Monday, July 30, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Aunt Michelle took Carson to see the helicopter, and when it took off, he watched in awe and then asked for "more."
"Aaaa! And why are those big red trucks making such scary noises!! Take me home!!!""OK, this is helping.""Yeah, I can get on board with this."
20 minutes later, taking a break in the shade with Daddy and Grandpa Phil...still working on the orange sucker.
45 minutes later--I kid you not--still nursing the orange sucker. When we look at these pictures, Carson still mimes eating that thing. It was obviously a high point in his young life.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
We got some pics from Mike, and there were way too many good ones--I had to post. Of course, I'm mainly posting the ones of Carson. Gotta stick with the blog theme here.
Great shot--not much else to say!
"Anyway, as I was saying, Dad, I really think it's unreasonable that you won't let me walk down to the river by myself. I mean, in case you haven't noticed, I'm quite agile in the bathtub. Hey!Are you listening to me?"
Introducing the whitest family on the West Coast.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Yesterday Trent turned the big 3-0. We had a little family dinner, and as a great birthday present to both of us, we signed the papers to buy our first house! (We don't get the keys until next week.) In these pictures, don't forget that from HIS point of view, it says the numbers correctly.
Here's a little video that gives you a little taste of one of the things I love about my hubby: he isn't afriad to be silly with our son. In fact, I think he quite ENJOYS being silly! This was a bit of morning dance time the other morning after Trent's run.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
"Our Nation today knows very little about true persecution. We too rarely hear accounts of people like John and Betty Stam, young missionaries to China who were beheaded just one month after their arrival in Tsingteh, leaving behind a three-month old infant......No, we are not aquainted with this sort of persecution, but we must pray for those who are. Yet we indeed experience a constant persecution of sorts, waged by the most vicious of all persecutors. But so subtle is this battle that all around us people are being spiritually beheaded while we often remain unmoved. Heads are rolling. This is war."
"...we wonder if people like the Stams had any idea what their commitment might cost them. Would they have dared surrender to such a sentence? Consider this excerpt from a speech delivered to the Moody Bible Institute graduating class of 1932: ' Let us remind ourselves that the Great Commission was never qualified by clauses calling for advance only if funds were plentiful and no hardship or self-denial involved. On the contrary! We are told to expect tribulation and persecution, but with it victory in Christ....It is ours to show, in the salvation of Jesus Christ, a joy unspeakable and full of glory that cannot be affected by outside circumstances.' The speaker? John Stam, just before his departure to China."
POST SCRIPT EDIT: Dave's comments encouraged me to dig a little deeper, and I found some more info online. To read some basic info about the Stam's and their baby, Helen, check here.