Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hiding God's Word in Our Hearts

One of the things I have learned this past year is how necessary it is for Christ followers to memorize the Word of God. I am definitely still working on diligence in this area, but I have discovered that it is quite a rewarding and fun thing to do, actually!

When I first got serious about memorizing and meditating on God's Word, I started by making a list of verses that were especially liked or were helpful to me as I came upon them. Then, one at a time, I would memorize them (as I kept adding to the list).

This month I have tried a couple new things. One was memorizing 10 or so verses on a certain topic. I used a book called Light for My Path (which has verses organized by subject), and this month I memorized verses on brotherly love.

Another thing I started which I have really enjoyed is doing one chapter per month. For December I did (or am almost done with) Psalm 18. I must admit, lots of days it has been a real challenge to commit time to memorizing when I don't feel like it. God has really helped me though and over the past many months has been strengthening my memory (it really is a muscle!). I have tried to devote about 10-15 minutes from my quiet time in the morning plus about 10 minutes before going to sleep to memorizing... longer than I had originally expected, but it's worth it. :)

I think I'm going to do Psalm 103 for January. It is such a wonderful reminder of the great things God has done.

Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits--
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Psalm 103:2-5

Would you like to share any memorizing techniques? :)

In Christ,

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's Christmastime!

This week and last week we have had off of school to enjoy Christmas, spend time with family, and just relax and slow down a bit. I have a few pictures of things that we've been doing these last few days...

The kids got to sing in church a couple of weeks ago. They were so much fun to watch! :)

Of course, we have been playing in the snow! We went sledding at our neighbor's house yesterday.... that was a lot of fun!
Our friends new baby just arrived a few weeks ago and all of us have had lots of fun getting to see her!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season celebrating the Savior!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Questions..... and random facts :)

1. How do you spend your day?
Being home schooled, we are often flexible with our schedule, so of course every day is different (that's what makes life so interesting!)! At 8:30 we do Bible study as a family. After that, we do our "academic" schoolwork until around lunch time. Then after lunch we often something going on involving music (lessons, practices... etc.... although sometimes they're before lunch or later in the evening... it depends on the day.) :)
When we have extra time at home and everything that needs to be done is done... we like to work on projects (sewing, crocheting, knitting....), cook/bake, read, sing..... we love being home and doing things as a family.

2. Which missionary "hero" encourages you most in your faith and why?
Well...there are lots of extraordinary missionaries but I would have to say Brother Andrew is one of my favorites, because he had such faith in God as he smuggled Bibles .
Having complete faith and trust in God is something I often have trouble with, and Brother Andrew has encouraged me in this... so that's why he is one of my missionary hero's. :)

Hannah, we did not go to your friends' shop when we were in Sitka, but I'm pretty sure that our cousins did. We were in a different part of the city at the time.

Erin.... hopefully!!! We're definitely looking out that way! It would be VERY awesome if we lived closer!!!!!

We're going to try to think of three random Christmas facts about our family....

1. Our Christmas Eve tradition is to go to the Christmas Eve service at our church, come home and have a yummy Christmas Eve dinner, then the kids exchange gifts.
2. Our Christmas Eve tradition is going to be different this year! We're going to eat earlier, then the two of us will be at church from 4:30-8:00 to play in the services. We'll definitely still have a great Christmas Eve, though!
3. We have lots of fun each year going to a Christmas tree farm and cutting down our tree! Elaina is the official Christmas tree cutter of the family. haha :) She loves doing it!

We probably won't be back until after Friday... so HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!!!!

Luke 2:11-12
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

In Christ,
Marissa and Andrea

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tags and Awards

This took us so long to get around to! Sorry! Recently we were awarded/tagged by Hannah, Kelsey, and The Cowgirls (thanks, girls!), and we are just getting around to doing them. Instead of doing each one, we're going to use Jenna's idea () and answer 7 questions that anyone has. So let us know if there's anything you would like to know about us and we'll do out best!

In Christ,
~Marissa and Andrea~

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What's been going on around here...

Lots! Today is the first day in a while that I have actually wondered, "What should I do now?". I have to laugh at myself because normally we are so busy with school, practicing instruments, lessons, everyday life..... and I so often wish I had more time to read, sew, cook.... etc. Now when I don't have anything that needs doing, I have to think about what I should do.....

Last Monday we had our winter orchestra concert.... I can't believe half the year is over already! The concert went pretty well though and was a lot of fun. :)

Yesterday Danielle, Mary and I did a Christmas harp trio at a nursing home. I hope the residents enjoyed it.... haha I think they did. :)

Right now I'm listening to Andrea play one of my favorite hymns on the piano. :)

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise the Thee.
Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Alright, I think I've rambled enough for now.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Marissa!!

