Friday, February 27, 2009
Derryl was a great guy. I smile when I remember him. He had a very dry sense of humor. He loved the Lord, his family, his friends, he had a real love for education and was a tried and true republican. During this past political season he would have loved to talk with Lauren, Logan, Landon, Lyndsi and Lexi about the election. He would have been so proud to see how interested they were in the whole system.
Cancer has brought our family a lot of sorrow but we have watched cancer give both my dad and Matt's dad the opportunity to meet people and share their faith with them. So even though we have had some sorrow, we are thankful for the chance they had to meet and share with others--touching the lives of, we don't know how many. We are so thankful for the time we had with them and are truly thankful for all the wonderful memories!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
These bands are pretty easy to make. Actually they are so cute I can't wait to make some more! Of course that is good because Lyndsi was asking if I could make her a headband. So I better get busy.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This morning when I thought about blogging about his birthday, I checked out the pictures and thought wow the camera person didn't get him to pose with his presents. We for sure need a nice picture with his presents for his 3rd birthday, so I grabbed the camera and set off to get that award winning picture.
Well maybe for his 4th birthday.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Here is Boog!! She just complete one of the bigger slides. She wasn't afraid of any of them. She even went on the biggest one with Matt. She only did it once!!
This is Landon before taking another run down the Vortex!!
Logan and Matt enjoying their time away from home.Lauren and Matt tried the double tube and it was a lot of fun. I, of course did all these fun things. But thankfully have no pictures to prove it. We also do not have a picture of Grandma Cathy in the lazy river with the kids. I'm sure she is sad that I could not post a picture of her in her swimsuit. (No wonder she always had the locker key!)
We had a great time, however, had to leave a little early due to the weather up there!
Thanks to our good friends for a great trip.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
When I went to BibleGateway.com and looked up "love", love is mentioned 697 times in the Bible. Wow, God really must want us to know that we are loved.
So with tomorrow being Valentine's Day remember that you are loved. That is better than chocolates or a fancy dinner. God loves you!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
For those of you that don't know about Webkinz, they are these cute little animals that you buy and then register them on the Internet. Then you can log on to the Webkinz website and feed, dress and decorate the room of your Webkinz. Well that sounds like fun--doesn't it. Well no one ever mentioned that you have to earn the money to do all this.
Well that isn't too bad for Logan and Lyndsi. But Lexi the only thing that she can do well is spend Webkinz money. So she is always asking for help. Lauren and Landon are very good about helping her log on and they help her earn money. However with them in school a good part of the day she has no one to turn to but me. So (finally here comes the sort of funny story)-- here's how it goes:
So I start playing a game on Webkinz to win her money so she can buy overpriced items for her stuffed animal. ($85 sunglasses to go with your $25 t-shirt)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
As you can see Ubby found the one patch of snow left. He thought it was great to feel his tires spin. Boog was thrilled she could still ride her bike after a long winter. (I don't think she realizes that winter isn't over.)
The only bad thing about today is:
(As you can see Ub lost his hat in the breeze!)
We hope you enjoy today too. And remember, if you are wearing a hat----hang onto it!!!!!!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
This is one of our garbage can pizzas (basically you use what ever is left at the end). Note: There is no pictures of the pizza fresh out of the oven. Sorry we were hungry.
We had a great time eating, talking and playing games.
As you can see from the pictures Grandpa and Grandma Gerber and Uncle Rex joined us. Mike and Mary Dean they too were in on the action. We cannot have a party without Mike and Deanie!!! (Thanks for putting up with us!)
We had a wonderful evening, the food was great, the fellowship was awesome, the memories--priceless!!!!!
Thanks Grandma Cathy--a great time was had by all!!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
One of my hobbies is rubber stamping! I like to make cards and send them to people. The past couple of years that has been a little hard. With six kids I am lucky to get the mail in let alone send much out except for the bills. But the kids are getting older and I have been finding a little more time to work on this.
It is such a blessing to send a card to a shut-in or someone that is hurting. Even if you don't make your own cards (actually if you bought them you would probably send them faster because you save a step) you can send a card to someone and for around $1 you can brighten someones day.
(just a note--one of the cards my mom made--2 of the cards i made at a workshop at her house)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee:
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand
of my righteousness.
WE MISS YOU DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
So this morning at this was what we saw:
The sun wasn't even up all the way yet but we were outside waiting for this:
So the bus came--I think the bus driver was laughing at me when he saw the camera flash! I don't know why he would be laughing at me??? Was I the only mother outside on this freezing February morning taking pictures?
Hope you are all having a great Monday. We (Ub, Boog and me) are---we have gotten a lot done but I guess we better hurry because you know it won't be long before we see:
The only differences will be that the sun is up and the kids getting off will be wearing dirty clothes and they will be hungry.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
We must not be feeding her enough?
Sunday afternoon naps?-- No there was no time for most of us to nap. Ubby took a nap while the rest of played in the snow. Hopefully this weeks weather will be better so we have something else to post about! Hope you had a great weekend!