Thursday, October 16, 2008
Elizabeth and Dave came over when they got home from Houston. Elizabeth started getting dressed up using stuff that Granmama has collected for her grandkids. She put all these feathers in her hair. She looked so funny.
Elizabeth having a snack before the program. Singing - she's in the center of the picture.
Here's a little video during the program.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
James loved playing with the pumpkins
Elizabeth picked out some pumpkins for different people. But, we decided we would just get little ones instead of the big ones. And we didn't get our big carving pumpkin, because we decided to wait til Dave could be there. Pumpkin carving is something Dave does with the kids, so we figured he should be there to help pick it out.
Elizabeth posing on the hay bales
James & Elizabeth - I couldn't believe I got them both to look at the camera - quite an accomplishment these days.
James, me, & Elizabeth - all 3 looking at the camera - wow.
James enjoyed climbing on the hay bales.
Monday, October 6, 2008
E: What's that?
D: television, it's a tv
E: Is television spanish for tv?
We had a great weekend on fall retreat with the Campus Crusade for Christ group from UTSA. We are involved with a church that partners with Campus Crusade to reach students on the UTSA campus. We are good friends with the campus director and his wife and they had asked us if we were interested in going on retreat with them. We decided that we would go and we are both so glad we did. It was a great time. This is a retreat put on by Campus Crusade so there were several schools there. UTSA had the 2nd largest group behind A&M. There were probably around 200 students total there. We went to Camp Tejas near Giddings, TX. It was a beautiful weekend. We met Dave's parents in Giddings and dropped Elizabeth off with them so she could have a weekend at the farm. She had a great time and it made it a little bit easier for us to only have 1 kid to keep track of.
Dave ended up playing bass with the band, "None to Perish". They led worship for the whole weekend and did a fabulous job. It was fun to see him up there playing with them. He had a great time although he is concerned that his fingers may fall off from all the playing. They are a serious band and had lots of practice sessions, but it paid off, they were great.
We had a good time getting out of our daily routine and getting to enjoy the fun camp atmosphere. It was a blessing to spend time with the college students. , worship the Lord, hear good teaching, go canoeing, and enjoy God's beautiful creation.
James had a good time. He is walking a ton now, so he enjoyed walking all over the place, hanging out with Mommy & Daddy, and getting loved on by the students.
James & Ben
James & Steph
Steph & Page
Overall it was a refreshing weekend to spend time in God's presence, with each other, and with friends. Definitely a blessing.