Today is Marissa's 16th Birthday and I just wanted to say how much I love her and how proud I am of her. She has been such a wonderful daughter, sister, friend and mentor. She has blessed my life in so many ways by being my best friend, my amazing sister, and my favorite person to laugh with, to sing with, to talk with, and to just be with. (: I love her very dearly and I am so glad she is my big sister!!

I love you, Marissa!!

In Christ,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Giveaway at God's Daughter

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that Miss Raquel over at God's Daughter is having a giveaway for this book! So go check it out! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December ALREADY?

Wow, this year has really flown by for me! It has been such a fun year and although it has gone by really fast, a lot of great things have happened this year. :)

At the beginning of the year I made a list of 10 things (character qualities... etc.) I was going to work on for the next 12 months. It was looking at the list again this morning and it was very encouraging to realize that I actually have gotten better at many of them this year! :) Of course I still have lots to work on in probably all of those areas, but as I have seen, God is faithful to help me with each and every one!

Christmas is quickly approaching and before we know it 2009 will be over.... wow. Let's not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas as we celebrate the Savior's birth this month!

Have fun shining the light of Christ!

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world."
-George Washington Carver

Saturday, December 5, 2009

First snow!

My crazy but awesome brother wearing shorts. :)
Oh dear, Seth. I think he had snow in his mouth or... something.

Sorry about the bad quality!

Anyway... the first snow is always very exciting!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Hey guys! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
We went to our Grandma's for the day, which was lots of fun.

I just thought I would post five things that I am thankful for:

1. Jesus Christ
2. Our Home
3. Salvation
4. Music
5. The most wonderful family in the whole world! :)


What's something your thankful for?

In Christ,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Self- Control

2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity,
but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Webster's Definition: restraint exercised over one's own impulses emotions, or desires.

I have a lot of trouble being self-controlled with my siblings. It's tempting to get angry with one of them for taking something of mine or pulling my hair, but this verse is a good one to remember:

1 Peter 5:8
Be self-controlled and alert. You enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

It reminds me that Satan is just waiting to slip me up and make me yell at one of them. He would be more than happy to tempt me to do that, and it's hard not to let him, but although it's difficult at first, being self-controlled is something to practice, and it does get easier as you master that fruit of the spirit!

I hope you enjoyed our Fruit of the Spirit posts!
In Christ,

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Philippians 4:5

List three people that come to your mind when you think of the word gentleness.

Got it?

Now, when you think of those people, what other characteristics do you think of (besides general gentleness)??

I think of:
1. Softness of speech
2. Listening-- the people I think of are very good at genuinely listening to what is being said.
3. Patience -- They don't get upset quickly.

Out of the things I listed and any others that you thought of, pick one that you could work on this week. Out of my three, I think the one I need the most work on is patience..... especially with siblings. There are so many things they want to tell me or show me and I feel like I have so little time and need to get on to other things. Much too often I either don't listen at all, or half-listen while doing other things. I need to remember that my time is the Lord's and He gave me my siblings to nurture and love.

James 1:20b
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.....


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pictures from the trip

Thanks everyone so much for your prayers this last week. We had a safe and very fun trip! God really blessed our group last week in incredible ways! It was amazing to see how He put every detail of it together and knew exactly what was going to happen.

Going through North Carolina
Sorry about the lamp post!


Playing Dutch Blitz

Practicing the piano duet

Trying to get a picture of our whole group the day before we left.
This one actually didn't turn out too bad! :D

Thanks again so much for praying last week!

In Christ,

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Hey Everyone!

Marissa went down to South Carolina on Sunday for a music competition. She'll be gone until Friday. I just wanted to ask for prayers for her safety in the 14 hour drive home and her time on campus at Bob Jones University.

Thanks so much! I miss her a lot!!


Sunday, October 25, 2009


Best friends!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Isn't it great when God brings someone into your life to teach you a lesson just when you needed to hear it? That's what happened to me when I learned the lesson of faithfulness. I don't remember the exact experience, but I don't think I'll ever forget the lesson.

One morning someone asked me to find out some information for them. I said yes, but then pushed it to the back of my mind. I know that nothing bad would happen if I didn't do it (except for the person having to do it them self and realizing that I was not trustworthy!).

That afternoon I heard a message about faithfulness -- doing what you say you will do. Right away I realized that I was not being faithful in the small job I had been given. I quickly found out what the person needed to know (it wasn't even a hard task) and gave them the information. "Thanks for finding that out, Marissa." "You're welcome."...... yikes. I learned that lesson quickly!

