A snapshot into what her future held...

A snapshot into what her future held...
Zhukovka, Russia

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sports Banquet

We've always felt that it's important that our kids are growing:  spiritually, academically, socially,  and... physically.
That's why we usually say "ok" when our kids express an interest in sports.
Kids learn valuable skills through sports... like how to work on a team.
They get lots of good exercise.
They build confidence.
We are blessed to have a great sports program, at our school.
Last night, the athletes were awarded...
This was Karis' volleyball team.
Volleyball is the sport she truly loves.

Congrats, Karis!!!

Next, came Evan's basketball team.
Congrats Evan!!!
Evan, by the way, got A LOT of cheers from the ladies in the audience. Yikes!!!
Then, Karis was awarded her basketball trophy...

Yay Karis (again!) !!!

Until next year...
Hooray for sports!
I Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or... whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Planting Seeds

Evan plants watermelon seeds...
Karis plants cucumber seeds...
Karrigan plants sunflower seeds...

Now we have to wait...
And be patient...
Who knew planting seeds could teach virtues? Patience is a big one in our home.
But we can do it!
And excitedly!

James 5:7
Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.    

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Worthy is the Lamb


The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.



Happy Easter!

Easter Blessings!
Beautiful sisters!
The Easter Bunny brought each of the kids LOTS of candy and one present each....
Karis got some perfume...
Evan got a gift card to the Game Stop...

Karrigan (look at that wonder and excitement!) got an Easter Barbie!

That silly Easter Bunny left baskets in the shower!!!

Coloring eggs the night before Easter...

Mom's bunny coconut cake and Peeps cupcakes for Easter Sunday dessert...
We LOVE Easter!
HOPE, new life, new beginnings...
He has RISEN!!!
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3

Bryansk Home

Bryansk Home
My two favorite colors together seem to be common in Bryansk homes.