Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Strawberry Picking, Sort of

About a month ago, we took the kids to Dean's farm, a local farm in Wilson, that has all kinds of produce. They have a huge strawberry patch, so we decided to let the kids pick some strawberries. We didn't get to pick for more than 15 minutes because it started to rain on us, but we enjoyed our small bucket of strawberries, and the kids had fun.

Mommy showing Karis which ones to pick.

Noah jogging down the aisle, not sure what is going on.

Karis did a great job picking big juicy strawberries.

Noah reaching for a green one...

and eating it!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Many Faces of Noah

Posing for his picture with his "ruck" on. He now likes to only wear shirts with "rucks, dars, or rains," on them, that would be trucks, cars, or trains.

Noah smirk, wrinkling up his nose.

Being silly at the table after all the guacamole is eaten, of course he is wearing most of it.
Hope everyone had a great week, and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Early Mornings and Rain

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain, which usually causes me to turn over and go back to sleep. Rain has this effect on my body that makes me want to sleep no matter what. However, with God's help, I threw off the covers and rolled out of bed. What a sweet time and fellowship I had with my Savior, reading the Word, confessing sin and praying for others. God reminded me of His presence in the early mornings, and how I should long for it and desire it. Rising early is so vital for my days to go well, for me to have confessed sin, prayed for strength, patience, and thankfulness no matter what the day holds. Rising early allows me time to be with the only One who can give me peace throughout the day.
Rain, what a blessing from God. He takes care of His creation by providing rain to do so many things. Just when I am tempted to worry or fret about something, God sends rain to remind me that no matter what He is in control of all things. I am thankful that God has opened my eyes to see my need for this Savior, the One who holds all things in His hands.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Texas Spring Trip 2009 Part II

We had a wonderful time with my family for the next week that we were in Texas. We took the kids to the Houston Zoo, celebrated my dad's 64 birthday, had a Rehms' family reunion, played some slow pitch softball, and just hung out. I always enjoy my time with my family and it always seems to go by way too fast. Here are some pictures of the petting zoo, Houston zoo, and all the cousins. I am glad that Karis gets to play with her cousins, if only for a short time.

More pictures and posts to come of our fun summer activities. I also got to go see my dear friend, Mandy's new baby boy, and he was a cutie! I am glad we got to visit Mandy if only for a little while.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Texas Spring Trip 2009 Part I

So this post is a little late in coming, but better late than never. The kids and I went to Texas at the end of April for ten days to visit our families. We spent the first few days with Justin's family in Orange. The kids had a lot of fun with Aunt Courtney and hanging out with Pop Pop and Grammy (I am not sure why I never seem to get any pictures of Grammy in here, sorry Grammy, I will try harder next time).

Noah eating his first ice cream by himself, thanks to Aunt Courtney. Let me just say, AHHHHHH! It was a BIG mess, but he had fun and enjoyed himself.

Me, Noah, Karis (making her famous monkey face), and Mamou

Aunt Courtney letting Noah and Karis look out the window in Papou's room at the hospital. I am very thankful that we got to see him before he passed away.

Courtney decided to take us to a petting zoo in Beaumont. The kids had a lot of fun.

Karis petting a rabbit.

Noah pointing to the kangaroo.
I have more pictures to come of the petting zoo and the time we spent with my family. Stay tuned.