E turns 6 today! After I put the girls to bed last night, I made a quick trip to the grocery store to get her a balloon to wake up to. I had settled on two big balloons, but then as I was about to check out I saw these at the register. They were being sold as a group, and were close to same price as the two I had picked would have totaled. She had mentioned that she liked these last week anyway, so I got them for her. She was beaming when she got up and opened her door.
We are planning on celebrating her birthday this Saturday which may include a trip to the zoo– ssssh! Don’t tell!
There’s a huge park right down the road from where we are living this summer, so we finally went to it this weekend. We all had a lot of fun, but it was HOT. It’s really hot here… and I hear that it is just going to get hotter.
These little tulip looking seats were tilted to just the right angle, so that they would spin around with momentum once you got them going. I didn’t last but 10 seconds on the thing.
One sweltry little girl.
M brought these Gerber Daisies home for me this morning after getting some milk and o.j. at the store. These are the same kind of flowers we used at our wedding– I just love them.
I think that we are taking a little break from all of the campaign work today and are mainly going to spend some time with each other. The girls could use a little more attention from us– they have been pretty patient through it all so far (thank the Lord for the backyard!).
M is “resting” today also by doing some work around the yard. That type of work helps him to think, that is, unless it’s his regular job. (o: I woke up this morning to the sound of the lawnmower, and he has also uncovered a brick walkway in the backyard that was totally overgrown with ivy.
I did a little reading on the Harris twins’ blog this morning, and found a very encouraging post by Brett Harris. The post itself is very encouraging and insightful, especially since we have been working on the same campaign (they have been at it a lot longer than we have). It is also encouraging to see that someone at the age of 17 can think, feel, act and write this way. If this is part of the result of homeschooling and strong Christian teaching and family life, then I am very excited for our girls’ future.
The Lord is true to His promises if we trust in Him!
We finally finished the website. I decided to get a little help with the code seeing as my html knowledge is nearing the end of the road to obsolete. The Harris twins (who have been helping with the campaign) gave me someone who could do the code for me really fast, and it is now up if you would like to see it. M gets all of the credit as the master word smith for all of the content. Be sure to read about Col. Fowler’s life– he really is an amazing man.
I’m tired, so here is a post I wrote a few days ago:
The Professor has loads of antiques all throughout his house — this is one of my favorites:
My Kitchen Prayer
Bless my little kitchen, Lord,
I love its every nook.
And bless me as I do my work,
Wash pots and pans and cook.
May the meals that I prepare,
Be seasoned from above,
With Thy blessing and Thy grace,
But most of all Thy love.
As we partake in earthly food,
The table Thou hast spread,
We’ll not forget to thank Thee Lord,
For all our daily bread.
So bless my little kitchen Lord,
And those who enter in;
May they find naught but joy and peace,
And happiness therein.
I had spent most of my day (and night) infront of the computer yesterday working on a campaign website. This was my view for hours on end:
I was up until 3:30 a.m. working on this, and I think I may be finished with it (the design part– the code is a whole other story), so if it doesn’t get entirely rejected by the candidate, the website should be up sometime tomorrow.
I feel like we’ve been on The Apprentice or something this last week and a half. If you have ever watched that show, there is your hint as to what it has been like here. Only one other time in my life have I pumped out a website this fast, and that was just one for some retirement home. This one has been a bit more stressful seeing as I also have a family to take care of.
Election day is June 6th and what a happy day that will be!