Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
A happy group
At the top (we don't look too warn out, do we??)
Marcie and a sleepy Joshua
This past weekend, Marcie and I decided to make use of the gorgeous weather-- so we headed up the mountain to enjoy God's beautiful creation and get some exercise while we were at it. I had been putting off hiking for quite some time, not because I dislike it (I love hiking!!), but because of the logistics of bringing two little boys along for the ride. However, it being such a fine October day, and being well aware of the fact that there might not be too many more 75 degree Saturdays, we had to least make an attempt!!
So off we went. Marcie carried Joshua in the front carrier/pack, and I carried Isaiah in the Kelty backpack (thank you, Frits and Annemiek!!). It was quite a workout. I think we hiked roughly 3 miles, maybe a little more, but with us each touting 25+ pounds of chunky children, it was some good exercise for sure! We really enjoyed it. The mountains were alive with fall colors of red, orange, yellow, and green. It was so beautiful! The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork-- Psalm 19:1
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Despite the messy house, the week was filled with many exciting happenings that I wouldn't trade for anything: new tires for the car, a visit from Grandma, first tooth for our 7 month old, late nights at work, competitive games of "Snatch" and "Boggle, a trip to the pumpkin patch, new (scratchy) uniforms at work, visits from old (and new) friends, and some great aerobic DVD's from the library.
Jim tickling Isaiah
Joshua learning how to get up on all fours, he'll take off any day now...
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This afternoon, while Isaiah was having his nap, Joshua and I spent a few precious moments together. Joshua, happy and cheerful, was gurgling and babbling to himself while rolling around on the floor. I just had to stop what I was doing, and get down on the floor with him. I love times like this: when you just soak up the sweetness and beauty of your child.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Last night as I was singing Isaiah's bedtime song, from Psalm 127, I felt a bit teary as I got to the verse that says "Lo, children are the Lord's good gift, rich payment are mens son's..." My boys are my good gift from the Lord, and what a precious gift they are! Raising them presents many challenges and frustrations, and there are days when I feel ready to give up, but I am reminded of the Lord's promises every evening when I sing with them before bed...
The boys made the shopping trip even more "exciting," although I should say that pushing the double stroller between racks and shelves was an adventure in itself. The boys did cut the trip a little shorter than I would have liked, but oh well, that means we'll have to go again... :)