Our Easter was wonderful. We spent the morning in fellowship and the afternoon we spent with family. A very needed relaxed day. 🙂
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Isn’t it just dashing? Poor guy ran into a door at church last night before the hymn sing. Mark and I were out talking and one of the children informed me that Zayne had hit his head pretty hard and was hiding under a pew. Zayne getting rolled around didn’t concern me too much, being the youngest of 5 boys~it seems some one always has a war wound. When I coaxed him out from under the pew the side of his head all red and was sporting a nice sized cut. I took him out to have Mark look at it. It was decided between Mark and the many onlookers that he definitely needed a stitch or two…
We were very blessed to have the best care in Kalispell and were able to have him stitched up in no-time and even made it back for the end of the hymn sing.
Zayne is a tough little boy and only fussed when his cut was numbed up before the stitching.
Before long he was back to his mischievous ways!
Thanks for your prayers, he kind of had a rough night trying to get and stay comfy.
We would like to extend an invitation to our friends and family whom might be in town to the Christmas Eve service at Grace Church at 5 pm and Christmas morning service at 10:30 am. Wonderful fellowship and some of the kids and their very talented friends will be singing…
A preview :0)
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My girls really surprised me, you see I am deathly afraid of heights and just watching the kids do their acrobatics gives me vertigo. So they really surprised me when they were waiting anxiously for their turns at the rope course. Not only were they not afraid but they had a blast and did several of the courses…
And what was Emmalynn up too?
This summer we had the opportunity to spend 3 days of pure bliss in fellowship with others in our church at Big Sky Bible Camp. The setting was beautiful, the messages where inspiring and the time spent together was wonderful. My camera died mid-way through but I did get some pictures of the ropes course…
Hayden’s turn on the swing…
CLICK ON PICTURE to watch Hayden…
We had an enjoyable time at Dickey Lake, the kids caught crawdads and minnows, the little kids floated around on inner tubes, Mark and I got to try out the Miller’s kayaks (which was a very bad thing to do because now we have the bug to find some! : ) and the big boys found an old rope swing (which was rather disappointing 😦 because it didn’t work very well).
We all came home with a terrible bug too…
We were able to go for a little ride around the ranch and try out the jeep…now we ‘re al thinking we need one …maybe with a couple of kayaks?! ;D
Of course the guys volunteered to take the little guys on a ride and to run to the store…
Some other odds and ends of camp life before heading home…
The holiday seemed too short and before we knew it we were headed back home. We had a wonderful time and are hoping to be able to do it again real soon.
It is so hard to believe that a whole year has already passed us by and Emma is now a year old. It is just amazing how quickly it passes! Most of these pictures I have not shared before, it is with mixed emotions that I share them now. The first couple of weeks after Emma’s birth is such a blur due to the complications that arose right after her birth, leaving me in surgery for eight hours and weeks to recover.
Looking back to this time we are most thankful for:
(Psa 127:1 ESV) – A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
(Psa 127:2 ESV) – It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
(Psa 127:3 ESV) – Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord , the fruit of the womb a reward.
(Psa 127:4 ESV) – Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
(Psa 127:5 ESV) – Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Thanks to the Rickel Family for visiting and in sharing this verse and the prayer. It has meant so much!
On Saturday we had the privilege of going to Browning to help some friends of ours from church in sorting yearling bison. Let me say this place is incredibly beautiful, located just outside the park with stunning views. They have a wonderful little business selling all natural bison meat~the meat is incredible, rivaling the best beef I have ever tasted…and I’m not one for anything gamey tasting-at all! We had a wonderful day in fellowship, the men separated out all the yearlings while we women stayed back at the cabin. I was hoping to get up to the chutes, but I have not been feeling well lately so Mrs. Dunham kept me company all day. I just sort of hung out for the day and she prepared some wonderful meals. Sawyer and Mark had a great time sorting. Sawyer was so excited to be able to help out, as was Mark. Mark said that they definitely do not sort or work like cows and that it is quite a feeling when they would all be running and turn around and face you…yikes! Tori was able to take some pictures from inside a pickup…the windows were a bit fogged up but you can see what is going on…
The kids were impressed with Arnold~ a bison who bottle raised and somewhat curious…
Thanks for the wonderful day Dunham Family!
Yesterday we spent a gorgous day in chilly Glacier Park. We spent the morning with another family, so we had a total of four adults and 13 kids! No need to worry about bears with this crew. ;0) We had a wonderful time hiking and in fellowship. Later in the afternoon we met up with a couple more families and had over 20 kids…there was a lot of activity too say the least! The weather was nicely cool and very fall like, perfect for hiking. Here are a couple of pictures from the day…
Sleeping baby boys….
Poor Zayne he had a terrible diaper blow out and of course in the rush to get out of the house in the morning I forgot to pack him some extra clothes, luckily I had an extra pair of socks that worked as great little leg warmers and he also had his snow suit to keep him warm on the hike.
After a long day of hiking and hanging out with friends we headed home where Mark cooked a wonderful steak dinner for my birthday. This morning when I woke up I definitely felt a year older, and a bit stiff and sore! The kids even made a happy birthday banner for me and made the cutest little cards today. (This is definitely the most wonderful thing about being a mom!) Hayden must have made me about 20 bracelets out of paper and stickers or out of sparkly ribbon and jewels he borrowed from his sisters-they’re too sweet and I have quite the collection now!
Thanks to the Miller family for such a wonderful day and to the Dunham’s for braving the wild west and taking the kids on a great hike! ( That’s all they’ve talked about today.) Thanks for the wonderful fellowship too as Mark and I both enjoyed spending the day with your families. More pictures later!
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