Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Return, a Request, and a Few Pictures

The Venturer made it home safe and sound and for that I am truly praising the One who holds us in His hands and makes straight the path before us. He had a marvelous trip and I will share pictures soon. Thank you to those who may have prayed for him and perhaps for us as well, as we functioned without him (though not nearly as well as we do with him!).


So I have a small request. I blog mostly to keep some sort of record of our daily happenings as well as to keep family and friends current on life. However, I would so enjoy knowing that you stopped by for a visit. If you don't mind, would you say hello just this once? If you don't have a google account, you can just leave an anonymous comment and sign your name.


And lastly, a few pictures from our adventures while Craig was gone:

Noah's feeding the larkeets at the Oregon Zoo...



Three of the Fabulous Four sittin' on top of a big ole frog...


Sarah Grace is dabbling in pretend play these days and oh my, is it ever cute! Here she is washing her hands while preparing 'lemonade' with Hannah at the park:



Hannah is looking awfully big to me lately. Terribly, awfully big.... Must time really march on at such a rapid rate? It can march, and I know it will, but sometimes it marches like a gale-force wind rather than the hourglass' grains of sand. Makes a momma down right mad sometimes!

We got to visit the space portion of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. It was very interesting and I could have spent hours there, reading and observing. However, these three (and their littlest sibling), march through museums almost like that gale force wind I was just talking about! It's like reigning in a team of horses! They were mostly fascinated by the space suits and the packaged food and the process of elimination of bodily fluids in space (do you see me rolling my eyes?).

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Howdy friend! So glad you are all together again!

Leanne said...

HI!

Leanne

Anonymous said...

Hi Ericka, How I love coming to your website daily to see what you are up to and what insightful thoughts are running through your head :) You inspire me!! Hope you have a great day, we'll have to plan an outing together soon :)
Love Lisa

Leslie said...

Hello, friend.
Glad to hear that all is well and I loved the pictures today!

Phyllis said...

I've commented before, but. . .

Hello from Ukraine! :-)

Emily said...

I visit often and enjoy your blog so much!

Emily

Erik & Rebeca said...

Looks like lots of fun. Love the yellow pictures too! We're up in WA this week enjoying the water and, so far, the sunshine! Hope you're having a good week.
Rebeca

Sharon said...

Always a joy and encouragment to visit your blog as well as keep up with your family even with all of the miles between us.
Much Love,
Sharon

http://homeschoolblogger.com/twaddlemenot said...

Hi Ericka, thanks for your comment on my blog. Your kids are adorable - and that picture of Sarah Grace is so very sweet! Have a great week!
Melissa

Anonymous said...

Ericka,
We don't see you guys nearly enough, so I love to keep up with your family through your blog. I keep meaning to get one started myself. Love to your family! We will look forward to spending some time together soon.
love,
Jenny

PS...I think of you often when Natalie is happily tucked snuggly in her sling.

Sarah Joy said...

Hello! I love reading your blog. It's been so long since I've updated mine. Just noticed this and thought I'd say hello!

Anonymous said...

Hello Ericka. I didn't know you had a blog, but I've enjoyed reading your posts a great deal. Your love of the Lord and your dedication to your family is awesome! You are my hero :)

--Britt