Friday, April 11, 2008

The Rest of Our Week... in Pictures...

Wow! Things seem to be so busy around here lately.
We have been continuing with our new
household blessing assignments,
keeping up with our Bible study, along with our academics,
and other things pertaining to life. ;o)

My day is about to come to an end
but before the weekend started
and too many photos accumulated,
I wanted to share some photos from this week...

Carolynne and Beth spent much time coloring

Will, after learning about classification,
enjoyed looking at the scientific names
of birds from our field guide.

Ally delighted in filling our home with music.

We spent some time with friends,
where the children got to play, explore, and run...

Ally and her friend spent lots of time singing together,
attempting to make their own cassette/cd... just for fun...

Here they were recalling the words to a song. ;o)

Another day with friends...
the children enjoyed swinging...

Beth and Carolynne are learning to read.
Here was Beth reading aloud to her big sis...

The rest of our photos are from today.
It was beautiful and we were able to go to the ocean...
resulting in some sun-kissed faces...
to which, my beloved is calling me his "lawn spur"...
In our home, that's "toddler" for lobster...
I'm a bit burnt but it was worth the wonderful day in the sun...

Arrival at the beach

Fun in the water...

Fun in the sand...

The children enjoyed watching these, while there...

They had never seen anyone surf before,
so they were entertained. ;o)

This little fellow was interesting to watch
as he sought food with his head in the ground!

We, also, saw a pod of dolphins
but I didn't get a good picture of them.

It was a blessing to enjoy God's beautiful creation!

"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made;
and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth."
~ Psalm 33:6

"Through faith we understand that the worlds
were framed by the word of God,
so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do appear."
~ Hebrews 11:3

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork."
~ Psalm 19:1


Ashleigh said...

Sometimes, in your pictures, Ally reminds me so, so much of myself at her age, and I sigh and miss the simplicity of being that age. :) The beach looks like such fun. I'm excited that it's warming up enough here to be able to take the baby out there soon.

Tracy said...

What a blessing to have beautiful weather, and good friends to enjoy!

PlainJane said...

What beautiful pictures! I love the one where the girls are coloring and they each have a little stuffed doggie by their side and of course, I LOVE the ocean - such a clear, beautiful day. It's hard to believe when here we have about 4 inches of fresh snow & it's only 28 degrees. (sigh)

Kristy... said...

Oh how those beach pics make me long to go there!
Me and My hubby were talking about it just recently going to the beach before it got too warm and all the swimmers were out.. I think this will put a pep in my step :P
Thanks for mailing those things out ... Take your time... I just appreciate your efforts!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What wonderful pictures1 It has been so many years since I was near a beach!

Bren said...

Beautiful pictures. The one of the girls running in the field should be a post card!!!

Tell Will I will be taking some great pics of real Civil War uniforms and other war items. I know the Grant home will be a wonderful experience. Better than Disney Land...tell him he is my kinda kid!
He (you) can google Galena IL and if he sees something in particular he wants a picture of, let me know before Tuesday!

Mimi said...

what a beautiful day at the beach...looks like you all got lots of sun and fun!!!

Jodi said...

Precious family times ~ looks like a wonderful week. The beach photos are wonderful; how amazing is our Creator! and I love Ally's shawl! :o)

Daughter of the King said...

Wonderful family pictures...
I really enjoyed seeing them..Can I ask..YOUR dress....did you make it...I really like it.

Ginny said...

Wow. The time at the beach looked really fun. Nifty pictures! I really liked Ally's shawl, too.
Thanks for sharing. :-D

Lisa said...

Your pictures were very good. The beach looks go refreshing!

Tori said...

How fun! It looks like you all had a wonderful time.

Hey I love your old fashioned dress, very pretty!

Dawn said...

Hello there!

Hope you and your family had a blessed Sunday!
I haven't commented in what seems like forever, but thought I would stop on in here and say hi. :-)

Great pictures! Everyone looks so happy and healthy!

I grew up in Florida where it's beach city of course and would you believe I don't like the beach? Now my mom...she's a beach

Well I hope you and your family have a good Christ filled week coming up!

Take care!


Anonymous said...

OH the waves look so inviting,remember "Luskys" and intertubes & waves, feels like long lost memories but those pictures bring them all back.
Love all the pictures and Miss you all so much.

Sis. Julie said...

Where did our beautiful weather go? It was in the 80s on Friday and today it didn't get above 50*. And it rained today which I didn't know was going to happen.

Looks like y'all had a blast together. What a blessing to live near the ocean. We don't live so close but I hope we get to go back sometime....maybe while we are on deputation.

Happymama said...

Your beach pictures are really beautiful. I wanted to jump right in there!

Lovely pics!


Anonymous said...

thanks for the pictures!!
that one of the two little girls running was SOOO Little House on the Prairie.



momofmhasr said...

What Great(!!!) pictures, it looks like ya'll had a great time!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Looks like you all had a great week! The weather there looks absolutely lovely.

Have a great week.

Belinda said...

I happened upon your site by accident but was very pleased to do so. We are also a conservative, military, homeschooling family. My husband is a LT in the Navy. We are currently stationed in Monterey, CA at Naval Postgraduate School. I enjoyed your blog. You have a beautiful family.

MrsMelody said...

Wonderful fun at the beach. I have to say that Ally's shawl is so pretty in those pictures.


Branch of Wisdom said...

Beautiful day at the beach! Our last visit was overcast, cloudy and COLD!

I see contentment in your children and it's a lovely site :)


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