Fire Pit

This weekend, we had Allan’s cousin and family over. Allan got some of the kids to help him dig a fire pit. We had been talking about building one in the woods for awhile.

The pit turned out very well! The boys and Allan did most of the digging, Andrea was our photographer and helped with the construction. Allan and his dad worked on the brick laying. Mark and Uncle Kai made a wonderful dinner for everyone.

We enjoyed the fire, roasting marshmallows, eating s’mores and being able to relax together.

Spa Day

Allan thought that I needed some spoiling.  So he treated me to a “day” at the “spa”.  It was a lot of fun.  I got my hands and ankles henna’d and a pedicure.  Isn’t Allan wonderful?

Today’s Smile- The Butcher

I realize that some people will think this is absolutely disgusting! But I loved the creativity of this picture.

Mark loves pomegranates. I asked him to cut up the last one we had for lunch. As he was cutting it up, you could tell he was thinking about something. When he was finished, he drew this picture. Since I was busy getting lunch ready, I did not see what he was doing until I found the card a little later.

Esther Raye

I have a niece who is very special.  When she was little Esther Raye would spent the night sometimes. She sat with us in church and would snuggle with me. Now that she is getting ready to graduate, it is fun to be able just to talk to her.  She is growing up to be a beautiful girl!

This weekend she is helping to earn some money for Riley Hospital. She had to raise some money, and then will work with classmates to make different pots tonight. They will auction those pots to earn more money for Riley.  I forgot how much they wanted to raise, but they are close to it. We went to visit her during “prison break” and the kids were fascinated with watching them work on the pottery wheels.

O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8 NAS