There are lots more things that I could talk about having to do with faithfulness (it's a pretty big topic!), but I'll just leave that for you to think about right now.

Lamentations 3:23b
.....great is Your faithfulness.

In faithfulness to Him,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness..." 2 Peter 1:5a

Goodness is described in Webster's dictionary as excellence and virtue. As God's children, we are striving for excellence in everything we do. This means being a hard worker and striving for the best--rising above "average" (which is getting lower and lower). Colossians 3:23 says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Let it be said about you that when you do something (or are asked to do something) it is going to be done quickly, efficiently, and to the best of your abilities.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


According to Webster's Dictionary, kindness goes hand-in-hand with sympathy. What does it mean to be sympathetic?

Sympathy: 1. A relationship between persons or things wherin whatever affects one similarly affects the others.

This means bearing one another's burdens and feeling the pain of our sisters and brothers in Christ.... being happy when they are happy and sad when they are sad. This is brotherly love.
In His love,

Monday, October 12, 2009


Webster's definitions: 1. Bearing pain or trials without complaint. 2. Showing self-control, calm
Greek-Cheerful or hopeful endurance, constancy-enduring, waiting

Patience in Waiting
This goes with the first Webster definition: Bearing pain or trials without complaint. Greek: Enduring and waiting. Patience in trials is difficult. This is where we trust God to let His plan unfold. We all have our own trials that God is patiently waiting for us to be patient about. Often He won't resolve the problem or trial until we have learned to trust Him and be patient.

Patience in waiting also goes for our future spouses. That takes a lot of patience sometimes! Don't give up! Remember that he/she also has to be patient. The best thing you can do when you are getting impatient is to pray for him/her.

Now for the second Webster definition (showing self-control-calm), which goes with the first Greek definition (cheerful endurance). What mainly comes to mind for me is siblings. Being patient with them can definitely be a struggle sometimes! Normally when I am having trouble being patient with one of my younger siblings, it is helpful to me to *try* to look at them from God's eyes. Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him (Psalm 127:3). They are a blessing straight from God! He put each of them in my life for a purpose. Listening to them, helping them, etc. is a diligence exercise and assignment from the Lord.

Patience is another fruit that can help easily define a Christian. Make sure the world sees your patience in everything.

♪ Be patient, be patient,
don't be in such a hurry.
If you are impatient,
you'll only start to worry.
Remember, remember, that God is patient too,
remember all the times that others had to wait for you! ♫

Haha... a song we learned when we were little. :D

In Christ,

And we're back!

We missed the blogging world for a couple of weeks there, but it was nice to have a break. Things are slowing down here a little... :D Anyway, we will hopefully be back to our regular posting now, and finishing up the Fruits of the Spirit series!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blogging Break

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to let you know that we are going to have to take a break from blogging for a little while. Things are just too busy around here right now!! Hopefully we will be able to get back to it in a week or so.
In Christ,

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Honest Scrap

Hi everyone! We were awarded the honest scrap award about a week ago and have just now gotten the chance to do it. Sorry this is late! Anyway, here are the rules:

1. Say thanks and link to the person who gave you the award. (Thank you, Anna and Miss Raquel!) :D

2. Share ten "honest" things about yourself.

3. Award this to seven people who's blog design/content you admire or who have encouraged you, and inform them of their win and of the rules of this award.

We are going to *try* to think of 10 things that apply to both of us.... we'll see how this goes!

1. We LOVE to read. (Our cousin thinks that's all we do. Haha.... it's not.) Christian devotionals, adventure, and everything in between.
2. We sing a lot..... sometimes too much. Whether we have music or not.
3. Photography is a favorite pastime... especially flowers and our adorable siblings. :D
4. Soccer is our favorite sport. Andrea....obsessed. Marissa...just likes playing. :D haha
5. We like to bake and cook. We have fun making up recipes, which sometimes are delicious and once in a while are a disaster!!!
6. Our friend Erin's chocolate chip cookies are our favorite. Sorry.... running out of ideas here....
7. Andrea likes neon and bright colors, Marissa likes brown, blue, green (fall colors!).
8. Marissa-perfectionist. Andrea-........
9. Our whole family loves the country, but so far God has kept us in a neighborhood. His plan is perfect and He is teaching us patience through it all! Your prayers about this would be very much appreciated. (That His will would be done and we would learn whatever it is that He is trying to teach us.)
10. Most of the time there is some instrument being played in our house!

That was not easy! :D And I guess they are not all about both of us. We're alike in many ways, but not all!!!

This is probably against the rules, but we're going to skip the awards. There are just way too many excellent blogs and encouraging bloggers out there. Thank you so much for faithfully keeping up your wonderful blogs and glorifying the King! You are such blessings!

