Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Here she is in the wreck room with her computer. She started with the children's section. She is not only organizing but writing down every book we have! I can't wait!
Today we made a few stacks in the Living Room for her. My categories now are Fiction, Poetry, Biblical, Usborne, History, Homeschool and Children's books.
Here are a few of Hannah's stacks.
Here are some of the bookcases she has ahead of her...
I'll keep you posted on the progress. I am so excited!
Here is the card declaring that said football glove was worn by said football player.
Here is our paperwork saying that our wrist bands were NOT worn by Big Papi. Andrew called me when he got his gift and he just laughed!
Marisa's birthday is also May 17th! She got her car on the 17th of April so we celebrated her day by eating at a few of her favorite restaurants. Here we are at a wonderful Italian one. We ate supper with Bob and Kim. Bob ordered a bottle of wine. The wine bottle shape is very cool. Some years ago there was a fire in the winery and the bottles were all mis-shapened. Now the winery makes all their bottles that way.
One her birthday we ate at Purple Cow.
Marisa's favorite dessert is cheesecake. She thinks the best is at Copeland's. Kaitlin remembered that and we got her some from there for her birthday dinner.
Kaitlin's birthday is May 22. We had some folks over to celebrate with us. I took her camera for the night to record the events. Here is what a photographer looks like when they are in front of the camera.
I just picked out a few of my favorites. Most are hilarious.
Roanna took some pictures of the whole family. A lady at church commented that she thinks Robert looks more like John than Marisa. I think that is neat. A shout out to Taylor who also has a May birthday. Hers is the 13th. We got her some hiking stuff when she was here and we mailed her a yellow shirt for her special day. She didn't want it signed by anybody famous, but if she had....mmmm maybe next year!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
I struggle with bitterness. I was very convicted when I read this from Peace Makers.
In its most common NT usage, bitterness can be likened to a man who has been stabbed by a knife (i.e, wronged by another person), who then pulls the knife out and stabs himself with it over and over. In other words, bitterness is often triggered by an initial wrong or disappointment that we refuse to forgive and then keep reliving and re-experiencing over and over.
To put it more simply, bitterness is a punishment we inflict on ourselves when we refuse to forgive another person for an actual or perceived wrong.
Here is the rest of the article
Thursday, May 13, 2010
My cousin, Bonnie and her husband, joined us. What a treat! I have reconnected with Bonnie on facebook and we have had so much fun. They drove 3 hours one way to eat and visit with us.
The ribs were delicious.
A wonderful gathering of family
Any way you look at it we took up almost the whole restaurant, it was tiny.
My side of the family that was there
Carl's side of the family that joined us
Here is the gallery. All the works had to be not bigger than a dollar bill and not smaller than a dollar bill folded in half.
This is my favorite piece that she got in.
Here is the second piece.
I have two cousins just my age. Bonnie was born in November, Gary in January and me in April. I have always enjoyed having cousins my very same age. It really meant so much to me that they came to support Kaitlin.
I really must like this picture to include it twice. My tech support is asleep so I am not sure how to delete it. Oh well, another lesson to add to her to-do list!
Here is the very nice curator that opened the gallery just for us. The regular hours are Monday - Friday.
We ate supper that night in Gadsden at Pas'ghettis. Kaitlin found it with a new app on her phone. When you are on this app, you enter the city you need to find a restaurant in, you shake your phone and up pops different choices. This one had high recommendations! We could add ours to it. It was a Mom and Pop joint and the food was outstanding.
One Sunday we went to Arab to meet Ellie. She is the youngest daughter of one of Andrew's college roommates.
Kaitlin is coloring with Emma, Ellie's big sister.It was a quick trip over to AL. We left on Friday afternoon and came back Sunday evening. We got to see lots of folks in a short amount of time. It was great weekend.