Sunday, August 31, 2014

The bunnies

Our two little bunnies - Poofy and Thunder - are as cute as can be.
But as with all animals, they make waste. So I decided to build a "litter" of sorts where we wouldn't have to clean up their mess quite so much.
We made it a little project for everyone to help out and learn to use a handsaw.
It was tough work, but everyone gave it a shot, and did a nice job.
They seem happy with their new litter, don't they?
And it's a nice little pen for the bunnies too!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The First Day of School

Today was Andrew's first day at Benicia Middle School. He started the 7th grade.
He walked there since we live right next door. Sooo convenient. Thankfully, it went really well. He was nervous. We were nervous. But I am very proud of him for being so prepared. Andrew really values being early to appointments. So he was up early and made sure he got to school 15 minutes ahead of time.
He has four goals for this year:
1. Do well academically
2. Make the basketball team
3. Glorify God
4. Don't make a fool of himself
I don't know what's more impressive, what his goals are or the fact that he even has goals!
Matt started up another year of home school - 4th grade! He was very concerned about how Andrew would do at public school. I think he was just as relieved if not more that Andrew made it home safe!
Emery started 3rd grade here at home as well. She has really excelled at reading this summer. All in all, it was a great day for the boys and girl, Teacher Mom and even Principal Dad!

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I don't think I ever saw the Redwoods as a kid myself. They are something to behold.
We went to Jedidiah Smith State Park in Crescent City, CA. I know there are other locations with redwoods, and I imagine that they are all worth visiting.
We went for a hike through the woods for a couple of hours. I wish we could have hiked all day. It was amazing.
Pictures simply cannot convey the grandeur and majesty of these immense trees.
I felt so small and insignificant while these trees just screamed that God is great and glorious and magnificent! His creation truly does testify to God's "eternal power and divine nature" (Rom 1:20). It was breathtaking and awesome.
Our efforts to achieve anything in this world without God's grace are comical.
What a day!
And I didn't forget about mom. She usually takes the pictures, but occasionally she gets to have some fun too.