He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Go Fly A Kite!!

Hannah and Poppie got a chance to fly her new kite on Tuesday. It was a beautiful and perfect Spring day.

Getting it ready to fly!
Up Up and Away!
Good flying!
Pooped from all that running!
Hannah and Poppie with the kite!
A Close up.....aren't they sweet together?

Hannah's online class was today. It was all about 'first flights' and kites. She had a lot of fun!
Learning about the Wright Brothers
(It was lunchtime and she decided she could not wait until after class....so, she ate her lunch during the class. And, she didn't just have chips, she ate a PBJ before this! :0) )
Charles Lindbergh
Amelia Earhardt
Quiz at the end....Hannah had to stand up to make sure she could type it in fast enough and get her points!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

All 1000 White Pine Seedlings Are In The Ground!

Well, I'm a little late in posting this! The trees were all planted by last Saturday, March 20th. I've been sick since the 16th and have not been doing much of anything. So, picture posting to my blog with tree updates kinda fell to the bottom of the list when I prioritized things like getting my family fed while feeling like I was trapped under a bus (after it had driven on top of me!). Feeding the family and keeping Hannah and Caleb from killing each other was about all I could do. I've been pretty miserable, but am feeling more like myself today--finally! Thank you, Jesus! Enough about me......the trees, that's what you wanted to know about.....

We are DONE! Well, I shouldn't say "we" since I only planted 6 or 7 trees in total. :0( If you'll look in the background of the pics.....the red chair is where my poor, pitiful, sick self parked while the others were working hard!

We had good help with these trees. Seth and Tracie helped us a LOT! And Nanny Boo Boo planted for the first time this year--she's good at it, too. Don't know what we would have done without all the help! Thank you, thank you!
David digging the holes with the tractor (this is mostly Poppie's job, but when I was out with the camera, Poppie was taking a break from the tractor). Planting is back-breaking and augering is neck-breaking!
The new Auger--working great!

You'll notice Caleb in the background of all of these pics--he's making sure we have no slackers!

Hannah Making a Kite with Her Poppie

Hannah is taking an online class on Wednesday called "Go Fly A Kite" with Mrs. Loretta Rhodes at Currclick.com. Their assignment before class time is to make or buy a kite and go fly it. So, we purchased a kite-making kit and Poppie and Hannah put the kite together and Hannah colored it. Poppie explained to Hannah how a kite will fly and why you need the certain parts of the kite. They have a "date" tomorrow to fly the kite.

yThe finished product!

Pray for some good kite-flying weather!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Photo Books from Picaboo

I made these at Picaboo.com. It was fun to take their photos and make a digital scrapbook. Check these out by clicking on their names.

Make one for yourself, too!!



Thursday, March 18, 2010

Caleb...our little helper

See what a great job he's doing keeping the seat of the 4-wheeler warm and the gears primed....

He's cracking the whip over all the workers...making sure everyone does a great job and that there are no slackers!

Planting Time

This is the 2nd full day of planting and we have over 300 trees already in the ground! Hallelujah! Everyone is doing a great job!!

This batch of 1000 trees are the White Pine seedlings....

The ground is wet, so feed sacks make great seats that will keep your booty dry or your knees....whatever the case may be! hehehe!

Spring has Sprung!

And I'm believing it no matter how cold it is and whether we have sunshine or not!! My daffodils are blooming and I'm believing that Spring is here!! Hallelujah!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dr. Seuss

If you have kids, you gotta love Dr. Seuss! His books are fabulous! Hannah is taking an online class tomorrow that celebrates his birthday and will be a great, fun time of learning!

As a project for the class, she and I sewed this Dr. Seuss hat! Well, I guess it's the Cat in the Hat's, Hat!

She's gotta friend that wants to attend the class with her! :0)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Knitting Challenge

Well, this is a newspaper boy bag--that's the style. The bag itself is done, it just needs the shoulder strap to be complete. However, this bag is supposed to be felted. Now, I've never done a felted project and frankly, I'm terrified to put this thing in the washer!!! What if it ruins the way it looks? I like the way it looks right now.

Hmm.....what to do? Any suggestions? Please let me know what you think. Would you felt it or leave it like it is? I'm especially asking any of you knitters out there..

I will post another pic once I knit the shoulder strap.

Fun with Daddy!

Tonight Hannah and Daddy created a zipline for the dolls and stuffed animals. Yes, we have 3 out at the treehouse, so the dolls and stuffed animals needed one, too--right?
It's fun to watch Hannah's mind work. I think she has her daddy and Poppie's engineering "think-tanks". She looks at things and is constantly figuring out ways to make them more fun! Give her some yarn and watch her go! Too bad it's not to knit or crochet. :0) Ok, she's more like her daddy than like me. That's probably a good thing!!

Some yarn and an s-hook. Some creative knots......
It's a pulley of sorts....will go down and then they can pull them back up.
The first of Hannah's animals to have a go at the new zipline: Sarah, Abbey, and Pongo

They made it all the way down....now, it's time to go back up.

And, they made it all the way to the top--yeah!!

Now, if we all can just get up and down the stairs without anyone getting hurt! :0)

Hannah's Knitted Bag--Finished!

This is the knitted, drawstring bag I made for Hannah. It's been done for a few weeks now and I just remembered that I never took a pic and featured it on my blog! So here it is...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Caleb had to play some, too!

Hannah's Piano Playing

I made these videos of Hannah for her online class. They are having a talent show this week. Weird talents or real talents. Hannah decided that she doesn't have any weird talents, so she wanted to play a few songs for the class. She has learned these songs mostly on her own (with a little help from daddy).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Answered Prayer

Last night our kitty, Mercy, took off out the door of the house and she was gone into the blackness of night. Amid the tears and crying herself to sleep last night over her 'lost' kitty, Hannah prayed and asked Jesus to bring her home.

We have some stray cats living under our house and have been trying to catch them with our have-a-heart trap. We caught one of them, but have known there was at least one more. Mercy in her cat-like way knows they are there and is always trying to get out to go and investigate. So, last night she finally got her way.

David climbed under the house with a flashlight and the stray cat came flying out from under the house, but no Mercy to be found.

So, as I got up several times last night to check Hannah's sugar, I checked both doors and out the windows looking for the kitty. And....yes, I left the outside lights on. You know, like Motel 6--we'll leave the light on for you....hoping that would guide our beloved kitty home. However, not a sight or sound of her.

This morning, David got up and climbed under the house once more and there sitting in the corner, shaking, was our precious kitty. He grabbed her and brought her into the house and the little bell on her collar greeted me later when I got up and she came around the corner to greet me. I was so excited to see her!! Although, I don't have much to do with her usually because of my allergies. But what a sight for sore eyes. I praised the Lord for answering Hannah's prayers and bringing her kitty home. What a precious testimony of His love for us!!! Yeah, I know, she's just a cat. But she caused my daughter to cry herself to sleep last night. Hannah loves her kitty so much and I could not bear to see her hurting! The anguish of a mama's heart when her children are hurting......

Anyway, just wanted to post today and praise the Lord!!! Hannah is all smiles this morning and cannot put Mercy down!! Ah, she is content and this mama's heart is rejoicing!!

Thank you, Jesus!!