Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
When I first saw this photo, I was dismayed that my autofocus zeroed in on the flowers instead of Hannah. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of how, when we are in the background, God is in the foreground. And what may seem like a mistake at first can turn into something beautiful, both in a photo and in our lives.
Hannah is growing into such a lovely young woman and I'm so proud of her. She tries to stand for what is right and chooses sweet friends, not pushovers, or wishy-washy fairweather friends. But ones who listen to their parents (most of the time!) and love God. I couldn't be more proud.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our family, Jackie Fred Williams, our guinea pig. Hannah named him Jackie because the tan color on his back is the same color as her winter jacket; and Fred is from the I Love Lucy show, because he is short and dumpy (no disrespect intended to the actor OR the piggy...)
Jackie is becoming more and more comfortable with his pet parents. Hannah is excited to have a pet again. She loves to play with him. We were very surprised to find that guinea pigs really do making "squeaking," and "squealing" noises. And he loves to cuddle with us as well, he lets us hold him and brush him for quite a while before he gets squirmy. :)
So far we know he likes strawberries, carrots, red cabbage, lettuce and apples. And he's crazy about his hay! :)
We realized how much Hannah is truly growing up when she took care of all the, um, unpleasant duties of caring for an animal, without being asked. I told her how proud I was of her, and she looked at me and said, "Well, he's my responsibility now, I need to do things like that!" Yay for nine-year-olds!