Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The new 'do

Wow. Has it been 3 weeks since I last blogged? I have had trouble finding the motivation. Sorry parents and Sandy's parents. Emery just got a new haircut today.
She's been begging for a haircut for a while now. She's been starting up a lot of different things lately that I need to record on the blog. Here's just one for now - sewing.
After Sandy's mom taught her to sew on our last trip to CA, she's been busy with needle and thread.
Ta-dah! She made herself a purse.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Psalm 1 and 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

After all our travels and all our transitions this year, we have finally started to get back into our family disciplines with the memory verses. I must admit that I have not done a good job in having the boys and girl be disciplined with their verses so far in 2013. This is Matt and Emery's first Bible passage of the year! Sad spiritual leader I am.
Psalm 1 is so rich and practical, isn't it?
Andrew is 11 and puberty is just around the corner. I think it may actually be starting to get here to tell you the truth. Andrew and I are going on our father son Passport 2 Purity this weekend. It's time to make that manly commitment to purity!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Estes Park

The last stop on our family trip in June was Estes Park, CO, right next to Rocky Mountain National Park. We stayed at the YMCA. I must say, it was FABULOUS!
Beautiful forests, gorgeous snow capped mountains, green grass and a rushing river all cried out, testifying to the grandeur of God. It dpesn't hurt that we're starved for all of these things here in NM.
We did some literal rock climbing.
Some hiking.

Some more hiking.
And even more hiking. Although I loved it, the boys and girl were a bit tired out at the end.
Andrew practiced getting as close to the river as possible without falling in. Actually, he did fall in. Never mind.
Emz had to keep looking cute for mom's 1000 pictures by the river photo shoot. Fortunately, looking cute comes pretty naturally for her.
And to top things off, we ended every night with a fire and roasted marshmallows back at the cabin. Can't go wrong with that!