Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cider Squeeze at Phillip Foster Farm

This past weekend we enjoyed a wonderful day at Phillip Foster Farm. We dressed up in Pioneer costumes.... pressed apple cider.... and played with our precious brothers and sisters in Christ. It is so fun to learn about HISstory the "hands on" way. And if you know our family very well.... then you know that we LOVE dressing up in costumes! So... enjoy our pictures from the Cider Squeeze!

Jordan and the Life of a Man

We have the great pleasure of announcing to you that our dear Jordan has entered manhood. He turned 13 years old this week. Glory to God in the highest! Jordan received several calls from some godly young men (and a few "real men") sharing the Word of God to him for his birthday. There is no better gift than the Word of God. Amen? Happy Birthday to the BEST 13 year old boy in the world!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Day with Anat

Greetings to all!

We recently spent a wonderful weekend in No. California with Anat Baniel and her wonderful team of practitioners. Her method for helping children with various special needs is nothing short of amazing. This was the first time Judah has worked with Anat and we are happy to report that he did not cry once during the clinic that she did for Special Needs Children. That is a first for Judah! Be sure to check her website out to learn more about what she can do for Special Needs Children and for the average person with a sore back.... neck.... or any other body pain one may have! We will be going back to her soon! Here is her website: www.anatbanielmethod.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What is De-De Up To???

I came into the kitchen the other day to find De-De on the ground trying on Bethany's old point shoes! She put them on and stood up perfectly on the tips of her toes!!! Wow! De-De! She just says, "If I hadn't read Ballet Shoes I never would have thought about it!" Oh and by the way! After dancing around for awhile she developed a huge blisters which she is very proud about...

Our Newest Fireman!

Today the Ashmore Family came over and brought Judah an adorable fireman outfit!!!


Now he looks like he is really fighting a fire!

Another Cute Boy Smile!

Thanks Ashmores for the fireman outfit!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


De-De enjoys the beautiful Umpqua River!


Wading in the river.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Special Day

Today marks the 2nd Anniversary of our family entering into the wonderful world of "Special Needs". September 16, 2008 is Judah's 2nd Birthday. How very blessed we all are to have this special little boy in our lives! Because of Judah we can truly say that our lives have been changed for the better. As individuals, we are more understanding to those less fortunate than ourselves and we have learned more compassion for those who have a harder time physically. As a family, we have learned to pull together and work as a team to be lights to those around us when we take Judah to his appointments. Today and everyday it is with grateful hearts that we thank God for these two wonderful special years with Judah. May we enjoy many more fabulous years with our special boy!

Judah gives a BIG smile with his tractor cake (made by Big Bru-bru Jordan & De-De)!

Happy Birthaday Judah!


More birthday pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sibling Barn Dancing

It's time to turn on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, grab your hats, find a sibling.... and lets dance!

"Face your partners!"

Shiloh & Jordan (the Sweedish man)

Judah & De-De

"Hello, dears..."

Bethany & Jordan

Even Judah dances!

Do you want to have a fun time (filled with laughter) with your siblings?

"Grab your parteners everyone! There's going to be dancing!"