Saturday, July 11, 2009

Finding God in Raspberries

More rambling raspberry thoughts.. as I was picking raspberries today I got to thinking how God talks to us in different unexpected ways. The first few berries I picked were easy but as I had to go further and further into the woods it got harder to get at them. Raspberries have thorns and I started to get picked by them and it hurt, but I continued on digging in the leaves to find those berries, because I wanted them so I perservered through the thorns to get at them. The end result? A bowl of sweet juicy fresh berries! I thought how wonderful it would be if we, when studying the Bible did the same. Perservering through the thorns of conviction as we study and keep digging deeper and deeper to reach those berries of wisdom God has for us. Yes, sometimes it hurts as He convicts us and grows us, but on the other side, it's all sweetness, when we find His Love for us. So today I pray for all of you to perservere through those little thorns of conviction and go find those sweet berries He has for you today..

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July Happenings

For the 4th of July we went to Jamestown's Fireworks, here is the view from the hill we were sitting on. Here is Jesse Having some Watermelon before we left. I LOVE pictures of him eating!
My little posers. They were having so much fun

The awesome foursome at their best!

We had such a busy busy weekend. I am hoping to get going on our summer reading program this week. Jadyn started summer gymnastics today and she loves it. Jesse decide to participate at the last minute too so I guess I am going to have to sign him up as well. Friday is fun day! This week they are having a costume party and a lollipop lick contest, should be interesting. I'm glad she chose lollipops because at least Jesse can have those.
God Bless your day.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Jadyn Discovered Raspberries growing wild in our yard behind our swingset...HOW COOL IS THAT!! YUM

Fun at the Zoo

Outing with Gabriel and Aidan to Buttonwoods Zoo on the only day of the week that it didn't rain!

End of School year wrap up.

In the last few weeks we wrapped up our science experiments that we had been working on all year.
We released our frogs into a nearby pond that we had watched morph from frognormous tadpoles. Here is a picture of one as a froglet.
We planted a vegetable garden, here are the beginnings of it, we hope it grows!

We planted a root view farm and studied the root systems of radishes, carrots and onions.

And we had an end of year brunch with our co-op, we all made some yummy food and Miss Stacey made us a lovely video presentation with pictures from the year set to music, We also handed out certificates of completion to all the kids and everyone had a fun time. We can't wait until next year!

1st picture: Miss Melissa with Jadyn, Maeghan, Michael and Meghan

2nd picture: Jesse, Jadyn, Sarah, Maeghan