Friday, April 28, 2006

Frog Hunters

We set out to practice up for the Lake Louise Fishing Derby coming up this weekend but all we caught was frogs and golf-balls, somehow just as exciting- This place is great, the kids love the creek!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Eggs, Eggs, Everywhere

Isabelle, Ethan and Jack really had a wonderful Easter, thank you to all that made it so special for them. To see more pics click right here.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter Eve...

I have a lot of thoughts going through my mind of thankfulness and joy, who better to share with than all of you faithful bloggers. I have spent most of the day in refection on what God has done for me. Every holiday has been painful and empty since the summer of 2004. Today I did not think about the pain one time. God has taken the hole in my heart and filled it with Him a little more each day since the news broke it. I was shattered into a million pieces and God is slowly picking them up and restoring me. And restoring me so all the pieces are in the right order! Not only is that unimaginable but I look around at the blessings He has given me. A great relationship with Him, full of love and comfort. Three beautiful people left in my care that bring me endless joy; and frustration to keep me always relying on Christ and learning more about myself. An amazing group of people that surround me everyday. You, my friends are absolutely irreplaceable. I know I will have more days ahead with the sting of betrayal dragging me down and my heart full of sorrow but today I am in full realization that not only am I healing and feeling alive again but God has a plan for us that is going to surpass all of my earthly dreams. He died on the cross, He is risen, and he did it all for us! Happy Easter.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Spring Break in Vancouver

It was time this week for Christine and I to venture out on our annual Spring Break in Vancouver road trip. With birth certificates and passports secured we crossed the border and continued until we reached our destination, beautiful Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver. All five kids love the Vancouver Aquarium, especially the beluga whales. Rain or lots of rain, it is always a great day spent at the aquarium! And we didn't even loose Jack...:)

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Tiptoeing Thru the Tulips

To take a closer look click HERE. There is really nothing like the Skagit Valley Tulips! There are so many locals here that have never been! The fields after fields of color take my breath away every year-

Sunday, April 02, 2006

She's a little trooper

I am continually surprised by Bellie's strength and courage. She made it though her ordeal on Friday morning with flying colors. Friday after she was released to come home was hard and the night was long and painful but by 2:00 Saturday afternoon she wanted to go see Ice Age! So we went- She is such a little trooper and truly an inspiration to everyone she meets. I am so proud of her and her ability to bounce back from all the unfortunate circumstances that come her way. Thank you so much for praying!