Every good and perfect gift is from above.
~James 1:17

Friday, February 27, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

More From Art Class

My art class made these adorable cats last week. Aren't they cute?! I think the kids did a great job! This lesson is from the wonderful blog I mentioned before, Art Projects for Kids.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Pool Party!

Yesterday, Kate and some friends celebrated her birthday at a water park. She had a wonderful time floating on inner tubes, and going down huge water slides, with her friends. Afterward she said, "This is the best party I've ever had!" We're glad she had such a fun birthday celebration!

Here are some pictures from Kate's fun day~

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Today is Katie's birthday, so we are in celebration mode around here! She will open presents from family today and have her favorite meal (steak and salad!) for dinner. Then we will sing to her and eat cake. She requested chocolate cherry cake again this year, which makes the whole family happy, because we all love it! :-)

On Saturday she is having a birthday party at a local water park. She has always wanted a pool party, but since her birthday is in the dead of winter, we never really gave it much consideration. But, when she asked for a pool party again this year, we looked around for a way to make it happen. She is SO excited! Her dad and I are excited that this party involves no preparation or clean up afterward! :-)

It is hard to believe that our baby is NINE years old, already! Wow, the years have sure flown by. She is getting so tall, too. Kate is such a hard-working, helpful girl. She like to do things well. She loves music and art, playing with friends, her stuffed animals (she has named every one and talks to them as if they were her children) her American Girl dolls, playing soccer, cooking and hanging out with her family to play games or watch a movie. She is thoughtful, kind and loyal. She is smart and funny and fun to be with. Kate is an incredible blessing to her daddy and me and to her big brother. Dave and I love her so much and are so glad that God gave us this delightful little daughter!

Happy birthday, Katie!!!

(Here's a look back at Kate at ages 4 weeks, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8 years.)

Sunday, February 01, 2009

I, Too, Sing America

I found this poem written by Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) on the Desiring God blog today in honor of the poet's birthday.

I, Too

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"

They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I too am America