Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chill out fishy!

video

This is a great video Bill took when we were watching his parents house.
As you can see, they love feeding time! You can actually touch the fish.
We call the big Koi, Gina

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree

Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree

I really feel for my teenage girls right now. This is a very emotional time in their lives. As I watch the drama unfold on a daily basis with their friends and family, I wish that I could hit the pause button and give them 5 minutes of quiet and peace. Quiet and peace is so much different than peace and quiet. I believe that you have to have some quiet in your life to experience peace.

Peace. Calm. Happiness. Serenity. These are what I wish for my girls right now as they work through their emotional days as a teenager. I tell them all the time, but I want them to remember that I love them very much and I will always be here to cry with them, listen to them, and give gentle advice when needed.

I pray that God will continue to protect my children and show them His love.

Here are my beautiful girls....

Jalen

Courtney

Allie

Kaela

Thursday, August 06, 2009

The fair is in town!

Washington County Fair 2009

We had a great time with Allie and Jalen at the Washington County fair on Sunday. We rode some rides, played some games, and even shared a deep fried Snickers Bar.

(Yeah, I know...Calories Galore)

Here are some pictures from our fun day together!


Bill and Allie actually went on this ride not once...but twice! Allie had this look of fear on her face accompanied with a high pitched scream!

About to take off....I can't believe they even sat in the front row!

Still Smiling!

I went on the Sea Dragon with Allie and Jalen. I have to say that it did go a little higher than I thought it would. My stomach was in my throat. Ugh...

Can you see us? We are sitting in the 2nd row from the back. What were we thinking?

We survived!

Jalen got a really cute "Henna" Tatoo.

Jalen & Allie