Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer Sabbath

In the warmth of evening shade, the kids rolled out the slip & slide and had a blast!
Landen roars, Ardyn mocks, Mari Alice giggles at those silly people.
Mari thought she could make it farther if her older brother tossed her onto the slide.
Ashlin made it roughly a yard and a half on her first "run"... and cracked herself up.
Elizabeth is wary of this entire operation, Mari Alice is all in, Landen seems concerned.
Ardyn Grace ... "who me? say wuh?"
Landen spins around to find Elizabeth cringing at such perpetual moisture.
Sweet sloppy Mari Alice with Ash-bash, the photo-bomber.
And ... we finally got the He-Man, Luke to come join the fun.
Thank You, God, for these fantastic kids. Thank You for their handsome dad, for our backyard, for running water, and for all the memories we're making together. Knit us together in love so that we are a soft, secure space for Baby Asa. In this final week of "8 is almost enough", draw us each closer to You and help us love each other well. Thank You for loving us first and for promising to never leave us. Give us the courage to be hopeful, and the strength to be selfless. It's all You!