Sunday, August 29, 2010

Daddy and Mommy's 29th Anniversary!

Today our dear parents celebrated their 29th Anniversary!
We are so blessed to have them as parents!

Daddy is a man of God who loves the Lord and loves his family:
And Mommy is a Proverbs 31 woman who is a help meet to Daddy and a wonderful mother to us:
They've taught brought us up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord:

We are so thankful to have wonderful parents such as them:

They are an example to us of what God wants in marriage.

We love them SO much!

"We love you Daddy and Mommy! 
Happy 29th Anniversary!"

Your Children,

Shiloh, Bethany, Jordan, Eden, & Judah

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."
~Pro. 31:10

"Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land."
~Pro. 31:23 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Visit to Lost Lake!

For Shiloh's 19 Birthday, we went to the breath-taking Lost Lake.  Located somewhere in the dense forests of Mt. Hood, this lake took us quite some time to find.  But after we felt totally lost, (imagine that!) we ended up in the midst of God's beautiful and extraordinary creation! 
But we wanted to make this special day an adventure... so, we rented two rowboats!

After dividing up into groups we soon boarded our crafts.
Our team consisted of Eden, Jordan, and I... while Shiloh, Daddy, Mommy, and Judah to the other boat.

Here they are getting ready to "cast off"!
And they're off! 
Much to the delight of Shiloh! =)
Here Eden and I try to be "back-seat rowers" and Jordan gets the hang of rowing.
Happy Birthday Shiloh!
This little sailor was quite the expert when it came to posing for pictures!
Us by the majestic mountain.
Jordan takes a break while someone gets ready to shout: "Man over board!".
Shiloh takes her chance at the oars.
Meanwhile, Eden has a turn at our oars... while I take a break!
Wow!  With Eden's rowing, it's amazing I didn't fall out!
But Jordan made sure that everyone was just fine!
Shiloh's crew goes through the sparkling water.
My turn.
Well we all had a fabulous time! 

But all too soon, the boats had to be brought back to the dock.
Back on shore, Shiloh meets her long lost friend!
Finishing up the wonderful day with a photo-shoot!
(Click on the picture.)
And afterwards, a dinner at our favorite pizza restaurant!

Happy Birthday Shiloh!
We love you!
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Psalm 19:1, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork." 

And meanwhile... De De falls asleep!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Shiloh Turns 19!

Today (August 8th) is Shiloh's 19th Birthday!
As a special tribute to her, join me on an amazing journey of pictures and words from the wonderful years we have spent with Shiloh!

Enjoy!  And be sure to leave a comment for Shiloh!

(Feel free to click on any picture to make it larger.)
Here Shiloh is right before she turned 19.

Shiloh's such a big help to our family, what would we do without her?!
She loves taking care of Judah (and entertaining him too!).
We all love having Shiloh as our older sister (we love entertaining her too!).

Here Shiloh holds Judah on his very first day in this world.

She loves traveling about...
Especially with her younger sisters!
Oh yes, and they like it too!
Shiloh loves living on our farm...
....and to her, the turkeys take the cake!
Shiloh's been a great oldest sister to us.  When we were young...
....And now that we're old.  ::Ahem:: Older.
Shiloh was our parents first baby....

And they've watched her grow...
And grow into the wonderful young lady that she is.

Eden and I are so thankful to have Shiloh as the oldest of "us girls".
Ahhh... the wonderful times we've spent together!
And of course Shiloh is the big sis to "the three older's"...
Back then too!
Shiloh loves to sing... (her stage is our bedroom window!)
Loves to dance...
Loves to come up with fun ideas...
And loves to do Duos with me!!!
Shiloh's always been so special to me. 
I've always loved having her as my older sister.  Because...
...There are so many ways that I get to look up to her.  (Height included!)
...Together we have so much fun!
...Oh, and I get to play my practical jokes on someone as well!  :)
...We get to share special joys together.  This time our first pair of Ballet Shoes!
Awwww!  We were so cute back then!
Okay. We still are cute! :)
...It's such a joy to be able to share our talents.

We love being able to spend time out in God's Creation!
Even at night when we're going out to take care of the goats!
"I love you Shiloh! 
Oh, and you're my favorite older sister too! :)"
What a great sister!
"Happy 19th Birthday Shiloh!
We love you very much!"

Daddy, Mommy, Bethany, Jordan, Eden, & Judah

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