Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blessings... Once Again on a Tuesday

in the midst of yesterday, it slipped my mind to do my blessings list!
so i do it today... once again on a tuesday.

new computer

bike rides with dad

clicking keyboard

a good movie with friends

dad's homemade stir fry

celebrating H.S. at her graduation party

talking to Becca about when we graduate

How To Train Your Dragon post by Shaun Groves

fresh smell of a mowed lawn

May the Lord bless you in all your goings and doings this week!

(kaye ann silver)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Yesterday came and went quickly.
Up at 5:30, up north by 9:45.
Into the courtroom at 10:30, out of the courtroom by 10:34.
Quick as that.
But still a huge, exciting, tear filled, love filled day for our family.
Because R is finally ours for good and forever! And so ends our adoption journey.

finally standing in front of the courthouse

our house busy at 5:30 am with excitement to leave

the church in front of the courthouse

how cool it is that the name of the church, in front of the courthouse where our family was made complete, was Bethlehem.

walking up the stairs to the court area

getting smiles from the people in the court area

the beautiful corsages that Miss Ellen surprised us with! One for each of us. This is a photo of what us girl's corsage looked like.

the happy tears on the way home

subs and chocolate milk for a special treat on the way home

phone calls of joy and celebration throughout the day

running into Aunt Shannon at Starbucks today

surviving driving for the first time in heavy rain :)

(kaye ann silver)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Art Fair and Classroom

Today was another busy one over here.

Woke up to fly through a shower and dad's saturday special- pancakes and eggs with sausage in them- to cruise over to the art fair.

Again... I forgot my camera.

Mini donuts, artists talking sales and tales, R running with his floppy hat to pet the llama, Mom and Mrs. R chatting under the tree on the corner just like every year.

Not even the light rain could ruin the sites of rows of white tents on a charming boulevard, lined with plastic and people disappearing inside them.

After perusing the pottery and looking at beautiful quilts, we said farewell and headed home.

Lunch was eaten, R put down for a nap, and my sisters and Dad and I took off for his school.

I remembered my camera this time.

As we pulled off posters and put things in drawers, music called over the speakers and the one able-to-be-opened window pushed in air. No one else in the sixth grade area. Just us.

M smiles after succesfully pulling down a tough poster. "I'm glad you're a teacher, Dad."

Dad smiles back.

L smiles, I smile.

Me too.

have a blessed Saturday and Sunday too.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Farmers Market

This morning my family loaded up into the big red bus and ran over to one of our favorite places to go in the summer.

Vendors lined the sloped-roof shelters. Cars whizzed by on the busy highway above. But below those shelters are smells of summer.

Onions, snap peas, homegrown strawberries, lettuce, flowers, and dirt.

The farmers smile as they set out their first harvests of the year.

As we perused the veggies, my mom says, "You should've brought your camera."

I nod.

The sites in this city tucked away under the interstate are beautiful.

City pretty.

Cars, smiling people of all colors, warm clouds up ahead, buses, and lots of chatter all around.

Next time. Next time I'll bring my camera. I say to myself as we load up and head for the Linden Hills.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Weekend At The Lake

Sights from the lake this Memorial Day weekend...

Thank you Mamo and Papa for another fabulous, beautiful, exciting weekend up at the lake!

Tessa on the dock with her log

little boys on the dock fishing

rides on Papa's fast boat

cooking with Shannon, Mamo, and Mom

Jayden's strawberry pie

kayaking with Mamo

the whir of a sewing machine in the loft

Mamo's willing assistance in making a quilt... thank you so much...

"snappy grandpappy" :)

bare feet running

quilts that tell our family's story

super soakers and wet clothes

driving to Shamps in the truck with Shan

talking with just my mom over homemade pizza

mini golf with ten people

praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
Daniel 2:20-21