Saturday, July 25, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here are Charles (on the right) and King, both hanging out (literally) in their pupal states. They should be coming out in 7-10 days.
And here's one picture from our adventures in Colorado (I'll post more some other time). This is Code-man, cousin Tyler, cousin Connor, and Logo at the Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
That's a sunflower to Cody's left (our right, as we look at the picture), then come the tomato plants (you can just barely see them), the lone pepper plant, and the pumpkins, which are attempting to take over the entire garden. We harvested some green beans yesterday, and will have them for supper tonight (since Hubby's out of town, that might be all we have). I've spotted the first zucchinis and tomatoes as well.
In other news, we have decided that we're probably going to miss Victoria's emergence from her chrysalis, so we've invited two new friends, Charles (Charlie) and King, to stay with us. Hopefully they'll begin pupating before we leave on our next adventure--if they do, then I'm pretty sure the timing will work out that we'll be able to see them as butterflies.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
One of our favorite things to do when we're by Lake Superior is skip rocks. Here's one time I happened to catch Code-man. He's standing in the Baptism River where it empties into the lake. It was about 30 degrees (or more) warmer in the river than it was 20 ft. away in the lake. Cody's record is 10 skips!
Here's Logo enjoying a natural water slide below lower falls on the Gooseberry River (they weren't very creative with their names, as I touched on earlier today). It needed to have just a little more water in it, but those boys still had a good time.
There are more videos coming, but they're still processing right now--I'm not sure if I got all of the ones uploaded that I intended to--it was a little hard to keep track. I think I need a better system (or faster internet access at home so that I can upload more often...)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
And continuing in the good/amazing news category, Bubby went pee in the potty this morning! I think he was as surprised as I was.
And it's Tracy's birthday on Friday. Tracy is so well-loved and respected that the entire country celebrates--I think they wrote the day down wrong on their calendars, though, because their parties are usually a day off. Happy Birthday, Tracy!
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So I was mopping the floor late last night (a rare occurrence, let me assure you), and thinking about love languages, how mine is (mostly) acts of service (that's right, Hubby, I mopped the floor last night because I love you, and by the way, thank you for being such a loving husband and father and working so hard to support us), and I started thinking, wondering what God's love language is--that is, how God prefers to receive love and how God shows love to others. I know that there's a book about the 5 love languages of God, but I haven't read it. And I thought, is it acts of service? gifts? quality time? words of affirmation? physical touch? And I came to realize that God expresses love in all of these ways: God speaks all of the love languages. God is love. The more important question is, how do we express our love to God? I do think that any of these ways is valid, and accepted by God, but just as with our spouse, or other loved ones, whatever their love language is, we need to speak it intentionally to them, and we need to speak our love to God as well. How will you tell or show God that you love him today?