Awestruck Wonder

"How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation." Daniel 4:3

Beautifully Irrational March 28, 2009

Filed under: family — steveamy @ 04:07

“Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.”
— Bill Cosby

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“We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!

For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.”

Psalm 75:1

 

All Ready for Spring! March 26, 2009

Filed under: family — steveamy @ 03:19

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Visit from Maria & Sharon

Filed under: family — steveamy @ 03:15

Maria & Sharon came on a spontaneous visit last week.  I showed them the sights and sounds of Chicago, pictured here.

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Thanks for the visit, guys!

 

Visit From Louise March 14, 2009

Filed under: family — steveamy @ 18:52

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The Sculpture.  (pics of Chicago thanks to Louise!)

When I pictured Chicago, I pictured mostly huge, oily factories and rusted-out metal.  I knew there were some pretty parts, of course, but I did not know it was this beautiful!! Thanks for coming down Louise – it gave me the perfect excuse to get more aquainted with the city and with my lovely sister-in-law!

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The waterfront:

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The Crystal Gardens:

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Yummy pizza!!!

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Next day, we hiked out to the woods . . .

and met, among other things, a beaver and a blue heron!!

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Icy Pathway

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Dressed in Ruffles

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(Can you see Louise?)

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Offering on a Silver Platter

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A Beaver’s Work

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Pencil Sharpener at Work?

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Can you see his lodge (I think) in the background?

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Here’s the ambitious guy himself!!

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This blue heron flew only a few feet away from me, and due to my surprise, I was a little slow on the draw. 🙂

Here’s the blur of blue wings:

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Perfect Pair

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Thanks for the visit, Louise!

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We love our baby girl. (Can you tell?) March 9, 2009

Filed under: family — steveamy @ 19:54

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WARNING March 6, 2009

Filed under: family — steveamy @ 18:21

Sierra wants to let you all know

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that teething

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is NOT fun.

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(Can you see the third tooth coming in?)

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One may possibly be distracted from the pain for a short while . . .

Sometimes toys help.

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Sometimes a little food . . . Mmm!!

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But really, in the end, nothing helps but my grape flavored tylenol . . .

and a little mommy time.

So the moral of the story is this:  If you don’t have to do it, DON’T!

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Basket Full of Babies March 4, 2009

Filed under: family — steveamy @ 22:54

Just a few pictures taken on my recent trip back home.  This is Sierra and her Uncle Benaiah.  So embarrassing, I know. 😛

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Isn’t he a cutie?

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My sisters also had birthdays . . .

Maria turned 19 . . . the age I still think I am . . .

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We had SCRUMPTIOUS cake!!!

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Made by the lovely Chrissy, who is back from Hawaii and FINALLY got to meet my beautiful daughter!!

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It was good to see Oma again!

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This picture below is so precious to me.

“In youth we learn, in age we understand.”

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And Ellie turned 10!  True to the tradition in our family, she got a birthday party, which was a lot of fun.

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