Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mari Alice is 3

M akes every day an adventure
A lways reminds us to pray
R ides in the stroller around and around the block
I dentifies numbers and letters like "em,ay,ar,eye" and "chickalay"

A ddicted to PBS kids
L oves her brothers and sisters and Oscar
I s no fun to read "I Spy" with
C ooks with playdough for hours at a time
E njoys her soft pink blanket even more than her soft purple one.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Have Thine Own Way

"The best way for a man rightly to enjoy himself is to maintain a universal, ready, and cheerful compliance with the divine and uncreated Will in all things." - John Smith

Thou art the Potter, I am the clay!
Mold me and make me after Thy will,
While I am waiting yielded and still

Hold over my being absolute sway!
Fill with Thy Spirit till all shall see,
Christ only, always, living in me.

By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name." - Hebrews 13:15

Thursday, August 20, 2009

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Two Months Old Today!

Our little Elizabeth...

rather enjoys a nice, tight swaddle,
sleeps six hours at night,
smiles and coos when she's full,
has finally found her reflection in the mirror above her chair,
and is enthusiastically adored by her big, happy family.

Weekend in Dub-Town

Ardyn loved the rope swing...

I taught Mari Alice to swim without floaties...

Ashlin listened intently to Sean's tales of heroic feats...

while Elizabeth and Philip wondered why no one packed ballcaps or bonnets.