Friday, June 29, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
My good friend from Korea (who is now a United States citizen) Mikyung came with her little girl Haylie. Martin just loves her!!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Here is the latest Calvinism.
(in a funny voice Calvin says) "This walk is very long. I don't want to walk anymore."
(then in a regular voice Calvin says) "Hey did you hear what my legs just told you?"
This to me is a perfect example of Calvin. Boy do I love that kid!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Last week me, Josh, and the boys all went to New England to visit all of Joshua's family. It was awesome! We had a great time. It started out right with a great meal (of course!) We had our own stir fry night. This was a lot of fun. We all put what we wanted on our plates and Jake (Josh's brother) was kind enough to cook it for us. He didn't even burn mine which I am sure was a huge step for him. It was delicious. Here is a picture of Jessica and Jake cooking away!
Here are the cousins watching tv together. I just couldn't belive how old they are all getting. What big kids they are now!
Here is me and the boys at the beach. We had such a fun day with Grampy and Nana. We went to the beach and then we went and fed all the farm animals. Calvin even fed a goat by himself. I was a very proud mommy!
When we were done with the beach we went back to grammy's house. She played the piano with the boys as well as I ballroom danced with the boys all around the room. We had a lot of fun. The boys love music and dancing.
Friday, June 8, 2007
I have had a couple of people ask me to post a couple of pics from my last trips so I'll begin with that. In May me and Martin (my little sweetie) spent 3 weeks in Egypt, Jordan and Israel. It was fabulous!!! We also took Heather along for the ride (our wonderful nanny!) I love Egypt. Of course while we were in Cairo we had to see the Pyramids and the Sphynx. I love standing next to these amazing objects.
We also spent the day in Luxor. This is probably my favorite place in Egypt. If anyone goes to Egypt they must go to Luxor. It seems that every direction you look at all times there is something amazing and ancient that was built there. And the hieroglyphics are beautiful and some are brightly colored, despite the age and the elements. The most fun part of the day in Luxor was the fact that our plane broke down and we didn't get back to Cairo until 4:00am. (yeah!) But we survived and still toured Cairo the next day. Even though we were half asleep!!! I always love going to Egypt. I love to read books and if anyone wants a book suggestion to read about the Pharoahs of Egypt and what the carvings mean I would recommend reading "Book of the Dead" by E.A. Wallas Budge as well as a fun book to read is "Who Killed King Tut" by Michael King and a few other authors. He might actually begin doing tours for our company. He is very knowledgable about Egypt.
Here is a picture of Martin and Heather in the Dead Sea. He didn't want to be in it. He thought it was too cold. There is also a picture me, Lindsay & Heather at the aqueducts from Ceserea and then here is me and Martin in the Garden of Gethsemane. I can't even describe the feelings that I have in such a place as the Garden of Gethsemane or the Garden Tomb. I walked around the Garden of Gethsemane holding my beautiful sleeping boy and I was filled with many emotions. I can not imagine the sacrifice that was done here for me and for my son. I am so grateful that I can be with my family forever! I am also incredibly grateful for my two little boys.
Here is the Western Wall (or the Wailing Wall as many people call it. We had another guide named Joseph who took Martin up to touch the wall. It is seperated by Men on one side and women on the other. We came here twice. Once when they were doing Bar Mitzvah's and the then we came Friday night to watch them welcome in the Sabbath. I loved to see their singing and dancing and their devotion towards their religion and God. It is difficult to find people who are devoted towards God these days. It seems most people find that they are devoted to mankind or to themselves. What a sad world this has become. People have lost faith and don't believe in miracles of God. They also repress the feelings that God is so wanting to share with his children. Anyways- sorry about my spiritual side coming out. I normally don't talk about that, especially on a blog, but the reason for this tour was to learn more about Jesus and God.
Here is a picture of me where "supposedly" Jesus was born in Bethleham. Sad isn't it? He was born in a cave (manger) with animals and now this place is covered in jewels and gold. Not quite the same feeling!