Saturday, April 25, 2009

Farming and a Friend

An uplifting article about a dear friend.

Monday, April 20, 2009


My mom sent this picture of me when i was Jasper's age.

Rainy Sunday

Brella Brella Fun!
It wasn't so bad waiting around for people who didn't show up to buy Craigslist items. We got to crack pecans and splash in puddles. Avery had a great time with his brella brella.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 16 a year ago

This is a journal entry from the daily reading i did today from 2008. It is always interesting to look back...

"Walk while you have the Light, before the darkness overtakes you." John 12:35
"We all have moments when we feel better than our best, and we say-I feel fit for anything; if only I could be like this always! We are not meant to be. Those moments are moments of insight which we have to live up to when we do not feel like it. Many of us are no good for this workaday world when there is no high hour. We must bring our commonplace life up to the standard revealed in the high hour." -Oswald Chambers

This affected me greatly.

i feel as though God has blessed me with light these past few months. i know that God is teaching me to "believe in the light", so when the darkness inevitably returns, i can live as i lived in the light.

i feel VERY blessed by God. i want to feel blessed by God even when things aren't going my way.

i hope i can remember the things i've learned lately and apply them in Life's nitty gritty.

Great Horned Owls

After spending a fair amount of time searching for the family that resides in Forest Park, I am surprised at how many times i have seen a Great Horned Owl in other places.
We saw one in a friend's Dogtown backyard a few weeks back. Then last night, one swooped in front of me and landed on the light pole next to our house. Then again today in a pine at Tower Grove Park. It is funny what you find when you aren't even looking!

Almost Done!

We have exactly 4 weeks left for Connections Academy classes. We prefer to take little breaks throughout the year, so we will continue some school in the summer. But it will be great to take a break from MATH!

Redbud Love

I love these trees so much! In every season they have a unique beauty. Right now it is the profusion of purple flowers against the blue sky. Later it will be large, green, heart-shaped leaves. And then a color change to yellow. And finally the stark and delicate shape of the tree alone in the gray winter.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Far Off By Tullaia (original spelling)

Far Off
(A song for Papa)

Far off in dastant lands
magical things happin.
Far off in dastant lands
cool thengs happin.
Things like...
Unicorns are dancing.
Knits are clashing sords.
Far off in distant lands...
Animals are jumping with joy.
Princesis are crying.
And princes save thim...
yes, far off...

Monday, April 6, 2009

April Winter in Front Yard

It was a blustery day and the snowflakes were so big we felt like snow globe people. I cut most of my remaining hyacinths so the smell wouldn't go to waste. If you look closely, you can see the frosty trail of a snowflake.


Tomorrow, Jasper tests for his next belt.

April Spring in Front Yard

When ferns come up, they unfurl with such delicate beauty. These remind me of a mother and child.
Growing up in Dutch country, i had a great disdain for tulips. But then i realized it wasn't the tulip's fault. Now i think they are lovely. This variety is very poppy-like.
More ferns. This is Japanese painted.