This morning we all went outside for a while. The sun was out so we had to make a run for it. I thought I’d take my camera as we were bolting out the door. You can never have enough pictures of the kids!

Here’s little Matthew grinning from ear to ear

What’s he trying to say???

My thoughtful boy

Hmmm, still thinking… such a beautiful baby to me.

Hannah pouting all by herself!

Hannah making up with daddy

Raking some of our field

Elisabeth pondering whether she wants the purple one

Climbing up boards… Who needs to learn this in kindergarten
when we can learn how to walk on a balance beam at home???

Elisabeth growing all up. She’ll be three in July!

More raking… now get to work!

Pretty girl – we love you Elisabeth

Some Pictures from our Visit to San Diego

On our way to San Diego. I wish the girls always were happy like this on our trip. It was a HARD trip. We felt so bad for the kids when all was said and done.

Hannah all tuckered out!

One of our rest stop stops. I packed salami and cheese for sandwiches, homemade potato salad and brownies and lots more. It was nice to eat some good food at some stops along the way.

Another rest stop stop.
Hannah is looking for a squirrel that kept looking for some handouts from us.

Here we’re finally at Dad and Diz’s home. I’m so glad Matthew got to visit his father in his home rather than a hospital in his last moments. He appeared a lot healthier than we expected him to look. We were really grateful for that. Matthew kept holding his father’s hand sharing how much he loved him. It was really touching. I wanted to cry.

Good picture of father, son, grandson and granddaughter

Daddy and the girls. I made them these pretty skirts to wear at grandma and grandpa’s house. Elisabeth’s was a bit loose on the waist so she kept having to hike it up.

Mama and her girls

Matthew and his father having some quiet conversation

Here Hannah and Elisabeth are playing outside in the warm weather. Something that doesn’t happen too often on the Washington Coast. They had a blast!

Matthew, Diz (their grandma) and the kids.

Hannah playing with the little stones

Matthew sharing his water with our son.
I love the way my husband looks in this picture close up.
Matthew and his brother Nick

Nick Jr. playing tickles with Elisabeth. Nick and Mary have the nicest kids… all about 17-21 years of age. They played, played and played with our kids. They were some of the kindest kids I have ever met… very kind and very considerate.

The Family
Here’s about half of the family that was over that day.
Diz and Debbie made the best homemade enchiladas you could ever tear into. They served two generous portions which really made me feel at home. : )

Grandpa holding Hani (Hannah – we call her Hani a lot). From what I understand, he never held his children or grandchildren so this was a real treat to see.

Nick, dad and Matthew

Driving to San Diego

We will be leaving and driving to San Diego May 15th to visit with Matthew’s father. He is pretty ill of health and we want to see him before he passes away. We will be gone for a week. Please pray that Matthew’s father Mike will hear the words of his son about the Lord and that we will return safely. We also need prayer that the Lord’s will be done on a very important matter concerning the rest of our and our children’s lives. Thank you so much! We will post lots of pictures upon our return when we have the time. : ) Take care all…

Primitive House

The home we are dwelling in was built in the early 1930’s. There was a home on this property prior to the home that we live in. We call it primitive house. It was somewhat safe to walk into a few years ago when we bought the home. However, now the floor and ceiling are rotting and we are going to have to bring it down for the safety of our children or anyone else. I took some pictures before we bring the house down.

Primitive House
You can see here why we need to bring it down. The floor is literally caving in.
Some of the old bottles we’ve found underneath and around the house.

This is the living quarters where the people used to stay or so we’ve heard.
Later someone turned it into a sauna.

Pretty Things Around Our Home

One of our pretty trees. I wish I knew what it was.

Plum tree blossoms
We had few plums (I believe they are Italian) last year
because we had few bees around to pollinate.

Our bell
I saw this a couple of years ago or so and loved it. My husband bought it for me for a surprise gift. I ring it sometimes when he’s down at the barn to let him know dinner’s ready.

Pear tree blossoms. The most delicious pears.
You’ll have to ask Matthew what kind of pears they are though.

My first garden.
Matthew started up a garden for me a couple of weeks ago. He’s so nice to me! We have two kinds of lettuce and some broccoli on the far right. I don’t need to water it as we are getting plenty of rain.

Morning Sickness Has it’s Advantages

As I’ve shared on an earlier post, we have a weekly arrangement where we drop off 2 dozen eggs to the owners of Brady’s Oysters and they give us a pint of oysters. Well, about a month ago I was feeling very sick (I think it’s a boy again – yeah!). The last thing I wanted to smell the aroma of was oysters. So, Matthew started up a tab for the oysters with the people at Brady’s. He went in last week and the lady shared, “You know you can get anything here”. He was delighted as he was 3 weeks backed up on us not having oysters and got the Spotted Prawns for $20 a pound. We got just over a pound and boy were they delicious. We may pick up the red salmon in a week and some halibut soon thereafter – Oh, I want some halibut. It’s my favorite! What a wonderful setup we have with these nice folks. God is good.