Serving Him,
Marissa and Andrea


Webster's definitions: To be, become, or keep silent or quiet.

Okay, so maybe when it's loud or chaotic you mom might say "I need some peace!" Or something like that, and that's is true, we need to keep peace and order. This verse, I think, symbolizes that:

"May the Lord bless you...and give you peace" - Numbers 6:24

"A child has been born...and he is named...Prince of Peace"- Isaiah 9:6

Jesus was an example of peace and therefore was called 'The Prince of Peace'. God also commands:

"Return no one evil for at peace with everyone" -Romans 12:17

That’s a hard one to live out. We’re not perfect, and of course we’re going to make mistakes. We are going to get into a fight with someone and we’re not going to live at peace with everyone! But that’s definitely not the way to think, even if it is true. We need to think “Well, God commanded it, so I’m going to do the best I can with His help.” God can do anything and he can definitely help you to live at peace with others.

The other part of peace is this:

‘Living at peace with what is in your life.’ God has everything under control. It is wrong to say: “Well if God would….” , “If only God could….” , “Why won’t God….” .

No! God has it under control! He know how to fix it and can! Don’t ever say, “If only God could…” Of course He can! Whether He chooses to or not is His decision and whether or not you’re going to live with His decision is your decision.

Peace, brothers and sisters in Christ!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Webster's definitions: A state of happiness, A source or cause of delight

Nehemiah 8:10b
.... Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

This is one of my favorite verses. Whenever I am feeling less-than-joyful, I think of this verse and it never fails to help me remember where my true joy comes from.

Joy is being glad in the Lord even when things aren't going your way. When something bad happens, we can still have inner joy because of the Lord.

There's not much else that I can think of to write about the fruit, but joy is such an important fruit of the Spirit. It is one of my very favorite qualities in people. Often you can tell by a person's joy whether they love the Lord or not. When someone has true joy, it's obvious. Non-believers sometimes will have a false joy that they can fake when they are with people, but their real character will come our sooner or later. Let's show the world true joy that can only come from Christ!

Serving Him,

Friday, September 18, 2009

Two kinds of LOVE

Webster definitions of love:
1. Unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another
2. As the fatherly concern of God for the human kind
3. Brotherly concern for others

We are going to talk about two kinds of love:
Love for God and love for others
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.... Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these."
Mark 12:30-31

Love for God
But may those who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.-Judges 5:31b
I love you, O Lord, my strength.-Psalm 18:1
If you love me, you will obey what I command.-John 14:15

Q. How do we love God?
A. With all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. We love God by obeying His commands. We love God by caring for His people (helping those in need and spreading the gospel). We love God by loving others. Just as a parent wants others to be kind, gentle and loving toward their children, so does God want us to love His children. Which leads us to our next question...

Love for others
A friend loves at all times....-Proverbs 17:17a
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.-Romans 12:10
Love.... always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres.-1 Corinthians 13:7

Q. How do we love others?
A. Let's take a look at 1 Corinthians 13
Selected parts:
Love is patient- Our time is all God's anyway
Love is not proud- Everything we have-all of our gifts, abilities, talents, skills- come from God. We couldn't do anything on our own anyway. Being proud does not show others that we love them.
Love is not self-seeking- This means putting the needs of others before our own.
Love always perseveres- Here is an example for this: If someone asks us to do something, we need to do it right away (if possible), diligently, and wholeheartedly.

1 Corinthians 13:8
Love never fails.

Fruits of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

For the next couple of weeks we are going to be sharing with you a study on the fruits of the Spirit. We probably won't do one every day, but we would like to get this done in two weeks.
We hope it challenges, edifies, and encourages you!
In Christ,
Marissa and Andrea

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Don't waste any time!

I've been meaning to post about this for a few days, but haven't had the chance until now. This is an idea I adapted from the diligence booklet (I posted about it a few days ago).

For a week, keep a list of what you have been doing every half hour. For example:
For the last half hour I have been:
6:30-Getting up...etc.
7:00-Quiet time
7:30-Breakfast, helping siblings get ready
9:00-Helping siblings with school
9:30-Practicing an instrument
etc. etc. etc.... :D

This is just an example list I came up with. Also, I did not do this for a week, I did it for a day. :D It was very eye-opening, but I just couldn't remember to do it every half hour for that amount of time.

After reading my list, I was fairly satisfied with what I had accomplished that day, but did notice that there was some wasted time in there. Sometimes for me, the problem is waiting for other people. If we are going to do a character lesson or some school thing all together, we often have to wait for someone to finish practicing or to finish math... etc. It doesn't give me enough time to start something else, but it is too much time to just sit there waiting. If no one needs help or anything like that, I try to keep a book or something else I can do for any amount of time sitting nearby. That way I am not wasting any time while waiting.

