Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I can't believe my time in Chattanooga has come and gone. All I can say is God has blessed me with some great friends. I miss being able to hang out with these friends of mine and wish we didn't live so far away. But the great thing about friends like these is that even with distance and time separating our friendship, it is still so easy to just pick up where we left off. I feel refreshed (other than the traveling 12 hours one-way part) and encouraged...I look forward to the next reunion.
My time there went way too fast but I am so glad I was able to go even if it was for a short time.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Ethan has been taking swim lessons for the past couple of weeks with Auntie Patty. He started off with being able to put his face in the water and that was about it. Now he is a little fish swimming on his own...not perfect form but swimming across the pool without holding onto anyone or anything. He is so proud of his accomplishment and Auntie Patty says every time he comes up for air he has a big smile on his face.
Sorry the pictures aren't very close or clear of Ethan's actual swimming technique but I am actually afraid of Auntie Patty. She is great at what she does but she is also very militant about it...I just try to stay out of the way. So I was trying to take a picture without her seeing me. Yes I am a grown women and it's a bit silly but she states her expectations very clearly with her students and the parents...and she lets you know when you're not meeting that expectation. So I will continue to take my pictures of my little swimmer in secret.
Pictures to come... Ethan now calls himself a surfer with his new confidence in his swimming ability. So he takes his boogie board to the beach whenever he can and says he's going "surfing". Cute stuff!
Monday, July 07, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
1. Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song, The joy of my heart and the boast of my tongue; Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last, Hath won my affections, and bound my soul fast.
2. Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here; Sin would reduce me to utter despair; But, through Thy free goodness, my spirits revive, And He that first made me still keeps me alive.
3. Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart, Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart; Dissolved by Thy goodness, I fall to the ground, And weep to the praise of the mercy I’ve found.
4. Great Father of mercies, Thy goodness I own, And the covenant love of Thy crucified Son; All praise to the Spirit, Whose whisper divine; seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine. All praise to the Spirit, Whose whisper divine; seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.
~ John Stocker (18th century hymn)
Friday, July 04, 2008
Mr. Wally Amos himself (Famous Amos cookies anyone?).
They had the typical highschool bands, politicians, Hawaiian bands and pimped out Dodge trucks...but this year we were a bit disappointed in all of the "groups" out there that were trying to make a statement with "keeping it country", "no rail", "no gates, keep our beaches open", etc. I could go on and on. Anyway it's our 3rd year to attend the 4th of July parade and it's kind of a fun tradition.
Later we are going to our friends house to have a bar-b-que and then off to the beach to watch the fireworks.