I can't tell you how much I look forward to going up to the cabin in Heppner to spend some quality time with my family. My sis and her fam, my parents (Dad and Diana), Uncle Kenny and Aunt Terri, and my brother and SIL, Jerry and Sonya with their two kiddos. It is so fun! We just relaxed, visited and watched the kids play and get absolutely filthy!
I was hoping to get a picture of how dirty Lily's face was. She had never been camping before. She had marshmallow and dirt from head to toe!
Jacob's feet in the morning.
Andrew's feet in the morning. Yes they slept in their sleeping bags like that, and guess what? I didn't care!!! I really tried to relax about the dirt this time. Children really do clean, and so do sleeping bags.
The men in the family help me set up my monstrous tent. (Hubby doesn't like to come because there is no running water).
Pick your four-wheeler (this is just a few of them). This time we even had a go-cart. It was a blast!!! There are so many amazingly beautiful places to ride on this 5,000 acre ranch.
Andrew and Hank are hanging out on the porch, avoiding the storm. It was great weather until Saturday. We had a storm blow in. But when you are four-wheeling, it helps keep the dust down. We actually didn't get much riding in this time, instead the men were busy putting up a propane shower. AWESOME!!! Thanks guys!!!
As I was driving home, the Lord reminded me how incredibly blessed I am. I have a family who can spend three days together and there are no fights, back-biting, or hard feelings. God is truly the center of our family. I am so grateful because I know that is not a common thing.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball