July 30, 2011

If only my outfits could be coordinated and laid out for me.  I would look fabulous all the time.

This heat is swelling my head and has me dreaming of fall.  Pumpkins and apple cider, scarves and long sleeves. Are you ready for the crisp cool air?

July 29, 2011

Jonah and the Whale

A few weeks ago we taught the lesson of Jonah and the Whale in Sunday School.  This is Evan's most favorite story ever.  We have a veggie-tales movie about it.  We have multiple books about it.  So when we taught it in Sunday School Evan became even more thrilled to hear the story with all of his friends.

We decided to make sugar cookies as I found a new recipe. An amazing recipe I might add that requires no refrigeration and waiting. In my collection of cookie cutters we found a Whale and I had a Boy cutter too.  Evan, " Mom, we can make Jonah and Whale cookies!!!!".  ***Excitement squeals***


Phone photography isn't always the best, but you get the idea.


"Mom you frost the pretty ones and I will frost the Jonah's and Whales.


How do you get a 3-year old to take a good picture and actually LOOK at the camera?  If you know please share!!!


What a fun day we had!

worn out

Worn out and total exhaustion.  This heat will get ya!

July 11, 2011

Farther Along

Farther Along
     -Josh Garrels

Farther along we’ll know all about it 
Farther along we’ll understand why 
Cheer up my brothers, live in the sunshine 
We’ll understand this, all by and by 

Tempted and tried, I wondered why 
The good man died, the bad man thrives 
And Jesus cries because he loves em’ both 
We’re all cast-aways in need of ropes 
Hangin’ on by the last threads of our hope 
In a house of mirrors full of smoke 
Confusing illusions I’ve seen 

Where did I go wrong, I sang along 
To every chorus of the song 
That the devil wrote like a piper at the gates 
Leading mice and men down to their fates 
But some will courageously escape 
The seductive voice with a heart of faith 
While walkin’ that line back home 

So much more to life than we’ve been told 
It’s full of beauty that will unfold 
And shine like you struck gold my wayward son 
That deadweight burden weighs a ton 
Go down into the river and let it run 
And wash away all the things you’ve done 
Forgiveness alright 


Still I get hard pressed on every side 
Between the rock and a compromise 
Like the truth and pack of lies fightin’ for my soul 
And I’ve got no place left go 
Cause I got changed by what I’ve been shown 
More glory than the world has known 
Keeps me ramblin’ on 

Skipping like a calf loosed from its stall 
I’m free to love once and for all 
And even when I fall I’ll get back up 
For the joy that overflows my cup 
Heaven filled me with more than enough 
Broke down my levee and my bluff 
Let the flood wash me 

And one day when the sky rolls back on us 
Some rejoice and the others fuss 
Cause every knee must bow and tongue confess 
That the son of god is forever blessed 
His is the kingdom, we’re the guests 
So put your voice up to the test 
Sing Lord, come soon