Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Heartbreak Bridge

We live right near some beautiful hiking trails on our mountain. We also have two bridges--one of them we have named heartbreak bridge. It has come by that name from mysterious bouquets of roses that appear every couple months thrown into the water. These are not old flowers--they are beautiful, store bought roses that someone has thrown off the bridge from disappointment. The other day when we were taking our daily walk we saw a single rose fallen into the water and collected it and brought it in and placed it in a vase--it is gorgeous! I would love to know the real story behind the rose but for now all I can do is conjecture.

On the trail

Look at the little paw prints?

Monday, April 29, 2013

I love our Mountain walks

The other day Chloe and I took a nice long walk up the top of our mountain, there is quite the view up there. I am really enjoying the whole moby wrap, it's great bonding time and so much easier to carry my little baby! So here are some pictures from the walk.

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View from up the road looking at the valley
Vineyard near our house

Friday, April 26, 2013

New Hair Style

I started trying Tirzah's hair down and noticed how long her hair is now...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Modest Cami's

Just in case you haven't seen these camis at Wal-Mart but they are two in one...they have scoop on one side and v neck on the other. It is a high and modest cami and very soft and long! It's a great item to add to your wardrobe to help keep you modest! They are $7. Good buy!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Yard Sale Week 3

Last week we had the youth conference so we were only able to stop at a couple yard sales and I picked up a pair of Cars shoes for Gideon for $.50 and a play vacuum for the kids for $.50. This week we went as a family and hit a few yard sales and it was quite fun! Tirzah found a princess chair for $1! My favorite find for the day is the bath seat as I've looked for one and they don't sell them in most stores because parents leave their children in the bathtub and they drown...so parents that have three children and could use a little help balancing baby are made to suffer! So I found one for $2 and am so happy!!!!! It's wonderful! I also found a shopping cart for $1.50 to resell and a play food mixer for $3 for resell. The kids are also very happy with the Little People Car Garage for $1.50. That is a good find!!!
Update for the first week. I was able to sell the Leap Frog table I bought for $.25 for $5...and I sold the carseat I bought for $8 at cost to my sister in law. I was able to cover pretty much all I bought with what I sold. That's always nice!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Fling

At Joshua's school they have a spring party called spring fling. They have free food and yummy ice cream made nearby at Homestead Creamery! Joshua's mom came with me to help with the kids and we met Joshua for lunch! My sister Beth and Isaiah came as well. We walked around seeing what students are up to and met Joshua's fellow teachers and students.

Yummy Ice cream!
Beth taught me how to moby wrap with a piece of fabric I had laying around! It's great!
My kids don't like cotton candy...I do!

Isaiah and Bethie

Monday, April 22, 2013

Missionary Night: Focus on Guyana

This is a rather old post I never did publish on the food we made for our missionary night that focused on Guyana...I made some really yummy flat bread with the kids help. The dessert was great as well. Doc talked about their recent trip.
Making Naan

Finished Product

Yummy Dessert


Sisters Playing

Chloe is almost big enough for the crib. She is too big for her bassinet so we are getting ready for the big move of having all three little ones in the same room! Right now Chloe is sleeping in the living room till we can get Gideon and Tirzah situated. The plan is this week to bring in bunk beds and divide them and move the futon out of their room. We'll see how it works. Meanwhile Tirzah and Gideon LOVE Chloe and enjoy playing with her!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Aunt Ruthie Comes to Visit

I had my youngest sister Ruthann out for a visit last week and boy did Gideon and Tirzah have a fun time with her. She kept them occupied for hours!
One day we went to the river to feed ducks which wound up being geese. I picked up a camp friend of Ruthann's that goes to our chapel. They loved being able to throw rocks in the water and watch the geese.
Tirzah and the geese

When we first moved into Happy Hollow I thought this underbrush by the creek would be the perfect place for children to play! It would seem I was right, they set up a table and play food and played for hours!

Gideon "fishing" off the bridge with a fishing rod that Ruthann made for him. They didn't have a hook or bait so they tied an onion on the end...so cute!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cousins and a Trip to the Fire Station

Last week we went and visited Uncle Zach at the firestation and he gave us a wonderful tour of the station and how everything worked. We learned about the fire engine and the ambulance, got to see someone slide down the pole. It was so much fun! I even learned!

Beth and Isaiah

All the kids inside
We were joined by Crystal and her kids, Beth and Isaiah, my Mom and the three youngest children so we had quite the little group! Zach was such a great teacher!
Uncle Zach's fire truck
Earlier the three little cousins had some time playing...mom's comparing as we all do...and just generally enjoying the babies! Asher is Zach and Amy's baby and he is younger than Chloe by a month and then Isaiah is Beth and Brandon's baby and younger than Chloe by three months...you can't tell since he is quite the chunk!
Asher, Isaiah and Chloe

Happy Crawling Girl

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Trampoline Time

On Friday night Bible Studies, I stay upstairs and watch our little munchkins! Last Friday Tirzah and Gideon discovered the trampoline and look at Tirzah's crazy hair! Chloe also got some time with Azariah who is a little bit older than her.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Playing Piano with Mr. Mark

On Sunday I found Tirzah playing the piano with Mr. Mark from our chapel. She would just look at him adoringly and listen to the beautiful music he was playing. She eventually joined in playing a few notes in the lower keys. I also have a video...

Thursday, April 11, 2013