Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Cowboy Boots

Cracker Barrel

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Can You Make This Face?

A new game.  Mommy came up with it, of course.  Great way to cultivate patience while awaiting french fries.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

We Let Mommy and Sophia Come...

...on an adventure. They seemed to know what to do.


Yes, this is now in my backyard.

Yes, my big girl is in heaven.

Sunday, April 21, 2013



Sunday, February 17, 2013

Van Car

One of the things we do every Sunday in the course of worshipping God is sing the Doxology:
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
One of the things that scares me to think about is the prospect that these will simply be words we repeat rather than truths we actually believe--dead religion rather than true faith.  Hopefully, yesterday will be one of the ways God inoculates us against such a disease.

How come?  Because in the process of acquiring what Adeline calls a "van car," we received a very concrete reminder that all blessings really do flow from God and that he deserves our praise and thanks for them.  We were able to trade our faithful little Corolla for a van of approximately the same vintage, in one trip, a year sooner than we ever thought, without a payment, for much less money than expected, without any kid meltdowns during the two-hour negotiating/paperwork process.  Amazing.

(And yes, we rewarded our big girl, not to mention ourselves, with a donut--another blessing from the same source.)

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Farm Show 2013

Donuts, chocolate ("Adeline can Daddy have a sip of that milkshake?" "Nope."), cousins, pigs, and the bus. Sophia slept through it all and Adeline enjoyed it enough for the both of them.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Adeline likes to go on adventures (pronounced "benchers") on Saturdays with Daddy. Last Saturday we went to the bakery and got a snowman cookie. Today we went to Lowe's for Mommy and then picked up a purple cookie at the bakery.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lighting the Christ candle on Christmas Morning.
I think this is going to be fun, Sophia!
May your days be Merry and Bright! And may all your Christmases be White

Daddy and his girlies.

My new dinosaur toy tickles!

Visiting Grandma's house.
Snow!! And Gwampa!! And Uncle Jofin!! And Smiles!!

In case you missed the annual Vital Statistics.