Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Baby Girl - 18 months

Little Miss Sunshine is  18 months old!
How did that happen?

I can remember when her mama was 18 months old!
Here is Rachel at the same age:

We enjoy having Elenna here on occasion and showering her with love and attention!

Isaac LOVES his little niece and loves to help out with her.

Joshua enjoys her, but would rather go play by himself!

And, oh my......how Elenna loves her grandpa!

She's a great little shopper and loves to hold my list!

And at home, she's quite the little helper!

........most of the time!

We love you, Little Princess!
You have certainly brightened up our lives over the last 18 months!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Up! Up! and Away!

We have been having GLORIOUS weather here in southern Arizona this last week or so.  
Highs have been right around 70* - just perfect if you ask me!

The boys enjoyed some "get rid of all that excess energy" time on the trampoline.
The pictures speak for themselves!

First up - Isaac!

Next up.......Joshua!

This is the time of the year when the Sandhill Cranes descend on our valley.
They were so loud while we were outside this morning!  I tried to get a picture,
but of course it doesn't do the birds justice.

Well, since the boys had on their holey work jeans, it's time for them to get
to work!  Go find Dad!

Happy Weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Isaiah 43:7

Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
    I will bring your children from the east
    and gather you from the west.

Seven, yes ! seven years ago we were in China to make this little man a part
of our family FOREVER!

He was scared, shut down, and totally overwhelmed at what was happening.


What a change came with lots of love and attention showered on you!

What a fine young man you have become!
You have such a servant's heart and are so joyful and happy!

Enjoy going through your China box!

We love you so much, Isaac!
You are such a blessing to your family!