Sunday, March 15, 2009

Space Shuttle Discovery

This is a picture of the space shuttle Discovery lift-off taken from our house tonight.
I love how the colors in the atmosphere come through!
Ignore the date on the pic. I replaced my batteries the other day, and didn't reset the date.
(I thought the stamp was turned off--oh well!)
You can see a blurb on the left. That is actually the shuttle, but it didn't come out very clear in this picture.
By the time I ran in the house and grabbed my camera, the jet-stream was dissipating, and the shuttle had traveled fast and far.
Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Station is about a 94 mile drive from our house.
It is sooo fun to see these events occasionally.
Seth and I are excited to go to Space Camp in April!
We will let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ghost of the Bayou

Anyone who knows Seth well, knows that he is a crocodilian freak! Living in Florida probably feeds his desire although it started long before we moved here.

Well, Seth was in his element at the Florida State Fair. After watching the Aligator Show, we took advantage of a photo op--what the heck, let's throw in the whole gang! Seth got to hold the albino baby gator from Louisiana. This is the second one that Seth has seen, but the first one that he has held! Just look at that face :) Unfortunately, the photographer was in it more for the money than a good photo, but the priceless part was captured, and that is all that counts!

We had a really good time while we were there. The bear show was a lot of fun. The exhibits were good. But best of all, we got to spend q-time with the boys!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Feeding the Five Thousand

It would seem that Kelsi is well on her way toward feeding the five thousand. . . .

Kelsi and Zayn's AWESOME seminary teacher(s) had a party at their house Monday night. ~I haven't heard if they will try that again in the near future :)

Anyway, Kelsi caught this fish in the lake in their back yard. She asked if I published it when I posted Kayli's entry, so I told her I would.

Here it is!

Happy Birthday Kayliann

Today would have been Kayliann's 8th birthday.
Every year we celebrate her birthday by sending up balloons or writing a letter or simply having cake. This year, she gets a spot on my blog.
(Sorry, the pictures are not that great)

Kayli was with us for five short hours. Nevertheless, she is in our hearts forever.

Saying Good-bye
Kelsilyn, Zayn and Seth with Layci at her grave.
(Bren joined our family later)

I was very upset that they put the hands upside down at first, but now, I know that she is helping me through life.

We had this poem inscribed on the back of her headstone:

Little hands, held in mine.

Sweet tender touch, how brief the time.

Thy gift of love is given me,

to let these hands return to Thee.

Dear Savior, hear my heartfelt prayer.

Bless them with Thy watchful care.

Her little hands, until the time.

They once again are held in mine.

Happy Birthday sweet angel!

We love you ~ forever