Thursday, July 30, 2009
We recently had the pleasure of attending a Mother-Daughter tea at our church, complete with talks on becoming a Proverbs 31 woman, a delicious afternoon tea, and lots of fellowship! It was a great time! And, it was not complete without pictures:
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
"For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine." Psalm 50: 10-11
"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows." Matthew 10: 29-31
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these." Matthew 6: 26-29
Monday, July 13, 2009
My apologies for not posting sooner. A busy schedule has made life rather hectic. But here is a picture post of our fourth.
We recently watched the Moody Science video "City of the Bees" and remembered the part talking about giving a bee honey or sugar water to help it fly again when it becomes exhausted. So, that morning, we were delighted (well, not for the sake of the bee ;)) to actually find a bee in such a state on my zinnia flowers. So we gave it a spoon of honey. It drank the whole thing and flew away a half hour later.
Introducing: Moby Melon! Mommy made a much anticipated watermelon carving for us; a certain act which she has not done for many years. So this was new for all the younger children.
Here are some pictures of the Rolesville fireworks. They don't last for long, only about ten minutes, but worth seeing nonetheless.
The next four are in black and white due to a slight oversight on the part of a Hellwig videographer(who shall remain unnamed ;)) who last took a video in black and white and forgot to put it back, but they are a sampling of some of our favorite ones, still!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Recently, one of our sweet neighbors gave us two buckets of fresh-picked, un-husked corn, and we had a great time shucking it on the front porch. Thank you so much, Wards!
Tobias examining the corn. I was appointed the official worm remover. Whenever Jedidiah or Tobias found a worm on an ear, I would hear "Gabrielle, here." and find myself staring at a fat green or brown worm. Hmm...maybe it's time to teach them to be men.
'Buddy' was happily ensconced on the bench with an ear of corn when I came back after a while to take more pictures. Doesn't look too worked up about it, though.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
So now that we are thinking about visual reminders, I had a visual reminder this spring of the blessing and curses: my zinnias and my sweet peas. ;) As a gardening note, something got my sweet peas and they slowly turned brown and withered up. So next year, I will do more research on them before planting them again!
So, barring the fact that it was no fault of my sweet peas, I found this a good reminder of the results of our obedience and disobedience to God's laws.