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Friday, April 29, 2011


What a treat, right outside our back door! We can always use a reminder that God remembers His promises...

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary today (even though it was on the 27th). I am so thankful for my amazing husband and the years we've had together. Our "anniversary rainbow" gives me hope that God has wonderful plans for us yet. Love you, honey!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wild Weather

We are so sad to hear about the great loss of life from all the tornadoes. It's been wild here but nothing has come too close to us. We had family members only 3 miles from the terrible Birmingham tornado - thankfully they are all fine.

Here in Kentucky the flooding is the big story. Yesterday we went to the riverfront to check it out ourselves. Part of River Road was closed and people were kayaking in the middle of the road. I missed getting pictures of that, but did manage to snap these.

Here you go, kids - the flood of 2011! (pictures from the cell phone, sorry!)

This gives new meaning to the term "Water Park". This is the playground (and water park) where we often play.

Sorry for the grumpy kid shot, but see that observation deck? It's usually at the water's edge.

The river is supposed to crest on Friday - with all the additional rain we've received since these pictures were taken, I am sure it will look much higher.

No actual flooding here at home, but there was a pair of Canada geese swimming in our neighbor's front yard this morning!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Snapshots

Happy Easter, everyone! It's been a busy season here as we prepared to celebrate the feast of Resurrection and new life. Like everyone in the Midwest and other parts of the country, we've been dodging the storms and rain. Fortunately, we are far enough from the river that flooding doesn't impact us here in any significant way. We just have a soggy yard and kids with cabin fever!

The garden sure likes all that rain, though.

We have a new bicycle rider again - this year, it's Benjamin! I love witnessing the sense of pride and confidence the kids acquire with this rite of passage. Many hours (when it's not raining) are spent out in the driveway enjoying that new freedom. This means I am out there every minute, too. When the big boys go out, Molly must go out, so Mama must go out, for safety reasons. I have to keep an eye on Benji anyway - he's a daredevil by nature. Just after he finally got his balance he said "Hey Mom! Guess what? I can ride with my eyes closed!" Gah...

Today we had a peek of sunshine, so we got to try out new sunglasses from the Easter Bunny! It's ridiculously hard to get a picture of all 3 kids looking in the right direction. Apparently my most basic directions ("Put your heads together and show me your sunglasses!" 1...2...3...) weren't enough.

Puddle  jumping! That rain is good for some fun...

Here are a few random pictures from the last few weeks. I'm working with a different camera and some of my shots are a little fuzzy - I need to get the settings figured out one of these days. Anyway... hope everyone is staying safe and having a good Spring!