Saturday, November 27, 2010

A School Bus Story

This is Danny. Last Tuesday I drove school bus for an elementary school. This was a route I had never driven before so I was relying on the students to help me find the right places to stop. However, other than statements like, "Yes, people get off here, but they're not riding today," or, "You keep going straight until you turn," I really didn't get much help until after I turned down a street that goes through on the map but not in reality. Up until that point I had only dropped off two students and there were two stops left. Someone finally said, "The rest of us get of at the last two stops." Thanks.

The most exciting part of the route, though, was when we saw two deer in a field and one of the kids, probably a first grader, started yelling "Reindeer, reindeer," about 20 times or so in the most high pitch voice I have heard in a long time. It was so annoying I almost had to pull over to avoid driving in the ditch.

Thanksgiving Cabin Fun

Shh, it is a secret.
Do you like our fort? We went Thanksgiving weekend to my parent's cabin,
actually we ended up being stuck there.
But, I have to say, it is one of my favorite places to be stuck. :)
We got a good amount of snow and then about two days of lots of wind.
We ended up with drifting snow up to 6 feet tall.
That made for a very happy husband on the 4 wheeler with a plow.

And, a very happy 2 year old exploring the outdoors.

But, also dreaming about driving the lawnmower with Papa next summer.

A long trip

We went on a LONG trip. . . over the river and through the hills. . . to a winter wonderland called Birch Hills, SK
Where, you ask, is Birch Hills?
Well, it is in Canada.
Go north, and then go north some more and you will arrive there.
It takes about 15 hours from MT with a newborn and a 2 year old.

Zeke even got to try his hand at hockey.

Danny had an interview with a church there and we had a wonderful time.

And, we continue to be thankful for his promise to us in Jeremiah.
God knows our plans even when we don't.

A Good Sport

We continue to live with my parents as was the plan for the "summer," except now it is almost December! They have continued to be amazing and it has been SUCH a blessing for us.
Thanks for being such "good sports"

We love you Papa and Elmo! Thanks!

We are VERY THANKFUL for you!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful for my boys

Zeke, almost 2 and half
Theo, 3 monthsTheo working on his wink like his big brother
Please continue to be in prayer for our friends Aaron and Sommer.
They delivered their little boy 15 weeks early, weighing 1lb 13oz.
Here is his little diaper next to his mom's hand and it is actually too big for him!
Pray for them in the long road ahead of them as he continues to grow and develop.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Prayers please

Please be in prayer for our friends!

Please be in prayer for Aaron, Sommer and Baby Boy Eberly. They are expecting a baby boy due in March. Sommer has been admitted to the hospital and put on bed rest due to premature labor. She is currently 5 cm dilated and only 24 weeks pregnant. Pray for the health and development of their baby boy and for strength and peace for Aaron and Sommer.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Multitude Monday on a Tuesday

Today, I am Thankful:
21. a quiet morning
22. scripture memory
23. laughter of a 2 year old
24. smiles of a 3 month old
25. leaves falling
26. the promise of Spring
27. a working car
28. a good cup of tea
29. the vacuum when you have a dog and boys
30. a sewing machine
31. airplane travel
32. return of my husband from travel
33. unexpected generosity of a friend that bought me to tears (of joy)
34. piano music in the background
35. an unexpected evening to myself (thanks Mom)
36. sleeping baby
37. God (again) teaching me to be content in the moment
38. visiting an old church and feeling loved
39. disposable diapers when someone ate two many blueberries
40. a full night sleep
41. the comfort of home
42. my husband hard work for our family in the dirt (as Zeke calls his construction job)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Our family of Frogs!

We headed over to Zoo Montana for some fun with two cute little frogs.

It was a beautiful fall day and we had a blast!

Out little boy is getting SO big!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Multitude Monday

Lately, I have found myself being negative. . .
Negative about not knowing what step is next for Danny and I, negative about what I am doing right now to contribute to the world, negative about continuing to live in my parent's basement with no clear direction, negative about my lack of sleep due to Theo, negative about my crazy days where I get nothing done when hanging out with Zeke and Theo. Unfortunately, I could go on. All this negativity only hurts me, my family, and my relationship with Jesus. I have so much to be thankful for and my attitude should reflect that.

So, I am trying a challenge from
To give thanks or to not give thanks
I want to choose to give thanks and make a list of 1000 things I am thankful, an endless list of found Beauty, a chance to give intentional thanks
And so today, I begin with a few. . .
  1. a chubby little boy with a big smile
  2. a big brother who loves his Baby Wheo
  3. the quiet of the night while feeding my son
  4. two cute little boys dressed as frogs causing people to smile
  5. a husband who loves the LORD and seeks to lead our family
  6. the opportunity to wait on the LORD
  7. my parents and their willingness to allow us to invade their home for 5 months. . .
  8. the sound of "Hi Mama" with a big smile
  9. Clean cloth diapers
  10. the magic of play
  11. the colors of Fall
  12. the fun in leaves
  13. going to church as a family
  14. your word
  15. a challenging Bible study
  16. parks
  17. feeling better after having a cold
  18. a hug from a two year old
  19. a quiet house
  20. nap time