Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
the boys had a blast playing in the sand. the beautiful beach all to ourselves!
we went swimming almost every night. every one loved it. K & C learned to play sharks and minnows, KG & T had a blast splashing around
our new hunters after a visit to the Wildife Center- they went to "Catch of the Day" and got a class on fish. The park ranger was terrific. I wish I had a video of him and the boys swimming around using their tail fins.
Cape Hatterhas lighthouse in it's new (since 1999) year old spot. The boys became Junior Park Rangers at Hatterhas and at the Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk Memorial. They love their badges.
outside the aquarium- beautiful spot for a picnic if we hadn't been stuffed with yummy quesadillas- the boys can eat!!
climbing up Jockey's Ridge- the largest sand dune in the eastern US. it's very steep! James and I took hang gliding lessons there a lifetime ago :) K & C & I climbed all the way to the top!
Nana & napping baby girl.
can you tell the theme of his party?
how about now?
ok- here's a little help- it's a space turtle starwars superman party of course!! all the little boys had lots of fun & yummy strawberry cake. C was very excited to pick out and help make his cake this year. Our little boy has lots of spirit and heart. We are always thankful for our little miracle but thank God even more on his birthday each year. And pray for the families with vasa previa angels up in heaven. It only takes a moment to diagnose life... Here's the link to his story- our miracle baby
Monday, January 11, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
8 Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 9 and so that you may live long in the land that the LORD swore to your forefathers to give to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10 The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden. 11 But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven. 12 It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.
13 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul- 14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.
16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them. 17Then the LORD's anger will burn against you, and he will shut the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you.18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.
22 If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow—to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast to him- 23 then the LORD will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you. 24 Every place where you set your foot will be yours: Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River to the western sea. 25 No man will be able to stand against you. The LORD your God, as he promised you, will put the terror and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go.
26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse- 27 the blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today; 28 the curse if you disobey the commands of the LORD your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known. 29 When the LORD your God has brought you into the land you are entering to possess, you are to proclaim on Mount Gerizim the blessings, and on Mount Ebal the curses. 30 As you know, these mountains are across the Jordan, west of the road, toward the setting sun, near the great trees of Moreh, in the territory of those Canaanites living in the Arabah in the vicinity of Gilgal. 31 You are about to cross the Jordan to enter and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you. When you have taken it over and are living there,32 be sure that you obey all the decrees and laws I am setting before you today.