Thursday, September 27, 2012

Stepping Out

I think we are outgrowing this van.  ;)  I will tell you unequivocally though that God provides ALL we need for what he calls us to!  Blessings abound when we step out in faith!

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Bountiful Harvest

I was hoping I'd have more time to update with all the fun things we are doing, and yet we are so very busy I have  not had time!  We have spent the first two weeks of school exploring and learning and really enjoying each other.  We've harvested from our garden, done some canning, freezing and dehydrating, we've taken trips to the lake, the zoo, the park, the creek, the retirement home.  We've visited with family, read lots of books, researched many animals, provided some respite foster care, and enjoyed being outside.  The week ahead will include LOTS of time at the Albion Fair as the kids are prepping their entries today! 

Though I am sometimes so busy that I barely have time to grab my cup of coffee in the morning, I cannot help but look at my life and praise God for all He's trusted me with.  I am so blessed to get to help Him form and shape these four sweet blessings and I have to admit He gave me the PERFECT partner to do it all with.  I had my wisdom teeth out a few weeks ago and Howard really stepped it up...I didn't think it was possible to love him more but each day, I do! 

So here is a fun photo update: 

Ben and Hope washing tomatoes for Daddy and Luke to process

Luke and Howard processing the tomatoes.

Our favorite nine year old

Our bountiful harvest

Sweet Hope and her bounty from the kids' garden

Sweet Luke and his homegrown purple corn and the first carrot!

Silly Ben and his carrot stub

Green Bean Smiles

Mommy and Hope at our family reunion

Mommy and Papa White kissing on a cranky Hope

Hope, Daddy and Jake watching the trains at the zoo.