Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We dug a hole and they suggested we pray. Madison went first..."Dear Jesus, I am sad for these birdies and sorry that they died! Amen." Adina prayed "Dear Jesus, please in heaven let these birds find their mom and dad and brothers and sisters. Please let the one that mommy ran over not have a crushed leg in heaven. And please, if the one is still breathing, please let it be able to peck its way out of the ground!! Amen."
Sunday, July 20, 2008
My Sister Jessica leaves tomorrow evening, July 21, 2008 at 5:00pm for 6 1/2 months. She has joined the army reserves and will begin bootcamp. Pray for her as she spends 9 weeks at bootcamp. She then will spend her remaining time doing her job specific training for the army. Pray that the Lord will give her strength, endurance and confidence - both mentally and physically! Jesse, I pray the Lord's peace be over you and get you through the upcoming times! Don't forget to pray for all of our military troops as they sacrafice every day so that we can be free!!!
Jesse, I love you and will think of you every day!
The Jesse we know and love VERY, VERY much!!!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This was the Rocky show! The girls, Duane and I got a real chuckle out of it. I have polaroids of them with the Kangaroo also, I just need to get them scanned in. But enjoy his fight with the clown.
One lesson learned...Madison - our very adventerous spirit - really wanted to go on a big ride. I glanced at it and thought it didn't look too bad. However the first night it ended up needing repairs (makes you think twice about going on it, hey - or at least you think I SHOULD have just said NO) So, we went a second night and I told Madison that I would go on it with her. So, it starts out spinning (very quickly). I scream and hoot and holler how fun it is, so Madison won't be scared - thinking to myself - "ok, self, this isn't so bad, just focus on something while your spinning" I am doing ok, but then the nice hydraulic arm starts bouncing us UP and DOWN HARD. I close my eyes and try some deep breathing (like when your in labor - didn't work for labor either!) The ride finally slows down and stops. Shew, I am sure relieved I made it through and showed Madison how much fun these rides can be. But, the harness doesn't unlock! No... it starts spinning backwards!!! And bouncing up and down. I am thinking, please don't let Madison throw up on me, because I will definitely return the favor. The ride, after an agonizing 3-5 minutes STOPS. We wobble off and say how much fun it is. I quietly ask Papa to take the girls to their next ride as I run behind the ride and toss my pizza. To add insult to injury I threw up for the rest of the evening. My days of spinning are behind me and as for Madison, she'll have to have the adventure with someone else!!!
Adina loved, loved the water.
Colin and Marsha hung out with Genevieve
Kaitlin and Nancy soak up the rays
Genevieve was an old pro - like she had been going to the beach forever
Madison loved running back and forth
It was such a clear day, we had a great view of Chicago!
Michael, Adina, and Madison dug and dug. By the time they were done it was to the middle of their thighs!
I was very impressed with his grandma here in the blue, she just had knee replacement surgery a couple weeks ago! You'd never know it by watching her.
Adina was wondering what exactly the macarena was. She thought maybe food...
Bubba and Genevieve enjoy the nice deck that Uncle Mitchie had built out back.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The Petting zoo