Friday, August 31, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

starting school

 the crew for the
school year
you can see the excitement oozing

Aug. 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

enjoying a b'day gift

 roller blades!!

Amy was up to visit
Aug. 27, 2012

a summer bbq



 just love all that's going on in this pic

 Aug. 26, 2012

Mia Sheryl

Aug. 25, 2012

the first of many, hopefully

Aug. 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

the beach

 these guys are so cute

 Aug. 23, 2012
Rick & I got to go to the beach
 it was a very relaxing day
I even got a nap on the beach!

a trip north

 Rick and I got to go away
for a night
We went to the Portland Head lighthouse
for the first time

 Aug. 22, 2012
The most photographed
lighthouse in Maine

ice-cream at Beal's
just ok :(

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

a cricket, a dahlia and a grasshopper

 Nate caught this one
yesterday his collection
was 6!

 I like these
better than the red ones
Aug. 20, 2012

Nate tried but could not catch
this one :(

show me healthy

Aug. 19, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

just some words

well, I was wrong
the illness was not food related
but was a stomach bug
and it hit with
much force
upon four other chilren
including the youngest
I was up with her for most of the night
and early morning
it was not fun and
most certainly not pretty
but after a few hours
of sleep
the four seem better
thankfully this seems
to be a 24 hour bug
and not longer

I am encouraged by
this scripture:
"we are afflicted in every way,
but not crushed; perplexed,
but not despairing;
persecuted, but not forsaken;
struck down, but not destroyed;
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus,
so that the life of Jesus also may be 
manifested in our body."
II Corinthians 4:8-10

Friday, August 17, 2012

another visitor

 Aug. 17, 2012

what's been growing

 these are growing in front
of my house
Peacock Orchid



 always glad to see
this visitor

we had some stomach
issues in the house
I'm thinking it may have been
from food
She was one who wasn't bothered
enjoying outside while
the rest watched a movie
Aug. 16, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

a new cut

Aug. 15, 2012
my soon-to-be nine year old

face painting

 dinner at UNO's
another summer memory

to Maine and the beach again

 Aug. 14, 2012
a gorgeous day
and a new beach
for us to try

 The kids loved the waves
lots of boogie boarding

the fair

 our first fair visit
was mostly about the rides

 Aug. 12, 2012

but we did see some animals
exotic and not
the marvelous mutts
and some really nice
knitting and quilting