Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Boat House at Nimmo... an old cabin on the Little Red River

Our Weekend Cabin at the River, Oct 2011

Side yard of Cabin

East facing porch off cabin

View from back yard

Tree House in back yard with Zip Line

Friday, October 28, 2011

Typical Evening at the Boat House in Nimmo...

Start off with a Science Experiment

Tiny expandable jelly beads- how large will they become after absorbing water?

Beads after 15 mins in colored water

Billy & Hayden make scientific Observations about the Jelly Beads

Growing Larger each minute

Hayen's Masterpiece

Trying to fake a picture of a UFO using a Juice can lid
takes up time while waiting for jelly beads experiment is going on...

the boys gave up waiting on the beads and decided to go out
to dig up some bamboo plants for school tomorrow

Billy finishes his painting

more UFO attempts

bamboo plant collecting

messy Artist

These are hard to dig!

catching some bugs

more digging

The beads after 3 hours of soaking

Great colors

Autumn Fun in Late October

Painting the pumpkins

Last weekend brought a wonderful time with close friends
in Judsonia.  Blaine's Best Buddy, Jon Caleb, invited several
terrific kids to his home for a Pumpkin Painting Party. 
The weather was beautiful, sun shining and warm. 
After some very creative painting of pumpkins,
the children enjoyed a Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, and
a delightful Hayride.  Some of the boys had a litle adventure to
see the pond, too.  Free play was enjoyed by all, and then
each kid had the chance to fill a bag with their favorite
treats from the "Candy Buffet."
Miss Stacy and Krissell get ready to paint

Fun time on an Autumn Day

Two finished Pumpkins

After the Skeleton Scavenger Hunt

Lane on the Hayride

Alien Cupcakes and goodies


Skeleton Parts

The Artist/Painter Joshua
& his Pumpkin

A Memory forever...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bowling with Buddies!

Jonathan Bowls well for his age!

The boys cheer for Krisselle!

Great Form!

Keep Score

Loves to bowl!

Encouragement from everyone!

Tough competition in Air Hockey!

Mother and son play a good game!

More tough competition!

Cutie pie!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Complete Love

I have been meditating on the Meaning of Truth lately.  Truth that God demonstrated His absolute and complete love for us (me) on the Cross.  That Love will never change…not ever!  As long as we have Christ, we have HOPE! 

Sometimes it helps to try to see things from God’s perspective.  I think that is why we will not be sad in Heaven.  We will KNOW… somehow we will glimpse all of our trials through the eyes of our Father, and it will totally make sense.  Even though our world is constantly changing, somewhat scary, and frustrating, God is Truth.  He loves us Absolutely!  If we see our circumstances from His perspective, it changes things.  Pray that God will give you His perspective on your situation. I have done so, and it has made all the difference.  May I remember to rest in the constant of God’s Love and Truth in all of my situations.  

Lord- Show us how to view our circumstances in light of Your Truth.
  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves.":  I Tim. 6:18-19