Monday, April 21, 2014

In A Nutshell...

I hope everyone had a beautiful Resurrection Sunday yesterday! We opened our front door in the morning and this cool breeze met our faces! We didn't think it would happen as Resurrection Sunday was so late in the month this year. We have often wondered if when Christ rose it was a chilly morning. We have never had a hot Easter. We had a wonderful day spent with friends and family. It was beautiful to think about God's sacrificial gift of Salvation on the cross for us. Because of this, I have the infallible assurance of eternity with Christ.  

When you start receiving helpful tips and hinting texts from friends about your sadly barren blog, it's been a tad too long...don't you think? The last we posted was in February and that doesn't mean nothing has been happening around here! We still take pictures on camera, phone and iPod, documenting our every day. It's been busy and fun and challenging, and I'm going to share a bit of it with you! So, this is for you Ms. Bev;)

As I said before, I have quite a few pictures to share. This new year has been full for us and capturing special moments, big or small has been our way to remember God's goodness and blessings in our lives. Birthday outings, reading aloud, Spring gardening, baking, our little nephew and so much more!

We have been enjoying all the pictures and video of Kyler. He has the Huron eyebrows that's for certain! Holding his head up like a pro!

 These glasses are really his and he actually keeps them on!

Benuel and Peter went up to South Carolina for the weekend. Ben met his little nephew for the first time and I think it was an instant bond:) Just look at his smile.

 God miraculously provided the steeple for our church that we have been praying about for some time. Construction began in January and God has continued to move mightily. The community of San Antonio have been so supportive! They have given monetarily. They make us smile with honking and waving as they pass the church. And also showing up on the Work Days and pitching right in with the other men. The man in the above picture is testimony of that. Mr. Frank, a retired firefighter, has been such a tremendous blessing, not only to our church but to our family as well. We have so enjoyed getting to know him and his wife.

  Love this picture. It's life being lived.

New invention kits using discarded paper towel rolls and lively conversation with the grandparents on "Pizza Day".

And this cheery! So festive! If that isn't something that makes you glad, I don't know what would!:)

The boys went on a fishing trip and caught an enormous amount of fish. What better way to enjoy than with a Fish Fry! These "winter" days have made it perfect for eating outside.

Another April happening. We have a new driver in the house! Paul is officially permitted to drive without needing me in the passenger seat beside him:)

Rainy, cold and wet outside, cozy warm and dry inside. Perfect combination.

Abuelo had throat surgery. Abuela was nervous and pretended she wasn't. Her knitting wasn't being knitted. She watched me solve Sudoku puzzles instead. Waiting Rooms are for waiting, so we did. I love this wonderful lady.

Out of surgery and doing great! Just look at that handsome guy!

Our little guys love to bake and cook. Scoot a chair up to the counter, give them a whisk to stir with or and an egg to crack and their day is made. The BOY version of the Easy Bake oven was the perfect Christmas gift. I must say those little bread rolls were pretty tasty.

This picture is precious. It describes Santi completely. He loves calendars. He loves church and church functions. And who needs Scrabble tiles to play Scrabble anyway? They're much more fun used this way. I walked into the dining room and he had spelled this all by himself. He never ceases to amaze us.

Because celebrating is mandatory at our house! And sprinkles make it "funner":)

Reading aloud and enjoying the last of the cooler weather on a Sunday afternoon. Abuela's afghans are the coziest, especially when reading about cold frosty nights and hot-cross buns.

And don't you just love that toothless grin?

 This little boy doesn't need anyone to entertain him. He is just fine on his own. Samuel is the exact opposite of that! I had to snap a picture when I found him in the dining room, under the table, feet tucked under him, belt askew, his little fingers absently tracing the book edge. Waldo is a hard guy to find!

What a gift to get together with friends for coffee and fellowship!

Roses from our neighbor, "just because". Straight from her garden! Just beautiful!

It inspired us to try grow our own flowers...does it look like roses could grow and flourish here?! Just prior to this picture I had wrapped my hands around a bunch of stinging nettles! I was trying not to scream;) Forget the roses....

Just look at that full trash can!....Not at the weeds all around it.

Treasure was in her best friend's wedding earlier this year...

 Sometimes it's the little things that make our day. Free birthday sundaes for the 14 year old is one of them! Happy Birthday!

 Starbucks outings with our precious Uncle and Aunt. So thankful for them in our lives.

 These boys...almost the same size, almost the same height, completely opposite in character but like two peas in a pod. Everything about this picture, down to the untied shoelace and missing front teeth makes me think of a Norman Rockwell painting:)

 Luke likes the hammock. The hammock likes Luke. And this is the way they get along. This is not posed:)

 On our way to a singing engagement!

Ice-Cream always helps you sing better:)

Hope everyone has a blessed Monday!


  1. Love it all! Cannot wait to see you all again!

  2. Wonderful pictures! It looks like it's been a very eventful 42 days since the last post