...............The Hellwig Family

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Current 'Artsy' Projects

Posted by Gabrielle

Here are some miscellaneous pictures of some of the projects I have been busy with these past few weeks.

Photography ~ the flowers of the crepe myrtle next door
Cardmaking ~ a birthday card for Mrs. Clayton
Scrapbooking ~ a decorated notebook for the tour of the Life of George Washington which we will be attending with our church in a week. More on that to come.
Sewing ~ my current recreational sewing project, my medieval gown
Drawing ~ the bluebird I am currently working on to join the framed cardinal drawing in our living room

Friday, August 27, 2010

To Him be the glory forever.

posted by Mommy H.

From my reading this morning

"Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.
To Him be the glory forever. Amen."
Romans 11:33-36

May these truths be foremost in our hearts, and drive us into His loving everlasting arms.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Surprise Birthday Party

Posted by Gabrielle

Last week, we threw a surprise birthday party for a dear family friend of ours, Mrs. Clayton. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. :)

(as a note, this is a singing candle: you light the candle and turn the base to have it sing 'Happy Birthday. It didn't sing when we needed it to because we had 'tested' it too much that morning :)

(Mrs. Clayton was the one who had given it to us, so she always gets a laugh when we use it again for her :)
ever-hungry little brothers

As to my lack of posts these last couple weeks, my sincere apologies. I shall try to update with what has been keeping us so busy soon.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tree-Felling Excitement

Posted by Gabrielle

Remember the tree struck by lightning a few weeks ago? We finally decided it was time for it to come down. The little boys had a blast watching the men work.

That was amazing! Not too many people can do that.
And this was ingenious! With the danger of breaking the nearby fence and bushes by falling limbs, they simply attached each with a rope on a ring to the cable. The climber then cut the branch and it slid down the cable to the ground.
Chipping the branches into the woods.
And finally, last but not least, the felling of the remaining tree. Not the best shot, as my camera went off a couple seconds too soon, but you get the picture!

The little boys love these adventures, and now their games are revolving around trees and chain saws! :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Christianna's Creations

posted by Mommy H.
The other day, my dear daughter made some wonderful treats for us....
besides her usual Tuesday batch of pita bread, she decided, on a whim, to try her hand at English muffins.

And the pita was delicious, as well:

Nice job, Christianna!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

An Amazing Answer to Prayer!

Posted by Gabrielle

On Monday, we received an amazing answer to prayer that I have to share (rhyme intended).

Meme and Pepe did indeed put their house on the market shortly after our trip up there, and received an offer from a cash buyer not long after. So, after about a week of waiting to hear what they would do, we received word on Monday that they accepted! The house is closing October 1st, and they will hopefully be down here soon after!!! So, life will start getting busy for us, but in a good sort of way. :) Thank you for your prayers. It means a lot to us as we have been watching God working His sovereign will these past few months.

Gabrielle for the Hellwig family