Monday, August 25, 2008

If life ever feels boring....

Get a teenage daughter..better yet...get TWO.

I enjoyed my daughters when they were little and thought the sun rose and set with me and their father. When they truly believed we knew everything. Now they know better but that doesn't matter. There are days when we clash but there are more days that we don't. And I find myself laughing much more when they are around me.

I don't have typical teenage girls. My oldest has a mind of her own...not just in the differences from her dad and I...but from her friends. She's not one to be swayed. Though some she knows have let the world change them overnight in the way they dress or act or treat others...Kate has not. She doesn't go for the latest fashion...she remains modest. She is who she is despite some trying to change her. She is beautiful on the inside with a deep love for Jesus. She is also beautiful on the outside...blonde hair and hazel green eyes ...and she makes people laugh. She has an infectious giggle...and makes anyone near her...want to know her. And she is a regular spitfire!! This is my perception.

My youngest who is new to being a teenager is just as amazing. Just as strong-willed as her big sister she carries her heart on her sleeve. She hates to see anyone upset or sad and will try her hardest to cheer them up. Sarah loves Jesus and that love shows through her. Caring and loving with a beautiful smile that lights up the room. She is also a beautiful blond with hazel eyes...and an ornery streak!! She is witty and funny and so fun to have around.

With these two around me how can life be boring? They make me laugh with their silliness. It breaks my heart when their hearts are broken. I soar when they soar and cry when they cry. So life is never is actually full of happiness because of these two young ladies God loaned to me. They are both true blessings.

Monday, August 18, 2008

What a wonderful week we had!! Saturday we returned from our Homeschool groups campout at Fallen Leaf Lake. The weather was awesome and the company wonderful!


I am not the only non-morning person.

Bears enjoy slightly cooled apples straight from the cooler.

A yellow lab can change color.

Teenagers can sink a kayak.

Trees like to jump out in front of me on my bike.

You cannot make all the people happy at one time.

You can make some people happy some of the time.

Getting a group picture is like herding cats.

Pancakes come in different shapes...depending on the cook.

We have entirely too much camping stuff!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

First Posting

So I begin a new blog when summer is coming to an end. And what a summer it has been. We spent a week in Gig Harbor, Washington in June. Also spent a week in Bozeman, Montana with a jaunt through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks. Each time I see the Grand Tetons it just takes my breath away! Between trips we have spent much time on our boat zipping about Lake Wildwood with numerous teenagers in tow on the "innertube". Yes, a few small injuries one of which instigated facial hair. One of our young friends who is more like a son to us took a gash to the chin. He couldn't shave so is now sporting a beard and mustache. Looks quite nice on him. I predict he will be a hit with the young ladies as he heads off to college in 10 days.

The Major has been away much of the time this summer for work in the Air Force. However, we do get to spend a whole week with him as we head up to Fallen Leaf for a group campout. He is in his element on these trips and we are looking forward to the fellowship with our friends.

One more week of fun then it is back to work/school.