Thanks for reading!
Serving the King,

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What a Savior

Marissa, Elaina and I singing What a Savior (Bliss; arranged by Kauflin).
Sorry our camera makes it sound muffled.
Hope you enjoy it anyway!
In Christ,

"Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of His name;
make His praise glorious!"
Psalm 66:1-2

Saturday, September 12, 2009

To our family in Christ

To our family in Christ,

I just want to thank everyone for the blessing that you have been to us through blogger. We have met so many neat people and are so enjoying getting to know you all!

I was thinking the other day... "I really wish that I could meet some of these people in real life!" and then I thought..."One day we are all going to be able to spend eternity together!" How neat is that going to be?!?! Whether I meet any of you here on this earth or not, I am so excited to spend forever with you!!!

Thank you for the amazing blessing you all are! God is really using you and is raising up a generation of warriors for Him! Keep serving the King!
Love you all!

I do hope and pray that everyone reading this is going to be in heaven one day. If you don't know where you are going when you die, please take the time to find out. Eternity is a long time.

Friday, September 11, 2009

What do you think?

Hi Everyone!

We are wondering if there is anything specific that you want to see or hear more about on our blog. Such as: More pictures, more writing, or certain topics (Scroll down to labels for examples). If you have any suggestions let us know! :)

In Christ,
Marissa and Andrea

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Diligence Checklist

This week we are reading the booklet, "How to Develop Diligence" put out by IBLP (Institute in Basic Life Principles). By the way, if you have never read one of their character booklets, I would really recommend doing so. You can order them at Anyway... here is a checklist for diligence that I adapted out of the book.

--Get up early in the morning
--Make your bed as soon as you get up
--Adopt unpopular chores around the house
--Complete studies with enthusiasm
--Finish ever job you begin
--Do projects with brothers and sisters
--Work on ideas for home industry
--Let neighbors observe your diligence
--Find ways to serve those in need

Diligence is.....
welcoming each task as a special assignment from the Lord and using all my energies to accomplish it.

I hope you will join us in working on diligence in every task (large or small) and accepting it as an assignment from the Lord!

Our first try at braiding onions

We are so grateful to have onions this year! This was our first try at growing them and they turned out great. :D

Well... maybe not raw...
Hopefully they will stay attached and aren't falling all over the floor as I write...


After the rain....

... it is beautiful outside!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day with the Pendletons

Today we got to go to our very good friends the Pendletons for Labor Day.

It was a beautiful day here! :D

Being silly on the way to their house.

Of course, Dad wanted to look at the garden.... and the Pendletons were only too happy to let him pull weeds (he actually likes doing this! :D).

Apparently my brothers (after having three girls in the family) were deprived of "boy" toys.
They had SO much fun learning about Rescue Heroes.

Mom: Ian, can I tell you something?
Ian: You can tell me anything you want, just please don't tell me to stop playing!

Mom: We get to take these home with us!!!!

The Pendleton boys are all done with Rescue Heroes and the toys were looking for a new home....
My brothers were..... let's just say VERY EXCITED.

Talitha :D She is so sweet!

Luke and Andrea.....
More of this "camera fun" that I don't understand....
I don't necessarily like having my picture taken. :D

They have beautiful flowers!

I hope everyone had a good Labor Day!

In Christ,

Pictures from yesterday

The joys of homeschooling... a 10 year old girl and 5 year old boy are best of friends!

That is one cooperative insect... or Andrea just has a way with grasshoppers. :D

What a good big sister. :D We love Elaina!

Dad, Seth, Ian, Elaina, Grandma and Charlie (the dog) taking a walk.

It was a beautiful day!

Happy Labor Day!

Hey Everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day!
God Bless!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Proverbs 4:18

The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
Proverbs 4:18

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I love my Siblings!

Every day God shows me more and more how precious my siblings are and how he made them perfect for fit in our family. What a wonderful family I have!!

We went to my Aunt's house, in Brighton the other was a lot of fun! That's why I only put on a picture of Ian and Marissa because they're the only ones I bad am I!?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Meijer Gardens/God's beautiful creation

This Saturday, our family went to Meijer Gardens.
We had a lot of fun, and I got tons of great pictures!

Ian and I with 'Grandma and Grandpa'
There was a horse that was so big I could fit under it's hoof! It was really cool!

God's creation is amazing!!
My dad wants to build one of these..... :)
The pump.

How cute!
What a sweet girl.

Hear anything???

God bless!