of the fridge, so she had to have the camera) that we made. It was a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. Hannah helped me decorate the outside, turning the platter for me. It was one of the first times I had made a layer cake, and I really didn't want it to break when I transfered it to the cake platter, so I prayed the entire time that it wouldn't fall into pieces - and it didn't! I also prayed for it to look pretty and to taste good and my prayers were answered, so I can take NO credit whatsoever for it.

The family around Lydia.

Trying the icing out.
She seemed to like it but because it was in the fridge it surprised her a little when the cold icing touched her warm fingers! :)

Eating some cake!

Ms. Millers (now Mrs. Glass) wedding went great. I highly doubt I'll get any pictures up this week because I have lots to do to edit, crop, straighten, etc. them on Photoshop, plus getting them to a CD for the new couple and family! :) Daddy and I will be gone this weekend (Friday through Saturday) to a Father & Daughter Retreat in the Callaway Gardens in Georgia, so one of my siblings will probably be "poster" while I'm gone!
Overjoyed to be Jesus',