Thursday, August 27, 2009

Around our House and Lydia's

Tiger loves to sleep - here he is sleeping on a small homemade rug in front of the fireplace.

Daniel's 3 fish died (Emily gave them to him for his 13th birthday.

Emily got to walk Chaquita, the Hoppman's miniature horse, when we went to their house.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Emily's Flower Arrangement

Emily has taken to arranging flowers - she read an article about it, and will be posting a "how to" on her blog later. This is her first arrangement.

Birthday Bowling and Dinner

It took a month to celebrate Daniel's birthday- he got a camera before our trip with a little store-bought cake, then he got to go up the tram with us, then he had the men of our church group talk to him at his "Bar Mitzvah" of sorts, and then this family party where he go to invite one friend and go bowling. Silas got it all at once this year, at the family party. We also got to finally give my father his b-day gift - a framed family history and crest of the Curran Clan. Happy birthday again, to all you men! (Sorry the pictures are all out of order - and some went missing too! We 'lost' the pictures of D opening his Lamplighter book and going on a 'hot and cold' excursion looking for his fish from Emily.)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

Today we celebrate our nation's 233rd birthday. We celebrate our freedoms and our rights as Americans.  Remember and thank those who have fought for those freedoms. (Click here to view David Barton's account of when Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.) 

Even more importantly than celebrating our freedoms as citizens of this country, we should be celebrating our freedoms in Christ. If you have chosen to make Him your Savior, then although we are not to use our liberty in Christ as an opportunity to sin, we are free indeed. I have freely chosen to become a slave to Christ! 

Praise God for our founders who decidedly birthed our nation as a nation under God and based solely on Biblical principles, and praise Him for His love, mercy and grace! I ask the Lord to have mercy on our nation now!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day One of Worldview Academy

The welcome - they run to your car, meet everyone and take all the bags to the rooms - Silas.
Playing a team building game - Nicholas.
Silas, Bryce Lockett, Andy Holets, Caleb Kelchner.
Nich playing volleyball.

Nich and Andy.
Nich is waaaaaaay in the back, in the red shirt, doing his Bible study. :-)

Monday, June 29, 2009

The boys are off to WorldView Academy!

The Welcome Committee 

Figuring out the locks...

Making the beds...

Meeting new friends...
And old ones...
The Leadership...
THE Bill Jack...