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

Monday, December 12, 2016

How Quickly Fly the Years

Cliche? Yes.  But true, nonetheless.  Time does make itself wings, and it seems that, the older I get, the faster time flees... an acceleration of years, as it were, though 20 years ago feels quite like last week.  And then, just like that, they're grown, these precious children.


And in just a few days....   

Ready to launch...
   God is good!

Preparing for a Very Big Day....

The countdown begins....
6 days....
and my daughter becomes a Mrs......
Brian and Arianne

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Annual Photos

post by Mama H.

What is the end of the year without the annual family pictures?  ("More relaxing!" chime in more than one family member, no doubt!)

The very last picture taken, under protest and amid many sighs and complaints, was the one that made the cut!
A very special one indeed, as our last family photo before Arianne marries her best friend Brian, on December 18th.

Amid all the preparations, it is good to remember the kindnesses of God in having brought us this far.  He will never desert us, or forsake us.  His mercies flow in every morning, noon and night, and His perfection make us hope and long for the day when all wrongs will be made right, when all the tears will be wiped away, and He is acknowledged by all as King of kings and Lord of lords.

We're not too sure we'll be posting again this year, with a wedding in 2 weeks.... but, then again, one never knows!

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Glorious Mess

post by Mama H.

A few of many of Benaiah's paper projects!

The old saying "where there's smoke, there's progress" holds true here, only I might amend the saying to "Where there's paper scraps, there's Benaiah.... working on some more paper models!"

  And this is just a small portion of the work area!
More  paper... and the blocks to build a forest.
Allied tanks, a jeep, and a bulldozer for earthworks.

A very happy creator....

Some of the bulwarks  ....

This tank operator seems to be asleep on the job!

And then, we mustn't forget his ships:

The Green Hawk

and the Great Osprey,
complete with....
Great Osprey

.... 'tween decks ....

4 levels....
ladders  from deck to deck

 and the Smoke Pipe:

Smoke Pipe with ladder...

and a car carrier option....

Zadok's house :
Home Sweet Home

Zzzzz  zzzzz zzzzzadok!

Sweet dreams, Zadok!

Snowfoot's home, complete with bed, piano, tv, and laptops!
There's also a sink, shower and a tea kettle!  Very safe with a deadbolt-door!

A submarine

The Sayna, with a tricky trap door, and a motley crew
 We have a very busy young man. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Pi Day 2016

While not as dramatic last year's Pi-day, this year's was not to be missed!

Thank you, Christianna, for a beautiful Pi, er.. pie!

(Pi is ever beautiful, one of God's amazing numbers!)

And, here in our home, we believe whipped cream is one of God's amazing gifts, too!  Yum!